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“One in a Million” Mom Shifts $1,000 to Greener Food, Bedding, Biking

Thousands of women have joined the "One in a Million" campaign. Participating couldn’t be easier. They simply pledge to  shift $1,000 of their annual household budget to products and services that offer the greatest environmental benefits. That doesn’t mean spend MORE money. It means spend money differently to make a difference. Deborah H. from Nashville, […]

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Going Back to School? Go Green To Save Hundreds of Dollars

Parents can save oodles of money by taking an "eco cheap" approach to back-to-school shopping. Where to start? * Ignore the huge supply lists that come home in kids’ backpacks. Over at the blog Green Talk, "Thrifty is the New Green for Back to School Supplies" reminds parents to check their "voluminous" stashes of pens, […]

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Check out Maggie’s Organic for Back-to-School Fashions

Even after you’ve cut your shopping budget to the bone, you may still need to get a few things to cover your kids as they head off to school. If so, take a look at Maggie’s Organics. The company integrates certified organic cotton or wool in all its products and manufactures according to fair trade […]

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ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP IS TOXIC: Could harm fetus and infants; Pollutes breast milk

Thinking about buying some handy ‘germ fighting’ dish soap or bathroom cleanser? Think again. In all likelihood, those cleaners contain triclosan, a toxic pesticide that’s marketed as an "antibacterial agent" but is powerful enough to threaten children’s health and pollute mothers’ breast milk. According to a study by researchers at the non-profit Environmental Working Group […]

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California Business Women Go Green

As a guest speaker at the annual Conference of the Professional Businesswomen of California, I shared the stage today with Gary Hirschberg. Gary’s the "CE-Yo" of Stoneyfield Farms, the organic yogurt company that revolutionized the making and marketing of organic dairy products. Together, we talked to hundreds of women about becoming "CEOs" – chief environmental […]

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A Year Without Toilet Paper?

A family living in New York City is making news because they’re giving up toilet paper for a year. They’re also foregoing new clothes, foods not grown within a 250-mile radius of Manhattan, and all forms of carbon-fueled transportation. That means they don’t take cars or cabs and they don’t ride elevators, though they do […]

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