Top 5 Tips for Green Bargain Hunters

The demand for products and services that do more to protect the environment continues to grow as more and more consumers become aware of the negative impact that the pollution and waste of mass manufacturing is having on our planet. At this point prices on many items have dropped significantly, but in a recession economy people have to think about the bottom line. And in most cases, eco-friendly products will still cost the average consumer more than the mass produced goods that are made on the cheap (with savings passed along to buyers) simply because the companies that manufacture them don’t bother to go the extra mile to ensure environmentally sound practices. This is a major conundrum for eco-minded individuals that are trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Is it more important to preserve the planet or a personal budget? Luckily, you can manage both with just a few simple tips that will help you to find green bargains.

1. Spend a little, save a lot. If you’re new to the green game, then you may balk at the idea of spending more for energy-saving CFL or LED bulbs. You might not want to shell out the money to purchase low-flow toilets, energy-star appliances, or low-E window film to deflect heat in summer. But while these items may cost you a little more than their counterparts, each will deliver savings on your utility bill over time. You’ll have to look at the big picture, but in the long run these purchases stand to pay for themselves and then some.

2. Opt for second-hand. When you think of green products you probably go straight to items made from recycled goods. And while these are certainly a viable option for anyone seeking to support a cyclical production model (rather than a linear one that starts at a manufacturing plant and ends at the landfill) it’s not always the most economical choice for consumers on a strict budget. However, there is a better option that is just as green and it centers on buying second-hand. When you keep perfectly usable items from getting tossed in the trash you are behaving in an extremely eco-friendly manner (remember the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle). And you stand to save a lot of money on some really nice stuff in the process.

3. Solar incentives. With the push for alternative energy ramping up and federal guidelines calling for increases in sustainable energy production by power companies in the coming years, many power suppliers are helping homeowners to take the leap by offering programs with massive incentives. For example, several California companies are now installing solar panels for users in their network at no upfront cost. And instead of paying your power bill you’ll simply pay off the cost of the panels over the next 20 years, after which all of the energy needed to run your house will be free, thanks to the power of the sun. These programs are worth looking into for any homeowner that would like to support sustainable energy options.

4. Give green gifts cards. With the holidays coming, gifting is a major concern for many would-be greenies. So instead of overspending this year and hurting the environment in the process, give everyone gift cards for eco-friendly businesses. In many cases you can purchase them online and email them, cutting back on shipping and all of the pollution that comes with it. You’ll be able to stick to your budget and your family and friends can get exactly what they want (from eco-friendly outlets). Another option is to simply donate to green organizations in the names of your gift recipients.

5. Shop online. You already know that you can find great discounts at Amazon, but did you know that they have a similar website that caters to greenies like yourself? They recently acquired a company called Quidsi in order to launch their green product website,, under the Amazon banner. You can find all kinds of eco-friendly products on this site, from food and cleaning solvents to housewares and sporting good. While not every item is marked down, you can save 20% on your first order just for trying the site. And that’s just one of many online options that can help you to save on green products.

Clean Your Grill the Green & All-Natural Way

Summer is in full swing which means we have moved most of our cooking to our outdoor kitchens and grills. Dinners become more relaxing and very casual. But you don’t want to be casual about keeping your grill area clean. Even though we are outside we still need to keep the cooking area free from both bacteria and toxins. Here are a few “green cleaning” recipes for you to use.

Grill Cleaner

After cooking on your grill you want to burn off as much of the excess grease that you can. Turn off the heat and let the grill cool down. Sprinkle the grill area with a light coating of baking soda. Fill a spray bottle full of white distilled vinegar and spray the entire cooking area. The baking soda will bubble which will help remove any built up grease. Continue to spray the grill and keep the baking soda moist. Wipe with a wet rag or wash in the sink.

Antibacterial Spray

Keep the areas around the grill free from bacteria by using this spray on any of the surfaces.


½ cup white distilled vinegar
½ cup club soda
½ cup hydrogen peroxide
8 drops Tea Tree oil


Mix the Tea Tree oil with the white vinegar. This will cancel out the vinegar smell. Then add the other two ingredients and place in a dark plastic spray bottle to keep in our outside kitchen.

