5 Seemingly Gross Ways to Go Green

1. Don’t use toilet seat covers Strange as it may sound, but these wafer-thin little pieces of paper do nothing for your touche. While they give you a feel-good barrier between you and a public toilet, it is basically only …

Tools for Sustainable Investing

One way I like to try and make a difference is supporting sustainable companies that I can feel good about. There are two ways to do this, one is by buying their products, the other is by investing in their …

Organic Foods and Produce – Better For You?

There has always been an air of skepticism about the nutritional value of organic foods, are they better for you? I believe the question is aimed incorrectly or perhaps is the wrong question altogether. Factory farms, much of the food …

Cash for Clunkers – Eco Friendly or Environmental Mistake?

There has been a lot of news about the Car Allowance Rebate System or ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program, but the real question is will this benefit the environment? Conceived as a two-birds-with-one-stone program to boost our economy and remove older …

Friday Sustainability Report

Here is a sampling of what is being circulated around the green blogosphere, hand picked by the Chic Ecologist. Some of these deserve their own posts, so you may see a more in-depth look soon. Blue August I love the …

Eco Friendly Golf Course? Justin Timberlake’s Mirimichi

Goes to show that there are varying degrees of sustainability. The worlds first ‘Eco-Friendly Golf Course’ is opening tomorrow (July 25th, 2009) in Memphis, Tennessee. A brainchild of singer and green celeb Justin Timberlake, the Mirimichi Golf Course is the …

Sustainable Wal-Mart? A Greening of Retail

Sounds like an oxymoron, especially to those who have long despised Wal-Mart and everything they stand for, but this leaf may be turning green. Wal-Mart is soon to begin labeling the sustainability of their products and are even creating their …

Forest Choppin’ Junkmail

Personally, I’m not a fan of junkmail for three reasons: 1. It’s annoying 2. It’s annoying 3. We kill trees for this? I love the advent of online paperless billing, autopay and anything that keeps bills and ads out of …

Pacific Plastic Trash Island

A very troubling recent find in our ocean was a huge ‘island’ of trash twice the size of Texas and more than 30 feet deep. Just imagine a 3 story Wal-Mart sprawling from the Mexico border up from California and …

New on the Green Scene

I get quite a few emails a day from green companies and individuals recommending their favorite products and sites, however, I just don’t have the time write feature articles on all of them. With so much great stuff to share, …

Green Water Bottles and Now The PlantBottle Soda Bottle

With beverage companies becoming much more aware of their ‘carbon’ footprint, and in a race to be the ‘most green’ many companies are in a hurry to green up their bottles. While Arrowhead Spring water has had the claim that …

EPA Dubs May as Sustainability Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are celebrating Sustainability Month this May as part of the Year of Science 2009. The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS), the creators of the Year of Science 2009, are attempting to …

Eco Gold – The Impact of Gold Jewelry

With all the attention given to sustainable diamonds and blood diamonds, it kind of makes you wonder about other mined precious gems and metals. Gold is everywhere in our society, and has been a measure of wealth throughout time. Wars …