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Stop Littering - Help Spread the Word
Stop Littering. It’s really very simple, don’t throw your trash out the window or on the ground. It is astounding to me how many people do not care. In addition, it is not just littering, it is also about taking the time to recycle what can be recycled to prevent it from sitting in the landfills and being blown...
Flint Water Crisis
I live in Michigan. My grandparents lived in Flint, Michigan for a short time. I have friends that live in Flint, Michigan. What is happening in Flint, Michigan is nothing short of a tragedy. If you haven’t heard about this tragedy, let me quickly fill you in based on all the information I've read and the news I've watched. Two...
Tree's Rock Kid's Video Contest #TreesRock
Tree’s rock, don’t they? I remember making a video for my 3rd grade K12 students and I read them a book about a mom who hugs trees. The kids loved it and because I was virtual teacher I couldn't read it to them in person so a video was a perfect way to share a story I loved and...
The Super Run #Michigan #Charity
Last year my 3rd grade student’s wrote stories about being super heroes. What powers would they have if they could be a super hero? It was  very inspiring to hear so many of them saying they’d save people from bad guys, feed hungry people, make sure that cancer was cured or everyone had warm clothing.  Of course some of...
I’ve always said we vote with our dollar. Sometimes, I don’t make wise choices and I purchase something in a hurry and then think to myself that wasn’t the best decision and next time I’ll do better. As a mom and a working mom at that, I’m busy but I still care very much about my home environment and...
With the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, my mind and heart cannot seem to focus on anything other than hugging my children tight and being so grateful for another day with each of them. Today is my son’s 9th birthday and I cannot fathom losing him. I cannot imagine bringing him to school only to never see him. My chest tightens...
If I were a superhero, I’d save you. I’m not but I can share with you a very exciting campaign launched today called, Mind the Store. A campaign that is making an effort to educate the consumer AND the top 10 retailers in the nation on the 100+ toxic, hazardous chemicals that are showing up in products we purchase...
Flame retardants are intended to increase the time someone has to get out of a fire but they’ve been shown to not be as effective as the chemical industry” claims” they are. According to CNN, the making of flame retardants by the chemical industry is a 4 billion dollar a year global business which is backed by advocacy groups...
Crayons and markers fill landfills each year by the bucket full. I’ve suggested fun ways to recycle crayons, reuse crayons and have fun with markers to make them last longer but what is the Crayola Crayon company doing to be eco-friendly and recycle and reuse their crayons and markers? I have been asking this for a few years now...
I am walking to lose weight, be healthy and get fit. Unfortunately women in Africa and Asia must walk 3.7 miles to and from the nearest improved sanitation facility to collect safe drinking water. This back and forth walking accounts to an average of at least 40 million hours spent walking to and from water sanitation facilities. Did you...
When I was pregnant with my daughter and still naive about the effects of BPA and other toxic chemicals in our products my sister was on a mission to educate me. For a baby shower gift my sister bought me a bucket of non toxic house cleaners and BornFree bottles that were of course BPA free. I had no...
Non-profits, business and organizations often have promotional items to pass out at expos, fairs and for "goody bags" that help brand their company, remind the customer of who they are and how they can be reached. It is common to see pens, bags, notebooks, key chains, etc. as promotional items. It is always a challenge to look for an...
http://www.youtube.com/v/h3BZzjM9Z2o?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00 Back to school means packing lunches, eco-friendly lunches! I’ve reviewed numerous waste free lunch sacks and I’m always on the lookout for BPA free, PVC free, Phthalate Free and Lead free options that are durable and affordable. I pack school lunches year around for my children that attend child care part-time and that means I need to save money...
Would you like BPA with your receipt? Nobody ever asks you that at the register but surprise! your getting a little extra BANG for your buck. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is at it again; EWG and their environmental conscious work force and associates have found high levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on 40% of receipts they...
EIO glass sippy cup is super duper! I love it because as a kid I drank out of glass canning jars (Mason Jars) at my Grandma G’s house, it was normal. This is just ingenious with a great design, bright colors and no worries about BPA, Phthalates and PVC! The silicone sleeve prevents slipping, I can wash this glass...
The EWG has done it again! This time they tested the cord blood of 10 newborns in racial and ethnic minority groups. They've  done 11 bio-monitoring investigations in recent years, with the goal of quantifying the ‘pollution in people’ to drive science and policy changes to protect public health.  What did they find?  They found 232 toxic chemicals in 10 newborns from racial...
This Tuesday's shout out goes to the Million Baby Crawl, organized by Seventh Generation. An idea that I can support, stand behind and cheer for! Last April when I hosted the Green Mom's Carnvial and made the toxic tub video as a spoof, I took some heat. Now I'm just happy to see that the heat I took and...
I'm annoyed by this BPA issue. I'm annoyed that BPA  isn't banned yet and that there is still plastic water bottles, baby bottles and BPA being used, P-E-R-I-O-D! I'm frustrated that companies like Coke and DelMonte would try to use advertising dollars to market BPA and pull the wool over consumers eyes using a pregnant mama to tote that...
To confess the truth can be scary. It’s even scarier when you’re held to a standard that you don’t feel certain you deserve. It’s like being naked and everyone looking, judging and seeing exactly what there is to see without clothing hiding the imperfections. Needless to say I have many nude imperfections and the following four eco-confessions will certainly...
Here we go again, mom bloggers raising a fuss over nothing and linking to each other, using one another for sources and making something out of nothing...again . What they heck do these mom bloggers know anyhow? On...

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