Stainless Steel Polish

This mixture removes build up grease from stainless steel grills.


1 cup baking soda
½ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons borax
Club soda to make into a paste


Mix baking soda, borax and lemon juice together. Add enough club soda to make into a paste. Apply the paste to the metal with a soft cloth. Rinse with plain club soda. Finish by polishing with a clean cloth.

About the Author

Hailed as the “Martha Stewart Of Green Cleaning”, Leslie Reichert is a cleaning expert that uses her sparkling personality, great sense of humor and contagious passion to engage her fans and followers. Leslie Reichert is known as a Green Cleaning Coach. She is an author and spokesperson for the green cleaning industry and is a teacher of green homekeeping. She is a national lecturer, a contributor to The Daily Green, which is a Hearst publication, a frequent homekeeping expert on Martha Stewart Living Radio and author of the book: The Joy Of Green Cleaning – a handbook for DIY cleaners. For a free recipe and a video on how to use it go to

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Quick and Simple Actions Kids Can Take to Go Green


Young children just want to be a part of everything so why not let them?

Digging for Worms – There’s nothing better than digging in the mud and being allowed to do it. Have your child help you dig in the dirt to plant container gardens for family herbs or veggies or even to dig a hole in the yard for a new tree (in their honor for good “green” behavior).

Blue Bin It – Encourage even the smallest of children to put plastic items and newspapers/magazines into the blue recycle bins. Make it a like a basketball game, trying to see how many plastic bottles or wads of paper they can “score” in the bin.

Water Wizards – Encourage children to turn off the water and “plug the sink” to wash their hands with a basin full of water. Playing in water is fun but the constant flow of water isn’t for the planet. Scrub, dip and rinse (repeat for extra fun).

Pick Up Treasures – One’s man’s trash is another man’s gold, or so they say. One fun way to get little ones involved with earth preservation is to go out on a trash hunt and collect as many wrappers, papers, etc. as possible, but remember to wash your hands when you’re through!

Plant a Tree, Bush or Flower – Kids love to play in the dirt, so let them. Include little ones in on the planting fun. They love to get close to nature and squish around in the mud and they like to help out.

Lo-Cal Motion – Children are never too young to get involved and help pick out food items at the local farmer’s market. They get to interact with all of the adults and they get to pick out their favorite fruit and veggies for the week. Let your child even hand the money over to the farmers for transactions, learning how to interact with adults and to learn about coins and paper money.

Elementary Schoolers

Grade School-aged children are very helpful and love to find ways to get involved and feel important.

Fill the Bowl – Have your child place a bowl of water underneath the water stream while he brushes his teeth. Time how long it takes to fill the bowl. Then, have him brush his teeth without having the water running (but still have a small cup filled with water next to the sink). Explain to him that every time you brush your teeth for XX seconds, he uses up a full bowl full of clean, pure water that could be used during his bath or next teeth brushing. Then, make it a rewarded task for your child to brush each day without running the faucet.

Eyeglass Savers – Have your children search around the house or ask friends for old eyeglasses to donate to the Lions Clubs International, in partnership with Airwear® eyeglass lenses to help put the world in focus for more people. Elementary-aged children will feel wonderful knowing that their efforts were put to worldly-good use.

Re-Bag It – Sometimes it difficult to NOT use plastic bags for school lunches, at times. Instead, offer points to your children when they bring the plastic bags back home to be rinsed and re-used later in the week. You’ll save money and keep unwanted plastic out of landfills! Point systems work well with grade-schoolers because they like to keep track of things. When the desired amount of points are earned reward them with a special movie night or plant planted in their honor. They can even help plant, making them feel their efforts created the opportunity.

Re-Distribute – Buy in bulk to save on packaging and have your child help you fill or refill up soap, cereal and snack containers around the house—reminding them that less packaging keeps our landfills less cluttered.

