BUY LOCAL & BE GREEN
When you buy local you are being green is many ways:
Less carbon for transportation,
You support the local merchant so your money stays local,
You learn more about your local community.
Check out this
provides the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health,
environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home.
( There are over 70,000 listing in July, 2009. )
Which types of plastics are safe and which are not.
Here is a information on what they are and statements on safety. .
you can use to make your own cleaning materials, to make your garden safer,
for better health, and for cleaner air in your home.
Do you want to use biodegradable food service items? Want to spread
the word on how to help organizations become more sustainable?
Here is a page
of sources for biodegradable food service items and other such goods.
Here are sites
that guide and support our efforts to become more sustainable.
Check this site and see how far your address is from all sorts of local businesses.
( The gives you a maximum of 8 businesses of each type. )
For the US Gov. site which lists all the MSDS data, ingredients, & other safety data
( National Library of Medicine, NIH ).
Here is an explaination of the difference between the traditional dry cleaning and
GREEN dry cleaning
Goggle now gives directions for using public transit
in many cities all over the world, or even how to go
city to city ( as in PG to San Jose).
You can save rain water to use to water your garden, wash your car, or flush the toilet,
learn more here.
Here is help for you to
safely dispose of wornout batteries
from all your battery powered devices .
Need to go somewhere but dont want to use a car or taxi,
use the MST, the bus service for the Monterey County ( They even have 3 buses a day, each way, to and from the
San Jose Caltrain/Amtrak train station.)
For online MST route and schedule information.
Calculate your carbon footprint
, using one method, based on what you do in your life that
creates carbon dioxide.
from other websites to calculate your footprint