The Green Samaritan

Don’t Shower Shorter to Stop Water Waste. Shower Better!

The Green Samaritan

As part of Energy Action Month, TGS welcomes this guest post by Beth Livingston, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Whether you live on the West Coast or have friends on social media that do, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

38

10 Ways to Appreciate Earth Day…Any Day!

The Green Samaritan

With Earth Day 2015 approaching next Wednesday, April 22, here are a few ideas to help you appreciate, celebrate and honor this day…any day. Spend a few minutes outside to decompress by. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Earth Day Earth Day 2010 Earth Day events Ways to celebrate Earth Day

33

Trending Sources

Toxic to Our Health: Sitting is the New Smoking

The Green Samaritan

Sit, sit, sit. I don’t know about you, but after a fairly busy morning to include 6 am workouts two or three times per week, then flitting around the kitchen to get the kids off to. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

46

How Do You Recycle?

The Green Samaritan

With Earth Day approaching, I’m curious… How do you recycle or how does your city handle recycling? I’m fortunate – my city offer curbside recycling and furnishes a big brown can to deposit all our recyclable items in to include paper, aluminum cans, glass, newspaper, steel. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living Recycling Curbside recycling how to recycle

46

Where Low Flow Water Fixtures Make Sense & Where They Might Not

The Green Samaritan

This is a guest post by Trish Holder of Greenspiration Home. According the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indoor faucets account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water use in the United States each year

39

5 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Be Kinder to the World.

The Green Samaritan

All this “going green” business can be overwhelming. So to make it easy, here are 5 easy things you can do RIGHT NOW sitting in front of your computer or smart phone. Opt out of mail delivery and opt in for online

28

Book Review: Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to.

The Green Samaritan

My boys are now 8 and 11 and a lot has changed since they were born especially since this mainstream interest in green movement has blossomed. Today I would definitely tackle several things in a different light and with a book like Spit

28

5 Quick Ways to go Paperless in the Kitchen

The Green Samaritan

Paper, paper, paper! Here, there, everywhere. As it relates to the kitchen, the hub of most homes, here are five quick ways to keep the paper count and waste to a minimum. Cloth napkins: Really no reason to buy paper napkins for

28

The Plastic Pollution Coalition Celebrity Charity Auction

The Green Samaritan

If you have ever wanted to get a personal tour of Ed Begley, Jr.’s ’s solar powered home, hang out with Jackson Browne at one of his shows, or get your hands on a signed guitar by Grammy-winner Ben Harper, the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Celebrity Charity Auction is for you!

23

Product Review & Giveaway: Rescued Paper Saves the Day!

The Green Samaritan

Saved! Whether it’s to green your back-to-school supply list , find a green birthday gift or even to help you travel green, Rescued Paper can save the day. Rescued Paper offers hand-made, up-cycled paper goods.

21

SAY It Forward: A Call to Share Your Green Homeowner Experience

The Green Samaritan

Do you have a story to share that could save other homeowners energy, water, materials or cost? Then my fellow colleague, Trish Holder, Founder and Publisher of Greenspiration Home wants to hear from you!

21

Product Review: Clean+Green Furniture Refresher

The Green Samaritan

With a dog and two boys constantly in and out of the house, especially during summer, there is always something, somewhere that needs to be cleaned, spot treated and/or odor eliminated!

21

Sustainable Brands Conference Update: Empowering Consumers

The Green Samaritan

Moving from blueberries to business, the Sustainable Brands Conference ’11 kicks off next week in Monterey, California June 7-10.

21

20 Great Links from the Safer Chemicals Twitter Party

The Green Samaritan

What a panel! What an engaged group of attendees, and what a great source of information! To recap, here’s just a sampling (in no particular order) of the informative tweets and links that were shared.

21

A Call for Leaders: TogetherGreen Fellowships

The Green Samaritan

Do you have a great, green idea to for a conservation action project in your community? One that will engage people of all backgrounds to come together to learn and subsequently to act on that knowledge? If so, you might want to take a

21

4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the best ways to wash and clean the

21

Weekly Round-Up: Green Love around the Web

The Green Samaritan

It's Valentine's weekend and there have been many great posts on how to make this as eco-sweet as ever. The Alternative Consumer shares a few ideas for eco-jewelry options but I really like is the message conveyed to the guys is that

21

World Gratitude Day is Tuesday, September 21

The Green Samaritan

Did you know that September 21 has been designated as World Gratitude Day? And if we are grateful for and focus on what we have, rather than what we want or think we need, it's possible that we can keep our unnecessary and frivolous

21

5 Green Go-To Resources to Become More Eco-Aware

The Green Samaritan

From trash to toxins, germs to GMOs , there is a lot of information to absorb – especially for a newcomer traveling down this path of greater eco-awareness. Here's quick hit list of a few go-to resources to access when needing to learn

21

4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Gardening Green Living how to clean fruits and vegetables Produce rinse Produce wash vinegar produce rinse

16

Win Earth Day Treasure from Environmental Booty!

