Lessen your impact on the environment one step at a time. With knowledge of the global community we can become more sustainable.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Invest Green- Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Things to think about when investing:
1. First start small dip your big toe in.
2. See if your 401K plan has a "green fund".
3. Diversify your investing by "green" investing a portion of your investments.
4. Research "green options" www.Morningstar.com is a great place to start which evaluates funds, risks and diversification.
5. To evaluate your current investments check out www.climatecounts.org it provides a scorecard that evaluates companies in eight sectors based on their commitment to fight global warming.

More and more mainstream companies embrace sustainability, let's celebrate and support them by investing in green business!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Telecommuting benefits

There are so many benefits of telecommuting. With modern technology we can be anywhere and work. I think the shear flexibility factor is great!
Save energy- less cars lower fuel comsumption.
Save money-avoid costs with commuting, gas, ferry and bus fares.
Save time- your gaining extra time in the mornings and evenings to be productive.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sustainable Holidays

We all need to have a second look at the gifts we are purchasing for our Holiday list. Think about giving experiences such as museum memberships, opera/symphony tickets, movie passes. The local grocery store has gift cards as a last minute resort.
We at Green Living look for the acts of kindness and not quantity. Simple things such as baking cookies if someone lives close by. Pack them in a tin that has had a previous life.Decorate with paper that has been decorated by you or someone in your family.
Happy Holidays to all and let's try for one green idea for each day in December. We would love to hear about your sustainable experiences.