Oprah Is Going Green

Today, January 4, 2008, Oprah’s show was all about going green.

Oprah and her guests, suggested the following ways to go green:

1) Get yourself a reusable shopping bag, and use that instead of “paper or plastic”

2) Use your own organic cotton produce bag, when buying fruits and vegetables

3) Use a reusable water bottle, instead of buying bottled water

4) Use bio diesel for diesel powered vehicles

5) Use less paper napkins. Switch to cloth ones at home.

6) Avoid the use of toxic chemicals in your home or business

7) Run your dishwasher full, avoid wasting water

8.) Donate old clothes to charity

9) Buy from resale shops

10) Use power strips on your TV and computer. Turn the power strip off when your TV and/or computer are not in use

11) Change your light bulbs, and use the compact fluorescents

12) Recycle as much as you can…paper, plastics, glass, etc

13) Take shorter showers

14) For junk mail reduction, check with Green Dimes.com

15) To find out what can be recycled in your area, check with Earth 911.org

Want to read more about recycling, check out the following articles:

Going Green May Mean Big Bucks

Recycling May Slow Down Global Warming

My Recycling Category is filled with more great ways to recycle and go green, just like Oprah.

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5 Responses to Oprah Is Going Green

  1. Hi Barbara – These are great tips. What are power strips for tv and computer? What do they do?

    I used to watch Oprah often, but there are so many TV channels these days that I never know when she’ll be on.

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi Catherine,

    A power strip is an electrical device into which you can plug multiple cords.(usually 4-6) It gets plugged into an outlet, and has a main power switch, which controls the device. If you flip the switch to the off position, the power to all “appliance/apparatuses” that are plugged into the “strip”, will be turned off.

    They can be found in home improvement, office supply, and/or electronic stores, as well as stores like Walmart and Target, in the electrical department.

  3. CatherineL says:

    I know the type of thing you mean – like an adapter. You use so many different words to us across the pond.

  4. Barbara says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Isn’t it amazing how we say things differently? I love reading your blog and seeing the terms you use. Sometimes I have to think twice to figure out what you are referring to, but that’s the joy of having cyberspace friends in different parts of the world.

  5. Going Green! says:

    Hey Barbara,

    Great tips there! Some of them are so easy, yet so effective if we all do it!

    As for shorter showers, you can also get a low flow shower head. And to go along with the junk mail reduction, you can find phone numbers online and get rid of the big yellow book! Also, read your fave mags, newspapers, etc. online if you don’t mind the screen. :)

    Cheers!
    Jay

    Going Green!s last blog post..5 Simple Ways To Go Green At Home For Free

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