Ready for 2009 already? I've put together some tips for greening your eco-celebrations -- and your eco-resolutions:

For your bubbly --

>> Your guide to distinctive, affordable sparkling wines made from grapes grown on human-scale farms without the use of chemicals. A good bottle can be had for as little as $15.99.

>> 9 Domestic Sparkling Wines for New Years Eve 2009. All of these wines are from the west coast; remember that if you live on the east side of the rockies, getting your wine / champagne from Europe will actually mean a lower carbon footprint.

And for the bubbly aftermath --

>> Take public transportation -- or carpool with a designated driver in a fuel-efficient vehicle -- to stay safe as well as eco-friendly.

And for the post-party resolutions:

>> A stress-free, eco-friendly weight loss plan: Simple Till Six. Mark Bittman decided to eat healthy until 6 pm, after which he ate whatever he wanted to for dinner. “Within four months, I’d lost more than 35 pounds and was below 180, less than I’d weighed in 30 years.”

>> Plus, the Union of Concerned Scientists has put together “10 New Year’s Resolutions for a New Administration” (PDF) to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making.

Happy new year, everyone!

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