The Green Guide

A friend recently turned me on to a great resource for environmentally-conscious living. It’s called “The Green Guide.”

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Too often, “environmentally-correct” advocates offer impractical advice that’s hard for most folks to follow. But, as a recent profile in the N.Y. Times notes, the Green Guide Institute (directed by Wendy Gordon) promotes healthier living by suggesting rational, affordable choices. The Green Guide covers everything from organic foods to eco-friendly jewelry. Much of the web content is free, but e-subscribers (a very modest $15/year) have additional access to special articles and product reviews. I especially enjoy the Guide’s reports on child health concerns, including a unique fall 2005 report on safe Halloween costumes and practices. So whether you shop at Whole Foods or other, more prevalent markets, check out The Green Guide before you go.

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