Before women get too excited about the nomination of Sarah Palin to the GOP Presidential ticket, they should pause long enough to take a look at her record. Political pundits have focused on her cred as a social conservative. But where does she stand on the environment? This summary compiled by Grist.org tells all: * […]
Even after you’ve cut your shopping budget to the bone, you may still need to get a few things to cover your kids as they head off to school. If so, take a look at Maggie’s Organics. The company integrates certified organic cotton or wool in all its products and manufactures according to fair trade […]
For the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to keep the “shopping beast” under control. My “kids” – a daughter heading off to college for the first time, and a son returning to college to continue his studies – have been beating the drums for stuff they think is “essential” to their academic experience. They’re […]
It may be sacrilege to say so, but there’s more to protecting the environment than stopping global warming, especially where women are concerned. I admit this acknowledging that climate change is probably the pre-eminent environmental issue of our time. Melting ice caps, catastrophic hurricanes and droughts, rising sea level, and changing weather patterns are altering […]
When do you use up products you already have, and when do you either try to return them or just opt to throw them away? I got that question today. Here it is in full, along with my answer: "I would like your opinion. Before I heard you on Martha Stewart on Sirius, I was […]
One of the biggest obstacles green consumers — or green "wanna-bees" — face is knowing what’s really "green" and what’s just being hyped, or greenwashed, so businesses can make a buck. A recent poll shows just how confused consumers are. Called Eco Pulse, the national study, which was reported in Brand Week, asked shoppers open-ended […]
As I flew over the Peruvian rainforest, I kept a lookout for flames. I’d heard that, despite international outrage over the loss of millions of acres of trees, the Amazon basin was still going up in smoke. Now I’d come to see for myself, and it didn’t take long. Out the window of the small […]
If you have a car, stop whatever you’re doing and go check the air pressure of your vehicle’s tires. Apart from keeping your car in park, pumping up your tires to their proper "PSI" – pounds per square inch – is the fastest, cheapest way to reduce the amount of gasoline you use. Tires have […]
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