Category Archives: Pollution, Pesticides and Toxins

Season of Giving: 9 Ways To Protect Us From Toxins, Pesticides and Chemicals

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Dioxins in the air, chemicals in our food, toxic runoff in our water, pesticides in our fruits and vegetables, and dangerous chemicals in everything from our clothes to our soaps and cosmetics to… Read more »

Clean Coal: Fact or Fiction?

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As our nation faces the impact of plunging oil prices, global warming, pipeline protests and growing pressure to lead the world into the next generation of power production, the concept… Read more »

Green Fashion: What’s The Impact of Your Closet?

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From the resources and pesticides used in farming, to chemicals in fabrics, to waste from production, to the footprint of shipping and retailing, to final disposal, fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world behind oil…. Read more »

Day 19: Is Buying Organic Good For the Planet?

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Controversy and heated debate surrounds claims about the benefits of organic foods, including whether organic foods are safer (perhaps due to higher levels of antioxidants, lower levels of toxic cadmium, lower levels… Read more »

Day 18: 3 Steps to Reducing your Carbon Footprint

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Yes, global warming is a problem, and it stems directly from human greenhouse gas emissions, or our “carbon footprint”. Catch my post “What’s Your Carbon Footprint? Why Measuring Your Impact Matters”… Read more »

Day 10: Are Your Cleaning Products Clean? 4 Tips for Greening Your Cleaning

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Before you defend your earth-friendly cleaning products, you may want to double check what’s in them. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “U.S. law allows manufacturers of cleaning products to use… Read more »

Day 9: The Great Paper Towel Debate

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Cloth towel or paper towel? That is the (earthiness) question. Although it’s probably not a question that’s been keeping you up at night, I thought I’d investigate it anyway and come… Read more »