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The Green Life: Cold-Weather Comforts: Share the Music

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December 13, 2010

Cold-Weather Comforts: Share the Music

Record Player Now that you've winterized your home, what to do to wait out the snowstorm? This week's tips provide a few ideas to keep you busy without hurting the planet.

Tip #1: Buy Music Used and Local

There are few better ways to drown out howling winter winds than by playing your favorite '80s power-cheese ballad. But what about the environmental price of all those plastic jewel cases and newly printed vinyl? Next time you're at your local record shop, rummage through the used bin. When you've overplayed an album, sell it to someone else, or recycle your vinyl records.

Tip #2: Reconsider Your Fireplace

Tip #3: Track Animals

Tip #4: Give a Coat

Tell us: How do you keep your winter activities green?

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