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Find more great ideas for eco-friendly living:

  • 40 Tips to Go Greener at Home
    Simple provides small, easy, green choices we can make in our homes.
  • SF Approved List
    The City of San Francisco has launched a website listing approved eco-friendly products. Get recommendations for everything from automotive supplies, cleaning products, food ware, office supplies, pest management, and more.
  • Ecology Center
    This organization in Berkeley offers information, training, and models for practices that are environmentally and socially responsible.
    Non-commercial, reliable and up-to-date information about consumer products and practices, from the publisher of Consumer Reports
  • Alternative Consumer
    This blog "provides a unique, upbeat perspective - eco news, green product reviews and useful info for busy folks looking to cultivate a greener, healthier, more sustainable lifestyle."
  • The Good Guide
    A consumer's guide to safe, healthy, green products including foods, personal care, household chemicals, and toys.
  • The Green Guide - For Everyday Living
    National Geographic's guide includes seasonal tips, personal care, kids, travel and food. You can also register to receive a free monthly e-newsletter.
  • The Green Life
    Sierra Club's blog provides a daily roundup of environmental news from many sources.
  • The Non-consumer Advocate
    A blog dedicated to the philosophy "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
  • Planet Green
    Discovery Channel's site covers a wide variety of green topics, especially related to the media.
    "A nonprofit media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers. We cover the world’s most innovative solutions to the planet’s problems."

Green Cleaning Books

Cover Art
The Naturally Clean Home - Karyn Siegel-Maier
ISBN: 160342007X
Publication Date: 2008-12-01

Cover Art
Green Clean - Mikki Halpin; Linda Mason Hunter
Call Number: 648.5 HUNTER
ISBN: 1595910042
Publication Date: 2005-05-20

Green Your Ride

Looking for alternatives to your daily commute or leisure travel? Check out these resources.

  • 511 Transit Trip Planner
    511 is committed to making travel greener by helping you to take transit, rideshare, bike or walk.
    A community-driven marketplace for sharing rides. Check out potential drivers and riders on Facebook.
    Need a ride from point A to point B? Need gas money for a trip? Check out this ride sharing service, originally geared to college students, now open to all.
  • Car Sharing Network
    What if you only need a car occasionally? Look for car sharing options in your area.
  • Car Sharing Gets Easier
    Read about the new law that will make it easier for you to share your car with others.
    Get gas mileage tips and compare fuel efficiency for different cars

Green Living in Oakland Tribune

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Spring Cleaning? Go Green!

  Paper, paper, everywhere

Drowning in paper? Check out these ideas to reduce the amount of paper coming into your home.

  • Reduce Junk Mail
    Resolve to reduce your junk mail in 2010! Learn how to remove your name from direct mailing lists.
    Register to remove your name from mailing lists
  • Catalog Choice
    Register here to control the catalogs you receive and find links to online catalogs instead.
  • Paperless Statements
    Learn how this option benefits you and the environment
  • Paperless Bill Paying
    No doubt your bank, utilities, and credit card companies have been bugging you to "go paperless." Give it a try - it's easy on you and the environment.

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