Skincare Ingredients to Avoid, Part 1: Petroleum

Many of us who are trying to reduce our carbon footprint have found ways to reduce our use of gasoline, plastic bags, and other petroleum-based products. But did you know that most, if not all, of your standard skincare and cosmetic products contain petrochemicals? Moreover, petroleum is not only unhealthy for the environment; it poses a risk for your skin too.

By | 2014-05-16T11:45:08+00:00 September 24th, 2012|Green Living, Skin Care Ingredients, Nontoxic|

Reduce Waste with Generation Green Products from Canon

Canon wants to help consumers decrease their environmental burdens through its Generation Green program. The company believes we should all reduce, reuse and refurbish. This project includes Canon scanners, Pixma inkjet printers, the ImageClass line of products, ImageFormula scanners, Image Runners, and a lot more.

By | 2013-03-07T20:54:45+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Green Living|

Organic Produce and Your Budget

Not too many people would actually turn down organic fruits and vegetables, saying they would rather have the kind produced at factory farms and hosed down with pesticides. No, that’s not the issue. Price is. The most important fruits and vegetables to buy or grow organic are the most toxic ones, the Dirty Dozen.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:46+00:00 October 2nd, 2010|Food & Cooking, Green Living, Nontoxic|

Recycled pencils: Making news out of news

Every year, parents are obligated to buy their kids (whether they like it or not) school supplies, and you can bet that pencils are on the list. Moms and dads might be surprised to find out that those little orange sticks are made out of the 4 billion trees cut down worldwide for paper industries, and assembled with toxic chemicals in factories that pollute the air (most erasers are made from latex).

By | 2015-04-19T18:36:50+00:00 December 21st, 2009|Green Living|

Cheap, Clean and Green!

A great new way to clean your home is through these handmade recipes, and there is no chemistry set needed! Just mix a few simple ingredients together and youve got your very own green-clean team.

By | 2014-11-10T15:10:55+00:00 December 16th, 2009|Green Living|

Environmentally Friendly Shoes

If you’re in the market for new footwear, why not try environmentally friendly shoes. From sneakers, to flats, to heels, there’s likely to be one that’s just right for your liking. You don’t need to give up style and comfort in order to become a friend of the Earth.

By | 2017-03-10T05:10:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|Green Living|