This week’s revelations that toys and jewelry made in China contain high levels of lead is the last straw. It’s time to stop buying toys made in China. The story in USA Today about the crisis is particularly alarming. In the last four years, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued 27 recalls […]
Keeping our homes closed up against the heat of the summer tends to rob rooms of fresh indoor air and make the whole house a little stuffy. But no matter what the season, the US EPA says the most energy-efficient, cost -effective, and non-toxic way to deal with stale air is “Source Control” of indoor […]
On June 5, BlogHer asked its members to nominate the “red-hot issue” on which its 11,000 member community could make the greatest difference. Imagine the impact “if every member of BlogHer … focused our considerable brainpower, ingenuity and influence on one red-hot issue,” prodded Elisa Camahort. “How about if that one red-hot issue was the […]
Ever wonder why just 3% of the fruit you can buy is free of potentially dangerous pesticides? Or only 2% of vegetables? Or less than 0.02% of corn? It’s not a simple matter of “that’s all that farmers grow.” Organic farmers competing against conventional agricultural interests (i.e., the ones that use pesticides and herbicides) don’t […]
This week’s two-ring eco-circus – in Germany and on Capitol Hill – provided another all too pointed reminder of why we need to use our marketplace clout to protect the environment: As they proved once again, the President and our elected officials in Washington, D.C. sure aren’t going to do it for us. President Bush […]
A comprehensive review of the scientific research into what causes breast cancer was released last month, and the news isn’t good. It’s not surprising, either: Women face daily and widespread exposure to hundreds of chemicals that can cause tumors in our mammary glands. Those chemicals include diesel exhaust, chemicals that are put into personal care […]
Will you get closer to Nature if you brush your teeth with Crest’s Nature’s Expressions? The company sure wants you to think so. Its new marketing campaign offers “a hint of nature with the protective power of Crest.” Just how does Crest slip a little Nature into its tubes? Mostly, by the power of suggestion. […]
Mary Hunt is an advocate for environmental sustainability standards and the unique voice behind the "In Women We Trust" blog. She’s just become the Communications Director for Channel Logic, a newly formed rep firm and resource for sustainable furniture. Here’s why she thinks environmental standards are so important. In Part 2 of her interview, we’ll […]
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