If you’re still getting coffee to go in a styrene foam cup, or take-out food in a foam carton, I have one word for you: STOP. The icky white, foam-like material used in both coffee cups and carry-out boxes is made from styrene, a chemical fingered by the National Institutes of Health because it could cause […]
Traveling to meetings and conferences takes its toll on the environment in many ways. • Flying or driving and staying in hotels uses lots of energy, which inevitably generates carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change plus air pollutants that lead to smog. • In-person meetings are often littered with excessive paper documents, plastic bottles […]
Want to try organic dark chocolate infused with caramel and sea salt? How about hand lotion made from argan oil and shea butter? Looking for a non-toxic way to ward off termites? Or safe and healthy cleansers you can use without getting sick? Maybe you just want a dose of inspiration to keep you living […]
Here's the clearest explanation I've seen of why it's so important to use a reusable mug, cup or water bottle, courtesy of Shane at Environmental Booty and her client, Factory Direct.
I’d like to applaud you if you’re making 2011 New Year’s Resolutions to live a greener life, I really would. But how many “resolutions” have you made over the years? And – be honest, now – how many have you actually kept? The truth is,resolutions are as easy to abandon as they are to embrace. […]
Girls six and seven years old should not have to go shopping for a bra. But in this day and age, it seems like that’s exactly what they have to do. A new study reported in the journal Pediatrics found that very little girls are developing breasts earlier than ever before, increasing their risk of breast cancer […]
Cosmetics and personal care products literally touch every part of our bodies. We've been convinced that they'll make us beautiful. They often make us feel better. But evidence is emerging that the cumulative use of these products may be contributing to asthma, the onset of puberty in girls as young as three years old, and […]
It's easy to say you want to do something to protect the planet. Actually doing it is another matter altogether – unless you're Fredia Banks. Not only did this Washington, D.C. resident launch a non-profit organization to promote sustainability in the nation's capital. She took our One in a Million challenge to show people how spending […]