Walk it Off – Children love to discover outdoors, try walking with your child to school, the bus or even to the store when feasible, giving them extra fitness throughout the day.

Junk Mail Avengers – Each year, 100 million trees are cut down and turned into junk mail, with Americans receiving a total of 400 million tons of it every year. Earthworks Group, an environmental consulting firm, said cutting out junk mail is one of the most effective things people can do to reduce pollution. Don’t just let it keep coming…get on the phone and make it known that you want off their mailing lists.

Older Kids

Older children can really be helpful around the house when trying to green up the place! They want responsibilities to feel needed and you can always use the help.

Unplug unused appliance, computers, printers and iPod or phone chargers for a quick energy pick-me-up. Older children are capable and feel responsible when asked to do these trickier tasks.

Pack a waste-free lunch – Go a step further than re-using plastic bags, try to eliminate plastic bags all together, including, plastic utensils, disposable containers, and those brown bags. Instead use a PBA-freelunchbox, reusable drink container, and silverware. Have your child help you find odd pieces of used silverware at a second-hand store so you don’t lose parts of your good set. Sandwiches, fresh fruit, vegetables and treats packaged in reusable containers are healthy alternatives to cafeteria and prepackaged foods.

Walking Green – Older children are safe to walk to school alone, so have your older child ride her bike or walk with friends, reminding them that they get extra fitness along the way, saving you unnecessary driving to and from school five days a week!

Portable Music – Older children nowadays love to download music onto their portable music devices, so absolutely encourage them to download tunes instead of purchasing them at the store. Each month, more than 45 tons of CDs become obsolete — outdated or unwanted — and end up in landfills. AND, you can reward them with points all week long for recycling, turning off water, etc. so they can rack up enough points to earn a downloadable gift card for music, games or movies.

Donate Gently Used Sport/Activity Equipment – Older kids are involved in a variety of activities, from soccer to ballet. Encourage them to gather up unused or “grown out of” equipment to donate to co-op equipment shops, in exchange for larger equipment if needed. When kids see that they are helping eliminate landfill waste AND helping someone in need get outfitted for an activity it increases self worth and self-esteem.

It’s the Pits – When you buy deodorant for teens, try to avoid antiperspirants, which use aluminum salts to seal up your pores. In addition to being a potential health toxin, aluminum takes a tremendous amount of energy to mine. If you buy one stick of aluminum-free deodorant, the energy saved could power your laptop for 30 minutes—and any teen will tell you more laptop time is good time spent!

Green Investing – It’s never too young to teach your teen about green investing. Have a small amount of money set aside (perhaps from a child’s allowance) for eco-investing, where the teen can choose stocks or mutual funds that that buy environmentally friendly assets—with a little help from mom and dad. You can teach your child that green investing means buying into mainstream companies that encourage sound environmental policies and sustainability, such as energy efficiency, renewable energy and green building.

About the Author

Beth Aldrich is a Certified Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Counselor, spokesperson and author of the book, “Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food and Still Look Fabulous!” (Penguin Books, NAL, January 2012). You can read her blog at; or follow her on Twitter @RealMomsLuv2Eat.

How To Green Spring: an Eco-Friendly Easter

Don’t we all love Easter? After all, most Americans celebrate with candy, eggs, and talk of bunnies. But unlike Christmas, the holiday comes and goes in a flash. Here are some ways that you can prepare for, enjoy, and even keep the fun of Easter going days later, all while relying on eco-friendly materials and setting a great example for the little ones.

Pre-Easter Projects You Can Do With the Kiddos


No jokes about 101 college classes, please! You can make your own baskets by taking an old food container or coffee can, decorating it, and attaching handles. If you’re interested in going the extra mile, you can crochet, knit, or weave a plarn basket. What is plarn, you ask? It’s a groovy plastic yarn made from simply knotting strips of plastic grocery bags together. (Google Image it!) If time isn’t on your side, focus on getting a basket already made with eco-friendly materials — something that will last a long time, and possibly be used again for other purposes.

