Green Divas Radio Show Links & Resources for the 9.24.11 Show

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Here are a few of the links that were relevant to the 9.24.11 show

GREEN DIVA LINKS

The Green Divas on Facebook 

The Green Divas on iTunes

The Green Divas on WMTR

GUEST GREEN DIVA: Author, Michele Hollow – Pet News & Views

Michele says that the two most important things to think about when considering how pets can be green are:

1. Recyled pets – Adopt animals at your local shelters and rescues.  20% of all the animals in shelters are pure bred.  And if you can’t find what you are looking for, go online.  There is a rescue group for almost every bred.

2. Get your pets spayed or neutered – That is the greenest thing we can all do for the planet and the animals!

Michele has two new books out:

SLEEPING NAKED IS GREEN SEGMENT:

This fun, new weekly segment is sponsored by Essentia, The Only All Natural Memory Foam Mattress in the World!

Every week will discuss an entry from the hilarious and totally practical book, Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson.

Listen to this week’s 5-min segment SNiG#3: Eco-Bamboo?

Today’s tip: Use eco-friendly cutting board.

Bamboo cutting board – is it really eco-friendly?

The good bits:

  • It takes between three and five years to be ready to harvest, compared to 30-50 years for its hardwood counterparts
  • It produces more oxygen than a forest of comparable size
  • Prevents erosion
  • It can grow without pesticides or chemicals
  • It is totally degradable and regenerates on its own

The potentially bad bits:

  • manufacturing process that converts it to usable material isn’t good
    • flooring for example: has to go through tons of steaming or fires in a kiln –  energy-intensive
    • some flooring manufacturers use formaldehyde adhesives
  • the creation of bamboo fabric is more disturbing and for another segment . . .but when looking for bamboo fabric look for Litrax from Sweden which makes it’s fabric in a much friendlier process

Other GD ideas for a green diva kitchen

  • use cloth napkins
  • non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners
  • sponges & dish clothes
  • reduce food packaging
    • but recycle what you get
    • buy local as much as possible
    • remember re-usable bags when shopping
 FEATURED GUEST: Becky Striepe –  Green Crafter and Blogger featured on:
Becky is a panelist at the up-coming Summit of Awesome 2011.  She will be talking about being a green crafter.  She makes craft kits, which might include aprons made from vintage or reclaimed materials.  She prefers to use organic cotton and hemp when possible and recommends Robert Kaufman and Cloud 9 Fabrics – both produce organic fabrics made in the US.

FUN GREEN DIVA STUFF TO KNOW:

“Like” us on Facebook and mention G2 Organics to get in the running for G2 product give away!

About the author / 

Green Diva Meg
megan@thegreendivas.com'

(aka Megan McWilliams Bouchard) is the founder of The Green Divas and GDGD Radio Network (the first green and healthy living radio network on earth for the earth). She's the producer and host of the popular Green Divas Radio Show, one of the first radio shows dedicated to sharing low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green. Green Diva Meg is a well-known green living expert and media personality.

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