2009 - [Sustainable Concepts] Green Investing and Waste Less Living
2009, vol. 79
Welcome to the October 2009 newsletter from Design
Forward. Please take some time to enjoy this month's
Quote of the Month: "We never know the worth of water
till the well is dry."
-Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
Lisa A. Swan
This column by Yahoo's David Jackson, "The Green
Investor" is a great place to start looking for
a new way to invest your money.
Investing in green can improve our quality of life
and improve the environment, while helping our bottom
line. Green investing is becoming more mainstream
everyday, and with it brings a host of financial
By investing Green, you can support the companies
and the technologies that are helping the environment
while (hopefully) increasing your personal wealth.
On a wider scale the growing trend of Green Investing
can go so far as to influence policy decisions public
As with any investing, you can WIN or LOSE so do
your research, but whether you are trying to save
the world or looking for the next big Growth Industry
to ignite your portfolio reading The Green Investor.
Article © greenUPGRADER
on "Green Investing" on Lisa's Blog
Waste Less Living is a 'Zero-Waste' service that
has an effective system for distributing, collecting,
and then composting your waste from your next party
They take the the waste generated at your party
or event and turn it into a compost, instead of
sending it to the trash. They help you identify
potential sources of trash and recommend viable
and economical alternatives to reduce your waste
up-front. They then provide and deliver all the
necessary tableware to your event site. Once the
party is over, they collect all the tableware and
food waste and compost it off-site for you.
So how does it work:
The kit contains biodegradable and 100% compostable
plates, cups, utensils, napkins and trash bags.
They deliver the kits, you use them, and they take
your waste (tableware and food scraps) away for
composting and not landfilling.
Their products are:
- Boidegradable and 100% compostable
- Made from renewable resources (i.e. corn, sugar,
potatoes, post-consumer-waste paper, wheat, rice,
- Eco-friendly alterantive to plastic, Styrofoam,
and paper disposable tableware
- Reduce green house gases and other enviormental
No more guilt about using disposables because your
waste will be used to make more of the stuff. It's
the perfect solution that is sustainable!
Article © Lisa A. Swan, Design Forward
on "Waste Less Living" on Lisa's Blog.
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