Christal White en The Green Minute: Got Allergies? <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! Yes, it’s allergy season. While it might seem counterintuitive, most experts agree that as we spend more and more time indoors, our allergic reactions increase. And while allergens typically trigger cold-like symptoms such as sniffling and sneezing, they can also trigger asthma attacks.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Christal White 60810 at The Green Minute: NOLA Trash Mob <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all heard the phrase "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure," but what about "One city’s trash is another man’s mission?"</span></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Christal White 54825 at The Green Minute: Reduce, Reuse, Repair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reduce, reuse and recycle — or the three Rs — are well known as the pathway to green. But there is an R that has been routinely left out. The R for REPAIR.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlike our grandparents, we regularly replace items rather than opting to fix things. While their motto was, “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”, we’ve relegated our broken stuff to the trash pile.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:56:33 +0000 Christal White 52684 at A New Restaurant Group = Green Cuisine <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is a city that has long been known for its amazing cuisine, but not exactly for being the most green. Our recipe for success&nbsp;is delicious, but lacks some very important: environmentally responsible ingredients. Well, leave it to</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> LifeCity </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to tweak the recipe.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:32:07 +0000 Christal White 41384 at Green Tips On 'Hypermiling' <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Y</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ou know the old saying: "If you give him an inch, he’ll take a mile." There couldn’t be more perfect of a way to describe </span>hypermiling<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Not familiar with the term? It’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the science and craft behind squeezing every possible drop out of your car's gas mileage.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:13:02 +0000 Christal White 40332 at Summer Energy Saving Tips... You Know You Want 'Em <p>It’s summertime and the livin’s easy, but in the South, we know that it’s down right hot. To save money on energy bills, try these tips.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:10:04 +0000 Christal White 38781 at Why Hybrid Cars Are Winning the Eco-Friendly Fight <p>Shopping for a car can be a real headache, especially for the eco-conscious consumer. Is electric really best? How about a hybrid? What if I just buy a used gasoline-powered car? The answer is…it depends. On a lot. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:56:17 +0000 Christal White 38332 at Buying In Bulk? There's An App For That <p>With the cost of makin’ groceries steadily increasing every day, maybe it’s time for us to revisit buying in bulk.</p><p>I’m not suggesting that we all run out to the big box warehouse store for 20 dozen eggs and some snow tires, but rather hit up your local farmer’s markets, food co-ops and grocery stores for beans, rice, pastas, olive oil, maple syrup, honey, flours, soaps, nuts, granolas and even tofu. To find the best local selection, there’s a free app simply called <a href="" target="_blank">Bulk</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:55:28 +0000 Christal White 37491 at Tips On DIY Cosmetics For Easy, Healthy Beauty <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You’ve likely heard the expression “beauty is only skin deep”, but with the estimated 11,000 unique chemical ingredients we are exposed to through our personal care products every single day, the results go way deeper than that.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:29:57 +0000 Christal White 36275 at Deet-Free Ways To Ward Off Bugs <p>The thunderstorms are rolling through, the humidity’s rising, and we all know what’s next… bugs. Ones that bite, ones that sting, ones that just gross you out. Nonetheless, they all have one thing in common: they will do whatever they can to get up in your home and all over you and&nbsp;your precious skin. But, as <a href="" target="_blank">The Green Project </a>reminded us this week, the simple solution isn't&nbsp;always the best solution. Thu, 02 May 2013 23:25:36 +0000 Christal White 34535 at