Sustainable Bliss

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Daily Life

Look for opportunities to add sustainability tenets in:


  • food
    • local
    • organic
    • try a CSA for fresh produce 
    • go vegetarian!
  • cleaning products - opt for products based on natural ingredients
  • paper products - opt for ones with high recycled content
  • clothing - look at labels for point of origin and materials
  • furniture - if wood, look for the FSC label
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore for home improvement items

Recycling - make sure you give these another life:

  • paper and cardboard
  • aluminum, glass and plastic
  • books to a local library
  • furniture - local shelter, thrift shop, Goodwill, Salvation Army, DAV, etc
  • clothing -  local shelter, thrift shop, Goodwill, Salvation Army, DAV, etc
  • check out Earth911 to find a local recycler for hazardous waste or other items


  • old prescriptions - CVS will take them
  • broken small and medium electronics - Best Buy will take them for free
  • computers - Staples, Best Buy
  • batteries to the local hazardous waste facility (do not put in trash)
  • paint

Other resources

  • Freecycle - to get rid of things that are still useable for free - post your item and someone local may come pick it up!
  • Ebay - sell especially small & light or specialty items
  • Craigslist - sell heavier items (no postage!)


  • choose companies and mutual funds that invest in a socially conscious way


  • use public transportation whenever possible
  • if you are moving, look for a location with services within walking distance
  • preserve and protect open spaces