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  • Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (10/8/10)

    Yep, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a Five for Friday… but not because of a dearth of attention-grabbing posts. There’s always good stuff going on in the green blogosphere… so time to get back to giving that good stuff some love. The BP oil spill, and the politics surrounding it, are keeping […] More

  • 5 Easy and Affordable Ways to Start Using Solar Power

    There is so much talk of green and clean energy these days, most people have at least thought about how they can use solar in their lives.  The problem is that with a tough economy and bleak jobs market, most people just don’t have the money to invest in solar.  Here are 5 cheap and […] More

  • sustainablog Approved: Products for Eco-Frugal Living from Practecol

    Green is expensive, right? Unfortunately, those of us in the eco-blogging space have tended to foster that impression: we just love to discuss the latest advances in solar panels*, or the cutting edge in energy-efficient appliances*. So, we worried when the Great Recession hit: would this mean a downturn in the growing green consciousness we’d […] More

  • Batteries Not Included

    Checking out at Toys ‘R’ Us I was asked “Do you need any batteries?” Well, I thought that the answer was no because I was buying Battleship, the classic naval combat game. So I said, “No.” When I got home I realized I was wrong. I do need batteries. It turns out that I picked […] More

  • Widespread Sustainable Consumerism is More Vital Than Taking Individual Actions

    Perhaps no one knows better than I do what it means to take individual responsibility for my environmental impact.  For those of you familiar with my blog, you know that for the past three months, I have been trying to live 100% environmentally sustainably within urban Pittsburgh.  A formidable task, indeed. In Robin Shreeve’s provocative […] More

  • Eco-Libris: An Interview with Diane MacEachern, Author of "Big Green Purse"

    Editor’s note: This week, Eco-Libris blogger Raz Goldenik talks with author Diane MacEachern about her new book Big Green Purse. This post was originally published on February 22, 2008. Can women make the world a greener and a better place with their purses? Diane MacEachern believes they do and she wrote a great book Big […] More

  • Life Goggles: SIGG Aluminum Water Bottle Product Review

    Updated editor’s note (9/7/09): We were extremely disappointed to find out that SIGG hadn’t been completely honest about the presence of BPA in its “water-based, non-toxic coating” mentioned later in this article. I thought hard about taking this one down; instead, I encourage you to take a look at Simran Sethi’s post on the revelation […] More

  • Life Goggles: Picking Up What Your Dog Left Behind

    Editor’s note: Today we begin a content partnership with Life Goggles, a site devoted to “Green reviews, news, and interviews.” Each week, we’ll publish one of LG’s product reviews on one of our network sites. As a dog owner, I was immediately drawn to this post, which was originally published on Wednesday, February 14, 2008.  […] More