Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wanna do something really good for your karma that takes less than 30 minutes? Read the letter below from EWG (The Environmental Working Group)...
"Ever look at a bottle of water and wonder, 'Where does the water come from? Is it purified? Did the FDA make sure it's safe and clean?'
Join EWG's Bottled Water Label Scavenger Hunt and get your questions answered.
Here's how to get involved (and win EWG prizes!):
1) The next time you buy a bottle of water (even we EWG'ers sometimes forget our reusable bottle) choose a non-sparkling, unflavored water bottled in glass or clear plastic.
2) Carefully remove the entire label from the bottle. We need all the information from the label, so if necessary, cut the plastic around the label to get it all off.
3) Write down:
* the name and location of the store where you purchased the water
* the date you purchased the water
* your name, email and mailing address
4) Mail your labels and other information to:
Environmental Working Group
Attn: Nneka Leiba
1436 U St. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
Whoever sends the most labels (duplicates not counting) by June 15, 2009 will win a stainless steel water bottle with the EWG logo and a jumbo-sized, reusable grocery tote printed with EWG's pollution solutions tips. Plus, everyone who participates will get a Shopper's Guide to Pesticides magnet!
Thank you in advance for helping us with our research to make sure bottled water companies are honest with you about the water you buy.
EWG Bottled Water Research Team"
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Listen live @ http://bit.ly/4lH7
Or, Call in with Questions-(323) 203-0815-we'd love to hear from you!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Here are our Baby Bundles, which include all the neat, non toxic necessities you’d hoped you’d find for that darling little one…
Nursery Cleaner, Laundry Wash, Non Toxic Shampoo & Bubble Bath, and Sunscreen
Want to know what you can do?
- 30 seconds or less - Send a message to Johnson & Johnson
- 30 seconds or less - Send a message to Congress
- 5 minutes or less - Visit the Cosmetics Database to find out safety rankings
- 5 minutes or less - Read the Safety Guide to Children's Personal Care Products
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Looking for somewhere to recycle motor oil in Omaha, Nebraska? Or how about packing peanuts in Orange County, California? Look no further than Earth911.com, a directory site dedicated to centralizing information and resources on recycling and product stewardship that empowers consumers to act locally and contribute to sustainability.
Their recycling database contains over 100,000 recycling locations across the country. With information provided by local governments, industry insiders, organizations and everyday consumers, you can recycle hundreds of household and specialty products at the drop of a hat.
Both the company's website directory and 1-800-CLEANUP toll-free hotline are provided at no cost to the user or taxpayer. The site also offers green tips in its daily news, feature stories, and blog.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We recycle (paper, glass, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic)
We compost organic matter and use it in our own personal gardens
We use less energy by operating in a modest-sized office
We power all of our computers using solar energy
We provide jobs to local students
We offer case options so customers can reduce their carbon footprint
We support local businesses and small businesses as well
We perform the majority of our operations online--thereby reducing energy intensive operations
We banned water bottles—using glasses and a water pitcher instead :)
We provide eco friendly, sustainable products at reasonable prices
We ask our team members to works on their own laptops, reducing the need for multiple home/work computers
We donate 1% of pre-tax profits to non-profit organizations that promote a cleaner, self-sustaining, environment
We believe the best ideas are recycled—tell us what YOU do to live Green!