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Sep
16

Kiss and Tellie: Turn Off the TV Week

Brianne

We have a secret to share … we’re a bit obsessed with the television. Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, Entourage, Modern Family, Glee … how can one Greenista Girl resist? Well, this week we’re giving you an excuse to step away from the tellie — It’s “Turn Off Your TV Week!” Don’t panic, we have a long list of eco things you can do instead. Trust us, it’ll be fun.

  • Start a DIY project.
  • Read a book.
  • Play some music like the piano or guitar.
  • Learn a language.
  • Get artistic.
  • Go vintage shopping.
  • Play a game or have a game night. Scrabble recommended.
  • Exercise or play a pickup game of basketball or soccer.
  • Make cooking fun again with a theme night or canning.
  • Volunteer.
  • Have a little sexy time with your loved one.

Although you may think you don’t watch that much, the hours do add up … especially for children. Television is also linked to childhood obesity which is a growing epidemic. Check out these scary stats:

  • Number of 30-second commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000
  • Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their kids: 38.5
  • Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680
  • Percentage of children ages 6-17 who have TVs in their bedrooms: 50
  • Percentage of day care centers that use TV during a typical day: 70
  • Hours per year the average American youth spends in school: 900 hours
  • Hours per year the average American youth watches television: 1500
  • Percentage of Americans that regularly watch television while eating dinner: 66

How long could you go without television?

Written by Greenista Girl Brianne

Photo by EW.com

The TV emits 1.4 pounds of CO2 per hour and costs $3 per hour to run. That adds up! Make an effort to scale back your TV watching.
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Greenista Twinern Aysha relaxes by reading an hour a day rather than watching TV … no electricity needed!
Aug
09

Crimes of Fashion: Style, Naturally

Greenista Girl Neha

Do you avoid buying non-eco fashion and beauty products because you think they aren’t as stylish? Tsk, tsk. We won’t lock you up for it but we will assign you a little reading … don’t worry, there are a ton of pictures. Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Living by eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes is an expansive paperback that covers eco-friendly health, beauty, and fashion in an ϋber-stylish way. Trust us; it’s far from the neutral burlap items you think of. Oakes wants to inspire you rather than guilt you into going green. Style, Naturally showcases hundreds of her fave eco-brands and designers like Stella McCartney, Levi’s, Loomstate, Aveda, and more. And with over 500 photos and over 300 pages of style, us Greenista Girls consider it our new bible.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Photos by Better World Books

Opt for buying this book used … it’s a steal at less than $4. Then after you’re finished pass it on to a friend or used book store. By buying used, you’re saving trees and reducing CO2 emissions.
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Oct
12

For all the Bookworms…

Neha Shivani

What better way to spend rainy afternoons than by reading a good book? If you love to read and are constantly purchasing books, then consider visiting Better World Books, where you can buy, sell or donate books online. Their mission statement:

“Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.”

All their books are available with free shipping to anywhere in the US. And if you’re worried about your carbon footprint, they offset every order with Carbonfund.org.

Even better than free shipping and carbon-neutrality, these guys support literacy: more than 25 million donated books have been converted into $6.5 million in funding for literacy and education.



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