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Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
October 17, 2013
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Sustainability

There’s a new kind of deep cleansing facial sponge on the North American market that is extremely gentle, plant-based, biodegradable and compostable.

Dew PuffTM face and body cleansing sponges exfoliate and refresh with pure, naturally alkaline plant fibers that create a perfect pH balance in the skin and leave the skin smoother, softer and brighter.

Dew PuffTM have one ingredient, a potato-like root from Asia called konjac, which is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes.

While new to North America, konjac has been regarded for its health and medicinal properties for thousands of years in the East, where it is considered a health food.

The Japanese have used the konjac root for beautiful skin for hundreds of years. Originally introduced to Japan for medicinal use in the sixth century, konjac makes a perfect natural sponge and cleansing agent that biologically balances the skin’s impurities and acidity. …read more of Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin! here

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Modern Tibet, Ancient Culture in Transition

By Sherry Brooks
July 5, 2012
File under: Spirituality, Sustainability, Travel

Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind outside the 7th Century Potala Palace.

Hardy Tibetans have lived a simple, cost-effective and sustainable lifestyle for centuries. Sadly, this peaceful, planet-friendly way of life is giving way to the occupation of a modern and militaristic China.

This growing world power has a strong need for Tibet’s timber, coal, sparsely populated large land mass and jobs that pay three times the wages that the Chinese can earn in China. …read more of Modern Tibet, Ancient Culture in Transition here

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Five Tips for a Green Halloween

By Anna Clark
October 18, 2011
File under: Green Holliday, Sustainability

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to prepare for the inevitable rush of trick-or-treaters by stocking up on chocolate, adding devilish decorations to your home and selecting a creepy costume.

To help you enjoy a sustainable and spooky holiday, the Rainforest Alliance has come up with five tips for a Green Halloween. …read more of Five Tips for a Green Halloween here

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Refreshing Ideas for a Sustainable Summer!

By Anna Clark
July 15, 2011
File under: Alternative Therapies, Recipes, Sustainability, Vegan


To help keep cool in the heat of summer, the Rainforest Alliance has come up with three refreshing ideas for having fun while keeping sustainability in mind.

Look for the Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM or Verified Green Frog Seal on products and services to be sure that you are doing your part conserving the environment, protecting wildlife and supporting communities across the globe.

Refresh under the cool shade of a tree:
Cool off by relaxing under the shade of a tree. If the shade in your backyard is sparse, why not plant a few more trees. It is a wonderful experience to watch trees grow over the years and once they are mature, you can enjoy the shade that they provide. …read more of Refreshing Ideas for a Sustainable Summer! here

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Rainforest Survival Challenge: New iPad App for Kids

By Anna Clark
May 23, 2011
File under: Environment, Sustainability


Who eats who in the Amazon?

The Rainforest Alliance recently teamed up with Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Ruckus Mobile Media to teach kids just that!

The Rainforest Survival Challenge is a mobile application devised specially for the iPad designed to educate children from 8 to 12 about the interconnection between plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest

The Rainforest Alliance is a global nonprofit that for nearly 25 years has worked to promote forest conservation around the world.

The Rainforest Survival Challenge developed by Ruckus Media Mobile Group in collaboration with Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Rainforest Alliance. …read more of Rainforest Survival Challenge: New iPad App for Kids here

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