No harsh chemicals for this girl: Magnolia Organics Giveaway

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Organic. Environmentally responsible. Fair trade. Socially responsible. Sustainability. Minimal packaging. All words I love to hear when I am purchasing anything from food to cosmetics to clothing to yes, even sheets. Most people know that eating organic foods are better for your health and the environment. Nobody ever really thinks…

Reducing your Plastic Footprint

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Have you ever wondered how much plastic you use in a day? A week? A month? I have always been pretty conscious of how much plastic I use and buy on a daily basis, but I was curious to see if there was a way that I could further reduce…

Plastic Soup

Plastic trash in the ocean- 5 gyres
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Did you know that there is an enormous soup of plastic litter that floats somewhere between California and Hawaii? You are at the beach and decide to roll up a message, put it in a bottle, and throw it out to sea hoping it will reach land. Please don’t follow…

Keep your Butts off our Beach

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Summer has arrived and all the beach-goers have probably seen them hiding in the sand with their butts ever so slightly peeking out -cigarette butts littering our shorelines. Most people are aware of the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. However, they often forget the environment implications.

It Starts with Me- Beach Cleanup

Good Girl Gone Green Beach Cleanup Atlantic City
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If small everyday actions have lead us to the current environmental state we are in, then maybe small everyday actions can just as easily reverse the damage. How can you possibly make a difference? In 20 minutes, my husband I were able to pick up all this trash that would…

Do you have 20 minutes?

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It’s “trash” week here on Good Girl Gone Green, so turn up the volume and let this trashy party begin! Sorry for the background noise, it was a clearly a windy day!

How Many Disposable Water Bottles do you Use a Week?

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Did you know that 60,000 plastic water bottles are disposed of in landfills daily in the United States alone? To me that is a frightening number. That is a lot of plastic just sitting in a pile somewhere. Plastic water bottles negatively impact our planet to a greater extent than…

Could you go plastic-free?

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Everywhere we look—from food containers to DVD packaging to the insides of our cars—we see plastic. It seems almost impossible to escape, but is there a way to reduce our plastic consumption? Yes, we can recycle the plastic we use, but it is actually downcycled. Every time plastic is recycled,…

Water conservation

Water COnservation
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I always try to conserve as much water as possible during any given day. Some days, it can easier than others, but I figure every bit helps. Don’t get me wrong, some of the items on the list will be a challenge, yes even for me, while others are an…

Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Plastic bags
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Every day, people dispose of billions of tons of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American typically produces an astonishing 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of trash a day, which translates to 1600 lbs (725 kg) a year. You may wonder where all this trash goes. It disappears…