Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm getting ready to "woman" Better World Betty's booth around town in the next two weeks. I'll be at Whole Foods this Saturday from 12-3pm; Wednesday, April 16th at Lexis Nexis 11:30-1pm; and of course Earth Week 2008, Eco-Fair, Charlottesville High School Track, Saturday, April 19, 10-3pm (more to come about that!). At the booth you can pick up the latest green recipes, a Betty bag (for a mere ten dollar donation), and or just gab green with me.

Here's a sneak preview of some tips (Please let me know if there's an eco-tip that's begging for a top 13 spot!)

Betty’s Bakers Dozen: Green things you can do now

1- Reduce your driving. Have one day a week car-free. Contact

2- Buy local and organic food when possible. Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

3- Shift your thermostat by 3 degrees each season

4- Reduce your junk mail

5- Embrace the three minute shower!

6- Vinegar and Baking Soda are your cleaning friends

7- Say “No” to disposables: especially plastic water bottles

8- Think local when gift-giving: choice a gift certificate to a local business like Feast! or Read It Again Sam

9- Clothing: buy second-hand, host a clothing swap, line dry

10- Skip at least one red meat meal per week

11- Install CFL or LED light bulbs and buy energy-efficient appliances

12- Tighten up your home: sealing any cracks or leaks will maximum your home’s energy efficiency

13- Sign up for monthly tips in the Betty newsletter by emailing


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