greenish girl


“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
October 29, 2009, 7:44 pm
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Just a quick entry to fill you in on some of my green inspirations, also known as the blogs I follow, some books I like, and a few magazines that I enjoy.

Blogs:

  1. Treehugger.com (a huge collection of articles on everything green from food to cars to gifts)
  2. Ecogeek.org (written by Hank Green and others, a smaller selection of opinions on new green technologies)
  3. No Impact Man (well, he says it best in his header: “about what each of us can do to end our environmental crisis, make a better place to live for ourselves and everyone else, and hopefully come up with a happier way of life along the way.”)
  4. Greenasathistle.com (originally telling her story of making one green change every day for a year, which brings me to my next category:)

Books:

  1. Sleeping Naked is Green, the story of Greenasathistle’s green year
  2. Generation Green, aimed at teens trying to greenify their lives as they grow (that sounds weird, but I can’t think of another way to explain it)
  3. all the Moosewood cookbooks, a cookbook series from Molly Katzen’s original vegetarian restaurant
  4. More is Less, a cookbook aimed at lessening consumption and eating more naturally

Magazines:

  1. Vegetarian Times, which, quite obviously, is aimed at vegetarians and vegans and has tons of delicious recipes and eco articles
  2. E The Environmental Magazine, which I don’t actually get but I’ve seen a few times, and it seems interesting. Also, I couldn’t just list one magazine in this section!
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“It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.” — Jackie Mason
October 28, 2009, 8:21 pm
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So we all agree that being sick is no fun, right?  No fun for you and, the more that I think about it, no fun for the earth, either. Think about it: right now I’m at home watching tv and blowing my nose every 10 minutes or so.  That’s a lot of tissues.  And tissues are pretty bad for the earth.  So, hmmm.  Any ideas for greenify-ing this picture?  I guess the most earth-friendly option would be to use a cloth handkerchief, but then I’d have to wash it, well, after every time I blow my nose.  And that’s a lot of water throughout the day, not to mention a lot of my energy from me, and today I really feel like conserving my own energy is the best idea.  So, I guess I’m still on the fence about this one.  I think I’ll go to bed soon and try to replenish my own lack of energy today.



and so it begins…
October 28, 2009, 12:44 am
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I have a blog.  Which you obviously know, if you’re actually reading this…  I’m pretty excited.

I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now.  It’s hard to say exactly what I’ll end up posting about (or how often…but that’s not important yet!), but basically, I’ll probably end up rambling on about the environment, recycling, vegetarianism, wind turbines, and whatever else interests me at the moment.  I love finding out random developments in the green world, and maybe some people who read this will too.

I try to be pretty green, but I’m by no means perfect.  There’s a lot of differing opinions on what it means to be green, but the main thing is that we all try to do our part, no matter how big or small your action is.  I think this is shown pretty well (and dramatically) in Sleeping Naked is Green, a fabulous book that makes you (or at least me) re-think how you (or me, again) live your daily life.

Well, then.  I meant for this to be a light, non-preachy intro entry, but it digressed a little bit.  Oops.  Well, that seems as good a point as any to end an entry, so I bid you adieu.