Friday, February 29, 2008

What's your earth conservation plan (ECP)?

I got intrigued by an ad I saw for esurance while I was watching some HGTV last night. Erin the esurance agent and her sidekick - a laidback fellow - were promoting steps esurance is taking to help the environment. They're a paper free company and all policies are in electronic form, plus through their community outreach they've planted around 20,000 trees. I was impressed! Sounds like I should shop my insurance.

When I went to the site today, I found an even bigger deal and that's their partnership with Earthlab. Check out Earthlab's ECP calculator to get an idea of both your daily habits and carbon footprint that usually only takes into account transportation and energy consumption.

I got a 260 - the range is 150-900. Not bad, but could be better. They have some great tips on lowering that number.


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Spring Flings

Honestly, sometimes it's hard to live green when there are some many fun things to buy! Reduce, reuse and recycle. If you take it seriously, it usually means you should stave off the strong temptation to buy the latest and greatest at the local boutique or specialty store like Banana, The Gap or my budget friendly crush - Old Navy.

The latest set of new arrivals at Old Navy features super soft jersey dresses and tops to pair with smart shorts and chinos.

Sadly, they haven't embraced the organic movement yet and in talking to a couple of sales associates, they don't offer ANY organic cotton. Sad. I'll be they're working on a 'green' group. This little number at right is $29.50 online.

Happily, the earth and body friendly options are improving, check out this cute 100% organic cotton print dress at Aventura Clothing. $29.99 for the Sheridan Organic Sundress. Tres green!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm Not A Plastic Bag

We know! But if you haven't been guilted into swapping your paper or plastic addiction with a canvas or all natural material tote bag yet, now's the time. Cafe Press has some great designs to add to canvas bags. For around $17 you too can voice your love for all things green as you sail the aisles of Trader Joe's. Don't miss the frozen section and check our their easy recipes!

Or consider a full green assault and choose an organic cotton or recycled cotton tote from