1. Unless you can walk to the store, it's usually greener to buy online.
2. Buy locally. For example, buy at your local favorite independent bookstore.
3. Don't buy from retailers that opened their stores at midnight - they just don't deserve your trust and money.
4. Try to look for products that can help you make your lifestyle greener, like an e-reader.
5. Buy only valuable products. Don't be one of those people who are being persuaded to spend money they don’t have, on things they don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people they don’t care about (Tim Jackson, ‘Prosperity without Growth’)
6. Add to your decision-making process environmental and social elements. Look for items that are made from recycled or organic materials, fair trade certified, energy efficient (check for the ENERGY STAR logo), FSC-certified and so on.
7. Use the GoodGuide to choose greener options.
8. Look for green and cool ideas on Kickstarter, like the classic Windowfarm.
9. Prefer products that it's possible and easy to recycle when you you won't want them anymore, and believe me this day will come.
10. Do it quickly and spend the rest of the days with your loved ones - it's much more important and fun!
Raz @ Eco-Libris