GreenScream


Headed off to College

So, I’m headed off to college in a week. I am trying to be the greenest college student I can be (I haven’t used air conditioning all summer!) I’m going to keep updating this blog through out college, hopefully to find a new target audience of college students just trying to be green! I did my college shopping and was seriously upset with how many plastic bags they wanted to use. The tote I brought was not nearly enough. One thing I bought was biodegradable and organic laundry detergent, made my Seventh Generation. They’re a great company; my family has used there products for many years. Now as I begin the journey of living alone, I will continue to live a green life. One big change I made in my life is that I recently became a vegetarian.

I’ll be posting more, and will be looking for more things to post about. Please, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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How to Recycle Everything
September 20, 2008, 12:49 pm
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I stumbled across an article on lime.com. This article explains how to recycle everything you never know you could recycle, from makeup to toothbrushes. Want to recycle your packing peanuts? Just take them down to your local UPS and they will take them from you. How about a formal dress that you will never wear again? Well, those you can donate to the Salvation Army, or to the Glass Slipper Project. You can even get rid of furniture effectively, by either selling it on craigslist or a number of other ways to recycle.

Go to the article for the complete list on how to recycle everything everynting.



Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming more and more popular each day. CSA is new socio-economic model of food production, sales, and distribution. Its goal is to increase the quality of food coming in and the quality of the land its grown on. CSA farms are small. A community can pledge to recieve a share of its food each week. Starting in June, my family joined a CSA farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Every Thursday, we go to the community center in our neighborhood and pick up a box of freshly grown organic vegetables. Its pretty fantastic. The contents of the box vary from week to week, depending on what is in season. Every thing is organic and pestiside free. An example of what we’ve gotten from our CSA farm so far: arugela, romaine, peaches, apples, raspberries, zuccini, cucumber, kale, and many many others. To find a CSA near you, visit localharvest. You can search farms, markets, restaurants, grocery stores, or farm shares. Just fill in your zip code.

Most CSA shares are closed now, but I encourage you to look into the 2009 season.

Happy Harvesting



“Healthy Living With a Twist”
September 15, 2008, 7:53 pm
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That is the slogan for LIME. This website is fantastic; it is more than day to day tips on green life, it really is how to live green life. They teach you how to incorporate eco-living into your everyday life, and have interesting articles (like how to recycle everything), and they recognize that the eco-world is becoming more and more hipster each day. After about two hours on this site, I have distinguished between what is important and what has recently become hip. I plan to use a lot of these tips, and as I find great ones, I will share them with you.

Greenscream is back, and now I’m never going to shut up.



The No Plastic Bracelet

The beads are 100% cornstarch based resin. It gets its color from natural herbal teas. The charm is recycled brass. Even its packaging is all recycled materials. For $10, this can be yours. For $10, you can help move towards a greener society. This is just one of the perks of visiting the everybodygreen website. The No-Plastic bracelet is the perfect way to show how you want to be green. But remember, recycle the non-plastic packaging when you are done!



Digital Music vs. Old School
April 24, 2008, 6:31 am
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I recently came across a blog with the argument that old school CDs were the way to go. It said that there was nothing better than holding a physical CD in ones hand, which to some extent I agree with. But what about from the point of view of the environment? Look at a CD’s packaging. The plastic case, the CD it self, the paper to make the sleeve. And one you obtain the CD, it is loaded right into iTunes, and then never really pay much mind to the CD again. So instead, buy your music on iTunes or another legal internet music database. So why not put your own 5 seconds of enjoyment aside, and just go digital!



My New Waterbottle
November 30, 2007, 9:48 pm
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I just got a new waterbottle from Sigg, and I love it. It is 33oz. and is metal. Mine is gray, and says “Make Love, Not Landfill” on one side, and “ECO-Logical” on the other. My mom got a really pretty royal blue one, and my stepdad got a boring gray one without a saying. But they have crazy colors and designs, and water bottles in all sizes. You can even get interchangeable lids. It does come with a funky smell, so I washed it with my biodegradable dish soap, made by Seventh Generation, and the smell went away. It doesn’t really hold temperature that well. I put water from my Brita in it, and the bottle became colder than the water. But other than that, I think that this is a great investment for my family. Not only will we save money, but we are saving the enviornment. I encourage everyone to buy the bottles, available on the Sigg website. I do aprichiate what Poland Spring is trying to do, making they’re bottles have less plastic, but really, Sigg is the way to go!!