Give Yourself a Green-by For the New Year

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsInstead of worrying about a make-over in 2009, how about giving yourself a green-over? It sounds much nicer than a resolution. The best way, I think, to manufacture it stick, is to prepare it something positive. Instead of resolving to eat more vegetables how about giving your…

Eco-Hobbies Start 2009 Anew

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsThe New Year is just about here and with that many of us will be making both grand and manageable commitments to better ourselves, our communities, and our planet in 2009. Pondering that I began to think of hobbies that we could each take up that might construct a little diff…

Green Tax Credits for the New Year

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Tips, GreenFinance, Green by the NumbersIf you’ve been holding off on doing some green home improvements, you’ll be happy to know that some of the tax credits for green building (and improving) will still be around in 2009. Some of the best?

$150 for some Energy Star furnaces and b…

Resolving to Go Green in 2009?

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsSome of you may be planning to invent New Year’s resolutions to be more green in your everyday life. possibly you already do a lot and you have a specific view like giving up paper towels, or, perhaps you’re still a bit new to the whole green thing and just want to be more gre…

Stay Warm for New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, Tips, Alternative EnergyThe great minds by at Holidash had some tips on staying warm for Christmas Eve. Those tips are good for New Year’s Eve or any other night of the year as well.

Wear socks to bed.
Wear a hat.
Drink hot tea.
Sleep with a hot water bottle.

2009 Calendars - Eco-Etsy Coolness

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsSo, you’re about to need a 2009 calendar. Usually by that day, someone has given me a calendar as a gift or I have gotten a free one but that year, no calendars have arrived so I have been shopping on Etsy for a handmade, eco-friendly alternative. In case you need a calendar a…

Use Wrapping Paper on Textbooks

December 31, 2008

Filed under: Home, Kids and Parenting, Movies, TV and Books, TipsIf you still have some wrapping paper lying around, find some students to give it to. whether they like the design and it’s not too Christmas specific (maybe something blue or with snowflakes or penguins) it can be used to construct bo…

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