There is a silver lining in the economic meltdown and environmental crises we face. These twin 'evils' have created an unprecedented opportunity to throw out old business models in favor of new approaches that will redefine prosperity in terms of health and wellness, work-life balance, and environmental protection. For decades, "old business" advocates successfully argued […]
Dirt doesn't scare me. In fact, generally speaking, I like dirt. Dirt under my fingernails means I've been working in the garden. Dirt on my kids' faces means they've been out having a good time. Dirt on my dog's nose means she's been happily digging for her hidden treasure — bones — in the backyard. […]
Six major U.S. baby products manufacturers agreed to remove the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) from baby bottles, in an agreement reached with the Connecticut Attorney General. Said Environmental Working Group, the non-profit research institute that’s been advocating BPA-free products, “The action represents a critical breakthrough in protecting infants from the hazards of the synthetic estrogen and plastics component, […]
Throughout the month of March, Shape magazine is offering 20 readers the chance to win a free copy of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World. Here are the details! I hope you win. NOTE: No purchase necessary. If you already have your own copy, enter for a friend!
More than 1,500 women, men, students, children and babies held hands, sang songs, cheered and stomped their feet last night in anticipation of their march on the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant in Washington, D.C. Just a stone's throw from the U.S. Capitol building, the power plant has become a powerful symbol for citizens who scoff at the […]
Charmin, Kleenex Cottonelle, Quilted Northern and Scott are among the toilet papers and tissues that do the most harm to forests and the environment, according to a new report by Greenpeace. The non-profit research group evaluated dozens of brands of toilet paper, facial tissue, paper, towels and napkins according to three criteria: 1) How much […]
My recent post on Ten Reasons Why You Should Eat Less Meat generated a resounding request for recipes. My favorites come from colorful cookbooks that either eschew meat completely or use it primarily as an accent rather than as a main course. Super Natural Cooking will get you whipping up meat-free stews, salads, entrees and […]
If your mouth isn't watering yet, it should be. These foods, produced by Alter Eco, the Fair Trade food company, are not your run-of-the-mill staples. Their exotic flavors and textures transform mundane meals into delicious dining experiences you'll want to repeat over and over again. What makes them so special? Taste, for one. The full natural […]
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