Archive | May, 2009

Green and Clean Mom is Sexy, Sassy and Fun!

This month's Big Green Purse Ad Buddy is Sommer Poquette, founder of, a wonderful site whose motto is "How being 'green' can be sexy, sassy and fun!" I met Sommer when we both became co-founders of the Green Moms Carnival. She's become a great source of information on many green issues that relate to […]

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What’s the best way to keep your hands clean?

   Note: I said "clean," not "disinfected." What's the diff? The mechanical action of handwashing – rubbing your hands together with soap and water – is what's important because that's what breaks down the tiny bits of grease, fat and dirt on your hands that germs cling to. Soap doesn't actually kill the bad germs. It's […]

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What’s in YOUR body, Mom?

In 1974, an environmental scandal rocked my world. I and millions of other people living in the state of Michigan were informed that the milk we’d been drinking had come from cows that had accidentally been fed fire retardant instead of cow feed. I don’t remember how much milk we’d all drunk before the mistake was discovered. […]

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Are there any “good” paper towels?

Making paper is one of the most polluting industries on the planet. It uses huge amounts of water and energy. It may use chlorine to bleach the paper white, and that chlorine may create dioxin, one of the deadliest toxins on earth. Some paper manufacturers discharge dirty water, often laden with dangerous chemicals, back into rivers and lakes. […]

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