Green Resources

Updates 8/16/2013

US Environmental Agency

at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG's Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. 
Updates 8/20/2012

 The website was born out of a concern that all of us share in preserving our environment. The site provides options for purchasing both practical and exotic products that promote sustainability and the use of more Eco-friendly materials.

Updates 6/18/2012

Rhino Shield an Eco solution for your exterior house painting

Updates 5/31/2012

great article on green interior design

Wonderful article on what defines eco design

Eco and Fen Shui Interior Designer

Eco Canada

Interior Designer and Sustainable consultant

Updates 5/28/2012

I love these Eco friendly make up brushes and other Eco friendly products from Eco Tools by Actress Alicia Silver stone.

Sharing these Eco Tips from Eco Tools as well

Updates 5/16-12

I have discovered this wonderful Eco-friendly and gluten free lipstick you all need to stop by the site and check it out. 

Updates 3/8/2012

 Organic consumers a directory that will help you find eco and sustainable companies in your area.  Just enter your zip code

Eco Shopping browse and shop all things eco at ethical community

Eco Flooring
Great article and options for Eco flooring solutions

sustainable flooring by  Mid-America Tile

Updates 3/5/2012

 These two links are from same page.  Great great source of info on Green jobs, entrepreneurship

Updates 3/4/2012

 Going Green Organics (GGO) reveres your land, plants, and crops as an investment in our future. This is why we specialize in one thing:
Organic Fertilizer and Organic Products!!!

Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions.

 Earth911 is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country.

 Earth Share is a national non-profit that’s worked for more than 20 years to connect people and organizations with effective ways to support critical environmental causes. With your help we've raised more than $260 million for programs that care for our air, land, water, wildlife and public health -- in your community, across the U.S. and around the world!

Updates 2/23/2012

The Captain Planet Foundation is a great site which teaches kids about our environment and sustainability.

The mission of Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high quality, educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.

 Georgia Organics connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.

Updates 2/21/2012

I loved this article on decorating green since I'm a green artist and my main work is recycling furniture and up-cycling. 


8/24/2011 Added some new resources to this list

I have tried many products, treatments and practices towards healthy green ways of taking care of myself.  I have changed the way I cook and the foods I buy.  I read all the labels and as always do the research.  Here are a few links I like to visit and my local Herb Shop where I purchase most of my supplements.  I will continue to add links that I feel are relevant.



8/24/2011 New links to Eco Designers


links to Ga Eco Green interior Designers and outside GA

 Inspired by life...and LEED®
In 2006, our founder Susan embarked on a major healthy green life makeover due to the food and environmental allergies of her young son. She went looking for useful online tools to discover new actions and their impact, track progress, and compare/share experiences with friends. She didn’t find anything at the time, but she did find LEED®, a system that evaluates and recognizes designers and developers for incorporating green features into buildings.

8/24/2011  I added some new links in the Pets and beauty section today.

Here are  links to companies I have done business with and others that provide green products
Paint Companies  -environmentally responsible, sustainable and non-polluting paints, stains, wood finishes, sealers and related green building products. - awesome site for paints  Mythic® paint is a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint without the off-gassing VOC’s and cancer-causing toxins that emit years after drying. Stronger, safer, smarter paint®. Now that’s a breath of fresh air.  - My number one favorite  - Non-toxic Pigments, Mica Powders and Mediums  - Devine Color® is rich and lush—you will immediately see and feel the difference when you open the container.  - all natural, zero-VOC, genuine milk paint since 1974 YOLO Colorhouse was born out of a need for healthier paint and better color. We like to think of ourselves as the “indie” paint company

 Home, Life, Pets and Garden Beauty  - plastic free products - green cleaning products  -organic bedding  - Natural Material Organic Mattresses, Bedding, and Bed Linens from Good Night Naturals - Organic, natural and Eco-friendly products the home, family and life. - The very first retailer of natural fiber organic mattresses & bedding! Since 1990,  - natural, earth-friendly mattresses, bedding,and furniture  - The California Green Clean mission is to provide every client with an exceptional Green cleaning experience at good value surrounded with outstanding customer service - Eco-Friendly Flooring is a primary source supplier for sustainable flooring products and tile. - leading source for global green news, finance, and other resources in delivering green and renewable energy to mainstream business. - Care2 is a trusted social action network that empowers millions of people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support socially responsible causes.  - Eco Boutique Fashion Made in Canada - t-shirts, tote bags, gift bags and aprons are 100% organic cotton, made with fair labor principles.

