Saturday, March 22, 2008

Green is the color of..... LIFE

Angela over at Cottage Magpie had the idea for us all to post about being "green" in celebration of Spring. I was out of town for a couple of days (see my previous post for my first news of my NYC trip) and hence I am a bit late to arrive at this challenge.

As an avid gardner "green" is one of my favorite colors of course, but...really the issue is about being "green" as an environmentally conscious gardener.

There are the obvious things of course: avoiding the use of chemicals, planting gardens that do not require a a lot of water and so on..... but my mind went elsewhere for this blog response.
As you see from my blog post below, I was in NYC this week. One place I went was Eyebeam. The exhibits there were all related to preserving the environment. Check it out for tons more info and links.
Going green is about a lifestyle; it all ties together in one way or another.

One exhibit at Eyebeam was Green Maps Systems which "promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world, using mapmaking as our medium." Lots of great info and wonderful new icons too!

I also learned more about web based carbon footprint trackers and calculators. Such as this widget to calculate the carbon footprint for your BLOG plus ways to buy carbon credits to offset your blog's footprint. Check it out -
Blog CO2 Footprint Widget