Dye Your Eggs Naturally, Instead of Buying Store-Bought Easter Egg Dye

Yellow #2. Blue Lake #40. Do you really want these glowing petrochemicals to be stars of the show at your egg-dying activities? Instead, just go shopping in your own pantry for a variety of natural foods that make great dyes. Simply mix vinegar with boiling water, and then add:

Red cabbage leaves to make blue eggs
Carrot tops or turmeric to make yellow eggs
Red onion skins to make red eggs
Black walnut shells to make brown ones

These are just a few of your options — do some research and have a blast experimenting!

Eco-Friendly Easter Grass

Replace that gosh-awful plastic junk and delight your kids by hunting down an eco-friendly way to embellish the bottom of your basket. Turn to a shredder or — old school — scissors-in-hand to finely shred some of your colorful junk mail. Or, use a natural alternative like raffia, which can be repurposed for other projects after the holidays are over.

And Now for the Best Part: The Goodies!

We all know there are plenty of options out there for filling those Easter baskets. But not all fillers are created equal. Taking the eco-track this holiday means avoiding all that “Made in China” dollar store dreck. Will your little one really thrill to getting a plastic whistle with a yellow chick painted on it? Do the kids actually need another plush bunny to fill out their collection? Here are just a few examples of some basket goodies that sit well with both the young’uns and Mother Nature.

Recycled Crayons: Scavenge through the broken crayon nibs and melt them down. You can either gently melt them in the oven in a silicone mold, or slowly melt them in a double boiler and then pour them into candy molds. This requires special bowls and other tools that will be dedicated for this purpose alone; you don’t want to use them with food again!

Eco (Play) Dough: Eco-friendly play dough recipes are a snap to make. When the kids are done playing, simply store in a cleaned out previously-used container. To make peanut butter play dough, which they can devour after playing with, simply mix 1 cup smooth peanut butter with 2 cups powdered sugar and ½ cup honey. Or for a salt bread dough: make with 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 4 cups water, 4 tablespoons oil, and ½ cup cream of tartar. The kids can leave out their creations to harden into permanent treasures (like marbleized paperweights or Christmas ornaments), or just toss when done. Similar to dying eggs, you can experiment with natural food dyes to color your dough.

Make Hair Clips from Eco-Felt: Eco felt is a readily-available felt purchased at most craft stores. Made in the U.S.A. out of post-consumer plastics, it’s perfect for a variety of projects ranging from flower clips to wallets.

The Fun Continues!

Keep all of your boiled egg shells and make some eggshell sidewalk chalk with the kids! Make sure to thoroughly clean the egg shells and then grind them into powder with a mortar and pestle, or a spoon or rock on concrete. Once ground, combine the powder from 6 egg shells, and add it to 1 teaspoon of flour and 1 teaspoon of very hot tap water. Make a paste, and wrap it in a paper towel to dry.

After 3 days, you have yourself some eco-chalk! Now aren’t you proud of your growing stable of eco-friendly home arts?

About the Author

Jennifer Tescione adores being a craft nerd and making bright and shiny things by raiding her kitchen cupboards. She also writes for FavorIdeas, a leading destination for unique baby shower favors and adorable bridal shower favors.

Committing to a Greener New Year: 5 Resolutions to Make 2011 More Eco-Friendly

It’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions. Many people tend to focus on goals that only have an impact on their personal lives. Typical examples include losing weight, exercising more, or saving a certain amount of money. While goal-setting is a noble endeavor in and of itself, committing to making some lifestyle changes that have a more far-reaching impact will give you a greater sense of personal fulfillment. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for “greening” your New Year.

1. Take public transportation or walk/bike to work at least twice a week.

This one tip is beneficial on multiple levels. For one, it’ll drastically reduce your carbon footprint by the year’s end. You’ll be getting more exercise, and you’ll be saving on gas. If you already take public transportation, or you get to work on foot, think of other ways that you can reduce your energy output on transportation. Using your car just a few times less per week really adds up in the long term.