                                    Pets - Green goods for modern dogs -   True Treats specializes in pure, fresh, & whole treats for dogs and cats. We cater to allergic and sensitive pets in particular. Our unique flavor combination and products make us a leader in local dog health providers. -   Chasing Green is run by a small but dedicated group whose goal is to share the simple message that ordinary people can positively impact our world in their everyday lives. - Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Green certification for your business and home  - Women Of Green is a multi media blog, news source and community celebrating the many women who are leading the way in sustainability and social justice Green Festival®, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, we're celebrating what's working in our communities and around the world - for people, business and the environment. -We offer simple solutions to today's most pressing environmental issue, climate change. 
 Beauty -  To provide the best results we have to use the planet’s finest ingredients, - love the daily green for tips on all green ways of doing things


Here is a growing list of resources in the Ga area on all things green, Eco, Sustainable in GA

Sept 6, 2011

Sustainable building means the integration of building materials and methods that promote environmental quality, economic vitality, and social benefit through the design, construction and operation of the built environment. Sustainable building merges sound, environmentally responsible practices into one discipline that looks at the environmental, economic and social effects of a building or built project as a whole.
Consulting, designing and building in the Southeast, Eco Custom Homes®

Stockbridge Recycling
3451 Hwy 42
Stockbridge, GA

Henry County Recycling Center
65 West Asbury Road
McDonough, GA
United Waste - Southeast
1405 Meredith Park Dr
Mcdonough, GA 30253

155 Roberts Rd
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Other Georgia Companies providing green sustainable products and services



Here is a link for daily green living and tips on how to go green a great reference to go to .

Here are some ideas for recycling and making a few dollars as well. 
There are so many ways to recycle and reuse and you can earn money doing so from recycling your cans, paper, metals, clothing, electronics and more. is a site where they will give you a quote on the items you would like to recycle for cash you can earn anywhere from $100.00 or more for old laptops to  $50.00 for hand held devices.  They provide free shipping boxes and mailers. Once you send in your items they will send you a check or deposit the money to your account or pay pal.   They also have a recycling network, which you can go to and see if there are locations near you to accept items they can’t accept online.  Here is the link

I compost as much of my kitchen waste as I can. If you don't have a garden you can use it on for it's nutrient rich soil fertilizer, I'm sure there is probably a neighbor or community garden you can contribute easily to. In my local area there are garden clubs that can use my compost.  There are some towns that have a compost pick up program. I would check your local county listings. This reduces the garbage you throw out significantly.

I do a lot of shipping and receive a lot of packages.  I flatten cardboard packaging, and some boxes as well as cereal and other household boxes.  I use them in my art studio for laying tiles I’m working on, wet canvases and I sometimes use them as paint palettes.  When I’m done with them all I recycle them with my junk mail.

I use old glasses, glass jars and aluminum containers in my art studio as well to store water, buttons, beads anything that I use to create my art that needs a home.  What I can’t use I take to my local recycle center and get a couple of dollars for it.  Which makes great gas money. Just make sure to rinse them all out.  The recycling facilities prefer them as clean as possible.
I buy a lot of magazine related to my industry to keep up with trends etc. but when I’m done with my magazines I give them to friends, donate to my doctors office or I take them to the recycle bin near my local high school high school. 

I recycle my used linen to create new bedding for my dog.  I make sleeping blankets so she always has some stylish linen as well to sleep on.  My old towels I use for her and I also use them in my art studio to clean my brushes and counter tops.   You can also consider giving them to Pet Shelters they are always in of used towels, sheets and linens for the animals.

I don’t use harsh chemicals or paints.  But there is a correct way to Dispose of household chemicals & paints Your community will have instructions for proper disposal of these potentially dangerous household items, which shouldn’t go to the landfills.  You can also purchase and biodegradable additive to your paints so that they are soaked up correctly before disposing of your paints and chemicals.

What to recycle and where to take it? Your municipality should have a helpful list posted on their website. You can always call to find out. You can recycle a lot more than you think! I have a special tab for my area in GA with all this info.

We all are suffering from how electricity sucks us dry trying to keep our homes cooler in the summer. Between the air conditioning, fans, there is just no getting around it. Think of using darkening window treatments in the rooms that have a lot of heat gain in the summer.  They will keep your home cooler, and will help on electricity.  I close my blinds facing towards the ceiling.  This tends to keep heat levels lower and it also helps slow fading of your furniture upholstery and carpet.  

In the winter or in cooler climates, place furnishings in front of south-facing windows that will absorb the sun's heat during the day and radiate it at night.

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