Some Say Being Green Is Easy…

Recycling is Very Important

…but sometimes it’s really not.  I’ve actually been scowled at for throwing away a plastic yogurt cup instead of washing it out and placing it gingerly into the recycling bin.  That’s not fair.  We each contribute to the solution in our own ways, and sometimes, what works for you won’t work for me.  I don’t want to look back on my life and realize that I’ve spent the equivalent of entire days washing yogurt cups, not to mention all that drinkable water that just went down the drain.

That’s why we’re trying to build a community around “preach-free green.”  We think we’re succeeding on Facebook, where we’ve been able to post friendly, non-confrontational tips and tricks for greener living.  It’s the same idea that underlies the BagPack.  We’d be tickled if you used it, but if you don’t, it’s not like you’re going to cause the Earth to die.  No, you’ll help in your own way.

The trick is in finding the ways that are easy for you.  Join us on Facebook and help us out by sharing good posts and suggesting better ones!

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The Walk Score

Because I don’t live in a dense urban area, I had never considered how truly “walkable” my neighborhood is until I discovered walkscore.  My house is actually within walking distance of lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, the grocery store, pharmacies, public parks, and public transportation.  With a little effort I can get to the rail, from which I could be whisked away to anywhere in the world!

Try it for your neighborhood.  Enter your exact address and see whether maybe you’re missing out!

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