DON’T Use Your Purse November 23

Big Green Purse is all about ways you can use your consumer clout to protect the environment. One way is to buy sustainable products that do better than their competitors at reducing climate change, cleaning up the air and water, and protecting wildlife. But another is to buy less in the first place. By keeping […]

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Friday Feedback: Here’s What YOU Have to Say

So many of you are sending such thoughtful comments and questions, I want to share them with the rest of the Big Green Purse blog community. Keep the feedback coming – either here or to me personally at Diane@biggreenpurse.com. I’ll be posting regular roundup columns, and would love to highlight what you have to say. […]

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Clearing the Air

Fear of consumer backlash has motivated Walgreens Drugstores to withdraw three air fresheners that contain chemicals which may affect hormones and reproductive development, particularly in babies. Walgreens’ action was taken after an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental and health organizations showed that 12 of 14 brands tested contained hormone-disrupting chemicals […]

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A Thousand Dollars Adds Up Fast

The "One in a Million" Campaign is urging a million women to shift $1,000 of money they’d spend in a year anyway to green products and services that can help protect the environment. Women are finding all kinds of ways to swap out "brown" products for "green." Erin just sent the balance sheet she downloaded […]

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New Book Encourages Teens to Get with the (Turtle) Beat!

Living in Costa Rica, Marina Kuperman has been inspired to protect sea turtles. Her new book Turtle Feet, Surfer’s Beat is one way she’s helping to educate and involve teenagers in understanding how important it is to protect these animals from extinction. The story revolves around a typical suburban American, Penelope, who is forced to […]

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