The Green Samaritan

To celebrate Earth Day, Environmental Booty has a great green giveaway going on. EB is an online community that gives you, your business or non-profit access to a growing list of members, features and interactive online resources like forums, “Green Deals&# and user profiles. Another. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Contests Earth Day Green Living Earth Day 2011 Earth Day Deals Earth Day Giveaway Environmental Booty

16

Watering Your Yard Efficiently During Hot & Dry Times

The Green Samaritan

Hot, dry and hot! That might describe your local weather as August descends upon us. Yards are looking a little scorched and water sources a little shallow around the edges. Might be a good time to think about how to conserve water usage for your yard despite the need for it!

11

Food for Thought: Blueberry Facts & Fun Recipes from Dede Wilson

The Green Samaritan

In my home state of North Carolina, blueberry season has begun and these local berries are especially sweet, delicious and best of all, healthy. North Carolina is the 4th largest blueberry producing state and ranks 5th in average yield.

11

Don’t Fry Day! Safe & Healthy Tips for Sun Fun

The Green Samaritan

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared the Friday before Memorial Day - Don’t Fry Day ! With the opening of neighborhood pools, beach weekends and outdoor outings all over to celebrate the weekend and the beginning of summer, a sun burn for many is just a few rays away.

11

Words from Maya Lin, Sigourney Weaver and The Women of the Gulf

The Green Samaritan

Back from New York after attending the National Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards event where Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin were honored for their environmental efforts.

11

Don’t Go Bananas! Easy Ways to Remember What Those Produce Labels Mean

The Green Samaritan

If you haven’t already, take a closer look at those little sticky labels on the fruit and vegetables you buy at the grocery store. Those numbers provide important information regarding just. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living Healthy Living Environmental Working Group Shopper''s Guide labels on fruit PLU labels what do the labels on fruit mean

9

Weekly Round-Up: Oscar Green on the Red Carpet

The Green Samaritan

Tomorrow night is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards - the big night for Hollywood, so here's a quick recap of all things green and Oscar this week: From Tonic, 10 Celebs Who Are Keen to be Green, featuring Oscar-nominee, Natalie Portman

11

Good Guide: How Good Are Your Clothes Made?

The Green Samaritan

Always dressing in eco-friendly, organic clothing is a tough one for many of us based on local level availability, style and some times price, so we may often find ourselves in a dilemma of how to green that non-green clothing purchase

11

Easy DIY Place Setting To-Go

The Green Samaritan

With something like 52 million meals being served each day by McDonald's alone, that makes up for a lot of trash going out the door. And while many of us bring our lunch or perhaps use the nearby cafe or employer's cafeteria

11

4 Simple Questions to Ask for Clean, Green and Good Living

The Green Samaritan

As we walk along this path of greater environmental awareness and try to maneuver all choices we face on a daily basis, it might be helpful to question ourselves before we act on, purchase or do anything to determine if it fits within

11

Vapur: The Anti-Bottle

The Green Samaritan

Picking up a quick birthday gift for my husband the other day at Eddie Bauer and saw this twist of a water bottle. The Vapur Anti-bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and very easy to work with on the go. What makes the the Vapur bottle

11

The Donate Movement – Improve, Strengthen, Create A Healthier World

The Green Samaritan

I make several trips to Goodwill each year to donate items including that 11th hour, December 30th trip, along with everyone else in the city for last minute tax deductions! When I see all the bags and boxes of things that need to be

11

Summer Road Trip! 4 Ways to Increase Fuel Efficiency

The Green Samaritan

Now that summer road trips and vacations are in full swing, your eye may be on the price of gas as you make your way down the highway. Here are a few tips from FuelEconomy.gov to maximize fuel. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2

Product Review: Glass Dharma – The Original Glass Straw

The Green Samaritan

If moving from disposable to reusable is on your list of resolutions this year, cutting out the use of plastic straws is an easy start. We used to buy bags of straws for the drinks and smoothies in. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living Product Reviews Glass Dharma Reusable drinking straws

9

4 Easy Homemade Recipes to Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. In those cases, what are the. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2

A Thought For Today

The Green Samaritan

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living Earth Day Quotes Easter Quote

9

Get the Latest in Green Living at Green Life Buzz

The Green Samaritan

What’s the buzz? Check out the latest in living green at Green Life Buzz. The site collects all the best content about living a green life from a variety of sources and offers it up in one easy location. I’m pleased to announce that TGS is a newly featured blog among many other sites. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living

9

Celebrate Earth Day with Sid the Science Kid + DVD Giveaway!

The Green Samaritan

Of course, the best way to celebrate Earth Day with your child is to spend time outside, but if you find yourself with a little TV time, Public Broadcasting with opportunities for learning a few healthy eco-friendly lessons is a great, green alternative. As Earth Day approaches, here’s a fun. Check out the full article at www.thegreensamaritan.com. Green Living Earth Day Green TV shows for kids PBS Kids Sid the Science Kid

9

Farm to Table – One Step at a Time

The Green Samaritan

Spring is in full bloom! Time to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer. April is National Gardening Month so a perfect time to plant a garden and/or begin shopping at our local farmer’s. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2

10 Green & Good Spring Cleaning Replacements for the Toxic Bad Guy

The Green Samaritan

So after I discovered this awful silver cleaning spray polish that has been following me around for years and until recently, was still lurking in the dark corner of my cabinet beneath the kitchen. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

2