No Excuses: Seven Common Myths About Being "Green"


Martha Stewart
Don't let these commonly held false beliefs stop you from living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Organic Food Is Always Best

Wait one minute. From ice cream to salsa to peanut butter, the organic supply keeps proliferating. So have the places that sell these foods; mainstream retailers now account for nearly half of all organics sales. But along with growth comes change -- and often confusion. We dug up the facts, stats, and expert opinions to answer the burning questions about this important issue.

Get the 101 on Organic Food

Buying Organic Is Always More Expensive
Not so. Growing consumer demand continues to drive down the price of organics, but many conventional foods remain cheaper. To help balance out the extra cost, consider these tips.

How to Save Money and Still Eat Organically

Natural Cleansers Aren't Tough Enough
Think again. If green-cleaning problems have you stumped, read on. These easy solutions will keep your momentum going strong.

Get the Facts

Green Travel Promises Only Tents and Tofu
Wrong. Hotels have caught on to the environmental lodging concept, pairing innovative eco-practices with stylish design and forward-thinking technologies. This school of green emphasizes equal parts comfort and conservation, bringing "earth-friendly" to new heights of fashion.

CSAs Can Only Be Found In Rural Areas
No! Community-Supported Agriculture programs are sprouting up in cities, suburbs, and communities each day.

I Can't Help Others Change
Of course you can. Introducing smart and cost-saving ideas to say, your boss, can help your career and the planet.

Recycling My Small Amount of Bottles and Cans Can't Make A Difference
How wrong you are. Consumers, by their sheer force of numbers, have a huge impact on the environment. An average family of four that recycles plastic waste alone can save the equivalent of nearly 340 pounds of carbon emissions per year just by preventing emissions associated with the extraction and processing of oil and natural gas for virgin materials.


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