Judith of the Savvy Vegetarian longs for sunny beaches in tropical climes, but finds it a drag to fly to some third world country as a hated tourist. If you need a real reason to travel, Volunteer Latin America (VLA) offers assistance to humanitarian volunteer travelers.
Karina of Tiny Choices recently hit the slopes at a ski resort powered partly by wind turbines. She offers great trips for greening your next ski trips.
Many people may not realize the polar fleece jacket keeping them toasty on that Antarctic expedition may be bad for polar bears, as polyester comes from petroleum. But as David of the Good Human notes, Patagonia's new Synchilla Marsupial polyester is a fine blend of 85 percent plastic bottles and used garments. He's psyched that the fabric is soft, and many colors are on sale. But is it better to opt for something with a smaller "travel pattern?"
If you're only going places in the bedroom, condoms can save lives. But do they help to save the planet too, or just create more litter? Beth of Fake Plastic Fish finds that regardless of the plastic waste condoms create or not, their potential for curbing the population may be ecologically beneficial overall.
In the wake of Valentine's Day, can you offset those non-green gifts and greetings? Lynn of Organic Mania likes crafting organic Valentine's Day cards with her son, but now the grown-up kindergartener is into Hot Wheels.
Don't get your panties in a bunch when there are more eco-friendly underwear options. At Life Goggles, Adam interviews the designers behind GreenKnickers. He also reviews Dr. Bronner's gel and a Minnie Meile Bag. Is The Green Book a worthwhile go-to guide? Check out a review by Joel, also of Life Googles.
When you want to go green for less, it's a bright idea to start by swapping old incandescent bulbs for compact flourescents (CFLs). But as Jean Paul notes at Green Deals Daily, new LED bulbs last five times longer, contain no mercury and they're twice as efficient. Should you switch again?
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