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Big Green Purse Will Introduce Stars to Sustainability
Sundance Film Festival

Highlights: “Green Makeovers” and a “Sneak Peek” at New Green Living Book
Celebrities, film producers, documentary and feature film makers, and other “VIPs” will be able to give their purses and pocketbooks a “green makeover” when they visit the Big Green Purse Sustainability Suite January 18-20 at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. They’ll also be among the first in the country to sneak a peek at the new Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World, the definitive guide to green living available in bookstores everywhere February 28.

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Green Website Award

FutureNow’s First Annual Marketing to Women Awards has given BigGreenPurse.com the award for “Best Green Website.”

Said Holly Buchanan, the Marketing to Women guru at FutureNow , I love this site because they make it easy to take simple, concrete actions to make a difference. With such a huge global problem, it's hard to feel like "little old you" can have any sort of an impact. Big Green Purse gives you specifics on small things you can do that can make a real difference."

 

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Winner, Best Green Website

FutureNow’s First Annual Marketing to Women Awards has given BigGreenPurse.com the award for “Best Green Website.”

Said Holly Buchanan, the Marketing to Women guru at FutureNow : I love this site because they make it easy to take simple, concrete actions to make a difference. With such a huge global problem, it's hard to feel like "little old you" can have any sort of an impact. Big Green Purse gives you specifics on small things you can do that can make a real difference."

 

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Top Ten: Control Catalog Overload
    Catalogues
Want some relief from the more than 18 billion catalogs that clog U.S. mailboxes each year – and destroy America’s forests? Try these top ten tips to reduce the fuel and materials wasted on catalogs.
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Hospitals move to phase out chemical

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

August 14, 2007

chemicalx_1.jpgNewborns in hospital intensive care units are vulnerable in so many ways.

Their paper-thin skin can be torn by medical tape. Their lungs may not be developed enough to supply their tiny bodies with oxygen. Their immature immune systems leave them susceptible to a wide world of germs.

Now, a growing number of hospitals are trying to protect babies like these from a newly recognized threat — the medical equipment that provides them with lifesaving blood, medicine or nutrition.

The plastic used in intravenous tubing, blood bags and other products — DEHP, or di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate — can leach a hormone-like chemical linked to reproductive problems, says Richard Grady, interim chief of pediatric urology at Seattle's Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center. While doctors agree that the benefits of specialized care for newborns outweigh the potential risks from plastic devices, leading medical organizations now say that hospitals should find safer substitutes whenever possible. Grady notes that even minute amounts of hormones could cause problems for infants whose organs are still developing, especially newborn boys who spends weeks in neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs. Full story...

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