There’s a great new online pet store called PLANET MOMO (www.planetmomo.com), that offers dog owners products that are not only stylish but well-made. The quality is really nice and they have a lot of eco-friendly products, including dog toys, dog beds and more. Check them out if you are a dog owner!
Everyone knows that urban living is less impactful on the environment, but if you’ve lived in a city, you also know that it’s important to get your fix of open space and nature – especially in a city like New York City. That’s why projects like the High Line, where they literally took an old abandoned rail track and converted it into a gorgeous elevated park are both so interesting and so important.
I visited it when I was in NYC a month ago, and can vouch for the fact that it is amazing. It’s beautiful and unique and just fits into the urban landscape in such a seamless way.
Take a look at the High Line website for more info and photos. Also fascinating is the story about how it came to be. Take a look!
Awhile back, I had written about my love affair with SIGG bottles, which I had asserted were the superior choice when selecting a water bottle. Why? Because they were BPA (Bisphenol A) free, silly!
Well, I’m now disheartened to read that SIGG has admitted that their water-based epoxy liner contains BPA! I feel deceived and betrayed, and don’t know if I can ever purchase another SIGG product again knowing that this company has greedily soaked in profits while claiming to be the environmentally friendly choice. Now I’m left wondering what the best choice is on the market. Readers, any suggestions?
Earlier this year, we were thinking about possible vacation destinations, and cruising down the Mediterranean sounded like a cool idea.Â One of my coworkers raved about a 3 week cruise she took to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, which compelled me to investigate further.
Just as I was starting to get excited about the prospect of taking a cruise, I came across this article in the NY Times.Â Basically, cruise lines are not well policed when it comes to compliance with environmental policies.Â For example, did you know:
- Most ships run on bunker fuel, which is the dirtiest and cheapest fuel oil
- A one-week voyage on a large ship is estimated to produce 210,000 gallons of sewage, a million gallons of gray water (runoff from sinks, baths, showers, laundry and galleys), 25,000 gallons of oily bilge water, 11,550 gallons of sewage sludge and more than 130 gallons of hazardous wastes
Until the industry changes its ways and makes significant strides in reducing its carbon footprint, I won’t be taking a cruise anytime soon.