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Carpooling Made Easy

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | June 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: carpool, energy, goals, green, resolutions

We all know we need to do more ride-sharing. But historically, coordinating rides has seemed like a major headache. Now, however, technology is taking some of the pain out of that process.

A slew of sites and applications have emerged to make it easier to share rides, no matter the occasion: daily commutes, errand-running, and even cross-country road trips. Here are a few:

Not the Composting Type? Newsflash: There Isn’t One Anymore

Girlfriend@Gaiam by Girlfriend@Gaiam | June 3rd, 2009 | 6 Comments
topic: Girlfriend@Gaiam, Green Living | tags: compost, composters, composting, eco-friendly, environmental, food waste, garden, gardening, green, guide, how to, kitchen scraps, soil

Composting the Kitchen WasteI could barely contain my surprise when my brother asked me a few months ago which compost bin he should buy from Gaiam. We’re talking about a guy who arguably has the cleanest fingernails on the planet (he’s a heart surgeon) and who has absolutely no tree-hugging tendencies. His SUV gets 13 miles to the gallon. He doesn’t have a single compact fluorescent light bulb in his entire house. He occasionally bikes to work, but mostly to avoid becoming like one of his patients. But his 13-year-old son came home from Boy Scouts one day and said, “Dad, we have to start composting.”

Transparency for a Greener Planet

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | May 28th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: eco-friendly, green, Green Living, sustainability

Transparency is a big buzzword these days, but when it comes to product labels it can be a good barometer to know that a product is truly green. That doesn’t mean that the product comes wrapped in cellophane or see-through vinyl packaging. Transparency in this context means that the manufacturer proudly states the product’s complete ingredient list on the label, despite laws that protect them from having to share such secrets.

To Catch A Mouse

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | April 26th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: green, home, mice, pests

This one had me stumped – what’s a green cleaning approach to getting rid of a mouse? It’s not like calling an exterminator is an option. Wouldn’t it be greenest to keep the cute little guy around, give him the run of the place? Let him dine on organic vegetable scraps. Fill his little dish with filtered water?

What Is the Best Way to Love the Earth?

Siona van Dijk by Siona van Dijk | April 6th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Gaiam Happenings, Green Living | tags: community, connection, earth, environment, gaia community, green, inspiration, living

istock_000005893121small2Every day, we pose a question to the members of Gaia, Gaiam’s online community for individuals committed to creating healthy lives of meaning and purpose. Recently, we asked our community for answers to the question, “What is the best way to love the Earth“? A few of our favorite responses follow:

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | January 4th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: goals, green, new year's resolutions, resolutions, StickK.com

The new year is a great time to make resolutions — and, of course, to reflect on how far we’ve fallen short on those of years passed. Statistics show that a majority of us fail to make good on our promises to exercise more, be a kinder person or start saving money — much less stick to all the green resolutions we make every January (confession: I still leave my lights on way too much). Fortunately, there’s a new tool to help us ratchet up our stick-to-it success rate.

GreenFest: Responsible Shopping 101

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | November 16th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: change, green, Green Living, green-jobs, sustainability

As much as the Green Festival is a celebration of sustainable solutions, it’s also one giant green shopping mall. Fortunately, the festival, co-hosted by Global Exchange and Co-op America, screens all its vendors so festival-goers can feel confident their purchases are supporting companies doing their best to keep the planet healthy. But what about the rest of the time? How is the average consumer supposed to know which companies are really sustainable and which ones are harming the earth?

Gaiam Goes for Green with DVD Eco-Packages

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 18th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living | tags: corporate responsibility, environment, green, packaging

Good things come in green packages — and now that includes DVDs.

Living Roundup: Colleen Saidman Humbles Russell Simmons, Back To School Tears & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 5th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: africa, charity, colleen saidman, food, green, health, pets, rodney yee, russell simmons, water, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Russell Simons Gets the Pretzel Treatment During Yoga Class

Living Roundup: Politicians Turn Green, Yoga for Back Pain & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 15th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: convention, democrat, environment, gaiam, green, healthy-eating, Personal Growth, republican, sale, therapy, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

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