2. Commit to getting rid of disposables.

Plastic and paper are some of the most common disposable items that we indulge in on a constant basis. Sure, they’re convenient, but they create an unimaginable amount of waste that often ends up at landfills, polluting the air and soil. Think of different, creative ways that you can reuse household items. For one, use cloth napkins instead of paper, and eliminate paper plates and plastic utensils. Remind yourself to take your own tote bags to the grocery. Don’t think plastics are that harmful? Check these facts from

3. Switch to paperless bills and publications.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something less aggravating about receiving a bill in my email inbox than receiving it in the mail. By switching to paperless billing, you’ll be reducing paper waste enormously. Same goes for your favorite publications.

4. Stop buying bottled water.

Bottled water is perhaps one of the greatest, most expensive marketing scams of all time. Studies have shown that bottled water isn’t all that much safer than tap. In fact, many bottled water brands use the exact same stuff. And bottled water produces over 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. According to this Mother Nature Network article, plastic bottle production uses up 47 million gallons of oil annually. Buy a filter for the tap, and stop contributing to a wasteful, environmentally harmful industry.

5. Participate in more outdoor activities.

While making lifestyle changes around the home, if undertaken consistently, contribute enormously to helping the environment, we should also take some time to enjoy nature more often, if only to remind ourselves how precious our planet is. Spend more weekends at the park instead of in front of the television. Take a family camping trip, or volunteer at a local farmer’s market. Any activity that enables you to commune with the environment is beneficial on so many levels it helps relieve stress, it encourages us to exercise more, and it enables us to see first-hand what we are striving to protect.

These are just a few ways that we can make the upcoming New Year greener. As with all goals and resolutions, the more reasonable you make them, the more likely it is that you’ll keep them.

*This guest post was contributed by Alisa Gilbert, who writes on the topics of bachelors degree. She loves to write on eco life, environment, & parenting. She welcomes your comments at her email Id:*

Most of us want to help the environment by “Going Green” to make it a better world for ourselves and our children. However, I believe some do not practice good “green” habits because they think it is too complicated and time consuming. Not the case.

You don’t have to go to extremes to be green. Just by doing some basic, simple things, you can contribute.

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Going Green Without Going Crazy

by Audrey Cupo

Besides recycling (see Audrey Cupo’s future blog called “How To Create A Recyling Station”), you can:

Stop buying bottled water. Did you know that some bottled water is actually bottled municipal tap water? Few people can tell the difference, anyway. Bottled water is more expensive than gasoline and 250 to 10,000 times more than tap water. If you do buy some bottles, then be sure to recycle them.

Check those faucets. Office workers alone use enough water every day to fill 17,500 olympic-sized pools! Much of it comes from leaky faucets. Here’s a statistic – a leaky faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste approximately 3,000 gallons of water a year! While you’re at it, check the outside faucets as well, especially since they were exposed over the winter months.

Use cold water. When doing your laundry, try to wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Heating water is the #1 energy consumer in many homes. And while you’re at it, use an outdoor or even indoor clothesline to dry your clothes whenever possible. I always use an indoor drying rack for my delicates and special fabrics. You can dry them on the line and then just pop them into the dryer on a low setting for a few minutes just to get rid of wrinkles and make them softer. This will keep the clothes from wearing out and fading so quickly as well, saving you money!

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag. Instead of using the plastic or paper grocery bags the next time you go shopping, bring canvas bags. You can purchase them inexpensively at most grocery stores these days. Remember, it takes one 15-20 year old tree to make enough paper for only 700 grocery bags! And, although plastic is convenient, they are not biodegradable. They can only be recycled so many times!

Turn off your screen saver; unplug your TV. The EPA has estimated that using a computer “sleep mode” reduces its energy consumption by 60% to 70%! So, please turn off your monitor when you are not using it. At the same time, consider unplugging your tv or using a power strip with a manual on/off switch. Most TVs, DVD players, game systems and stereo receivers use electricity because they are placed in “standby” mode when you shut them off. They are not really “off”. However, keep your VCR, DVR or cable box on the regular outlet so it will not lose its programming.

