Thursday, October 8, 2009
Think Green Thursday
Michelle is once again hosting Think Green Thursday for us. Thanks, Michelle. We really appreciate it.
The mail this week brought me an opportunity to subscribe to Green America, which gives its readers a national directory of screened socially and environmentally responsible businesses. Sounds very good to me.
There was a lot of good information included with their offer. For instance, they printed a list of ten of the worst corporate criminals to avoid. Following and abiding by this list could entail some serious time and thought, and could mean changes in our lifestyle. Most of us are customers of those on the list. We haven't taken time or trouble to investigate those we patronize. We probably never considered the possibility that such investigation was necessary. Still, if we do think about it, refraining from patronizing them could make a difference. Here is the list:
2. Exxon Mobil
6. General Motors
9. Shell Petrolium
To check out just why these companies are on the list, you can go to www.GreenAmericaToday.org and click on Responsible Shopper.
Also included in this mailing was a list of items which we may or may not realize can be recycled:
Appliances - Many stores will accept these for recycling. Or you might want to go to www.goodwill.org - or to www.recycle-steel.org.
Athletic Shoes - still in usable condition - www.oneworldrunning.com - or www.Nikereuseashoe.com.
Batteries - www.batteryrecycling.com
Wearable Clothing - www.dressforsuccess.org
Compact fluorescent bulbs - at IKEA stores - or www.Sylvania.com/recycle/recyclepak
Computers and electronics - www.ban.org/pledge/Locations.html
Foam packing peanuts - 1-800-828-2214 for drop off sites. This one was a real surprise to me.
Oil - www.recycleoil.org
Phones - www.collectivegood.com - or www.donateaphone.com
There is much more valuable information included. You may want to visit the website for Green America.