Carnival of the Green #180

Morning all, and welcome to this week’s Carnival of the Green. It’s just after 11.30am here in blustery Gateshead, so grab yourself a nice cup of tea, sit back and absorb the best green posts from last week’s Internet, incorporating our brand new feature™ #bestgreentweets

The Vetrazzo Process: A Photo Essay By MC O’Connor

Jim from bargaineering brings us five reasons to go paperless with your statements (bank, credit card, mortgage, etc.). Paperless is not only good for the environment but also good for you financially. Use less and everyone wins!

With petrol prices on the rise yet again, we look to hypermiling: a set of skills employed to reduce fuel consumption. Techniques range from simple to extreme, dangerous to downright illegal. Green Promise sheds some light on these practices, with safety and the environment in mind.

Biotunes presents Use recyclable, not just renewable, energy posted at Bioblog by Biotunes.

Marie Snyder questions the green-ness of the green bins.

Elizabeth at Go Green Travel Green discusses 12 Tips and Tricks for Green Business Travel. From staying in a green hotel to taking ecocabs, discover how to be a greener business traveler.

Jessica Nagel presents Love’s Baby Soft and Coca Cola posted at Sustainable Halo.

RecycleCindy from (a website dedicated to recycling & crafting) offers her latest recycled tote bag which is crocheted from old plastic bags. Crochet your way to a wonderful reusable tote and a great way to repurpose those old plastic bags into a cool grocery bag. Here is the free crochet pattern link. Happy recycled green crafting to you!

Surbhi presents Wildlife Conservation – The Weak Link posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

Beth Terry says: “For almost 2 years, I have collected and tallied my own weekly plastic waste on my blog, Fake Plastic Fish. Now it’s your turn. Are you willing to take the challenge and let us see your plastic pile for the week? This challenge is for educational purposes only. Leave your guilt in the garbage can and Show Us Your (Plastic) Trash!

Michal presents The FlexScan EV2303W Energy Efficient Monitor posted at Energy Saving Gadgets.

Is local food always the greenest choice? A new Worldwatch Institute study says no. Read about the study on Veggie Revolution this week, from Sally Kneidel. What could be greener than local?

Wren Caulfield presents Spring Cleaning: Do It Cheap, Do It Green posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Jennifer Heigl presents Are You Getting “Localwashed?” posted at Daily Blender.

Pictures & video of a green home building project in Long Island. Those solar panels look awesome. 6.5kW!

Alex presents How to Get Rid of Ants with Apple Cider Vinegar posted at Home Life Weekly.

Instead of sending toxic cleaning products down the plug-hole, here are four easy and effective ways to use baking soda around your home from ooffoo.

Ooffoo have also just announced the winners of their reuse competition here in a post called Top 10 ReUse Tips & Ideas

Guffly presents Help the Enviroment with iTunes | Guffly posted at Guffly.

Kara presents Grilled Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers posted at An Hour In the Kitchen

Free Organic News presents Why Wear Natural Organic Fabrics Like Cotton, Wool, Linen And Hemp? posted at Free Organic News.

Busy Bee Kim presents how to pack a green school lunch posted at Busy Bee Lifestyle.

And finally, Erin, aka Conscious Shopper, discusses some of the ways available to finance a home energy retrofit, including tax credits, loans, and “weatherization assistance”. I think she means “weatherisation”. 


The Carnival Of The Green goes all a’Twitter

As Treehugger mentioned on Friday this is the first Carnival of the Green to incorporate twitter (What’s Twitter?). A few #bestgreentweets were submitted and these are the best three. Well done to all on twitter who joined in:

@Kare_At_EandM Unique Recycle of Plastic Bottle #bestgreentweets

@greenbiztweets Group Releases New Standards to Green Utilities’ Supply Chains #bestgreentweets

@sustainablog SUNfiltered: 5 innovative non-profits making bicycling (and bikes) more accessible #bestgreentweets

Thanks to our fine hosts last week over at Organic Mania.

Next week, the carnival stops at Surely You Nest.



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