Tuesday, July 29, 2008

To buy or not to buy Green.....

Today I read an article about the price point of green items. Some people who commented on article thought that green items should cost more because of the quality and some thought they should be at least comparable. Well, in my opinion, if exposure to mainstream is what the business is trying to accomplish and you really want to make the planet greener, than a higher price point is not the way to go. Sure the ingredients may be a high quality and the proof could be there that we are doing good for the planet. However, in this economy, people are looking for bargains and the expendable income is just not there like it used to be. Not everyone is willing to try a house hold cleaner that is priced at $4.99 and above (with green claims) vs the $2.09 (name brand pollutant). I believe we will begin....as a matter of fact, we are seeing a trend in making green products affordable and comparable to mainstream products. I feel that is the best way to gain exposure to people who haven't tried going green yet and to stay competitive in the market. It should not be solely capitalism that motivates a green business, it should be about ecoism!

Please let me know what you think!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Computer Recycling

As technology grows, we have a growing dependence for using computers. Most people don't even look at their phone book anymore or check a map for directions. More that 31 million PCs are thrown away each year and pile up in our landfills. Some of the environmentally hazardous components that are in the computers are lead, nickel, and cadmium. To minimize our impact on our environment with this type of waste, we should chose PC models that are upgradeable when they become outdated. If that is no longer an option, donate your PC to an asset recovery company that specializes in recycling computers and other IT equipment. If you are in the New Jersey, New York Metro area, check out www.Technore.com. If you have other recycling needs, you can find www.technore.com and others on www.thesupergreenpages.com.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Newark, NJ Going Green & hosting a free concert!

The 3rd annual Lincoln Park Music fest starts today(July 25-27, 2008). For more information go to myspace.com/moaamevents, or to lpccd.org.

The green collar apprenticeship program will lead Newark to a greener future.
The GreenCAP will sponsor 100 trade licenses for Newark residents in pluming, electrical and HVAC systems.
They will also target Newark residents, veterans, ex-felons and at risk young people.
The program provides training on the LPCCD's construction projects containing United States Green Council Building (USGBC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) Certified buildings.
GreenCAP graduates also receive a green certificate to verify their classroom instruction and on-the-job training on green construction projects.

"Green collar jobs rebuild a stronger middle class and provide a pathway out of poverty, but the jobs require new skills" -Van Jones, National Green Jobs Advocate/Founder, Green For All.

I think Newark, NJ should be applauded for their efforts to go green and providing people with new skills to sustain theirs and our future. Go green Newark, more to come........ onegreenmama

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Green...um wow that's new

I always knew I had the gift of giving information. When ever I'm walking down the street or driving in my car, people stop me and ask for some type of information. Sometimes I think I have a sign on my head that says "ask her, she will know". Well I decided to redirect that energy and I created a website (with the help of some friends) to give information on green businesses. Its called www.thesupergreenpages.com. I'm very happy with the content and the layout, because it is very user friendly. My webmaster deserves a great deal of credit and I am truly greatful to him for all his efforts. There is a green market place tab where you can click on what I like to call clickable coupons, that direct you to specials on other green sites. I also included a video page that I use to add green videos from YouTube. If you are reading this and you have a video to share, then email me from that page and I will post it on the top spot. The importance of a clean environment is key to our future generations. It will take the whole planet to make a difference. I want to share green things with world because I'm One Green Mama !

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