Carnival of Green Living #04!

Here’s the fourth installment of the Carnival of Green Living! As usual, we have some great blog posts for your reading pleasure — and you might learn something too!

The Blog Carnival of Green Living!

To kick things off, here’s one of my favorite bloggers, April Kerr, with a post from her natural health blog, Natural Health Remedies with How a Simple Kitchen Product Revitalized My Hair in 30 Minutes.

ResponsibleChina brings us her unique view of China’s environmental issues with Total Recalls in Toyland or Mattel’s Hell posted at ResponsibleChina.com.

marguerite manteau-rao describes a simpler set of values in Garbage Society posted at La Marguerite. Marguerite is a wonderful writer, I hope you’ll give her a read.

Another wonderful blogger, Tiffany Washko, brings us more family-oriented insights with Sustainable and Stylish Furniture posted at Natural Family Living Blog.

Stephanie shares some innovative ways to reduce our consumption by improvising solutions for household problems with Stop the Ride!: More Repurpose, Recycle TT#10 posted at Stop the Ride!.

Expat Chef is always a good read — here’s her Thursday Thirteen: Random Rants posted at The Expatriate’s Kitchen.

Stretch Mark Mama brings wisdom from her family experiences with They Call Me Mellow Yellow posted at Stretch Mark Mama.

confess mail shares the inner concerns of one of their anonymous readers with I don’t believe places will be around long enough for me to see… posted at ConfessMail.

Isabelle Boulay of Medopedia shares insights on healthy living with Anthocyanins in Purple, Blue and Red Foods Fight Colon Cancer.

Amanda Herrington shares some simple, useful tips on improving our health and lifestyle with IT’S EASY GETTING GREEN | Health Sundae – Your daily scoop of health, fitness, and nutrition tips posted at healthsundae.com.

Wenchypoo reviews the book Healthy At 100 in this short but insightful post Book Review: Healthy At 100 posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to review some of these great posts. All these writers have something to say and I’m glad they chose to share it with us.

We’ll be back next week with another round of postings!

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Carnival of Green Living #03!

Here’s the third installment of the Blog Carnival of Green Living! As usual, we have some great blog posts for your reading pleasure — and you might learn something too!

The Blog Carnival of Green Living!
One of the common threads in this week’s set of articles is a topic that I think is under-served both the corporate media as well as many ‘green’ bloggers — reducing your consumption. If you want to reduce your impact on the world the easiest way is to simply consume less.

To drive this point home, here’s a thought-provoking post from Millionaire Mommy Next Door on a family decision not to make a major purchase: Memories are made of the things we DO, not the things we BUY posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door.

In addition to reducing your impact on the planet, reducing what you consume can have a direct impact on your financial security and success, as laid out by Andy in this post: How to Determine Financial Success posted at moneywalks.

In one of the best ‘list’ posts I’ve seen recently, Sagar Satapathy presents some great tips to reduce waste in your office with: Working Green: 50 Tips To Reduce Your Office’s Waste posted at Bootstraper.

What is required to call food ‘organic’? Jimson Lee explores the answer to this question in Organic This, Organic That – What Exactly is “Organic” Food? posted at Speedendurance.com.

In a straight, from-the-hip post outlining his personal feelings toward being a vegetarian, James D. Brausch presents Why I’m Not A Vegetarian posted at Weight Loss Dude. (I know many of our readers are vegetarian and I felt this post would help people understand a different point of view toward this important subject.)

As the overall population ages, there is a growing need to understand how to integrate older people into the workforce. Alvaro Fernandez presents us with this well-written post on Training the Aging Workforce posted at Brain Fitness Blog.

Here’s a short post from Leon Gettler reflecting on Pepsi’s recent announcement that their bottled water was really nothing more than normal tap water: The bottled water lie posted at Sox First.

And finally, here are two posts that examine the use of medicinal herbs as a more natural approach to healing:

Aparna presenting Medicinal uses of Bael (Bilva) posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, and Lucynda Riley presenting Swollen Lymph Nodes in the groin posted at Quietly into the Night.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to review some of these great posts. All these writers have something to say and I’m glad they chose to share it with us.

