Thousands of women have joined the "One in a Million" campaign. Participating couldn’t be easier. They simply pledge to shift $1,000 of their annual household budget to products and services that offer the greatest environmental benefits. That doesn’t mean spend MORE money. It means spend money differently to make a difference. Deborah H. from Nashville, […]
Parents can save oodles of money by taking an "eco cheap" approach to back-to-school shopping. Where to start? * Ignore the huge supply lists that come home in kids’ backpacks. Over at the blog Green Talk, "Thrifty is the New Green for Back to School Supplies" reminds parents to check their "voluminous" stashes of pens, […]
What should you do if you want companies to go green? Demand it, of course. It’s a strategy that makes perfect sense, given that companies themselves say consumers are the biggest drivers of the sustainability changes they’re willing to make. In a recent study conducted by Ernst & Young and reported on by Mary Hunt […]
Before women get too excited about the nomination of Sarah Palin to the GOP Presidential ticket, they should pause long enough to take a look at her record. Political pundits have focused on her cred as a social conservative. But where does she stand on the environment? This summary compiled by Grist.org tells all: * […]
Even after you’ve cut your shopping budget to the bone, you may still need to get a few things to cover your kids as they head off to school. If so, take a look at Maggie’s Organics. The company integrates certified organic cotton or wool in all its products and manufactures according to fair trade […]
For the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to keep the “shopping beast” under control. My “kids” – a daughter heading off to college for the first time, and a son returning to college to continue his studies – have been beating the drums for stuff they think is “essential” to their academic experience. They’re […]
It may be sacrilege to say so, but there’s more to protecting the environment than stopping global warming, especially where women are concerned. I admit this acknowledging that climate change is probably the pre-eminent environmental issue of our time. Melting ice caps, catastrophic hurricanes and droughts, rising sea level, and changing weather patterns are altering […]
When do you use up products you already have, and when do you either try to return them or just opt to throw them away? I got that question today. Here it is in full, along with my answer: "I would like your opinion. Before I heard you on Martha Stewart on Sirius, I was […]
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