"Go Green" with Shambhala Phoenix
Environmentalism, "Going Green" or "To Go Green " is to develop a concern for the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment, such as the conservation of natural resources, prevention of pollution, and certain land use actions.
We at Shambhala Phoenix support and believe in these initiatives and want to share some resources and information with our community so we can all make a difference.
Check out some of the great links below and start today!
If you attend our center on a regular basis we ask that you bring a ceramic mug for tea that can be labeled with your name and left at the center to help cut down on disposable cup use.
Want to try and car pool for weekly sitting or special programs?
As you know it is not always a possible to car pool but we will try and help you to do so. Please send us an email with your generally location, if you could drive (or passenger only), and what day(s) or program(s) you are looking to share a ride for.
Great web sites to check out and explore (many have free e-news letters)
Welcome to FixingThePlanet.com! I'm Ed Begley, Jr. My two partners and I created this site as a simple to use one-stop resource for those interested in learning about sustainable living. "Live simply so others can simply live" is the creed that I believe in and live by. Our goal with FixingThePlanet.com is to show you and the rest of the world that the path to a more efficient existence can be achieved without feeling burdened, compromised or overwhelmed. By taking small steps, you will not only be making a positive difference for the environment but you'll find that you can actually save money in the process! Who can argue with that?
See Ed Begley Jr.'s show on the planetgreen channel called Living with Ed
HuffPost Green features up-to-the-minute news stories, blog posts, video, and community forums. The focus is on eco news and trends -- from the latest scientific findings and environmental legislation to the latest green lifestyle tips. The section will also feature advice on sustainable investing and highlight eco-friendly businesses such as renewable energy, green building, recycling and organics.
is the first all "Going Green" magazine which is put out by National Geographics. They have a great informative web site with articles, a buyers guide, blog, tips, etc. There are two ways to subscribe to the magazine; hard copy mailed or emailable version.
The Daily Green the consumer's guide to the green revolution. A great informative web page with a daily email newsletter sign up.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
The city of Phoenix has launched its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Web site, featuring recommendations to help employees and residents increase "green" spending.
The city's EPP program integrates contract provisions for environmentally preferable products that consider price, performance and environmental effects over a product's life cycle, and provides additional contract opportunities for manufacturers and vendors that carry green products. The Web site also provides lists of green products and tips.
For example, site visitors can click on "Office Supplies" to find a list of computers that meet certain environmental criteria, or click on "Transportation" to find tips on vehicle maintenance and pollution prevention.
Use terrapass.com to understand your carbon footprint and offset your carbon use by donating for your overages.
Go to planetgreen.discovery.com for all sorts of resources and information on going green. Brought to you by the discovery channel who just launched an all green channel in June 2008. To see if the channel is available in your area click here.
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4211 groups with 4240773 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Membership is free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages.
TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. At TreeHugger we know that variety is the spice of life, so you can find all you need to go green in our up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and our user-generated blog, Hugg. We also extend our expertise to companies looking for a little green guidance. Past clients include Domino, Sundance Channel and House and Garden.
Help save the earth and get rid of all that junk mail by signing up for Catalog Choice, a program to help you opt out of hundreds of catalogs. You sign up with your name, address and password and then go through a list of 1,000 catalogs to indicate the ones you no longer want. The free service sends your name and information to those catalog companies to tell them to remove you from their mailing lists.
Greendimes A group that reduces junk mail and plants trees for a small annual fee. For more information or to sign up, visit www.greendimes.com. www.greendimes.com
Things you can buy to help you "Go Green"
The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen- A book about simple things you can do to save the planet.
EarthLED: The World’s Most Advanced Lighting. Buy super energy effecient LED Bulbs here.
Ecobags- Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags.
BITS Ltd has tips on energy conservation as well as items you can buy to help cut down on your electricity use like the "Smart Strip" which helps you cut down on electricity loss from home electronics (TV's, Stereos, etc.).
Green Feet "The Planet's Homestore" where you can find various green products like compost crocks and every day products like picture frames using recycled materials.
Buy a SIGG Reusable Water Bottle and cut down on bottled water waste. Most disposable water bottles (e.g. – Evian, Dasani, Aquafina, etc.) are made of PET plastic. According to the American Recycling Institute, only 14% of these bottles are recycled. Most of the PET bottles end up in litter or trash where they can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade, filling our landfills and injuring wildlife. Americans are currently adding 30 million PET water bottles to our nation's landfills – everyday! Even if PET bottles are sent to the recycling center, they are really being "down-cycled", converted to a lower form of plastic, much of which goes unused. PET is a petroleum-based plastic. Manufacturing and transporting bottled water (especially from distant countries such as France and Fiji) unnecessarily burns fossil fuels – approximately 1.5 million barrels per year according to the NRDC.
Welcome to Green Home, a nice place to buy environmental products. "Going Green" is an endless process, but you have begun it
by coming to this Website. We're an on line resource for green
products (including green gift giving) as well as your home on the
Web for advice and information on greening in general.
American Solar Electric - If you're looking for a solar electric power system to be installed on your home or business in Arizona or Minnesota, you've come to the right place. That's our specialty! We've installed more residential and commercial systems than anyone in the state.
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products:
Shaklee Cleaning Products is the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., we've been making people healthier for over 50 years. And we've made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.
Method Cleaning Products- In its annual Green issue, Vanity Fair dubbed Method’s Adam & Eric “The Cleanup Guys” for introducing the world to hip, non-Toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day makes honest, hardworking cleaners that work like the dickens on dirt. Remember, keeping clean is easy. All you need is a sensible pair of shoes, a little elbow grease, and the right soap.
Seventh Generation Cleaning Products creates household and personal care products that are healthy and safe for the air, the surfaces, the fabrics, the pets, and the people within your home.