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Don’t Lose your Sense of Wonder

By Linda Brown-Kuhn
January 25, 2012
File under: Goals, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care

I’m typically a glass half full kind of person though I can get knocked low by any number of current event depressors: the economy, the state of the environment, taxes, etc.

But when I’m feeling negative I’ve learned what to do. I take myself into the woods, walk with my senses on alert and soon I find some amazing creature or plant that blows the curtain of cynicism from my eyes like a fresh breeze. …read more of Don’t Lose your Sense of Wonder here

 
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How Are You Disposing of Your Old Electronics?

By Green Diva Meg thegreendivas.com
January 11, 2012
File under: Environmental Concerns, Health, Home, Office, Recycling, Sustainable Practices, Waste Reduction

Why Should We Care? by Green Diva Meg
These posts explore a myriad of topics relating to green, sustainable and healthy living and offer simple and clear information from the fun and quirky point of view of the Green Divas. Each post provides practical, no nonsense information on What Can We Do to make a difference.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE . . .  ABOUT ELECTRONIC WASTE or eWASTE?

Ok. Show of hands. (Just pretend with me) How many of you had at LEAST one person in the house get a new electronic gadget this recent holiday season? How many of those electronic gadgets (being cell phones, laptops, DVD players, TVs, etc.) are replacing electronics that will get tossed out? I still imagine a LOT of hands are up . . .

…read more of How Are You Disposing of Your Old Electronics? here

 
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4 Good Reasons to Consider What is in Your Beauty & Skincare Products

By Green Diva Meg thegreendivas.com
December 14, 2011
File under: Environmental Concerns, Fashion, Gifts, Health, Holidays, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Products

Why Should We Care? by Green Diva Meg
 These posts explore a myriad of topics relating to green, sustainable and healthy living and offer simple and clear information from the fun and quirky point of view of the Green Divas. Each post provides practical, no nonsense information on What Can We Do to make a difference.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE… ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS IN OUR BEAUTY AND SKINCARE PRODUCTS?

  1. Average woman uses 12 personal care products daily (Average man uses 6 personal care products daily)
  2. EACH PRODUCT CONTAINS A DOZEN OR MORE CHEMICALS many which are toxic!
  3. The Average woman exposes herself to over 167 chemicals on her body and face during her daily beauty regimine!
  4. Over 80,000 chemicals used in personal care products in the US ONLY 200 OF THEM ARE TESTED FOR SAFETY!

Ok, if these aren’t enough for you, there are a lot more where these came from!  I’ve become a big fan of Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep, which offers a well-organized cosmetic database to help understand what we should be looking for or avoiding. It also offers an extensive product rating system that helps us clearly understand just how pure and natural or toxic any given product is.

…read more of 4 Good Reasons to Consider What is in Your Beauty & Skincare Products here

 
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How Clean is Your Dry Cleaning?

By Green Diva Meg thegreendivas.com
November 30, 2011
File under: Cleaning, Environmental Concerns, Fashion, Health

Why Should We Care? by Green Diva Meg
These posts will explore a myriad of topics relating to green, sustainable and healthy living by offering simple and clear information from the fun and quirky point of view of the Green Divas. Each post will also strive to provide practical information on What Can We Do to make a difference.

Green Diva Mary Rousseau shows off her Green Garmento bag

WHY SHOULD WE CARE… ABOUT LESS-TOXIC DRY CLEANING?

If you are anything like this green diva (green dudes are included here too), you still have some things that require dry cleaning in your closet. As handy as I am in a kitchen, I’m really quite the opposite in the laundry room – especially with an iron. My kids begged me to do their own laundry by the time they were young teenagers. That ought to give you some perspective.

Did you know . . . 3.5 billion hangers end up in landfills every year!

and what about all that plastic – ahhhhhhhh!

…read more of How Clean is Your Dry Cleaning? here

 
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5 Reasons to Think Twice Before Reaching for Hand Sanitizer

By Green Diva Meg thegreendivas.com
November 15, 2011
File under: Cleaning, Environmental Concerns, Family, Health, Personal Care, Public Safety

Why Should We Care? by Green Diva Meg
These posts will explore a myriad of topics relating to green, sustainable and healthy living by offering simple and clear information from the fun and quirky point of view of the Green Divas. Each post will also strive to provide practical information on What Can We Do to make a difference.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE… ABOUT NON-TOXIC HAND SANITIZER?

Anyone that knows me, knows I’m part Howard Hughes – not the uber-rich part, the part that was germaphobic.  I am a bit of a pathological hand-washer. You could easily conclude that I love hand sanitizer, but once I learned that most conventional brands have some nasty ingredients that are NOT good for us (endocrine inhibitors can’t be a good thing!) or our ecological system, I’ve opted for good ole handwashing or the organic and non-toxic brands I’ve found.

…read more of 5 Reasons to Think Twice Before Reaching for Hand Sanitizer here

 
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