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Adventures in Toothpaste

June 1, 2010 by  
Filed under living green

The other morning I mistakenly picked up a tube of toothpaste believing it was my facial cleanser.  You can imagine my surprise after the extra tingly sensation of Arm & Hammer Peroxide Toothpaste. So it was all the more laughable (and slightly redeeming) when I read an article on eco-friendly ways of using toothpaste, especially […]

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On Earth Day’s Naughty List

April 22, 2010 by  
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As if Earth Day had a fictional character like Santa checking his list of who’s naughty or nice, I’m feeling a little vulnerable on Earth Day. Anyone who knows me understands I’m for children over trees. But it’s not that simplistic. Don’t get me wrong, all deference to Mother Nature, but over the top environmentalism […]

Save Some Green for Living Green

January 29, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, living green

I’ll admit.  I am on a learning curve when it comes to living green and saving energy as you can note from the drought of living green articles on blackgirlgrown.  But when energy efficiency means more money in my pocket I tend to listen.  Case in point – Tax credits for energy efficiency. The Department […]

African Americans and Climate Change

September 30, 2009 by  
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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies recently released the results of a survey suggesting that a majority of African Americans believe climate change is a growing problem that both government and individuals should take action now to mitigate the potential impacts. According to a report released by the Joint Center: While African Americans […]

From Clunkers to Appliances

September 23, 2009 by  
Filed under house and home, living green

Cash for Clunkers may have expired but free money from the government remains for buyers of energy-efficient appliances. Funded at $300 million by the stimulus bill earlier this year, the program will offer rebates to buyers of energy-efficient appliances and other products that carry the Energy Star label. According to the Department of Energy, consumers […]

Are Health Food Stores Healthy?: Hmm, Not So Much

July 22, 2009 by  
Filed under food and drink, living green

The extent of my health food store shopping begins and ends at Whole Foods – and that’s really only because they’ve got really great produce. That is my minor contribution to “living green.” But I’ve never approached shopping at Whole Foods or Trader Joes as an endeavor to eat/buy health food. And given a recent […]

Turn Cheap Into Charming: Supermarket Bouquets

June 11, 2009 by  
Filed under house and home, living green

From the last glance of my retirement savings, we are still in a financial crisis/depression/generally poor economy. The much touted economic recovery may be here for months before anyone actually starts spending again. We’re still cutting back, focusing on the necessities and less on luxuries. But there are certain life luxuries that you cannot do […]

Black Girl Gardening?

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under featured articles, living green

Since the break-in I’ve been looking for ways to get reacquainted with my house. It’s weird in some ways, almost like dating. All of the vulnerabilities with living in a new home come back, and you’ve got to get used to knowing where everything is, and importantly that it remains where you put it. As […]

Going Green and Saving Green

March 25, 2009 by  
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Pink Magazine profiles 10 ways to save money while saving the planet. All of the tips prove incredibly helpful, though some are doubtful in the “saving the planet” department. This could easily have been named, “save money” and left the “going green” part behind. But as Pink Magazine aptly notes, “the environment has been all the rage – until the economy took its place as the No. 1 topic of interest.”

Understanding Organic Food

February 11, 2009 by  
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I’m not embarrassed to say that I have no idea what “organic food” really is. I understand it from an abstract level, but if I had to define it, its attributes, and benefits, I’d be pretty hard pressed. Fortunately for us, Savvy Health Girl breaks it down.

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