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U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum to Focus on Consumer “Super Powers” and Strategies to Use Consumer Clout to Protect the Environment



 The U.S. – China Greener Consumption Forum will mark the first-ever gathering of women leaders from the world's two "consumer super powers" to meet and address the environmental challenges their countries face due to consumption. The Forum, to be held March 22, 2013 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., will convene leading consumer advocates, green entrepreneurs, […]

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Use Black Friday Sales to Try New Green Products



If the high price of some green goods has prevented you from buying them in the past, Black Friday – and Cyber Monday, the online shopping spree that happens four days after Thanksgiving – may offer the opportunity to finally give them a try. Retailers usually slash prices 30-50%, which helps make eco-friendly products more […]

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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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Big Green Purse receives “Image of the Future” Award at Davos Communication Forum



The World Communication Forum recently recognized me and Big Green Purse with its global "Image of the Future" prize. The prize was awarded by a committee composed of 30 communications professionals from 20 countries in recognition of "the manager or designer who has created the best innovative brand and/or image," particularly when it comes to […]

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It’s Time for BlogHer to be Green – Inside and Out.



 BlogHer is the world's largest network of women bloggers. As such, it commands substantial financial sponsorships from multi-national conglomerates, many of whom jump at the chance to peddle their wares to the thousands of attendees who throng BlogHer's annual conferences. After all, these women are bloggers: their online presence functions like a  giant megaphone to the rest of […]

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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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