Is It Time to Boycott Bottled Water?

The more bottled water we drink, the bigger the toll it takes on the environment.  Think about it: • According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, it takes 1.5 million gallons of oil – enough to run 100,000 cars for an entire year – to make plastic water bottles. Transporting the bottles, first to the […]

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Stop buying toys made in China

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 […]

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5 Steps for Fresh Indoor Air

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 […]

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Act… with BlogHer

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 […]

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Give Organic Farmers a Fair Chance

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 […]

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