More EXCELLENT info for EARTH DAY!!!!

By
Home Stager with Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm

I know I sent a message already wishing everyone a HAPPY EARTH DAY...but HAD to pass along this information as well. 

Anyone know knows me, knows that I love Oprah. So combine Oprah with an outstanding "Going Green" Show and I was in heaven.

Men and women, children and the elderly ALL should watch this show if we all are going to do SOMETHING to help save our planet, minimize the resources we all utilize on a daily basis and conserve energy. Oprah's epside aired on Friday and I've taken the liberty of attaching the link to her site so you can see some of that show. Way too many great tips for me to write here so please take some time to check out the information on Oprah's site below. 

 

 

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Going Green 101: What Your Family Can Do Today!
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Join forces to change the way we live! What families like yours are already doing...and the simple things you can do, too. Plus, Sheryl Crow and Matt Damon on why it's cool to be green.

Making a difference
Slideshow Oprah's Favorite Green Things
From grocery choices and recycling to a real "lightbulb moment"...how you can start making a difference in the world.
The Squires
Video Living Green
Nothing goes to waste in the Squires' house! They've reduced, recycled and gone organic. See how easy it is to be eco-friendly.
Eco-friendly products
Simple Changes, Big Results
Make going green a part of your family's daily life with help from these products and resources.
Oprah's new canvas grocery bag
Shop Smart and Chic
Paper or plastic? Neither! The O organic canvas bag is perfect for green grocery shopping. Get yours today!
A Shaklee starter kit
Healthy Home Pack
Save 33 percent on the Shaklee Healthy Home Pack and 15 percent off all other items at Shaklee.
Have you gone green?
Have You Gone Green?
Tell us how your family was inspired to make changes to help save the planet.

 

Make saving our planet a part of your daily life with easy changes. Start today with help from these resources.
Activism American Forests
The average person is responsible for emitting 94 pounds of carbon dioxide every day. It takes four trees, which act as natural air filters, to offset the carbon dioxide each person generates in a month. For each dollar donated, American Forests plants a tree. For more information and to plant trees, visit www.americanforests.org.

Earth 911
Find information about environmental services and events in your community, visit www.earth911.org.
Engines Off
Lynn Romanek from Glencoe, Illinois, has organized parents at her childrens' school to turn off their cars instead of idling in the parking lot. Idling 10 minutes less per day can keep 550 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air every year. For more information visit www.enginesoff.org. Greendimes
A group that reduces junk mail and plants trees. For more information or to sign up, visit www.greendimes.com. Treehugger
For ideas on green living, visit www.treehugger.com.
Stop Global Warming Tour
Learn more about Sheryl Crow and Laurie David's tour and what you can do to find solutions for global warming. Visit www.stopglobalwarming.org for more information.
The Green
Simran Sehti hosts The Green on the Sundance Channel. Visit www.sundancechannel.com/thegreen for more information.
The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen
Simple things you can do to save the planet. Find more at www.readthegreenbook.com.
Shopping and Cleaning Ecobags
Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags. Visit www.ecobags.com.
Method Home
Method offers some cleaners that are dye- and perfume-free, nontoxic, biodegradable, naturally derived and never tested on animals. For more information, visit www.methodhome.com.
Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies
All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free. For more, visit www.mrsmeyers.com.
Seventh Generation products
Seventh Generation is one of the leading brands of nontoxic household products. For more information, visit www.seventhgeneration.com.
Shaklee
Find out how to get a discount on Shaklee's Healthy Home Pack. You can order the Healthy Home Pack starter kit by calling 800-225-0600.
Energy BITS Ltd. smart power strips
Even after turning off a computer, power continues to flow to computer peripherals like printers and scanners. This power strip ($32.99) stops the energy from being wasted. For more information visit www.bitsltd.net. Carbonfund.org and Terrapass
If your local utility company doesn't offer green power, you can reduce the environmental impact by purchasing offsets. In this system, you give money to companies like Carbonfund.org or Terrapass, which use it to develop renewable energy sources. For more on purchasing power offsets, visit www.carbonfund.org or www.terrapass.com. Duke Energy
Duke Energy provided energy efficiency starter kits for audience members. The kits are available to their customers in Indiana and Kentucky who qualify for in-home energy audits. To purchase a kit, visit www.dukeenergykit.com or for additional information visit www.duke-energy.com. Check with your local energy company for similar ways to save energy.
GE Energy Smart lightbulbs
GE Energy Smart bulbs use 70 to 75 percent less energy than incandescent lightbulbs and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. For example, by using a 26-watt compact fluorescent lightbulb-equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent lightbulb-users can save up to $59 on energy costs over the life of the bulb. Saving energy saves money and is better for the environment.
Water bottles Nalgene water bottles
These water bottles are durable, inexpensive, can be used repeatedly and are widely recyclable. For more information visit www.nalgene-outdoor.com.
New Wave Enviro Products
Corn-resin bottle with filter ($8.99) provides pure, clean drinking water and can be reused up to 90 times, and the bottle biodegrades in just 80 days. For more information visit www.newwaveenviro.com or call 800-592-8371. SIGG water bottles
Using a premium reusable bottle like SIGG greatly helps reduce unnecessary environmental waste caused by plastic PET water bottles. Get more information at mysigg.com.

