Monday, February 1, 2010

living greenlee tip #1

When I first started this blog I thought I would be super clever and have the title be a pun on my new last name and the trendy "green" idea. Well, now that Zach and I have been married over two years now (smiley face) we have discovered that both of us have a pretty big passion for sustainability, you can probably tell that from some of the posts I've done in the past. So, I thought I would try to be a little more regular about it, and share some of the information that we've found and things that we've done around our house here on my blog!

I don't want this to be SO educational or anything, just a spot where I will share cool things with you. And if you'd like to share your tips with me, feel free! I'd love to hear them and then share them as well! I thought I'd start by telling you what SUSTAINABILITY is, so that we are all on the same page.

Sustainability (according to wiki and adjusted my me) is the potential for us humans to try and maintain a long term well-being for our planet, which is determined by the responsible use of our natural resources. So pretty much going green and trying to help the planet and not take away all of it's resources.

On to living greenlee tip #1 - Preserve products.

Have you gone to a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and noticed these expensive (and very cool) toothbrushes in neat plastic cases? Chances are you have and below are a few reasons why you should use them and a few of the other Preserve products out there.

- These little babies are made up of 100 % completely recycled plastics. (Your number 5's to be exact-think yogurt cups) The bristles are not, so no worries there.
- They come in 6 different colors and 3 different strenghts (ultra soft, soft, and medium)
-When you are done with your toothbrush, you can send it back to them and they will grind it up and make it into a new one! Now that is sustainability.
- AND, they offer toothbrush subscriptions! So you can receive a new toothbrush every 3 months, just like the doctor ordered!

They also have a few new products that use the same idea. Like plastic tablewear and harder plastic containers and measuring cups for everyday use. And when you are done with them, you just stick them in your recycling bin! (If they take number 5s). This company is just great!

(all photos via the preserve website)

Let me know what you think of my new segment!!
Happy Monday everyone!


Jenni said...

Oh I love it Cristin! :) How fantastic!

my name is lauren. said...

cute idea cristin :).

i like the little pun.