It's not easy being green!

Being "green" is becoming more mainstream. In the following picture are new glasses made from recycled glass. They were found at a major department store, and they actually are green:) We liked them because they are so thick and less likely to break, which is the only problem we have with glass.

Several health food stores I go to have the stainless steel containers for sale. The smaller one is the perfect size for lunch, you can see it here.

Bamboo is a nice option for cutting boards and other kitchenware items , as they are a resource that is easily renewed.

Eating raw is very eco-friendly. Most of the food does not come in packaging. I bring my own reusable shopping bags to the store, and keep my purchases in glass jars or in the refrigerator. Glass is a great option for reusable straws, as well.

Another great way to be green is to use organizations like Freecycle in your area, and to frequent the goodwill and salvation army thrift stores. It is much "greener" to make use of older items, rather than buy anything new. They have some great nearly new and vintage clothes. You can sometimes find very unique, lovely housewares. If you can, donate your unwanted items to these organizations, rather than throw them away.

I admit, I am not as green as I'd like to be, but whenever making a new purchase, I try to make a greener choice if it is available:) Where we live there are not many options for shopping close to home. If you are interested, go to the sidebar for some green links!

Here is the smoothie recipe:

favorite green smoothie

3 fresh pineapple spears
1 frozen banana
2 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup fresh mint
1/4 cup water

blend all ingredients in blender until smooth!

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