Comments (11)

John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Thanks for sharing this, Beth! This is a site that I will refer back to throughout the year, because I think we really need to step up and make every day Earth day.
Apr 22, 2007 12:33 PM
Gary Smith
Agent Marketing Today - Commerce Township, MI
Beth, a big 5 rating on your post. Some links that no one has mentioned. It's going to be very difficult sorting out all the sites found by the Eco-All Star Group
Apr 22, 2007 12:54 PM
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

 

John - You are absolutely welcome. Truly, it was my pleasure as we are very blessed individuals to live on such a beautiful place. We All should be taking care of it on a daily basis.  It is our larger than life "home".

Gary - You are 10000% CORRECT! Earth Day should be every day...so let's live like it is ;)

Have a beautiful one...

All the best,

Beth

Apr 22, 2007 02:46 PM
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land

I did my part - I stayed home and saved the 1.5 gallons of fuel it would have taken me to get the free light bulb from Home Depot.  And since I wasn't feeling well on my Birthday/Earth Day, I turned off the lights and took a nap.

Glad to do my part.

Apr 24, 2007 04:27 PM
Roberta Murphy
San Diego Previews Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
Beth: Great post! Add buying in bulk and repackaging in your own washable containers.
Apr 24, 2007 04:37 PM
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

Beth, Great Post to share. I watched it too and loved it! Lots of helpful tips

 

Apr 24, 2007 04:48 PM
Jeff Turner
RealSatisfied - Santa Clarita, CA
Beth... great stuff. You know I'm a sucker for Oprah!
Apr 24, 2007 05:21 PM
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Art - Sounds like a wonderful afternoon. Good for you - and thanks for helping saving energy.

Roberta & Leslie - Thank you. If it helps even a FEW people learn some easy techniques to recycle etc...that would make me happy!

Jeff - I actaully didn't know, but great minds think alike ;)

Apr 27, 2007 10:19 AM
Anonymous
Sarah Rosten, Staged to Sell

Excellent information. Appreciate you passing on to all of us.

 

Apr 29, 2007 11:32 PM
#9
Anonymous
Tom Richsworth, TDS

Wow, can I get you to write for us?

Great blog in two respects #1) For those selling their cars #2)Also puts the point home that the importance of your business. I'm not in your area so haven't worked with you, but can testify that Staging your home works wonders!

Apr 29, 2007 11:35 PM
#10
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Beth, good info to pass on. I too, saw that show and found it to be very enlightening. Hopefully, considering how many people Oprah reaches not only in the U.S. but abroad, there will be more and more life citizens that will grab on to a few of the ways to celebrate our lives here on this planet by being responsible.
Apr 30, 2007 02:57 AM