Living Green … Las Vegas Woman Style With Sherry Swensk

Las Vegas Woman is proud to introduce the new “Living Green, Las Vegas Woman Style” feature with Sherry Swensk. Sherry produces the daily segment “Living Green in Las Vegas” for 8 News Now and shares her passion for green with us.

“Some people think it’s silly to practice green living when you live in a dry, dusty climate. But our desert and mountains are full of amazing plants and wildlife you can’t find anywhere else in the country or the world. Our community is a transient melting pot of cultures, where people bring their expectations, habits and ideas of living from many other places. That can be a challenge in preserving our fragile desert environment. No matter how long you make Southern Nevada your home, it’s our responsibility to care for it while we’re here.”

Trash or Cash?
Depending on what you’ve stashed, hidden and heaped into forgotten piles, there are lots of websites that will buy your stuff for cash, let you swap your cool junk with another closet hoarder or simply offer a place to donate your treasure to a worthy charity. From electronics to kids’ clothes—closing the loop with reusing and recycling has never been easier. will buy from a huge array of offerings from laptops to camcorders, and provides free shipping and boxes. You enter the gadget’s information; they offer you a no-haggle price, and wait for your check. buys games, gadgets and media. Their site is simple and fast to navigate, and their prices seem fair. lets you upgrade to the latest technology by making offers on not-that-old iPhones, iPods and iPads. And takes trade-ins to refurbish and reuse.

Got dusty books on the shelf? lets you unload them for free. You enter the ISBN codes, get a price quote for your book(s), print the free shipping label from your computer and ship. You get the check after the books arrive safely, in the condition promised.

Finally, is like a candy store for home improvement addicts. You can unload items from flooring to paint to the kitchen sink.

To read more on our “Living Green” topics: Why Do You Waste Your Time Sorting Your Recycleables? and Green AND Sexy? Check out our green version of Las Vegas Woman by clicking the link on the right.