Monthly Archives: July 2012

Today, the Committee on Environment & Public Works PASSED the Safe Chemicals Act!

Great news:  Today, the Committee on Environment & Public Works PASSED the Safe Chemicals Act! What does this mean?  According to Andy Igrejas and Lindsay Dahl of Safer Chemicals, “today’s vote is a victory for American families dealing with the … Continue reading

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Should plastic water bottles be banned? – by Rebecca Mayer

Last night’s Fresh Air broadcast on NPR featured an interesting segment called What’s In My Plastic? A Closer Look At Phthalates.  Recent legislation (following Canada’s shining example) has banned phthalates, proven endocrine-disruptors, from children’s toys. Pthalates are also one of … Continue reading


Who Inspires You? by Rebecca Mayer

Here is a company we are really excited about – B Corporation’s PRESERVE.  Have you heard of these guys?  They turn used Stonyfield yogurt containers into toothbrushes and create tableware from discarded take-out containers. This company takes the “re-use” concept … Continue reading

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Porta la Sporta!

Many of you know that the film Bag It sprang from a plastic bag challenge held between two ski towns – Telluride and Aspen, Colorado, in 2008, leading to a larger, state-wide competition the following year. Now, Italy follows suit, … Continue reading

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