Archive for Category: "Green Living"

The Big Waste

The Big Waste

I just saw the best special on Food Network channel on cable. Four chefs have to make a four course dinner for 100 people made completely out of food that was thrown out because it wasn’t up to consumers standards.  Check out the website below to catch the other times it will be aired. Honeybrook [&hellip

The Shirt Off Your Back

The Shirt Off Your Back

Would you give your kids or your best friend the shirt off your back if it was made of synthetic materials made from petroleum products, environmentally unfriendly and full of toxins?  Hahaha.  Okay, of course you would but wouldn’t it be nicer if it was made of natural fibers?  With the disco era came formfitting [&hellip

Dair-y I try?

Dair-y I try?

  I’ve always been interested in the idea of making things from scratch.  That’s why I am an avid canner and I also make my own soap, candles, body scrubs, spice combinations for cooking, and tea, among other things.  But what about really getting into that way of living. How freeing.  For instance, making your [&hellip

Be Aware of What We Do To The Planet

Be Aware of What We Do To The Planet

Two million plastic beverage bottles are used in the US every five minutes. http://aguanomics.com/2008/03/how-many-bottles.html Since their introduction, trillions of plastic bags have been consumed. Add to this huge sum all the disposable paper bags used globally, and the numbers get even more staggering. http://www.reusablebags.com/facts.php A primary cause of ocean pollution is plastic. The world uses [&hellip

The Tirade over Cap-And-Trade

We must cap pollution in this country; our health depends on it. By Alix Shutello “It is unambiguous that humans are causing global warming,” said Roger Pielke Sr. a climate research scientist at the University of Colorado but he added that “it’s just that it’s much more than CO2.” And he is right. Climate change [&hellip

Sweetgreens' Sweet Dream: Green Tastes Good When Done Well

Sweetgreens' Sweet Dream: Green Tastes Good When Done Well

By Alix Shutello I was lucky to catch Jonathan Neman on his cell phone on Friday afternoon as he and the other two founders of Sweetgreen restaurant made their way out of town for the weekend. Sweetgreen (www.sweetgreen.com) caught my eye when I heard there were three eco-conscious people making it in the restaurant take-out [&hellip

Companies with a Real Social Responsibility: When Giving Back is Part of the Business Model

By Alix Shutello  I was intrigued when a friend told me she’d emailed a company and told them she’d love to work for them.  “Look up TOMS,” she said. “It would be great to be able to go to work everyday knowing that I am giving back.”   Inspired by my friend’s motivation, I went [&hellip

Plastic: It’s what’s for dinner

Plastic: It’s what’s for dinner

By Alix Shutello   I can no longer look at a plastic bags, plastic wrap, plastic bottles, or any other plastic products that we use and discard regularly without getting a pit at the bottom of my stomach.  Why?     I will eventually end up eating it.  

Buildings Emit Greenhouse Gases: Older buildings and homes are the culprit

By Alix Shutello   “Why haven’t we been designing buildings to reduce energy consumption all along? Many of the green solutions should have been second nature to any good designer in the first place. It seems that this has taken a global scare to get people to use the common sense they had all along.” [&hellip

Green Exercise: Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

Green Exercise:  Let’s exercise our way to energy independence.

By Alix Shutello Think of all the places out there where there is gym equipment. Aside from some of the large fitness chains like Bally Total Fitness, Sport and Health, and Gold’s Gym, and everywhere from your local tennis club, community fitness center, and even our home gyms there are thousands of machines being used [&hellip