On Earth Day, Think About Your Health



The link between the state of the environment and women’s health is finally getting the attention it deserves, and there’s no better day to talk about this than Earth Day. A terrific new Women’s Health and the Environment Tool Kit helps explain the connections. For example: Breast Cancer – Industrial chemicals that act like the […]

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Be One in a Million



How can we really make our money matter? One way is to focus our spending so that its power can be felt.  That’s what the Big Green Purse "One in a Million" campaign is all about. It’s encouraging one million women to intentionally shift at least $1,000 of their existing budget to environmentally-friendly products — […]

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Leading the Bull



Remember when people used to say, "you’ve got the whole world in your hands"? Not any more. These days, we women have the whole world in our purses – or we could, if we’d only change the way we spend our money. Big Green Purse contends that women who shift their spending to environmentally-friendly products […]

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Beat the Peeps



If there’s one thing I hate to see on store shelves around this time of year, it’s "Peeps." These sugar-coated, marshmallow-molded, chick-imitating disasters masquerade as Easter candy. But truth be told, they’ve got to be the most disgusting option available for a child’s Easter basket — or his tummy, for that matter. I’ve always wondered […]

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Are We Bulldozing Medicines Before We Discover Them?



It seems second nature to reach for an aspirin to stop a headache or ward off potential heart disease. We can do so thanks to the stately willow tree, the aspirin’s biological source. But what if sources for the medicines that haven’t been developed yet are destroyed before they have a chance to be discovered? […]

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A Year Without Toilet Paper?



A family living in New York City is making news because they’re giving up toilet paper for a year. They’re also foregoing new clothes, foods not grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan, and all forms of carbon-fueled transportation. That means they don’t take cars or cabs and they don’t ride elevators, though they do […]

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