today i wandered around the hoboken art and music festival, dodging the fried-dough eating people and avoiding the crowds at the sand art booths while searching for the hob'art booth and the "green street" on newark and washington streets, a tiny oasis of environmental consciousness in the sea of consumption. (actually, i can't resist buying a little something: femi ford's poppies notecards & notebook and a reusableable hemp bag to benefit the quality of life coalition in hoboken.)
so, to support the coalition & raise more green awareness (hoboken sure needs it!), here are some help the environment tips for the week:
- stop that extra sucking -- buy the gaiam smart power strip and conserve energy & money. even if your electronic devices are turned off, they continue to suck power from the socket plug, but the gaiman strip cuts power to everything!
- no more virgins -- instead of buying virgin fiber paper towels, napkins or tissues, try 100% recycled ones & save tons o' trees. or better still, just stop buying paper products (like viva towels) to mop up messes and use regular washable towels & cloths.
- be sappy -- buy 100% recycled (veggie ink too) sappycards to show you care.
- love the locals -- find a farmers market near you and shop for local produce.
have a green tip? share it with us!