Sunday, October 25, 2009

BostonEco Tweetup!

This Wednesday October 28th will be the second BostonEco Tweetup! This is a free event so invite all of your friends, just make sure you register so they know how many people to expect. I will definitely be there! I went to the first one and it was great. I met a lot of interesting, like minded people.

BostonEco Tweetup is a free social networking event for anyone who is passionate about eco-living. It is a meeting of the minds, and an opportunity to connect with other Bostonians who live and work in the green world. Come learn what’s happening in the Boston and global green scene.
It is time to celebrate the season and get into the spirit of Halloween with hauntingly good organic drinks and seasonal foods. And you may win a spooktacular giveaway prize including a $50 OM Restaurant gift certificate, a copy of "Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style" book, or other treats.
This is an open event so please feel free to bring your eco-minded friends and colleagues. We're all here to meet new people. (No Twitter experience is required, seriously.)
Wednesday, October 28th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
OM Restaurant
92 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Located at the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line
Tel. 617.576.2800

Hope to see you all there! (If you go, please find me there. I'll be the redhead!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Green Giveaways!

I LOVE contests. I have won so many cool prizes from entering blog contest including cookbooks, olive oil, Amazing Grass, tea, etc. Here are some cool green contests that I thought you might like!

Eberjey Review and Giveaway at Prissy Green! You can win an organic Natural Woman Cami and Tap Pant Set! So pretty!!!

Ecostore USA $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway at Leslie Loves Veggies! I would love to try their vanilla soap with this gift certificate!

Andira Rain Tees Giveaway at Sweeps4Bloggers! Andrira Rain makes 100% organic apparel that gives back to the Amazon. So cute!

Earthlust stainless steel bottle from Natural Mommie! These bottles are so beautiful! I would love to show one of these bottles off at work!

Bottoms Up Baby Wipes Kit Review and Giveaway from Happy Green Babies! These are cloth wipes that are stored in a solution of water and essential oils. Great baby shower gift for any green mommy to be!

Good luck! Please let me know in the comments section if you know of any other great green giveaways!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cool stuff I found on Etsy

I am totally addicted to Etsy. I could "pounce" all day long. Here are some cool things that I have found on the site:

Eco friendly dryer balls - from recycled wool by: romeo2juliet
Use these in place of dryer sheets!

Necklush - inkdrop by: necklush
Made with organic cotton. Such a great and versatile accessory!

Don't use the plastic produce bags any more!
Ingredients: Green tea leaves, hibiscus flowers, schisandra berries, jasmine flowers, ashwaganda root (Withania somnifera) & gingko leaves
So gorgeous and available in a bunch of different colors!

Do you have any cool Etsy finds to share? Please let me know!

How I'm trying to be Green

Like many other people nowadays I am trying to be more green. I am FAR from perfect, but I am getting better every single day. Here are some of the things that I am currently doing:
  • I have switched to a vegetarian lifestyle (working towards becoming vegan) and my husband is now a pescatarian.
  • We only use all natural cleaning products (Just Natural Products).
  • We buy fruits and vegetables from my local farm stand instead of the grocery store.
  • We choose organic foods over tradional foods when the option is available.
  • We recycle everything we can.
  • We avoid using plastic products whenever possible.
  • We bring reusable bags when I go shopping.
  • We only buy recycled paper goods.
  • We trade books on Paperback Swap instead of buying new books.
  • We use soy candles instead of tradional candles.
  • We do not buy disposible dishes or utensils for parties, we use our regular dishes.
  • I am trying to buy either used clothing or organic cotton clothing.
  • We order tap water instead of bottled water at restaurants.
  • We unplug everything when it is not in use.
  • We do our laundry in cold water.
  • We have discontinued subscribing to magazines and newspapers.
  • I continue to learn by reading green articles online and share them with others on Twitter.
That's all I can think of right now! What are you doing to be more green? Please let me know in the comment section below. Also, if you have any suggetions for things I should do that would be great too. Thanks!