Green = Sexy

By Goeun, age 14, Virginia

You have probably heard and used the phrase "going green." Well, stop saying it and start living it! Global warming is becoming a huge problem, and it's coming at us faster than the scientists predicted. Tons of celebs are going green, as well as everyday people. It's really easy. Rachel McAdams (who played Regina in Mean Girls) has a website called which states that going green is just plain hot. There are tons of fun ways to do it too!

First of all, you can recycle. It's one of the easiest things to do to and it's very effective. We can save lots of trees by recycling paper, plastic, and pretty much anything else recyclable! But remember, when recycling paper with staples in it first remove the staples! Another way to go green is to buy those reusable shopping bags! There are some really cute ones, and you'll reduce plastic use while looking cute. They can be used for grocery shopping and for just normal shopping!

SDM writer Briana from Pennsylvania sports her "Miss Save the World" t-shirt.

You can also advertise this. There are lots of cute shirts at Aeropostale and other stores that say "Keepin' it Green," "Miss Save the World," and many more. If you have a MySpace or Facebook, post bulletins or start a group about recycling and re-using things. This will spread the word really fast. And at school, when you're having a soda or another canned or bottled drink, be sure to recycle them. Many schools now have separate trash cans for recycling purposes only. Classrooms also have recycling bins, so if you have any extra papers, you'll know where to put them!

These are some easy ways to go green and save the environment, but what about saving energy? You can do this by using energy saving appliances. Look for the Energy Star symbol on your refrigerator or washing machine! You should also always unplug things when they aren't in use. Not only is this a fire hazard, but plugs use energy by just being in the outlet! Last but not least, you can cut your shower short by two minutes, and you'll save 10 gallons of water doing it. With these easy tips, you'll be able to do a huge part in saving the world and delaying global warming. You don't really want to die by melting, do you? Let's leave that for the next generation ... just kidding!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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