You've changed your lightbulbs...you're buying organic, local food when you can, and you're taking public transportation or carpooling. Here at Live Earth, we're always looking for new ideas and creative solutions to make live easier, and greener. What's your green resolution for 2008?In 2007, millions of people around the world became part of the solution to the climate crisis.
Post your comments about how to have a "green" holiday - what are the best options to get that wonderful pine scent and Christmas-y feeling and still be mindful of the environment? Is there an organic tree farm near you? What are your favorite "live" Xmas tree/ holiday decoration options? Have you found an environmentally friendly artificial tree or a menorah made from sustainably farmed wood?
Leave the packaging at the store. Unpack your product right there at the store and hand all that pesky packaging to the manager. This sends a message to retailers to downsize their waste.
REASONS TO PLANT LOCALLY
AND REDUCE FOOD MILES:
Gives local farmers and rural economies a fighting chance.
Mass farming depends on fossil fuels, depletes soils, and poisons waterways.
Read a few comments from our featured blogger, MB Burton of Fort Lauderdale, FL.Here are a few comments from MB Burton of Fort Lauderdale, FL: A green burial is best. There are cemeteries where you can be buried in a box (that you can buy in advance and use as a bookshelf) or even a shroud.
Recycled Paper Products -- One ton of recycled paper uses 17 fewer trees and 67% less energy than nonrecycled paper.
The social benefits of wearing a sweater are obvious...fame, wealth, hiding your spare tire -- but what about the environmental benefits? By donning a sweater and lowering your thermostat two degrees, you can save up to 4% on your energy bill and prevent 500 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the course of one year. Find out more in Climate Crisis Solution #20 at www.liveearth.org.
Google it. And if you think they're as great as I do, please blog about it!Google: corn cups
If you think it is as great as I do, please blog about it!
From the Live Earth Green Team:
So, in thinking about whether biodiesel or hybrids are greener, letâ€™s first take a step back. Where do we want to be by year 2025 in terms of fuel economy? By 2050?