Friday, September 19, 2008

Spreading the Green Knowledge


Trying to educate your friends and family on why it’s important to start leading a green life? Plan a party! Start off by sending an Evite(on-line invitation) rather than paper invitations. This is also a great way to see who will be there, who can carpool, while providing a handy place to load photos to share with everyone. Instead of going out and purchasing those paper plates that go right into the garbage, use what’s in your cupboards! Shop locally, too. Go to the local farmers’ market or the fruit and veggie stand instead of picking up your menu ingredients in a supermarket. Make sure to pick up organic drinks too—organic wines, in general, have fewer pesticides than regular. Pick up a few small starter plants and give them away as fun party favors! Always make sure to recycle what you can and try to clean up using green or earth-friendly products. The best green cleaning solution is a simple mixture of vinegar, water, baking soda, and lemon.