Thursday, July 31, 2008

Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

They are in your phones, laptops, drills, when you replace these items, please be sure to recycle the rechargeable battery that came with it...

Monday, July 28, 2008

lazy gardening

use any land you may have in the city to grow food.

Someone else does all the work, you get fresh veggies...

Friday, July 25, 2008

Eco Promotional Items

This company, Eco Imprints, specializes in ecologically-friendly promotional items and logo-wear such as these Recycled pencils made from 50% recycled paper.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make your large conferences green...

from the site: Use the MeetGreen® Calculator to track your conferences' environmental practices, benchmark the progress and discover areas for improvement. This innovative tool will give you valuable information about where your meeting practices are currently and how to make your meetings even greener in the future.

if the steep cost of the test, certificate is too much... they also offer a book for $30

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Green Hotel Chains

Starwood Hotels & Resorts this week opened the doors of its first Element brand hotel in Lexington, Mass. The goal is the have a chain of eco-friendly hotels. also Starwood will open the "1" chain of hotels as well. The firm plans to build all its “1” hotels to meet LEED standards. The level of LEED certification it hopes to achieve will vary from building to building, says Starwood spokesperson Tom Johnson.

Plans for other “1” hotels are underway in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Paris, France.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Eco Metro Guide

At Andronico's grocery in Berkeley today I saw this Eco Guide which essentially a entertainment guide for the eco-friendly world. It costs $20 but is full of coupons and info for local communities. They are avail for the East SF Bay area, Portand, Eugene OR, Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul), and Seattle. Get yours here:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

3 Floors down

Today as I was leaving work, I had to use the restroom, but the one on our floor was being cleaned so I stopped 3 floors down to use theirs. First, The bathroom itself was SO much nicer than the one on our floor...but the other thing I noticed was that they installed dual flush handles on their toilets...they are made by Sloan.

Monday, July 14, 2008

RiverKeeper Kayak Trips

Riverkeeper is hosting some summer kayak trips down the Hudson River where you can learn about the history of the river and it's environment, and get some summer kayaking in...

More info on RiverKeeper: They have been making sure the watersheds that feed into the Hudson are not polluted and keep the drinking water safe. I'm glad to see someone is out there making sure NY doesn't turn into a cesspool...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Precision Watering

One way to reduce your water usage (especially in California where we are experiencing drought conditions) is to use this awesome little sprinkler head that allows you to water oddly-shaped planting areas without waste.

Get one here:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Green Pots

My mom sent me a cooking pot set that is supposed to be healthier for you to cook with and eat from than Teflon.

They are big in the UK, and only avail through the HSN in the US, here's a writeup about them from