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Putting on Lipstick Shouldn’t be so Risky. It Won’t Be – if You Support the Safe Cosmetics Act

If you’re anything like me, when you buy lipstick or eye make-up, it’s because you want to look better, not feel worse. But many cosmetics contain questionnable ingredients that have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and asthma and respiratory disease. I’ve switched to more eco-friendly, non-toxic personal care products, but shouldn’t EVERY cosmetic be […]

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How to Shop for Eco-Friendly Clothes – Part 2: Try TENCEL or Lyocell

If we were to separate clothing into categories, somewhere in between natural fibers like cotton or hemp and man-made petroleum fibers like polyester, we'd find Lyocell, "a natural cellulose" product. Lyocell  is made by processing wood pulp into fiber so it can be woven into fabric and sewn into socks, underwear, pants, and blouses, among many other fashion options. Lyocell, […]

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Washington, D.C. Woman Shifts $1,029 of Her Household Budget to Go Green

It's one thing to say you want to be "eco friendly." It's quite another to put your money where your mouth is and spend real dollars on greener products and services, especially in these days of tight budgets and an uncertain economy. Yet that's exactly what Bonnie C., a 26-year old resident of Washington, D.C., has done. […]

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Salmonella-poisoned eggs make a strong argument for local, organic, family farms.

I love eggs, but I hate food poisoning more. I'm betting so do the more than 2,000 people who have been sickened by eating tainted eggs produced by factory chicken farms in Iowa. After all, no one I know enjoys the impact salmonella has on their digestive tract, since it induces vomiting, dizziness, diahrrea, fever, abdominal cramps, blood […]

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Shift to Organic Food

Florida Resident Shifts $1,137 to Organic Foods & Worm Poop

Worm poop? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Worm castings (as they’re more delicately called) make great organic fertilzer. They’re also a terrific choice if you’re looking for ways to shift your spending to greener products and services — in this case, away from concentrated agricultural chemicals and towards all-natural soil amendments. That’s just one of the choices Kimberly […]

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