Monday, May 18, 2009

Gone Green


^^glass bottles from Fredflare.com

Sometimes college turns kids into tree hugging hippies. Well, I didn't start dreading my hair but I did most definitely become more environmentally conscientious. My English class, centered around the subject of food shed light on many issues I really didn't know existed concerning organic farming and genetically modified food. I always ate what was given to me and never really thought how it got to my table or how it was grown. Being a college student eating in the cafeteria, it is hard to eat organic. Now knowing the facts about the food industry, for the future when I am making my own food I will try to buy as much local and organic food as possible. Not only organic food do I want to buy, but organic and vegan clothing too (which Stella McCartney does a fantastic job at). Accounts of the meat industry are quite disturbing, and although I love chicken too much to become a vegetarian, I feel that buying vegan clothes can act as a little helping hand. Everything goes hand in hand - from organic farming to charity- and it all effects the economy. It is the little habits we can all start to acquire to make a difference in our communities - recycling (its unreal how many plastic products can be recycles), buying vintage/organic, turning off the water when brushing your teeth or washing your face (it can save a few gallons), filling up your own reusable plastic water bottle, turning off the lights when you leave the room - all little, but meaningful steps you can take to help preserve our environment. Pretty soon the "Green Movement" will not be a trend or a new idea, but rather just everyone's way of life.




Stella McCartney clothes and heels - if only I could afford!/Tom's shoes - for every pair bought, a pair is given to a child in need

***there are so many other ways to help the environment - how do you go green?

10 comments:

deep_in_vogue said...

Stella is amazing.. did you see the Bebe knock-offs, I'd say they're worth checking out, especially considering they're almost identical to Stella's and cost 7 times less.

la petite fashionista said...

I agree, college has made me much more eco friendly! I buy a lot of organic food when I go grocery shopping, bring my own reusable shopping bags & refill water bottles :) we also have a recycling bin and service offered by the city which is nice.

jayne said...

I draw the line at organic peanutbutter haha, too oily, but I have generally stopped using bottled water and now use a nalgene

Erika said...

Toms shoes are so adorable. I'm truly thinking about investing in a pair for the summer. And Stella...words cannot begin to explain how much I adore her designs. :)

Belle said...

One thing that I think we need to focus on is reducing, we talk a lot about recycling and even reusing but there isn't enough focus on reducing. We need to reduce the amount of waste we produce.
It is true that we can all do little things to help save the enviornment. One movement we have currently at our school is baning all plastic water bottles.
belle

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Your blog is gorgeous! I just came by via your Tiffany party on Party Obsessed. I love it, I'll be linking to that post.

jessica said...

mhm, i love what toms does , so smart .
i think i might finally buy a pair, this summer .

HiFashion said...

My university life taught me more than I knew about the environment as well. I have started buying organic clothing.

V said...

LML,
I am planning an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday and was wondering if you had any tip seeing how your themes are always so clever?

The Clothes Horse said...

Stella is an amazing designer for going green. I think secondhand shopping is super helpful.