Category Archives: Green Lifestyle

What If Every Environmentalist is Actually Wrong?

Read the full post at Treehugger. When I asked whether organic eggs taste the same as regular eggs, commenter Grouch kindly noted how important it is to be constantly “examining and testing one’s assumptions and beliefs”. Others, however, seem to … Continue reading

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Green Development? Not in My (Liberal) Backyard

Read the full story in the New York Times. Bike lanes? Wind turbines? Mass transit? All great developments for progressives — until they have to live with them. This isn’t just an issue on the East and West Coasts. See … Continue reading

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Want a Daily Deal Site that Shares Your Values?

Read the full story in GOOD. And if you don’t read GOOD regularly, you should. Do you like Groupon‘s deep discounts, but crave a dose of conscious consumerism in your inbox? Well, the latest daily deal site entering the $15+ … Continue reading

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Battery Recycling LibGuide

I have compiled a LibGuide on battery recycling, which includes options available in Champaign-Urbana. Check it out at http://uiuc.libguides.com/battery-recycling.

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How To Stop Junk Mail

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. Over 100 billion pieces of unsolicited mail are stuffed into U.S. mailboxes each year. Not only is this junk mail considered by many to be simply annoying, it is also extremely wasteful. … Continue reading

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Would Green Banking Work for You?

Read the full post at Earth911. As tax season approaches, it could be time to take a step back and ask a slightly broader money question: is my bank truly green? Paperless statements are only the beginning. Green banks, a … Continue reading

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Toy oven to get energy-efficient makeover

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. While incandescent light bulbs march towards extinction, a certain incandescent bulb-based national treasure, the Easy-Bake Oven, will continue on in a more energy-efficient form.

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Napkins and Tissues Made From Sugar Cane, Not Trees

Read the full story at Earth911. No trees were harmed in the making of this toilet paper. That’s what Emerald Brand hopes to accomplish with its new line of tree-free disposable products. Yesterday the supplier of eco-friendly disposables and cleaning … Continue reading

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What to Do With Old Hairdryers, Curling Irons

Read the full post at Earth911. A standard, non-professional curling iron lasts 1-2 years, according to a spokesperson for Conair. So, getting the most out of this appliance by recycling keeps the materials out of landfills and gives it an … Continue reading

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Are Plastic Bags the Greenest Option After All?

Read the full post at Treehugger. I must admit I have never really understood the environmentalist obsession with plastic bags. As I noted in my post on a ban plastic bags rap that went viral, I’ve always felt there are … Continue reading

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