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Top 10 Green Stories – Time Magazine’s and Mine

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top10Time magazine has an interesting list of the top 10 green stories for 2008. I liked re-reading them this morning. I can’t retrace quite how I got there, but you know how it is when one link leads to another. But, reading this list got me wondering about my own top 10 green changes of the last year. Here are the one’s that I can remember:
1. I priced out geothermal for my house and it would have cost $50,000. Forget it. Sadness;
2. I started composting again;
3. I switched to an all-herbal hair dye – and it looks nice;
4. I chose to spend the money I didn’t have to take the BPA-based plasticizers out of my mouth and replace them with porcelain. BPA is known to be a hormone disruptor and it felt horrible to me in my mouth;
5. I bought a stainless steel countertop water filter instead of one made with plastic;
6. I bought two cases of glass mason jars with wide mouths to go plastic-free for all my food storage – including for freezer storage;
7. I stopped eating foods with preservatives, and found that even some brands that make “natural” hummus carry preservatives;
8. I started taking wild-crafted Wild Oregano Oil as my DIY anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasite home remedy of choice;
9. I started buying more products in bulk, including a really delicious, cold-pressed olive oil; and
10. I was laid off and decided to start my own green business, GreenChiCafe.com.

–Annie

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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