Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pop Up for A Shoptobegreen Experience and Win!

by Katy Green

Shop to be Green is an online eboutique without a brick and mortar store.

However, if you would like to see a sampling of Shop to be Green products or meet our wonderful owner Mistie in person, below you will find a Calender of events for STBG. Shoptobegreen also offers giveaways at every event so you could walk away with great products and a FREE earth friendly item.
Most Shoptobegreen Pop Up Store events are in Arizona but we plan share our love for everything green across the US in the near future so please visit our website often to see if STBG will be popping up in you area.

If you are a Farmer's Market, Artisan Market, or Festival that would like to see a Shop to be Green booth at your event please contact us by clicking here.

World Water Day....Tune In!

World Water Day
Make A Difference

Did you know that there are 7 billion people on the planet and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.'' - according to the World Water Day Organization.

Tune in to the today to the - Live Webcast of the Official World Water Day 2012 ceremony from FAO Headquarters in Rome! Watch the webcast (9.30am-12.30pm GMT+ on 22 March).

Water Conservation
 If you don't have time to tune in you can make a difference by doing the following:

Did you know that you could reduce water use by 5 gal/day and save $5.00 per day. Your action will make a difference locally and you will save more on your water/sewage bill. To calculate your water savings, click here: American Standard Water Savings Calculator

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hubbub on Pink Slime? Go Organic and Save!

by Katy Green

The Daily
Jaime Oliver Pink Slime Demonstration
 What is the hullabaloo on the pink slime?

Every time I see an article on pink slime I am fearful of reading further...aggh.

Well, I forced myself to do the proper research so that no one else has to suffer. Of course, this means I have to dig deep and wade through tons of I'm kidding. Either way, I pulled statements from multiple sources on pink slime to find out the truth.

The definition of "Pink Slime" is ammonia-treated beef trimmings lovingly known as "pink slime" which McDonald's has claimed to stop using in their burgers. according to the and if you want to know how the pink slime is really made click on the link above for more ...if you recently ate... I suggest you wait.

According to ABC news investigation via Diane Sawyer (like her interviewing style) 70 percent of the ground beef we buy at the supermarket contains something he calls “pink slime.” - the "he" is Gerald Zirnstein former United States Department of Agriculture scientist) ...he is not blowing the whistle because he left the USDAit seems it's because he has a 2 year old son and he does not want his son eating the slime he goes to school according to the The Daily.

Well, I don't know if there will be a quick remedy to yet another tainted meat story... but one thing I can stress is eating lots of organic fruits and vegetables and purchasing locally is more critical than ever before because it seems corporations are willing to cut any corner to sell beef unsafe beef.

Bad Meat
Worse yet, this is not fair to anyone - especially families that can't afford healthier alternatives because of the expense which leads me to Shotobegreen Cheap Ways to Buy Organic Food:


Stay tuned for Part 2 of how to eat healthy and save on green organic produce for you and your family.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fables to Labels: What is really organic?

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In this interesting and thought provoking video, 10 different food labels, including "natural," "fresh," "free range," and other widely used labels--are critiqued by Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., who leads the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports.

Always question...immediate acceptance is not green:) Katy Green,

Nature Fanatics Alert: Polar Meltdown on Frozen Planet

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by Katy Green

The Discovery Channel is about to premiere Frozen Planet, an epic natural history documentary series that is amazing according to the Michael Graham Richard from (which is owned by The Discovery Channel). I love watching nature shows and I am a fanactic about climate change.

Frozen Planet premieres on Sunday, March 18th at 8PM but if you are anti-cable I suggest you wait for the following day and most likely it will be on YouTube or on the Discovery Channel website or on video that you can rent online.

If you want to access Frozen Planet post March 18th. I will find it for you gratis. Post a comment. We are here to help.  

Knowledge is power and access to education should be free!