Monday, April 27, 2009

Simple Lifestyle Changes Everyone is making to Live Greener

Here's a message from my good buddy James P.

"So I now keep a folded-up canvas sack in my briefcase for when I stop by the grocery store, CVS, etc. after work - 90% of my shopping trips can be contained in 1 canvas sack. I am, after all, a single dude."

This is his tip for living a sexy sustainable lifestyle - Set yourself an Outlook reminder to pack an empty sack in your briefcase or work bag so you have it with you on the way to work the next day. You never know what errands you might run during the day so it's great to always have the sack with you. "It's empty = no space taken up."
Thanks for the tip James!!

I just recently picked up a stylish reusable shopping bag by a new company called Tymel Style. Launched in late 2008, Tymel Style is addressing the needs of eco-conscious consumers who wish to go "green" without sacrificing their style or budget. They've accomplished this goal by offering a line of custom, high-quality, reusable bags made from recycled plastic polyfabric. Their bags are display bright, bold, and creative patterns that make a design statement.

I took my new Tymel bag to Central Park this past weekend and got several compliments on the colorful bamboo print.

Check out the wide variety of reusable bags Tymel Style has to offer. They've got bags for everyone (adults & kids).

Still not convinced that reusable bags are better? Want to know why you should SAY NO to plastic & paper? This is what I learned from the owners of Tymel while I was speaking to them at the Go Green Expo:

Each year, approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. Over 1 million bags are used per minute and billions end up in landfills and waterways. Plastic bags take up to 1000 years to degrade. Approximately 14 million trees are cut each year to produce 10 billion paper grocery bags used in the U.S. alone!

Let's live greener in a stylish way.



  1. I carry my briefcase around with me to and from work, and most of my errands are run after work, when I still have my briefcase with me. So, it's really been easy to just take out my little bag to use instead of using paper or plastic. I just moved to a new apartment and it helps to not deal with the incremental clutter of empty paper/plastic bags.

  2. I agree. I like having my reusable bag with me especially when I grocery shop because it can hold so much more weight than the usual plastic bag. Plus, you can forget double bagging when you have a canvas or recycled plastic polyfabric bag to use. I once carried to reusable bags with about 50lbs of groceries!