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  • the fastest, most effective way to stop polluters is by pressuring them in the marketplace
  • women can be the world’s most powerful economic and environmental force if we intentionally shift our spending to the best green products and services
  • women have the power right now to solve many of our most serious environmental problems by using our green purses to make a difference
  • women must act – intentionally, collectively, and with the full force of our purse power behind us – if we hope to leave our children and grandchildren a better world.
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    October 29, 2012

    EcoCentric Mom Box Features Green Cleaners, Organic Body Treats

    The November EcoCentric Mom box introduced me to some new cleaning products and organic "indulgences" for my body that will help me choose positive ways to shift my spending to more eco-friendly products. That's how I use the power of my big green purse, and it's great to see what my options are, thanks to EcoCentric Mom.

    IMG_2071 (1)Among the green cleaning products in this month's box were:

    ecoSTORE USA All Purpose Cleaner - This plant and mineral based spray cleaner is a terrific alternative to conventional sprays that contain more questionnable ingredients. It works just as well as the "old fashioned" brand, too.

     For a little personal indulgence, try...

    Native Touch Green Foot Challenge Set - a mix of herbs, sugars and salts to soothe even the tiredest toes. 

    Zen Society's Tea Tree Facial Cleanser - Vegan skincare free of harsh chemicals, dyes, fragrances, mineral oils, sulfates, parabens or preservatives. Whew!

    Organic Indulgence Body Balm - This is probably my favorite product in the box. My hands are always dry, so it's great to take this stick of organic shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax along in my purse or briefcase for some instant relief when my hands need it.

    Beauty from Flowers Day Cream - This organic skin care line is tops! The organic ingredients are sourced in the U.S., are cruelty-free, paraben free, and rely on roses for their fragrance. What's not to love? 

    Continue reading "EcoCentric Mom Box Features Green Cleaners, Organic Body Treats" »

    October 15, 2012

    Protect Us and Our Kids from Toxic Chemicals Now!

    Why are we still exposed to so many toxic chemicals?

    CarsonWe know they threaten our health and wreck the environment. Fifty years ago, in her revolutionary book Silent Spring, scientist Rachel Carson drew a bright red line between the use of pesticides like DDT and threats to our environment. As Leigh at Green4U writes, "She was the canary in the coal mine..." who sounded the alarm about chemicals in our environment and, sadly, died before DDT, the chemical she most studied, could be banned. 

    The Environmental Protection Agency was founded a few years later, in part to protect people and the planet from dangerous chemicals like those Rachel Carson identified. Since then, dozens, if not hundreds of non-profit organizations and scientific institutes have documented the impact chemicals have on our ability to reproduce, bear healthy babies, raise thriving children, and live healthy lives. And yet, we're still exposed to dangerous chemicals that wreak havoc on our hormones, our brains, and our bodies.

    In honor of Silent Spring, in observance of today's Blog Action Day, and to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many concerned women have weighed in, expressing their ongoing belief that we must be protected from exposure to toxic chemicals at all costs. Shane at Environmental Booty captured the hopeful sentiment we all share when she wrote, "There is no other choice than to stand in spirit with Rachel Carson to create a sustainable future.  We must work together to create a future full of the most uproarious Springs.  Springs filled with the beautiful sounds of children playing, birds singing and mothers and fathers breathing huge sighs of relief because they fought for our future that will be healthy and sustainable for our planet as well as their families."

    Why Are We Still Threatened?

    Continue reading "Protect Us and Our Kids from Toxic Chemicals Now!" »

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