really green by debra lynn dadd
April is Earth Month. Are you doing your part to make a difference? Small changes can make a big impact. You don't have to turn your life upside down and change everything at once. Make little changes where you can! Here are a few ideas to get you started -* Use a reusable water bottle - Choose a stainless steel variety or one that is BPA free. BPA is a toxic substance used to make clear and shatterproof plastic. BPA has been linked to cancer, interferes with fertility, and could contribute to childhood behavioral problems like hyperactivity.* Use reusable shopping totes - Start by purchasing one or two to supplement your paper or plastic grocery bags, then build up your collection to eliminate them all together.* Switch to CFL light bulbs as your current ones burn out. CFL bulbs are more expensive but they last a lot longer. Switching out your old bulbs with new CFL bulbs will save on your energy bill in the long run.* Pack your lunch in a reusable lunch box or bag - There are so many styles to choose from these days, you won't look like a nerd when bringing your lunch to work. Rather, you'll look smart and savvy!Even the simplest things can go a long way towards making a big difference. Take small steps towards a better future by committing to be earth friendly whenever you are able.Brought to you by our friends from TheFind!
Have you started pondering your New Year's resolution for 2011 yet? Stylehive suggests skipping all the typical ones - like losing weight or starting a new work-out regime. Instead why not go green in the New Year, because being eco-friendly just so happens to be the biggest fashion trend of the year!And we've got the perfect place to start, too. If your still searching for that perfect bag for the Fall/Winter season, the Matt & Nat Santogold Bag in black is not only super chic, but eco-conscious too! Designed with high quality faux leather and recycled bottle lining, this is a bag you'll use year round. It€™s trimmed in brass hardware and comes with both a short faux leather strap as well as a gorgeous long chain link one.Nothing says cutting edge fashion louder than social responsibility! Happy New Year!Where to Buy - ShopBopPrice - $205.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the 'Matt & Nat Santogold Bag' to the Hive.