Why I Believe in the Power of the Purse

This month's Green Moms Carnival topic is "I believe…" I am taking the opportunity to reiterate why I created Big Green Purse, a campaign to motivate women especially to channel their spending power into social and environmental change. It is because I believe… *  the fastest, most effective way to stop polluters is by pressuring them in […]

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Lipstick Takes a Toxic Turn; Prevention Agenda Needed

Toxic chemicals keep turning up in lipstick. Previously, I reported on dangerous lead levels in lipstick. Now, according to research done in Canada, two other chemicals used in lipstick and other personal care products pose a significant threat to human health. The chemicals, known as D4 and D5 siloxanes, have been linked to uterine tumors and […]

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Where can you find safe peanut butter?

What peanut butter products are safe to eat? Earlier this month, products containing peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) were disovered to be tainted with salmonella. Over 488 people have become ill; six have died. The government has issued this list of products consumers should avoid. It is quite extensive and […]

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Top Ten Eco Ways to De-Ice Your Driveway

  Tis the season for snow and ice – only fun if you’re a penguin or like to walk with an ice pick. For the rest of us, the big challenge is dealing with frozen precipitation once it hits the ground, especially if we want to be ‘eco friendly.’ These tips will help. What’s wrong […]

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Of course my gown is “green”!

I'll be dancing up a storm at the Environmental and Clean Energy Ball tonight, and am happy to say I've found a "green" gown. Well, technically, it's a beautiful deep chocolately brown color, layered over with a silver sheath. But it's "green" in almost every way that counts! It's not new – in fact, I […]

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I’m going to the ball! Now all I need is a gown…

Environmentalists will be decked out in a hundred shades of green over the next few days as they celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration with no less than three "green" balls  — and I'm going to two of them!   The Green Inaugural Ball: Maximum Celebration, Minimal Impact kicks things off Satuday, January 17 at 8 p.m. in the Mellon Auditorium, just […]

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