Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

The world is in a sorry state due to greenhouse gas emissions. You know to recycle, reduce and reuse, but a girl can’t go around looking like a tree-hugging hippie; you must look chic at all times. And that includes every aspect of your green-living life, from the way you decorate your home to the way you accessorize yourself. Remember, going green doesn’t mean you must abandon your sense of style or forfeit all things luxury.

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing it

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Swanky and Sassy Style …

Back in December I posted a blog about some really great cowboy boots I got from Kat Mendenhall. But the buck doesn’t stop with 100% leather free and sustainable boots and belts. Oh no my friend…

Ecologically sound clothing isn’t limited to hemp anymore either. A lot of designers are taking an interest in organic cotton, which is grown without harmful chemicals that not only cause health problems for handlers, but also air and water pollution. Other materials are also gaining poplar use, like soy and paper as well as luxurious silk for the diva in you.

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing itDress Up the House Too …

Check out Viva Terra, who carries eco-friendly housewares and furnishings. They have a great selection of kitchen gadgets and toys! However if their selection doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can head over to the Sustainable Furnishings Council and do a quick search of other great options.

If your apartment or house is in need of a redecorating, check out furniture that is new to you, rather than fresh off the truck, like at antique stores and thrift shops. If you want to go new, make sure it’s made of sustainable materials, which minimize the impact of global warming during production. Look for products and furniture made from sustainable and/or biodegradable materials, like bamboo, hemp, soy and other resources.

Saving the Planet and Looking Good Doing itKeep it Beautiful, Baby!

Beautify your body with Nature Girl products, made from fresh organically grown products on small farms that use alternative pest control methods to prevent harmful chemicals from being released into the air.

Nature Girl donates a part of their profits to groups who work to save the planet. Not only will you help to eliminate the harmful toxins from being released into the atmosphere, you’ll be protecting yourself from coming in contact with them too, so your skin really will be as healthy as it looks!

It’s hard work to save the planet, but it sure is fun to try, especially when that means you get to do what you do best which is shop.

*An important aspect of sharing original recipes is to give proper credit to the author(s) of the recipe(s).  I hope that you enjoy using these recipes and making them your own; but please do so with that integrity in mind. With much gratitude. - Linda