We’ll be back next week with another round of postings!

Announcement: Carnival of Green Living is now Weekly!

When we launched the Carnival of Green Living, we had no idea that we’d get so many excellent writers submitting articles. In fact, we’ve been a bit overwhelmed — which, of course, is a good thing.

Given this response, we’ve decided to change the carnival from twice a month to weekly. We’re still getting a regular flow of submissions and from what I’ve seen the bloggers who are submitting posts are seeing traffic as a result — which is good news all around.

For more information or to submit an entry for publication, check out the details here at our listing on blogcarnival.com.

Carnival of Green Living #02!

Here’s the second installment of the Blog Carnival of Green Living! We have some really nice posts from a great group of blogs that are the perfect follow-up to our blockbuster first edition!

The Blog Carnival of Green Living!

The first entry this week comes from one of my favorite green blogs, Lighter Footsteps. Their focus is on the individual and how they can reduce the environmental impact they make. This week, they’re presenting Lighter Footstep – Switch from Detergents to Natural Soap posted at Lighter Footstep.

One of my other favorites, is the Aussie blog A New Green Earth. It’s written by artist Winsome Gunning and I love both her art and her writing. This week she brings us Are You a Carbon Fatty? posted at A New Green Earth.

Another well-written Aussie blog, Nourishedmagazine.com.au, brings us this great post on Clean and Green: Natural Cleaning Formulas.

We also had our first submission from a cartoonist this week. The blog Welcome To The Future http://www.wttf.org presents Radiation Suits posted at WTTF: Welcome to the Future.

Frugal Panda, a blog that’s new to me, brings us a well-written and detailed post on saving water (and saving money!) with How to Save Money with Xeriscaping posted at Frugal Panda.

Here’s an interesting post from “eco-friendly bed and breakfast innkeeper in Montana”: The Dog and Pony Show posted at INNside Innkeeping in Montana. There’s good info there on organic pet foods, for those of you with dogs.

Stretch Mark Mama presents a way to let kids have some fun and beat the Summer heat with her short and practical post Sustainable Squirt Guns posted at Stretch Mark Mama.

Renata Vincoletto shows us ways to recycle left-over computer parts at Geeks United! It’s time to recycle! posted at > systemcall dot org.

Finally, we have two submissions that have something in common. Both are from bloggers who are waking up and re-evaluating their commitment and understanding of how to live in a less impactful way.

The first, is a short, soul-searching post by marguerite manteau-rao Converse ad posted at La Marguerite. Not a long post, but nicely written.

Finally, No Credit Needed discusses a bit about E85 flex-fuel (which generated some good reader discussions on biofuels in general) with Potentially I Could Be An Accidental Environmentalist posted at No Credit Needed.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to review some of these great posts. All these writers have something to say and I’m glad they chose to share it with us.

We’ll be back next week with another round of postings!

Carnival of Green Living #01!

Here’s the first installment of the Blog Carnival of Green Living! We have some great posts from a great group of blogs that are the perfect way to kick off the first edition of the Carnival of Green Living –

The Blog Carnival of Green Living!
I’m pretty excited because this batch of posts contains some of my favorite blogs as well as some that were new to me.

One of my favorite writers recently has been Brian Angliss from Scholars and Rogues who brings us this post on Decarbonizing the carbon economy posted at Scholars and Rogues.

Another blogger I’ve been following is Tiffany Washko who writes some great pieces on family living — here’s a piece from her on 30 Ways to Go Green with Your Family posted at Natural Family Living Blog.

Continuing with another of the bloggers I’ve been following recently, Tracy from ecostreet presents Embrace green motherhood: breastfeed posted at EcoStreet. (You may have seen Tracy commenting on our posts here at 21st Century Citizen — she always adds to the conversation.)

Adam from Seacoast NRG asks the question Is burning wood really carbon neutral? posted at Seacoast NRG.

