Before stopping by the bookshop for another book to decorate your apartment (and eventually the recycling bin), checkout the online shopping guide, the purplebook Green Edition at thepurplebook.com. Edited by Hillary Mendelsohn, the Green Edition provides accessible info and reviews on the best eco-sites on the web, with price and quality in mind.

Whether you're hunting for the best gardening tools or whole wheat bread, this online effort is the ideal way to start becoming more environmentally friendly. And, by reading the info online, you've already saved a few trees and helped reduce your environmental impact, while starting to find new ways to go green.

Story by Nicole Zerillo. This article originally appeared in Plenty in May 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

Copyright Environ Press 2008