Noteworthy Green: Car Talk, Rain Barrels, Size Matters, and More...

>> Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check out my latest post at the Green Phone Booth: Car Talk.

Yes, folks, we are a minivan family.

We are also a one-car family, and in the past, I might have argued that the fact that we only drive one vehicle balances out the fact that it is a minivan. But that argument was based on the assumption that our minivan was achieving its optimum gas mileage. It's not.

A 2004 Honda Odyssey should be getting 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, 18 or 19 mpg on average. Last month, our lovely vehicle got 14 mpg.

And elsewhere on the Internet:

:: Peppermags found the coolest rain barrel I've ever seen, including a built in pitcher.

:: Aiko Schaefer reminds us that climate change is a poverty issue. [via Grist]

:: Newsweek ranks the S&P 500 by their green impact and performance. [via Grist]

:: It's Not Easy Being Green has a great tribute to Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

:: crstn85 is hosting this month's APLS Carnival on Size Matters.

I'm now using Twitter to keep track of my noteworthy green reads. If you'd like instant knowledge of what I find interesting, you can find me on Twitter as consciousshoppr.

Looking for something to do? Check out my More (Fall) Fun, Less Stuff event guide!


Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails


© 2008-2010 The Conscious Shopper

You're welcome to link to any posts at The Conscious Shopper, but please do not use images or content from this site without my permission. Contact me at


I do not accept money for writing reviews, but I do accept products for review and to giveaway. When posting a review, I fully disclose any free samples received from the company. I include information provided by the company in my reviews, but all opinions about the product are my own and I will not provide a good review for any product or company just because they sent me some free samples.


The ideas on this blog are my opinion and are provided for informational purposes and entertainment only. I am not a financial advisor or medical professional. Please do not misconstrue the information on this blog as advice.

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by 2009

Back to TOP