Oprah went green today in honor of Earth Day. She has on Simran Sethi who is now host for Sundance Channel: the Green, as her environmental expert.
Oprah’s Tip #1: Paper or Plastic: NEITHER. Bring your own bag!
It’s one of our fave tips, too, Oprah. And, of course, you can get the Oprah “GrOceries” bag made of organic cotton for $9.50. Well, you could have. They are currently out of stock. Oprah said that they are charging what it costs to make them, as she doesn’t need money from bags, “I’ve got enough pairs of shoes”. Of course, she told the audience that they don’t need her bags – any bags will do, just bring your own!
Oprah’s Tip #2: Bring Your Own Bottle.
Then, it was on to Matt Damon with a tip to Stop Your Junk Mail. It’s really easy to do it yourself, though there are companies who can do it for you. Matt was promoting one such company called GreenDimes. For a dime a day, these guys will take care of most of it for you, plus plant a tree each month. He said he loves the service so much, he joined the Board. Seems like a new development because as of last month, his name wasn’t really on the list. We love this tip, as well. Do it yourself, or through GreenDimes, but get rid of all of that junk mail! (Thanks, Linton, for the screenshot!)
Oprah’s Tip #3: Clean Green.
They went through some green, non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaners such as Method, Seventh Generation, Shaklee, and Mrs. Meyers.
I only caught the first half of the show. There were also some tips about using fewer paper napkins and using a smart strip or power strip to manage your electronics that go on standby. I’ll watch the rest later and will update this post if there is anything earth shattering. I really thought there would be more celebs in the studio for the Earth Day show. Oh well! The tips were great ones and the ones I repeat over and over. They are the easiest and will make a huge impact if we all take part.