Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Greenpeace Living Guide tips for green living
Greenpeace Living Guide tips for green living
The Greenpeace Living Guide offers real solutions for environmental living at home, at work and in your community. It also shows how each one of us can get political and be an everyday activist - taking on the root causes of environmental issues around the world. In the spirit of The Greenpeace Living Guide, we post some timely green tips here each month.
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The top three ways to talk about the environment (from the most persuasive environmentalists we know)
A few months ago, we asked you for your thoughts about the environment, the 'green living' trend and what you'd like to see us discuss in 'Green Tips.' Many of you asked how to talk to friends, neighbours, colleagues and family about the environment. We tried to get you answers from the most persuasive and knowledgeable environmentalists we know: Greenpeace Canada phone outreach staff. They're the ones who call you from time to time to talk to about Greenpeace, your membership and environmental issues. Next time you see 'Greenpeace' on your call display, pick up the phone and get tips on how to talk about the environment straight from the experts.
The top three things on your mind
For years, you've been hearing from us in this column about green living and green politics. This month, you're going to hear from each other.
The top three reasons 'green tips' aren't green tips anymore
For a long time, this column consisted exclusively of handy (and very popular) 'green tips.' We told you how to clean your bathtub with baking soda, maximize energy in your kitchen and create an eco-friendly lawn. That era is over. While we will still provide tools for daily life (and our website will continue to feature a wealth of green tips) our focus will now include green politics. Here are the top three reasons why.
The Greenpeace Living Guide's top five reasons technology won't solve climate change.
US President Barack Obama has come and gone, and our climate questions remain unanswered. How, for example, will his administration tackle dirty energy like US coal and oil from Canada's tar sands? What will result from the 'clean energy dialogue' President Obama discussed with Stephen Harper? What stand will both leaders take at the next United Nations climate change meeting in Copenhagen in December? We don't know. Here is what we do know. Both President Obama and Stephen Harper are touting technology as the solution to climate change. It's isn't. Here are the top five reasons why.
Tap water tips
If the water is safe to drink in your community, The Greenpeace Living Guide suggests you reconsider bottled water. First, you avoid plastic bottles. Second, you avoid the appalling practice of paying private companies for a public resource: water.
The Greenpeace Living Guide's Top 3 New Year's Resolutions for 2009
It's a new year, and, by all accounts, it's going to be a challenging one. As we confront an unfolding economic crisis, it's more important than ever to keep our focus on the environment. Why? With this crisis comes an opportunity to change the way the world does business, ushering in a new era of green energy, green jobs and responsible governance (and by this we mean regulation—financial, environmental—bring it on!). So, in the spirit of renewal, The Greenpeace Living Guide presents our top three New Year's resolutions for 2009. (For bonus points, add, 'I will order The Greenpeace Living Guide.')
The Greenpeace Living Guide's top 3 three reasons you matter to Greenpeace, and to the environment...
It's the holidays, a time for gratitude, and the perfect moment to tell you the many reasons you matter to Greenpeace, and to the environment. The holidays are also the perfect time to order The Greenpeace Living Guide for your friends and family. Find out more.
The Greenpeace Living Guide's top three reasons why President Barack Obama is good for the environment (and for Canada)
Greenpeace is hopeful about the election of Barack Obama. As Greenpeace US Executive Director John Passacantando said: "For eight years, the international community tried to solve global warming while this country’s leadership sat on the sidelines. We look forward to showing a waiting world that America is back and ready to lead." (More on Greenpeace US reaction to the election)
The Greenpeace Living Guide's top three reasons to feel hopeful post-election
Okay, so, the Conservatives have formed a minority government. And, as Greenpeace and many other groups have pointed out, their climate plan puts Canada far below our targets under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. In addition, the Conservatives have refused to discuss their broader environmental plan with enviros like Greenpeace (the Bloc, the Greens, the NDP and the Liberals all responded to our questions during the election). But there are many reasons for hope and opportunities for action. Here are three. (For more reasons to hope and a whole book of green tips, visit The Greenpeace Living Guide today.)
Greenpeace's top tips for a greener bedroom
The last of a three-part series on greening your home (see the green kitchen and the green bathroom). For a whole book of fabulous green tips, order The Greenpeace Living Guide today! And to share you own tips for a green bathroom, get in touch at email@example.com.
Tips for a greener kitchen
The second of a three-part series on greening your home. Coming soon: the green bedroom. For a whole book of fabulous green tips, order Greenpeace's Living Guide today! And to share you own tips for a green bathroom, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenpeace's top three tips for a green bathroom
The first of a three-part series on greening your home. Coming soon: the green kitchen and the green bedroom. For a whole book of fabulous green tips, order Greenpeace's Living Guide today! And to share you own tips for a green bathroom, get in touch at email@example.com
Greenpeace's top three tips for green summer eating
It's summer, the perfect time to eat fresh, ripe and in season. The best route to green eating: think about what you're eating. Find out where it comes from, who picked it for you and exactly how it got from seed to table. To get you started, here are Greenpeace's top three tips for green summer eating. Enjoy, let us know what you think and make your own eating recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenpeace's summer reading list
To understand environmental issues, we need to look at science and history, at geography and economics, at sociology and politics. Especially politics. Greenpeace's summer reading list takes you from the big picture (global economics) to daily life (the seafood aisle of your grocery store) and reflects the global scope of our campaigns. We've grouped our choices into a few topical categories, followed our own imaginations and interests and thrown in a few movies and websites for good measure.
Let us know what you think and make your own reading recommendations at email@example.com.
Three things you can do to make every day Earth Day
Earth Day has come and gone, which is all the more reason to re-affirm our collective commitment to a green and peaceful future. Here are three things you can do right now to make every day Earth Day. For a whole book of green tips to last year-round, check out the fabulous Greenpeace Living Guide.
Top five things to avoid on your next shopping trip
At Greenpeace, we contend that that living green requires a great deal of thought, nuance and study. Environmental issues are complex and, generally speaking, there are no easy answers. We also admit that sometimes it's nice to have a (by no means exhaustive) list. So here you go: stay away from these five things, and you'll be a long way towards living green. No research required.
Greenpeace's top three ways to green your work life - Part II
Last month, we told you how to avoid waste, keep public water public and cut down on your travel-related carbon emissions. This month, we go even deeper into what it means to have a green work life.
Greenpeace's top three ways to green your work life
Most of us spend a good chunk of our lives at work. It's also where we take a big chunk out of the planet. The good news: there's a lot you can do to reduce your impact right now. Check out the first part of Greenpeace's guide to working green.
Greenpeace's top three New Year's resolutions
Tips for green holiday eating
If you're planning a holiday meal, there's a lot you can do to keep waste, pesticides and energy use to a minimum. Consider using the holiday season as a template for the rest of the year. It's a great opportunity to create new habits and try new recipes you can roll out in the months to come. For more fabulous tips on living the green life, check out our new Greenpeace Guide available right now!