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Dec 9, 2009

The Green Girl’s Guide to Winter Produce

If you ask any environmentalist what you should eat to go green, they almost always will mention in-season produce. I, like most of us, love the idea of eating fresh vegetables that haven’t been genetically modified to grow year round.

Dec 3, 2009

The Know: Be Kind To Mother Earth… And Your Body

Did you know that those white plastic bags currently housing beer cans and so-dirty-and-covered-in-dust-bunnies-that-they-can't-be-salvaged beer pong balls take a thousand years to biodegrade, if ever? Didn't think so.

Dec 2, 2009

Have an Eco-Friendly Winter

Winter is one of my favorite seasons. Even though I live in snowless California, I still love cozying up at home during the cold winter months. The only downside to the winter wonderland lifestyle is the negative eco-side effects that are often associated with high thermostat levels and twinkle lights.

Give ‘Em The World: The Ultimate Charity Guide

With the holidays comin’ round the bend, I’m sure most of us are starting to think of gifts both for ourselves and for others. And although receiving is arguably the most enjoyable part of the gift giving tradition, we must not forget others that need our help during this time.

Green Up Your Turkey Day

With Thanksgiving around the corner, there is no doubt that most of us are more than ready for the holidays. Although you’re taking a mental break from school, be sure to stay mindful when it comes to your environmental impact.

Go Green, Get Drunk

I like to think that alcohol in and of itself is good for all mankind.  It makes people happier, friendlier,...

Oct 21, 2009

You Can Recycle More Than Just Beer Cans

We live in a world of disposable everything. Cups, plastic bags, razors, boyfriends; you name it, you can find it in a disposable form. And although this makes our lives terribly easy, it also makes our landfills terribly full. By just being a tad more conscious of your recycling options, you can make a huge difference with relatively minimal effort.

Oct 7, 2009

A Girl’s Guide to Green Gastronomy

Last Tuesday I saw the documentary Food, Inc. and it changed my life. Although it had a relatively minimal environmental focus, it still reminded me how important we are as consumers and how much our food purchasing decisions actually make a difference.

Oct 1, 2009

The Know: Be Green, Fabulous and Full

Guffly.com: We all are trying to be green: wear more green, eat more green, recycle more green, earn more green. But sometimes it’s hard because we don’t know where to look for the best products. And let’s face it - some of those eco-friendly fashions have been hit with the ugly stick one too many times.

Sep 30, 2009

Live Green. Technology the Eco-Friendly Way

Regardless of whether you are majoring in computer science or can’t even figure out how to type on an iPhone (guilty), you gotta admit that technology is pretty cool. One recurring downside, however, is that most techie products require lots and lots of electricity which, in turn, requires lots and lots of oil.

Sep 23, 2009

Work Out With Your Mother (Earth)

I have this theory that anything that’s good for the planet is good for your health as well. You’ve heard it all before: ditching the car, eating organic greens, and drinking tap water are all great ways to maintain your well-being. But did you know that adding a little green to your workout routine can actually bump it its effectiveness and your subsequent sexiness?

Sep 16, 2009

Live Green, Dress Sustainably

I love shopping, but I just can’t help but feel a tad guilty every time I invest in another mother-earth-will-cry-when-I-wear-this kinda number. I know that the clothing industry contributes to global warming, air and water pollution, and tons of waste, but I really can’t bring myself to be Goodwill’s number one customer.

Sep 9, 2009

From Red Cups to Green Alternatives

We college students are pretty accurately stereotyped. We party hard, sleep late, and cram for finals until the wee hours of the morning. Luckily for us and the environment, a lot of these common habits can be easily “tweaked” in order to save energy and resources. And as a college student myself, I promise that these steps will not affect your party or study life in any way.