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Green Living Resources

Decipher product labels and claims using search tools from GreenerChoices.org.

Find more great ideas for eco-friendly living:

  • 40 Tips to Go Greener at Home
    Simple Mom.net 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.
  • GreenerChoices.org
    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.
  • Worldchanging.com
    "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.
  • Ridejoy.com
    A community-driven marketplace for sharing rides. Check out potential drivers and riders on Facebook.
  • Zimride.com
    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.
  • www.fueleconomy.gov
    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.
  • Directmail.com
    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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