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Great Green Pets

by Megan McLaughlin

Whether you have a four-legged friend or not, its great to know that there are eco-friendly pet supplies out there to satisfy everyone's pet care needs.

"GreatGreenPet is a shopping blog devoted to the green, eco-friendly, pet owner. We comb the web and find environmentally friendly products for you and your pet." At GreatGreenPet you can read about pet toys, treats and pet supplies that are good for the environment and our furry friends. Their topics and product reviews aren't just limited to dogs and cats either! GreatGreenPet has advice about eco-friendly pet supplies, food and toys for rabbits, reptiles, mice, hamsters and horses, too!

One of their latest blog posts highlights a recycled chew toy for dogs. According to the blog, "Planet Dog makes this recycled chewbone from materials left over from manufacturing other products. It is non-toxic, and you can recycle the scraps when your dog is done with it." Sounds like a great way to make your pooch and Mother Nature happy!

GreatGreen isn't just limited to pets... they also have other blogs about shoes, travel, gadgets, baby and more where they offer advice on which great green products you should buy and where you can find them! These blogs serve as a constant reminder that its great to be green!

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Green Your Face

by Megan McLaughlin

Most girls have certain makeup products they can't live without, but if going green is more important than your beauty needs, you should be checking out all of the natural products that are out there today! This one might be for the girls, but there's a few things that gals and guys should know about clean, green, healthy skin.

According to Green Daily, "Unless it says 100% certified USDA organic, there's no certainty that all of the ingredients are organic. And natural can mean almost anything!" This is especially true when dealing with makeup and skincare products. Today, it is trendy to try "mineral" powders, blushes and other makeups that are being marketed as "Natural." However, if you pay close attention, you hardly ever see the USDA Certification. This Organic Makeup and Skincare Resource can point you in the right direction!

This is for everyone (guys listen up too) - SUNSCREEN! Protecting your skin from harmful, damaging UVA and UVB rays is so important. Luckily, there are many organic products that can help you battle these blasted beams of light. Pristine Planet offers some great advice and direction on products that are good for you and the earth. "Kiss My Face" lip balm is great for protecting your lips and brands like "Badger" make an organic sunscreen.

For more advice on makeup and healthy living, check out these links:

Everyone's makeup should be some shade of green!
Health Nuts Blog

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Green Thumbs

Green gardening is all about being organic - avoiding the use of chemicals during the entire process. Whether you're living in the country or the city, a house or a small apartment, you can always find a place to plant something green.

Extremely Green is a great website that provides tons of information about gardening. This site is the best source for all of your organic gardening supplies and tips on gardening, the green way. Extremely Green offers solutions to lawn care, pest control, fertilizer and more.

Another thing to consider when thinking about green gardening is composting. Green Thumb Goodies will tell you, "[Compost] can be mixed into the soil before planting or applied to the surface of the soil as a mulch." If you have a place to put your trashcans, you probably have a little space to put a compost bin. If not,see if some of your neighbors are interested in composting too - if space is a concern, sharing a compost bin could be a great solution!

Location is obviously the main concern, but all you really need is a small space like a patio or balcony where you can set some pots and planters. Here are some great tips from Backwoods Home Magazine. If you're living in close quarters, but you still want to get a green garden going, start by learning how to garden in a small space and then refer back to the resources that will tell you how to do it organically!

Check out these links for more interesting tid bits about gardening and farming:

Career for the Year: Life on the Farm
How to get the most out of rain
Sustainable White Green House

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