WHAT'S AN ECOMINDER?
MAKING AN IMPACT
CHICAGO GREEN GIRL BLOG
Surf a little greener.
Here are some links to some of our favorite green websites with more green tips that can be incorporated into your lifestyle.
Find recycling and disposal centers near you for all your household recyclables including batteries, electronics, paint and hazardous waste. Did you know that used motor oil can be recycled? Neither did we! Visit the site.
Sign-up to reduce your junk mail, like catalogs and credit card offers. Junk mail creates an incredible amount of waste and contributes to global warming. More than 1/3 of the fee for using this service is donated to the environmental or community organization of your choice. You can help save the planet and support others that are doing so at the same time! Visit the site.
THE DAILY GREEN
The site for all things green, from product recommendations to greening your home and cuisine. Enter your zip code for local air quality reports, farmers markets and recycling centers in your area. Take your daily green a little further and sign up for their newsletter delivered every day – impact-free – to your inbox! Visit the site.
Your guide to green anything. If you can “green it” you will find it on this website. Get the facts about products that don’t help our environment and find the ones that do! Visit the site.
This site is a platform to discuss the many ways we can all make this planet a better place to live. There are great articles about everything from music and movies, to the environment and people who have dedicated their lives to doing all things good. When you subscribe to the magazine 100% of your payment goes to the nonprofit of your choice. That feels good, eh? Visit the site.
ECO MOM ALLIANCE
We have a soft spot for this site as we know that moms make many of the decisions in a household. Go to this website and take the “Ecomom Challenge.” These are steps that everyone can take, which along with using Ecominders, will lead us towards a more sustainable future and help make the planet a better place for everyone’s kids! Visit the site.
We’re doing it, our printer is doing it and even Whole Foods Market is doing it…offsetting energy use by purchasing clean wind energy through Renewable Choice Energy. If an average household purchases a Renewable Energy Certificate, that prevents 12,582 lbs. of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere annually. That’s the equivalent of not driving a car 13,677 miles and 6,798 lbs. of coal not being burned. You’re also contributing to the expansion and growth of wind farms throughout the United States and supporting the use of alternative forms of clean, renewable energy. Visit the site.