Saturday, May 24, 2008

And more interesting green stuff...

So there's this website,, which scores companies with regards to how they affect the climate. The have a score card you can download to see if your favorite store is striding (doing well), starting (doing ok), or stuck (yeah, not doing too hot at all). From their website:
We have come together with a shared conviction that the time for talk about global warming has passed, and that significant corporate, consumer, and political action is now necessary. Our goal is to motivate deeper awareness among consumers-not only that the issue of climate change demands their attention, but also that they have the power to support companies that take climate change seriously - and avoid those that don't. When consumers take action and raise their voices on issues that matter to them, businesses pay attention. A loud and clear consumer movement that demands more aggressive corporate action on climate change will not fall on deaf ears.

Oh, and there's always Freecycle. Give away stuff you don't want anymore, and make someones day. No strings attached. Ever hear of "one man's junk is another man's treasure"? I've even seen a flat screen TV on Freecycle, granted only once in the past few years, but hey!

And then there's ReCork America. It's currently only on the West Coast that I can see (California & Oregon), but it's definitely interesting, and for those who know me, something I can contribute to! Of course, you could always make your wine corks into nifty things like a bulletin board, a trivet, or even a serving tray.

Oh, and from, How To Green Your Life, including your funeral, your kid's toys (I'm thinking it's a no on crap from China). your recycling, and even your sex life.

Grow a green chair! Who needs lawn furniture, when you can have lawn furniture?

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