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Thanks for this article.
Thank you for this one. We all must do our part in taking care of our planet.
Don't ever feel bad. It is just part of the process, not a permanent state.
It would have been nice to have places that sell sizes larger than a 12 for those of us who are larger sizes. Yep. Even we size 18, 20 & larger exercise and practice yoga thanks to SP.
I found this article to be VERY useful!!!!
I never knew that the solar power items in the earthtechproducts.com ad even existed.
They make bamboo socks and they are so comfortable and tend to smell less!
I use green when I can, a lot of advertising in this article. Edna
Like EarthNut below, I choose green clothing by shopping at second-hand stores. I tell myself that everything is "one of a kind"! ;-D
Other folks' failed New Year's resolutions can fuel my next Spark streak!
I try to be green where I can be: I use reusable bags when grocery shopping, a reusable water bottle, I recycle, etc. It bothers me that a lot of companies like Lululemon don't carry sizes that I can wear. Part of me says, "You'll be able to start wearing them eventually and that will be a great accomplishment!" The other part wants nothing to do with them because I don't want to support a company who doesn't acknowledge that a person of a larger size can want/need fitness gear, too. I'm not sure if I'll be willing to pay more to shop at such a company when the time comes.
Watch the fibers... sometimes the processing it takes to make things like bamboo fibers is more harmful to the planet than simple things like cotton or wool.
Seriously? Reusable bags are TOO green? And I suppose driving two blocks to buy two bags of groceries is a good idea. After all, it supports the economy, too, to have to put gas in the car every week. Allow me to shake my head at an attitude like that.
Fortunately, I think that price differences between eco-friendly and conventional (stupid convention, if you ask me, btw) stuff of all kind will begin to dissolve once eco-friendly becomes the norm. I already see this in Germany where the grocer's bill from the regular supermarket is really no less than from the bio (organic) store. Eventually, fitness products and clothing will go the same way, and that's definitely a good thing.
The greenest gear is from the thrift shop (or garage sales, but those are more touch-and-go) - and it's a LOT cheaper too! You're reusing, supporting a local charity, and getting a great deal. So many used clothes are like new, just last season's models or something that was never worn.
The reusuable water bottle and rechargeable batteries are totally great....but I draw the line at all the rest, in that I think we are getting too crazy in this society, with reusable bags, and every thing being green. DRIVES me nuts!
I RECYCLE...I will continue to do so, all my mail, grocery receipts etc. etc. but I just cannot do any more at this point. I just want to remain sane!!!!
We went the extra step to buy power cords for our Stationary Bike and our Elliptical. It's not perfect, but it is better than going through a set of batteries every few days.
If you can't get past using batteries and your rechargeables have quit working, they too can be recycled, but you have to find someone willing to take them.
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