Noteworthy Green: Offsetting Your Impact, Red Shoe Bloggers, Green Myths, and More...

>> Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Check out my latest post at The Green Phone Booth: Negative Impact + Positive Impact = No Net Impact.

I kept thinking about it and calculating ways to solve my [car] problem and googling for ways to fit me and three kids on a bike until finally my husband was tired of hearing about it. "You've thought it all through," he said. "You're doing the best you can. Just give it up."

"But I can't!" I said. "Transportation is an area where we could really make a difference, but we're not!"

I've hit a wall in this category. I could sacrifice more but it would involve spending money we don't have or saying bye-bye to good friends because I can't reach their houses by public transportation or making grandparents miserable because they live too far away to see my kids. I could make more sacrifices, but it would make us unhappy. Should saving the planet make us unhappy?


And elsewhere on the Internet:

:: Kelly Diels guest posts at Problogger to explain why blogging is like The Wizard of Oz. I love this post and wish I could write that well!

:: Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai asks, "Are we on the wrong bus?" and encourages us to have courage to turn the bus around.

:: Maya*made does it again! I love this children's art display made from a priority mailer or cereal box.

:: Wisebread remembers ten retro household helpers that we should all start using again.

:: The Washington Post lists ten off-cited green myths that might be losing you money.

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 a way to get involved? Call your Senators and tell them you support a strong clean energy and climate bill.
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Green Bean October 7, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

I adored the maya*made display box. Cannot wait to try that here. Also, that Wisebread post made me want to run out and get a carpet sweeper. Interesting list of best green intentions.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper October 8, 2009 at 12:41 PM  

@Green Bean - I thought the same thing about a feather duster after reading the Wisebread article.

Kelly Diels October 13, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

Erin, thanks so much for the mention and the compliment.

I'm so glad to have found your site, too. I like your approach and it is a great resource. I'm going to tweet you up :)

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