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Are Your Kids Saving Energy? Enter Contest by May 31.



 Team ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s program to help kids and families understand why saving energy is important, has launched a contest to encourage kids to tell us in their own worlds why energy efficiency makes a difference. To enter, all kids need to do is share their stories on the Team ENERGY […]

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Team ENERGY STAR pledge

Tired of Telling Your Kids to Turn Off The Lights? Let Team ENERGY STAR Do It!



Using energy efficiently can be as simple as turning off the lights or computer when they’re not being used. The challenge is getting people – especially kids – to pay heed.  Starting today, the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program is going to make that task much easier, especially for us parents! ENERGY STAR is […]

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Clean and Green Dry Cleaning Methods Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic Chemicals



"Dry" cleaning is one of those things that sounds like a much better idea than it is. You might have an inkling of that when you step into a dry cleaners to drop off or pick up your laundry and get an overpowering whiff of …yeah, what IS that smell? It's actually a toxic solvent […]

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Your Big Green Muscle is Getting J&J to Make Its Baby Shampoo Safer



Moms, consumer groups, nurses, and other health professionals have succeeded in getting Johnson & Johnson to begin to remove toxic chemicals from its baby shampoo. Two years ago, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported that J&J's baby shampoo contained quarternium-15, which releases formaldhyde, as well as the chemical product 1,4-dioxane. Both formaldehye and dioxane are […]

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