Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Being green is very important to Mom and me. One reason that we love the vintage goodies that we sell at Trendy Bindi's Boutique is because by using and loving them, we aren't adding to our carbon footprint. In celebration of Earth Day, we'd like to share some of our favorite tips and finds to help you stay green.

When mowing down at the shop, we use an old Smith and Hawken reel push mower. If your yard isn't too big it is a great green option for lawn maintenance. It's powered by you so you don't have to pay for gas or worry about pollution. You can also burn off some calories! We've had the same mower since I was little and it is working just fine 20 years later. Smith and Hawken no longer makes one but their parent company Scotts does.

You can find this here

Another thing that makes such a huge difference to the health of the planet as well as your own is to grow your own fruit and veggies. If you can't grow your own produce buy local organic. Fresher and often richer in nutrients, local produce also uses much less energy to put on your plate because it doesn't have to be shipped, flown or trucked in to your local supermarkets.

For some great information on gardening visit one of these great sites on Victory Gardens:
Victory Garden on PBS
Revive Victory Gardens

To find a local farmers market try one of these sites:
Local Harvest
Farmers Market Dot Com

1 comment:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Yeah!!! Go green, Shop vintage!!!