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Why My Purse is Green

Because I believe…

  • 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.
  • January 09, 2008

    Women Are "The Deciders"

    Hillary Clinton’s inspiring victory in the New Hampshire primary yesterday vindicates not only her message but the power women have to change the world.

    Hillary_with_women  As news reports noted this morning, “The New York senator went from narrowly losing the women's vote in Iowa to Barack Obama to swamping him in New Hampshire among females, 46 percent to 34 percent. Women had been the anchor of her support in national and regional polling for most of the past year, and she had seemed in danger of springing a leak in her major constituency. This was crucial, since females usually comprise more than half those who vote for Democrats across the country.”

    I say, why stop at the voting booth? Harnessing their clout in the marketplace, women could become the most influential voice for environmental change in 2008 and beyond.

    Women already spend $.85 of every dollar at the check-out counter. Just as they focused their votes in New Hampshire to send Hillary over the top, women who “vote with their dollars” to buy products and services that benefit the environment can create a groundswell of support for manufacturing that goes easy on the earth.

    Hillary_point The New Hampshire primary has breathed new life not only into Hillary’s presidential bid. It has also cast a big bright spotlight on the power women have to create the world they want. From the ballot box to the cash register, from the presidency to the planet, women can be "the deciders" in more ways than one.

    June 12, 2007

    Give Organic Farmers a Fair Chance

    Ever wonder why just 3% of the fruit you can buy is free of potentially dangerous pesticides? Or only 2% of vegetables? Or less than 0.02% of corn?

    It’s not a simple matter of “that’s all that farmers grow.”

    Organic farmers competing against conventional agricultural interests (i.e., the ones that use pesticides and herbicides) don’t receive an equitable portion of U.S. tax dollars for research into how to grow organic food more efficiently and economically.  And when it comes to making the transition from conventional to organic, farmers just don’t receive the financial support from the government that conventional farmers get to stay in business.

    Environmental Working Group’s Action Fund is working with Congress to “make sure organic farmers get their fair share of federal funds to improve access to healthy alternatives” like organic fruits and vegetables.

    You can help, by signing EWG’s petition to “Grow Organics.”

    Oh, yeah. Buy some organic peaches, too. 

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