Baldwin on October 1st, 2009

A review of Shaklee Cleaning Products

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Most people prefer their foods free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, for obvious reasons. Pesticides and toxic chemicals are increasingly linked to serious health problems – especially for our children, whose developing bodies are more vulnerable to chemical exposures.

We’d like to believe that our government is policing the safety of our food and the containers it comes in, but it’s not.

Our advice is to limit your family’s exposure to:

Healthy Home Tips 02: Go organic and eat fresh foods | Environmental Working Group

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82 Percent of Consumers Buying Green Despite Battered Economy

Click Here to Read the Press Release.

Click Here for the PowerPoint Presentation.

Four out of five people say they are still buying green products and services today-which sometimes cost more-even in the midst of a U.S. recession.

A study commissioned by Green Seal and EnviroMedia Social Marketing and conducted by Opinion Research Corporation reveals peoples’ opinions and behaviors about products that claim to be environmentally friendly.

Half of the 1,000 people surveyed say they are buying just as many green products now as before the economic downturn, while 19 percent say they are buying more green products. Fourteen percent say they are buying fewer environmentally green products.

2009 National Green Buying Research
Other key findings in the new research conducted by telephone in a random-digit-dial sample:

click here to find out Green Seal: Publications and Resources 2009 National Green Buying Research

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Baldwin on June 28th, 2009

Choose better body care products

Better products meet their claims and are free of ingredients that could harm our health or the environment. Labels might claim that a product is “gentle” or “natural,” but with no required safety testing, companies that make personal care products can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks. So, always read product labels – especially the ingredient list – before you buy.

How to read a label
Every personal care product on the market must list the ingredients on the label. Label reading can be confusing – here are some tips to help you wade through the chemical names. You can approach ingredient lists in 3 parts:

To read more click below.

Healthy Home Tips | Environmental Working Group

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Baldwin on May 27th, 2009

by Jason Pelletier

With the announcement of new fuel economy standards last week, the Obama administration made sure that the days of car company battles against fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles are safely in our rear-view mirrors. Numerous studies have shown that 75%+ of the energy used by a car over its lifetime is consumed in the operation of the vehicle, so this focus on efficiency is well-placed. But we shouldn’t forget about the other 25% of energy use or the environmental impacts that come with it – hazardous chemicals that off-gas when our cars sit in the sun, components that are difficult to recycle, and loads of plastics made from petrochemicals among them.

Green building practices are successful because they consider every aspect of how a house is built. Energy systems such as furnaces, water heaters, insulation and renewable energy options are important, but so too are sustainably harvested woods, countertops made from recycled materials, and paints or adhesives that don’t harm our health. Shouldn’t we expect the same from our cars, with their thousands of components sourced from around the world?

The good news is that manufacturers are starting to take the challenge of building efficient AND sustainable cars seriously. Ford Motors, for instance, highlighted the following initiatives last week:

To read the initiatives click here —> Ford Cars Getting Greener On The Inside

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