Here are a few of the links that were relevant to the 10.1.11 show
GREEN DIVA LINKS
The Green Divas on Facebook
The Green Divas on iTunes
The Green Divas on WMTR
GREEN DIVA CORRESPONDENT: Maggie Miller (McDonough, GA)
Maggie Miller Hand Painted Blog- Recycled re-purposed furniture hand painted with natural VOC free paints.
Links to some sites that sell the safest paint products
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#4: The Dird on Eco-Dry Cleaning
Today’s tip: Use wooden clothes hangers; return wire ones to dry cleaners
Recycle those wire hangers!
3.5 billion hangers end up in landfills every year!
Hanger Hamper – container and tote for wire hangers
No more dry cleaner plastic bags!
Green Garmento – Eco-friendly dry cleaning tote
Reusable Bag Depot – Another Eco-friendly dry cleaner tote
Green Dry Cleaning?
- 85% of the 35,000+ dry cleaners in the US use perchloroethylene (PERC) as a solvent in the dry cleaning process
- PERC is a synthetic, volatile organic compound (VOC)
- Minimal contact – cause dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, nausea, and skin and respiratory irritation.
- Prolonged exposure has been linked to liver and kidney damage, and cancer.
- wash your delicate items at home & Take to a local cleaner for pressing only or
- professional wet cleaning and liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) cleaning? VOC-free
- Liquid CO2
- Hydrocarbon is NOT green – it is petroleum based and often claim it as ‘organic’; not as toxic as PERC, but still a VOC
- GreenEarth Method – silicone based solvent called siloxane or D-5 – bad for environment
California is in the lead and committed to phasing out PERC by 2023, offering grant money to cleaners that switch from PERC to CO2 or wet cleaning.
Great post on Green America about the Greening of dry cleaning
TAKE TWO: Repurposing with GD Lisa
- Use an old ladder to hang on the ceiling in the kitchen for pots and pans, or use it in the bathroom to lean up against the wall to hang your towels.
- Use old costume jewelry to make refrigerator magnets to sparkle up your kitchen or give away as gifts.
- Reuse cool old suitcases to store household linens
- Use wine glasses for votive candles. Put some sand, pebbles or anything that will float the votive candle up from the bottom of the glass.
Vegan Gourmet restaurants in NYC
Green City Challenge – Race for the cause Oct 23rd