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

Millions of Women + Kids Walk 6K Daily… for Water. {Video}


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Many women and children across the world spend up to six hours a day walking for water Continue reading

How many cars were recycled last year? [Infographic]


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Millions of cars are recycled every year in the United States

The metal, plastics, tires, glass, and other materials from those cars are used to create thousands of new products. Did you ever wonder how many cars are recycled every year, what materials are recycled, and what Continue reading

Creating Gardens. One Child at a Time. (VIDEO)


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Photo: courtesy Leave It Better

Leave It Better‘s unique documentary project provides children with gardening supplies and cameras, and allows them to share the story as they learn to compost, plant seeds Continue reading

Sustainable Runway Show + Charity Event


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A Culmination to Chicago Fashion Focus 2010.

As part of Chicago’s commitment to becoming the greenest city in the U.S., Conscious Living TV and Mercedes Benz are pleased to present the second annual eco-fashion experience–Vert Couture–as a culmination to Chicago Fashion Focus 2010. This eco-fashion runway show and charity event is October 24th and benefits Chicago Gateway Green.

 

 

The catwalk’s gonna rock.

This year’s catwalk will feature the SS2011 lines of some of Chicago’s top sustainable and fair trade Continue reading

TOMS Shoes – Paying it Forward


I’ve been meaning to write about TOMS Shoes and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie for a long, long time. And then CBS beat me to it with a video, no less. Watch this (it’s very Continue reading

Is your old cell phone leaking toxins?


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Mobile phones and other devices (pagers, PDAs) present a growing threat to the environment.

Only 1 in 10 cell phones are recycled. As of 2009, there are more than ONE BILLION mobile phones waiting to be recycled (in drawers or already in the waste stream). Cell phones and accessories are made from valuable materials such as precious metals, copper, and plastics – all of which require energy to extract and manufacture. Nine out of ten cell phones or devices end up in the waste stream, leaking lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other toxic substances into the water supply. Some municipalities incinerate their waste, releasing toxins into our air. Continue reading

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