Thank goodness for the green blog community. Without them, I wouldn't have easy answers and solutions to my eco dilemmas at my fingertips. I'm going to share two of my favorites today.
First there is Karissa from PrissyGreen. Her mission statement, "I have a constant desire for more knowledge and to share it with others. I make my own skin care, but haven't quite mastered the art of it all. I am vinegar and water cleaner, and I make my own laundry soap. (yea, I went that far!) living a green and clean life! recycling, learning the best to do it all!" Pretty motivated lady.
I am in awe of her energy and enthusiasm and want to share one of her top posts about at home Microdermabrasion. Check it out here and save yourself from spending $150 on your next facial. I reached out to Karissa to see get her thoughts about being a green blogger.
What's the best part of being a green mama?
The Best part of being a Green Mama (I am not a mama but I am around a lot!)? being able to sleep at night knowing you are doing your best!
What's the hardest part?
The hardest part for green Mamas is sifting through all the advertising for what is best and all the claims you actually have to research before your buy. Or count on friends, or blogs you can trust.
It makes me crazy when...?
It makes me crazy when big companies greenwash. Greenwash is a term used for companies that come up with products (usually LARGE companies (ahem, Clorox) that come out with products that are a little green but not really all that beneficial to the environment or to consumers. It is a deceptive use of green PR or green marketing.
I think we can save the planet every time...?
I see another recycling bin! Remember folks, a little goes a long way!
And if you take a more shall we say laid back approach to environmentalism, Josh Dorfman has the website for you. Josh is the Lazy Enviomentalist, but in fact he's pretty motivated. His goal is to provide consumers with bite-sized information to empower them. I heard him on a conference call today and was impressed--he even knew about the best green baby wipes (Tushies) and he doesn't have kids! He's got a few good books too, such as The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget: Save Money. Save Time. Save the Planet.