Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Starbucks makes it worthwhile being green for earth day

Just think about how many people will be bringing their reusable cup tomorrow for earth day to get their free Starbucks Coffee. Now imagine if we all brought our cups every day. Imagine how many cups don't even need to be recycled.

Now reflect on how hard it was to bring the cup along. Not very hard was it. Its Easy Being Green and Starbucks has now proven it is. Awesome job Starbucks. Now its up to us to continue with throughout the year.

Check out the link for more details:

Chloros Guild - True Green List

There are a lot of products that pretend to be green, some actually make an effort and then there are some products that go the extra mile and exceed all standards. They are truly environmently friendly. This is a list of such products.

If you know of any products you feel should make this list please send over a short summary of why you feel this product deserves the "Chloros" label. You can email Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will review them and post the list below.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Solution to higher cost of wind power generation

Generally this blog is for tips for individuals on how its easier to be green but this one is actually for the government. In the newspaper today, I saw the article about coal being cheaper than wind power to generate and that cost per kw/h will be going up. Well one way to help out the average Canadian who will be getting this cost increase and one way to stimulate the economy through environmental spending would be to give every home owner in Ontario or possibly Canada, a solar panel fully installed for free.

Let's think about this for a moment. what are we gaining:

1) We are reducing the energy strain in our electrical system.
2) We are promoting an environmentally friendly energy source.
3) Since money is not being sucked out of the economy through electricity costs, people can afford to buy more.
4) Labor for manufacturers of solar panels and installers would get more money that they could in turn spend.
5) The government looks good in the eyes of every Canadian for their work on the environment. Since everyone would get one then everyone would see the work they are doing. They would not need to spend all that money marketing to us. We would see it happen.

If you know someone who has some power in government to make a difference, please forward over this idea to them. If you have any comments on this proposal please contact chris williams at chrisw_88@hotmail.com

Friday, February 20, 2009

Obama visit and Green

There were two very interesting things about the Obama visit to Ottawa. The first was that the focus was Green. Not green as in dollars but green as in the environment. It seems that even politicians are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to promoting saving the environment as a way to save money. The second interesting things was his visit to get a beaver tail. It shows that he is a man who does his research including the little details like our Canadian treat. Let's hope that he will continue to keep an eye on the details and push for a greener environment simply. It's easy being green, we just have to keep an eye out. All the little things add up.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Planet-Friendly Lunches

A friend pointed out these 8 tips on creating green friendly lunches:


Funny how some simple things can make a big difference. Not only would you be saving the planet but also saving money we spend on throw away stuff. Why use a ziplock bag for sandwiches when reusable tupperware works well. The same with juice boxes. How many people actually recycle them? Why not just use plastic refillable ones?

Cudos to MSN for publishing this article. Click the link and go see it and share it with friends. Let's hope we see more such articles in the coming year.

If you see any interesting articles please email them to susan@clinchportal.com and we will post a link to them here.