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Cigarette Butts are Plastic! by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate, a type of plastic.  There are about 12,000 thin fibers of this material in each filter.  The purpose of the filter ... Read on »
October's Stupid Plastic Crap by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This month’s stupid plastic crap is vibrating mascara.  Yes - it vibrates.  Not  only is the mascara tube made of plastic, but it has a battery that is guaranteed t ... Read on »
Download Your Music and Forego the Plastic Packaging by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I  added another way (#13) to reduce plastic use to my current list:  Download your music rather than buying it in a plastic jewel case.  I have an iPod and it is ver ... Read on »
Global Warming and Plastic by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living                                                                        (photo by Joel Paschal) I am writing this blog entry to participate in Blog Action Day, Oct. 15, ... Read on »
A Greener Halloween by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Making your holidays green involves behavior that is no different from the earth friendly practices that you already use in your everyday life.  The goal is to live s ... Read on »
Green Standards for Local Events by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This post about green standards is written for the Green Mom’s Carnival which is hosted this month by  In Women We Trust.  When I hear of green standards, I first think of the ... Read on »
September's Stupid Crap by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Look!  It’s a toddler’s croc sandal!   No, it’s a cell phone holder!  No, it’s September’s Stupid Plastic Crap!  This cell phone case by foneGIRL is made of bright foam ... Read on »
Kreative Blog Award by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Green Gigs blogger, who has always been very supportive of my blog,  included Citizen Green to be one of the  7 blogs she chose for the Kreativ Blogger Award. We both publish ... Read on »
Hanging Clothes With Green Moms by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I am writing this post for this month’s Green Moms Carnival which is about conserving energy. This is my second month to post with Green Moms and I already see the ben ... Read on »
Certified By the National Wildlife Federation by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I have wanted to do this for a long time - make my yard into an official certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. All that is needed is food, water, c ... Read on »
WHICH WATER BOTTLE TO USE??? by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Probably the main thing that I harp on in this blog is, “Use a reusable water bottle rather than water bottled in plastic.” It’s the biggest single action you can take to be ... Read on »
Drink Tap Water, President Obama! by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Several times lately I have seen photos on the internet of President Obama drinking bottled water at government meetings. If it is true, it bothers me that one of the worl ... Read on »
Bob Greene Should NOT Recommend Bottled Water by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Bob Greene is Oprah’s personal trainer. He has been on her show many times and has many common sense ideas on living a healthy lifestyle. Bob Greene and the Best Life die ... Read on »
August's Stupid Plastic Crap by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It's time again to nominate a useless piece of plastic as the Stupid Plastic Crap of the month. The idea behind doing this is to show how we humans have taken a fairly use ... Read on »
Back to School Green (With As Little Plastic As Possible) by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It’s August and in the next 2 to 4 weeks, kids will be preparing to go back to school. They will get a list from their teachers and head off to the store to get new st ... Read on »
BlogHer 09 - If It's Free, Give Me Three by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Last weekend I attended my first BlogHer conference in Chicago. BlogHer is a community of bloggers, almost all women, who come together annually to learn more about all aspec ... Read on »
July's Stupid Plastic Crap by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Every time I pass the dog clothes display in my grocery store a little involuntary noise comes out of me. Talk about a waste of resources and money! I find it embarrassing ... Read on »
Become Greener With a Favorite Young Person by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It’s summer, school is out and kids are home with free time. If you have been thinking about living a greener lifestyle, I suggest you do it with a thought for the futur ... Read on »
Avoid Fortified Waters by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This a glass of water and beside it is a multiple vitamin pill. The glass is reusable, completely recyclable, and inert, meaning it leaches nothing. It costs around 1,000 ... Read on »
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard by Linda Anderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard We are a consumer society with a throwaway mindset. Please watch this video about how this has come about. It is called “ Th ... Read on »