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Big Green Head – An Eco-Friendly Monster on a Mission

October 27th, 2010 No comments

There’s a new green monster in town and his name is Big Green Head! He’s an eco-friendly monster on a mission to change your perception about going green. It doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or costly; but you may wonder “where do I start?”

Where Do I Start Going Green?

This is the very same question Kate and Karen asked themselves. They’re the two moms who created Big Green Head with the purpose of leading their families and others down an easy green path. Their website, BigGreenHead.com, takes everyday tasks and provides a less wasteful, healthier and many times less expensive alternative.

BigGreenHead.com

Not only will you find Kate and Karen’s friendly, approachable, monster on their website, but a positive attitude and a little fun and humor. They have created a platform for themselves and others to share their green trials and tribulations on the Big Green Blog. The site also reports on green current events and interesting stories, and introduces businesses, products and organizations that can help you on your green journey while keeping in mind a busy lifestyle on a budget.

Simple and Positive

“Taking baby steps and keeping a positive attitude is how real change happens”, says Karen. “The benefits we reap will be worth the efforts we put forth: a healthy family, community and planet”.

It’s Not Just for Treehuggers Anymore!

Check out Big Green Head on Twitter, Facebook and on his website www.BigGreenHead.com.

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Where Do I Recycling This…

October 20th, 2010 1 comment

People who want to sell their recyclables can find out where to take them by going to RecycleBills.com, a site started by co-owners of Salvage America, a recycling center.

The co-owners noticed that search engines weren’t directing people to the right sites. For example, people searching on Google were taken to directories that left the impression that Salvage America sold used auto parts, when in fact that was not the case.

RecycleBills.com allows people to type in their location and find a listing of recycling centers and a list of the type of recyclables they purchase. For example, if you type Chicago, IL, into the site’s search box, you’ll find that a company called Universal Scrap Metals buys scrap metals, aluminum and junk cars while J & S Metals buys aluminum, brass, copper wire and scrap steel.

The site also features RecycleBill’s RecycleBlog — http://recyclebills.squarespace.com/recycleblog — which includes postings on green topics and urban farming. There’s a new and exciting posting (or two) every day, so visit often!

And, if you need a diversion from your day of collecting cans, don’t miss The Adventures of The Vegetable Stalker. Currently at over 80 excerpts from the biography of Veggie Head Stalker, green superhero and champion of the war to save the world from invasive and life threatening Genetically Modified Foods.

Green Living for Everyone!

September 11th, 2010 1 comment

You recycle–yeah (hopefully through ecycler)! You’ve reduced consumption of every day products and learned that reusing “stuff” is also a part of living green. You taken command of the three R‘s in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. So, now what? How about something green for your mind, body and soul?

Take a look around a great new green living blog we found: Ecobellus.com.

Ecobellus is the brainchild of freelance writer Amanda Abella. It is where she shares articles, tips, deals and guides on everything that is green living.

Amanda began freelance writing in 2009 as a Green Wise columnist for Handmadenews.org and since then has taken her green living articles across the web. She hopes to share her knowledge and the new things that she learns with others who want live a green, healthy, and more sustainable lifestyle. She also hopes to recognize green businesses and services across the country for their efforts in sustainability.

Ecobellus has several categories which range from general wellness and simplicity to organic gardening and energy conservation. Other categories include a Green Living and Yoga Log where Amanda shares her own experiences with living a healthy and green life in an effort to connect with her readers.

At the end of the day, Ecobellus wants to raise awareness about green issues while helping people achieve their lifestyle goals. Whether you are a full time green living aficionado looking for some lifestyle upgrades or a novice to the environmental cause, Ecobellus has something for everyone.

Just in case you were wondering about the name ecobellus:

1. eco: environmentally friendly or sensitive

2. bellus: Latin for beautiful, pretty, pleasing to the eye.

Let us know your favorite story and its positive impact on your life!

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Pages that will help people learn more about recycling and being green

May 12th, 2010 1 comment

Below are some pages that will help people learn more about recycling and being green. Topics covered are “how to recycle,” “sustainability” and “making money recycling” and the pages go give an overview on how to earn money by recycling, how to give away recyclables to others who want to earn money and how to live a greener lifestyle. Enjoy!

http://ecycler.com/recycling-centers-and-facts/
http://ecycler.com/make-money-recycling
http://ecycler.com/green/
http://ecycler.com/how-to-recycle/
http://ecycler.com/recycle/
http://ecycler.com/recycle-bin/
http://ecycler.com/sustainable-and-sustainability/
http://ecycler.com/where-to-recycle/
http://ecycler.com/why-recycling-is-important/
http://ecycler.com/recycling-in-canada/

We continue to update this posting with our most recent pages.

If you have any page suggestions, let us know on our ecycler Contact Us page.

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Happy Earth Day! 40 Recyclable Items for each Year of Earth Day

April 22nd, 2010 No comments

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. In honor of the big day, we’ve put together a list of 40 items that can be recycled (some of them may surprise you):

40. Yogurt containers
39. Cottage cheese containers
38. Strawberry (and other berry) baskets
37. Plastic milk containers
36. Waxed milk cartons
35. Soap bottles
34. Juice bottles
33. Juice boxes and cartons
32. Gallon water containers
31. Plastics grocery bags
30. Paper grocery bags
29. Plastic toys
28. Plastic hangers
27. Plastic trash cans
26. Beer bottles
25. Aluminum cans
24. Cell phones
23. Tin cans
22. Newspapers
21. White office paper
20. Corrugated cardboard
19. Brown paper bags
18. Phone books
17. Magazines
16. Junk mail
15. Envelopes from mail
14. Refrigerators
13. Air conditioners
12. Batteries
11. Motor oil
10. Tires
9. Car batteries
8. Printer ink cartridges
7. Scrap aluminum
6. Old bricks
5. VHS tapes
4. Old prescription medicine bottles
3. Flip flops
2. Roof shingles
1. Recycle this blog post and let people know about ecycler!

Sources:

http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/common.html

http://www.squidoo.com/recycle-everything

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Think going digital means being green? Think again.

March 18th, 2010 No comments

Think going digital means being green? A recent blog posting on ZDNet says, “think again.”

The resources required to produce eReaders may be more harmful to the environment than the use of pulp to make your morning paper.

Dozens of minerals and metals have to be mined and refined to make eReaders, not to mention all the plastic that has to be molded to encase the delicate insides.

“There is no question that print media could do a better job of managing the sustainability of its supply chains and waste streams, but it’s a misguided notion to assume that digital media is categorically greener. Computers, eReaders, and cell phones don’t grow on trees and their spiraling requirement for energy is unsustainable,” Don Carli, Executive Vice President of SustainCommWorld LLC and Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Sustainable Communication, said in an interview with ZDNet.

See http://blogs.zdnet.com/doc/?p=771 for more.

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