What’s the Most Cost Effective Green Light Bulb? {Infographic}


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Confused about the differences between CFLs, incandescents and LEDs?

This chart should clear things up plus give you the facts you’ll need to make an informed purchase decision based on costs, carbon emissions, toxicity and more… Continue reading

Hand Washing Saves Lives

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Five million people die every year from infectious diseases.

The majority of them are children under age 5.

Amazingly, the simple act of proper hand washing helps prevent the spread of infectious Continue reading

BPA Now Found in … Toilet Paper?

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Widespread BPA contamination in paper products, study suggests.

by Stephen Neese, originally published in Environmental Health News

Bisphenol-A (BPA) seems impossible to avoid. It contaminates food, thermal receipts and drinks served in certain plastic bottles. A new study finds its reach goes even further. Researchers detected trace amounts of the estrogen-like compound in Continue reading

Fashionistas: Prepare to Get Your Green On!

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Newsflash: Purchase your tix by midnight October 18 and qualify to enter the myEARTH360/VertCouture drawing for cool eco chic accessories! Click here for deets.)

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Third Annual Vert Couture Eco-Fashion Show

Conscious Living TV presents Vert Couture Spring 2012 Thursday, October 20, 2011, under the tents at Millennium Park in Chicago. Now in its third year, this carbon-neutral charity event is one of four headlining shows during Fashion Focus Chicago, from Continue reading

Can plastic chemicals make you fat?

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~ from Environmental Health News

The rates of obesity and overweight in adults and especially in children are on the rise, though some recent studies indicate that the rates may be at least leveling off among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of adults are obese and a further 34 percent are overweight. Twenty Continue reading

Greenwash Alert: Dasani (VIDEO)

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greenwash : to make people believe that your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is.

This video by Jim Rizor slams a recent Dasani ad.

… they replaced 30% of the petroleum ingredients in PET #1 with ethanol. It is a big nothing (side-step at best) that they are praising as a huge step in the green direction. It’s like saying that a nuclear warhead is more peaceful because it has a Continue reading

The sustainable wedding dress: eco-exquisite.

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Photo by: B&G Photography

The embodiment of art, sustainability, and philanthropy.

Artfully and meticulously crafted, the fabric wrapped in LINDEE DANÍEL gowns are wild silks (organic and peace), peace silks (won’t harm a life-cycle), conventional silk, and organic cottons. Using earth dyes and chemical-free processing,  these gowns are produced locally with fair trade practices and an unwavering commitment to all things natural.

The signature indigo color is extra-special in that the dyestuffs are obtained from a woman’s co-op in Continue reading

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