Welcome to the sixth “Tips for Green Living” carnival! We have quite a lot of sharing to do, so let’s hop to!

ENERGY

Please welcome a new submitter, Repeat Revenue with the posts Using Less Power in Life and California Solar Company Starts Leasing Program posted at Solar Power Home. Can’t quite pull of leasing from the solar power? For this, Alison presents Carbon Offsets — Native Energy posted at Green Me. Our friend Phil for Humanity presents Reducing the Electricity Consumption of Water Heaters posted at Phil for Humanity. New contributer Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips – Easy Ways To Conserve posted at Tip Diva. Sonja Stewart presents Light’s Out! Why I’m No Longer Energy Efficient posted at Parenting Squad regarding the mercury levels in CFLs. In fact, I’d direct you to my post Enlighten Your Apartment in 2008 for more information about those CFLs.

FOR BABY

Now this is my section! Jessica Jones presents Confessions of a Mother posted at Practical Nourishment about the struggles to be both Mom and environmentalist – great post! Amanda Harris reminds us When Your Baby Comes Home: Choosing a Green Pediatrician posted at eFamilyBlogger. I didn’t even think of choosing a green pediatrician! Thanks Amanda! Paul Duxbury tells us Why Every Parent Should Switch to Organic Baby Food posted at Free Diet Recipes.

IN THE GARDEN

Karen Dowell gives us Newbies a low-down on vermicomposting with the post Composting for Beginners posted at Wiggly Wigglers. nichole halsey presents Build this: Solar Food Dryer posted at Bad Human! Don’t take chemicals from strangers! – a post that makes me hungry. Happy Housekeeper gives us Organic Pesticides For A Safe Lawn posted at Garden Tips; while we apartment-dwellers don’t have a lawn to care for, many of these tips will work for our planters and container gardens! And to round off our time in the garden, Tejvan Pettinger advises us How To Make Your Garden Eco Friendly posted at The Compost Heap.

IN THE KITCHEN

Lane Wright presents Vegan Eating Trumps Eating Locally posted at Vegan Bits. Though I’m not a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, if you can do it then I commend you! Amanda Harris gives us some tips in What You Need to Know About Buying Organic posted at eFamilyBlogger.

FYI – NEWS

Have you received your economic stimulus check yet? Matt DiChiara presents Economic Stimulus Act to Benefit Apartment Owners and Environment? posted at MyNewPlace Blog. Apparently, Matt uses Green Your Apartment as a reference/inspiration for his site’s apartment guide! Do I smell a collaboration in the works?

Esther Garvi is Denouncing the myth of famine food posted at Esther Garvi aka Ishtar News. Linda Jo Martin tells us about a freaky fungus, Ug99, the Destruction of Wheat Crops, and Prices In Our Local Supermarkets posted at Country Kitchen Pantry | Herbs, Spices, Recipes, Cooking. Speaking of those food prices, Flash Gordon reviews Sustainable Ethanol: The Future of Energy Production? over at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

OUT N’ ABOUT

Who is hurting from the price of fuel? To help ease the impact both on your wallet and your environment, Fuel Efficient Driver gives us Improving Gas Mileage at Better Gas Mileage and Tip Diva tells us her Top Ten Tips – Reducing Your Gas Usage posted at Tip Diva. Or you can turn to Davexplorer to learn about Cell Fuel Cars posted at Your Greeness. But remember, it’s not just the fuel but the carbon monoxide that vehicles spew out. Mark Schauss addresses this in his post Smog and Premature Death – Science Has Linked Them, The White House Denies It posted at Toxic World Blog – Detoxify and Heal Your Body. Looking to tracel this summer but want to still be green? travelcat4 presents 10 Tips for Responsible Travel posted at Ultimate Vacation Guide to help you out.

PERSONAL POLLUTION

Davexplorer gives us some more insight The Eco Bedroom posted at Your Greeness – a great companion post to my Sleeping Soundly and Sustainably. But don’t forget about Roxy and Fido! Ray Hays gives us 7 Tips to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Paw Print posted at EarthPaw. I do love a good animal friendly site! AlexBo presents a counter-intuitive tip with Wonderful Teeth Whitening With Strawberries posted at Dental Health and Nutrition. And Jessica Jones presents Celebrating Womanhood posted at Practical Nourishment, a very personal post about remembering what sustains us emotionally as well as physically.

REASONS FOR BEING GREEN

GP reminds us Hey, we shall inherit the earth posted at Innstyle Montana- Come on Inn. Lexi Sundell argues for a Reverence for Life at Energies of Creation. Melanie Rimmer tells us I Believe… over at Bean-Sprouts. And AdmirableIndia.com presents Nagarhole National Park(Rajiv Gandhi National Park), Karnataka posted at AdmirableIndia.com, a must read if only for the pictures of those magnificent elephants!

RECYCLING

hank presents A New Investment Idea – Pay Someone To Pick Up The Phonebook That Gets Dropped On My Door Every 3 Months That I (And Millions Of Others) Never Use! posted at My Investing Blog. Okay, it’s not necessarily recycling, but this was a really good post and I didn’t know where else to put it! LOL.

QUICK TIPS

Will gives us the quick-and-dirty list of Ten Simple Ways To Go Green, Save Money, And Save The Planet Too! posted at Your Finish Rich Plan – A Personal Finance Blog.

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That’s it for this edition of “Tips for Green Living”. Thank you all for your great submissions and I hope you found some useful info in this carnival. You can find a new edition posted every second and fourth Monday here at Green Your Apartment. If you are interested in participating in our next edition set for May 26th, submit your post HERE.

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