Citizens in my town of Takoma Park, MD are asking the city council to ban gas-powered leaf blowers because they are so noisy and generate so much air pollution. If the council agrees, our community will join many others around the U.S. that believe it is cleaner and healthier to rake leaves rather than blow them into […]
In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, Glamour magazine is featuring 70 women whom they consider to be environmental leaders. I was honored to be included in the group, along with Laurie David, who produced "An Inconvenient Truth" for Al Gore, renowned organic chef Alice Waters, film star Alicia Silverstone, and top model Christie Brinkley. […]
With the presidential race getting down to the wire, I took to the streets of Alexandria, VA today to knock on doors and talk to undecided voters about the environmental differences between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. It was easy to draw a distinction between the two candidates. Sen. McCain’s lifetime rating on […]
Here are the top ten tips for a “green” Halloween. They’ll save you money, too! 1. Reuse costumes. Tap into the treasures hidden in your closet or attic to pull together a fun, no-cost costume (it won’t take any longer than going to the mall, and will be a lot cheaper). Trade costumes with friends […]
When my computer’s hard drive crashed this week, every techie I talked to said it was too fried to be rebuilt. So I did some quick research and headed over to Best Buy for a replacement. In case you haven’t been there recently, there are MOUNTAINS of computers to choose from. The salesman was going […]
As Halloween unofficially kicks off the holiday buying season, Big Green Purse is encouraging consumers to ask "Can I get it in ‘green’?" no matter what they’re looking for when they shop. The idea is to pressure the nation’s 1.6 million U.S. retailers more forcefully than ever before to offer the greenest products and services […]
The One in a Million campaign is inspiring thousands of women to shift $1,000 of their household budget to products and services that offer the greatest environmental benefit. Meet the latest "Millionaire": Christine G. from Pittsburgh, PA shifted almost $5,000 in the following ways: * Used Car – $4,700 * Organic Makeup – $23.00 * […]
Bisphenol-A, a toxic chemical used to make baby bottles, plastic water bottles, and food and beverage can liners, has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. Even so, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists that the chemical is fine for use by infants, children and adults. BPA, an artificial sex hormone, has produced […]
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