Guest blogger: my lovely friend Olivia McDaniel
I’m no hippy – I eat meat, I shave my armpits, and I wear shoes. But at the same time, I consider myself to be quite the environmental enthusiast. I think there’s a middle ground somewhere between tree-hugging flower child and hummer-driving polar bear killer. I think you can be a normal human being and still be conscious and responsible for what you do and how your actions affect the planet and its inhabitants.
So I’m always looking for ways to bring a little bit of happy hippy into my working-girl lifestyle, trying to convince myself that an eco-friendly existence is not so far out of reach for the average American who still likes to drive a car and have pretty things.
I saw an ad on one of my favorite websites, treehugger.com, for the Method line of home products… I was aware of Method Home’s products but had no idea that they were environmentally friendly until I visited their website. To my very happy surprise, they are completely “clean” – no harsh chemicals or toxins, no animal testing, and recyclable packaging. On top of that, the products are not outrageously expensive, much more affordable than some twenty dollar jugs of laundry detergent I can think of… and they have everything, from all-purpose cleaners and wipes to body lotion and hand soap.
But what really tickled me pink was the fact that their products are perfectly lovely; fresh, clean, and modern, with pretty bottles designed by a real designer and thought put into every last detail. And the same goes for the website, which is attractive, thoughtful, informative, and incredibly clever – bordering on hilarious really.
So go to the website, learn how easy, rewarding, and affordable it is to incorporate earth-friendly products into your busy corporate life, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to switch to a pollution-free energy plan… or better yet, buy a stylish new hybrid and feel good about your drive to work every morning!