Green Resources: New, Local, and others…

With the launch of the new Better World Betty site – which features a searchable database, so you can find out where to purchase/recycle different kinds of items – and the election of a mayor for whom the environment seems to be a major priority (his blog is even green) Cville is turning greener by the day…

I wanted to also remind you of a couple other resources:

Green Charlottesville – a Yahoo group set up for virtual community discussions and sharing about green issues

Charlottesville Green Drinks – a monthly social hour for locals working for environmental quality – an evening of food, $1.50 beer specials, and amazing conversation on the second Thursday of every month – locations vary. (contact Lyle Solla-Yates, 434-806-9044)

Charlottesville Vegetarian Families Network – potlucks and online discussion

Piedmont Garden Swap – how much greener can you get than trading plants and information on gardening, growing, composting, etc.?

Freecycle – Reduce and reuse in a fun, free way

My favorite green and green parenting resources/blogs, not local but still useful:

Ideal Bite – get the daily e-mail tip or subscribe to the blog for fun, hip ways to go green

Green Daily – my new favorite, because its useful, plentiful, and down to earth

Eco Child’s Play – ideas for toys and more for keeping your kids green

Z Recommends – kid items, but this blog does extensive research into the BPAs and other harmful elements of bottles, pacifiers, etc. – a great resource

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2 Responses to Green Resources: New, Local, and others…

  1. ChrEliz says:

    Thanks for the round-up! I’ve heard there’s another site newly launched or about to be launched, similar to Better World Betty. Does anyone know about this? I’ll see what I can find out.

  2. teri says:

    Thanks for including a link to Betty!

    I would love to get some feedback form you and your readers as to what they would like to see Betty help them with most. I would like Betty to continue to grow and evolve into the most useful tool for local green living, so ideas are welcome…

    T

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