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The Green Life: Green Habits to Help Animals: Get Buzzed for Birds

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May 31, 2011

Green Habits to Help Animals: Get Buzzed for Birds

Ruby throated hummingbird Your YouTube addiction aside, you may not realize how your daily habits affect wild animals. This week's tips are about how to make minor changes to your routine to help adorable (and not-so-adorable) critters around the globe. 

Tip #1: Get buzzed for birds.

What do the Baltimore oriole, the ruby-throated hummingbird, the Tennessee warbler, and the broad-winged hawk have in common? Their migratory paths take them through Latin American coffee plantations. By opting for shade-grown coffee, you'll help make sure that these birds will always have a place to go. Not sure how to find the best eco-friendly brands? Sierra magazine asked coffee experts to recommend their top picks.

Tip #2: Opt for orangutan-friendly oil.

Tip #3: Take totes for turtles.

Tell us: How do your daily habits help animals?

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