ResponsibleChina continues their discussion on environmental practices in China with a great post on Bamboo bicycles made from renewable materials posted at ResponsibleChina.com.

Aparna brings us information on a natural Indian health remedy in Drumsticks for health posted at Beauty & Personality Grooming.

John Hill presents a thoughtful, well-written post entitled What Can We Do About Climate Change? posted at Universe Of Success.

Suzanne helps us see the value in picking blueberries locally in her Works for Me Wednesday: organic blueberries posted at :: adventures in daily living ::.

Career Counselor discusses how to incorporate your passion for the environment into a career in It’s Not Easy Being Green? posted at ask the CareerCounselor.

Expat Chef shares a great recipe that will be useful to local food fans in Roasted Ratatouille — No Rodents posted at The Expatriate’s Kitchen.

Millionaire Mommy Next Door provides interesting insight into daily living with Some Fast Food For Thought posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to review some of these great posts. All these writers have something to say and I’m glad they chose to share it with us.

We’ll be back next week with another round of postings.

To the bloggers who contributed posts for the carnival — first of all, Thanks!

Also, if you contributed a post then please make sure you submit this post here to the various social media sites you work with — like reddit, stumbleupon, delicious, etc.

If you contributed a post and it isn’t here, it’s because we had waaay to many posts for a single carnival entry and we’ll be publishing them next Wednesday. We felt it was better to make sure there weren’t so many posts that each one didn’t get the attention it deserved.

If submissions continue at this rate, we may move this to weekly.

Finally, we hope you also put a post on your site pointing back to this post. If you do, feel free to use the Carnival of Green Living logo at the top of this post.

Thanks again to everyone and thanks for reading!

Update on Carnival of Green Living

Tomorrow we’ll host the first Carnival of Green Living here at 21st Century Citizen, and I have to tell you we’re pretty excited. We’ve had a great response and over 20 bloggers have submitted posts for us to highlight.

Now, 20 posts is really too many to post all at once – certainly a lot more than we expected when we announced this Blog Carnival last week. I’ve reviewed them and their all solid and well-written, so I don’t want to leave any out. But still, if we post them all at once then some of them won’t get the attention they deserve.

So what we’ve decided to do is post half of them tomorrow and the other half next Wednesday.

We originally planned to host this Blog Carnival twice a month, but given the response we’ve gotten we may move it to weekly. We’ll see how things pan out.

But what I can tell you is that we’ve got some great material ready to post tomorrow — so thanks to all our readers that submitted posts!

Announcing the Carnival of Green Living Blog Carnival

I know many of our regular readers are also bloggers. In fact, one of the best parts of running this blog is getting to meet the other bloggers (even if only over e-mail and comments) and to see some of the great work they’re doing to promote awareness of the environment.

So, to help promote them and build closer relationships between our blog and theirs, we’ve decided to host a twice-monthly ‘Blog Carnival’.

A Blog Carnival, for those who don’t know, is where a group of bloggers all submit their best posts to be showcased. It gives readers an opportunity to be introduced to blogs they may never have known about — and it gives bloggers a chance to get new readers.

And from our perspective, hosting a blog carnival is a chance to say ‘thank you’ to the other environmental bloggers that have become our regular readers.

So, here are the details. The Carnival of Green Living blog carnival will be hosted here twice a month. We’re asking for submissions to be in by the end of the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month – and we’ll be posting them all the following Wednesday.

Here is the sign-up page on the blogcarnival.com site. I’d appreciate people signing up there to make it easier to keep track of — but to be honest you could also just e-mail me directly as well (kbedell AT gmail DOT com).

The first one will be posted next Wednesday, August 8th. Please try to submit your entries by Sunday — or send me an e-mail asking me to reserve you a spot.

We already have several great posts that I can’t wait to share from some people who signed up through blogcarnival.com before this announcement. I think we’re going to see some great content, so please make sure you submit your best work.

See you then and thanks again for reading!