Use a ceiling fan. Some manufacturers have suggested that a ceiling fan can save up to 40% on summer cooling costs and up to 10% on winter heating costs. Sometimes, all you need is a light breeze to cool the room in the Spring and Summer and by reversing the fans in the Fall and Winter, you are drawing the heat down to the floor, thereby saving energy.

You should find these tips easy to implement. Just by doing these simple things, you to can start to go green!

Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms and women entrepreneurs get organized with her in-home services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free monthly newsletter “Organizing News You Can Use”, go to

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Looking for creative ideas to get your family excited about a greener lifestyle? The What You Can Do series spotlights fun and easy ways to make a positive impact on important green issues such as global warming, water conservation and deforestation. New one minute episodes screen online each weekday this year on the What You Can Do series web site (, You Tube and Facebook. Challenge your family to join What You Can Do’s “one minute movement” to take small steps to solve big problems in our communities and around the world.

Note: For ideas involving electrical appliances, ensure that you or another adult perform the task and put the kids in charge of reminding you.

What You Can Do series: If you have even one minute, you can change the world.

Check out 10 favorite one minute ideas on going green with your family from series creator Jessica Arinella and production team On the Leesh. Click on each link to view the corresponding What You Can Do video:

1. Switch the light bulbs in your house to compact fluorescent (energy efficient) bulbs. If every family in the country changed just one bulb to an energy efficient bulb, we could save enough energy to light over 2 million homes for one year.

View What You Can Do video on Global Warming.

2. Unplug home electronics and appliances when they are not in use. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that in most U.S. homes, 75 percent of energy used to power home electronics is consumed while the product is turned off.

View What You Can Do video on Phantom Power.

3. Recycle – even if it is just your newspaper. If every American recycled their newspapers, we could save approximately 25 million trees a year.

View What You Can Do video on Deforestation.

4. Make small changes in the way you use water – the EPA estimates that a family of four can use up to 400 gallons of water per day. A few ideas to start conserving water:

  • Shut off the tap when you brush your teeth or wash your face.
  • Instead of running the tap until you get cold water, keep a pitcher in your fridge.
  • Put a bucket in your shower to catch the run off and use it to water plants or wash your car.

View What You Can Do video on Water Conservation.

5. Consider walking your child to school, using public transportation or carpooling with other moms or dads a few times a week. The EPA estimates that using public transportation just twice a week will reduce green house gas emissions by an average of 1600 pounds a year.

View What You Can Do video on Green School Commuting.

6. Buy local! It has been estimated that the average American meal needs to travel approximately 1200 miles to get on your plate. Buying local cuts down on the fuel needed to move your food.

View What You Can Do video on Climate Change.

7. When you are dining out, decline your waiter’s offer to refill your water glass if you are no longer thirsty. If 25% of Americans who dine out declined the complimentary glass of water, 26 million gallons of water would be saved.

View What You Can Do video on Water Conservation at restaurants.

8. If you and your family enjoy seafood, you can download a pocket guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium that shows the safest options for both you and the environment. Our oceans make up 97% of our Earth’s inhabitable space, and are home to most of the world’s wildlife.

View What You Can Do video on Sustainable Seafood.

9. When you and your family order food out, bring your own containers for the food and decline the napkins and plastic silverware. You can also bring your own “doggy bag” when you eat out for leftovers.

View What You Can Do video on enjoying a greener lunch at work.

10. Approximately 60-80% of all trash in our oceans is plastic, so cut down on plastic bags whenever possible. Always keep a cloth bag in your car for unplanned shopping; and if plastic bags are your only option, make sure to reuse and recycle if possible.

View What You Can video on banning plastic bags.

Watch What You Can Do videos at, to learn ways to go green at home, at school, at work and on vacation. The series also features important environmental and social issues such as ocean conservation, arts in education, wildlife extinction, and hunger.

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Tiny Green Mom has been included in the 10 Top 10 Lists for Going Green, an excellent downloadable resource that has made it easy to locate the 100 best green websites on the web today. This guide is super easy to navigate and there are plenty of eco-fabulous sites that are definitely worth checking out!

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