Sustainable Living: Web Links

These are some of my favorite web pages addressing sustainable green living in addition to links to 3 of my own eco-friendly web pages.
Loretta Wallace

Social investment forum; Advancing socially and environmentally responsible investing

Best Green Blogs Directory
Best Green Blogs is the directory of green and sustainable themed blogs. Whether people are discussing cleantech in the UK, global warming issues in Italy or sustainable agriculture in China, you are apt to find it here. They feature eco-themed blogs from around the world along with detailed info about each blog as well as the most recent postings from each site. They provide a green blog map so you can find writers in your area; as well as a sideblog with other green flotsam from around the internet. — Voices for a Green Planet
GreenPress is the premiere place to start a green blog. They offer a unique set of features that take your blogging to the next level. Sign up in seconds and become part of the fastest growing platform for green bloggers.
Confessions of a Green Hippie Chick
Random Musings of an Eco Warrior
…green articles, eco facts, hot green links and thoughts for the day

Friends of Earth
Championing a Healthy and Just World
Earth 911
Committed to "making every day earth day".
Use It Again PA
This website allows you to search for businesses that rent, repair, or sell used products across Pennsylvania which helps keep stuff out of landfills.
TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to helping the mainstream masses get hooked on sustainability, they strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.
Earth Share
One environment. One simple way to care for it.
Mother Nature Network
Environmental information and green news.
Debra Lynn Dadd
If you are interested in improving your health by removing toxic chemicals from your home, or you care about lessening the effects your consumer choices have on the environment, this is the place for you. On this site you'll find many resources that can help you make decisions about products you use in your home every day. Originally started as a resource for those with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities), the information here applies equally to sustainable living. Resources for manufacturers and retailers of natural bedding, clothing, housewares, toiletries and more. Be sure to check out the Green Living Q&A blog.
The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
Smart 2 Be Green
Simple steps to greener living. Has an email newsletter which gives informative green tips.
Ideal Bite
Site which offers "bite size ideas for light green living". Has an email green tips newsletter.
Clean & Green
Natural homemade environmentally friendly household cleaners and green cleaning tips.
Kitchen Cosmetics
Homemade natural beauty recipes using nontoxic ingredients.
The Holistic Medicine Cabinet
Remedies contain herbs, vegetables, fruits and other natural ingredients and techniques reported to relieve many common ailments, safer for you and the environment.
Organic Consumers Association
Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy
Eco capitalism site of a natural plant food manufacturer, TerraCycle Plant Food™, an all-natural, all-organic, 'goof-proof' liquid plant food made from waste (worm poop) and packaged in waste (reused soda bottles)! The site has numerous links for recycling everyday items such as yogurt containers, corks, cell phone etc. in addition to a blog and intern program.
The Green Loop
Eco Friendly and Eco Chic Shopping. Site which lists numerous eco friendly clothing and accessory dealers.
Diaper Free Baby
DiaperFreeBaby is a network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies' elimination needs. This practice is followed worldwide and is known as Elimination Communication, Natural Infant Hygiene, and Infant Potty Training. The process involves observing one's baby's signs and signals, providing cue sounds and elimination-place associations, and can be done with or without any diaper use.
Tunes For Trees
Use Tunes for Trees™ to search iTunes™ for music from your favorite artists and for every 10 tracks you buy they will plant a tree. Free. Every track counts: buying just one track counts towards planting a tree.
The Carbon Neutral Company
Joe Strummer, late member of the band Clash, was instrumental in setting up Future Forests (now renamed The Carbon Neutral Company), an organization dedicated to planting trees in various parts of the world in order to combat global warming. Strummer was the first artists to make the recording, pressing and distribution of his records carbon neutral through the planting of trees. Many other artists such as Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Pink Floyd have followed suit and fans can visit the Carbon Neutral Company website to buy trees to be planted in their favourite artist's forest.

• The production and transport of junk mail consumes more energy than 2.8 million cars use every year.
• Annually, 100 million trees are used to make junk mail.
• Every American wastes about 8 hours per year dealing with junk mail.
Free, quick way to get your name off commercial mailing lists.
Paid service that stops your junk mail, and actively keeps you from getting back on mailing lists; promises to stop 90% of your junk mail in 90 days. Makes a great environmental gift at $20/year
opt out of preapproved credit card and insurance offers online or by phone: 1-888-5-OPTOUT
Opt out and stop the delivery of unsolicited telephone books and get your name off phonebook mailing lists
Take Control of Your Mailbox
Catalog choice is a free service that lets you communicate your mail preferences to companies. Reduce the amount of unsolicited mail in your mailbox and go paperless.
Stop Junk Mail & Catalogs, Save Time, Save Trees, Save the Planet

While these sites are basically devoted to frugal living, the tips and information given on them is very often environmentally friendly in that they promote reuse, recycling, and non-consumerism.
The Dollar Stretcher: Living Better for Less
Frugal tips.
The Frugal Life
Living well with what you have.
How to: Go Green AND Save a Boatload of Money - 57 Tips, Tutorials, and Ideas.

Using these will keep still usable items out of landfills and in some cases benefit the needy.
Philadelphia Aids Thrift
514 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Their mission is to sell the lovely, useful and interesting stuff generous people donate to their thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Their current main beneficiary is the AIDS Fund. The AIDS Fund distributes money to twenty-nine AIDS agencies in the five county Philadelphia region. They pass on the money with NO administrative costs taken out. They also organize the Philadelphia AIDS Walk every October and the monthly Gay Bingo fundraiser throughout the year. Thanks, AIDS Fund! In addition to cash contributions, Philly AIDS Thrift provides free store vouchers to Philly area HIV/Aids service providers for distribution to clients in need of clothing assistance and household necessities.
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,749 groups with 6,737,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!
Craigs List
Site where you can give or get free items which keeps things out of the trash and landfills, also where you can purchase used items.
A fashionable way for you to trade your clothing, accessories and books with others online. You can join groups, socialize, and get fashion, book and green living tips.
Swaptree is a place where you can trade books, music, video games all for free.
Buys back and sells new and used high school and college textbooks.

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