Posted on October 14, 2014 by Envirothink
Oregon voters may pass a mandatory GMO labeling law this November
Just had the chance to view the new advertisement for GMO labeling that’s launching this week to support Measure 92, the measure before the Oregon voters that would mean mandatory labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients.
Take a look. It features Dr. Ray Seidler, a former Senior Scientist with the EPA. During the 1980′s, he was the Chief EPA scientist involved in monitoring the first ever microorganism GMO releases into the open environment. He’s someone who’s opinion we should listen to.
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Posted on April 24, 2014 by Envirothink
Photo courtesy of Energy Star
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in most cities, commercial buildings are the largest source of carbon emissions.
Filed under: Energy issues | Tagged: commercial buildings, energy consumption, Energy Star, EPA, green, green buildings, Green Cities, greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Environmental Protection Agency | 2 Comments »
Posted on February 7, 2014 by Envirothink
Many pet lovers know the annoyance of getting rid of flea infestations. There are a number of natural remedies that can help alleviate this situation.
Flea collars are popular because they take away the worry and hassle of having to deal with the issue. But these handy items contain toxic chemicals that could be putting us and our pets at risk.
Filed under: Health concerns, Pet products | Tagged: cancer, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, flea colars, flea infestations, fleas, Green Paws product guide, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, pesticides, potential health threat, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 2, 2014 by Envirothink
Ford’s newest concept car is solar powered – a big step forward in the industry
The idea of using solar power for energy is gaining traction in a wide variety of industries. The auto industry may have been a bit slow to the party but it seems that at least one brand has its eye on the future.
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Posted on November 11, 2013 by Envirothink
For many, the days of hanging clothes out on clotheslines to dry isn’t an option. It’s currently popular for clean clothes to smell like something – ostensibly as fresh sunshine or mountain streams. But it takes lots of chemicals to get that artificial scent you love.
Woolzies dryer balls are a better, greener alternative.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: artificial fragrances, dryer sheets, EPA, essential oils, hazardous waste, health, narcotic, PVC, toxic chemicals, Woolzies | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 24, 2013 by Envirothink
The Environmental Working Group – known for their ratings on popular sunscreens and for raising awareness about pesticides on produce and chemicals in cosmetics – has just released its new Guide to Bug Repellents.
Having read through it, it features some surprises and some useful advice. You’ll want to look through all the pages to learn what will work for you and your family. And, as they say, not everything works the same for everyone, so decide which repellent will be a good fit for you.
Good to know that the EWG is looking out for consumers. Now if the EPA and the FDA would only meet the same high standards.
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Posted on January 8, 2013 by Envirothink
The Snow Bully is the greener human-powered snow removal choice
Winter’s finally here with a vengeance. Being prepared for what’s yet to come is key. A relatively new device called the Snow Bully is a great defensive tool for easy snow removal.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: air pollution, carbon footprint, environmentally-friendly, EPA, Exxon Valdez, exxon valdez disaster, gasoline, green, greenhouse gas emissions, Snow Bully, snow removal | Leave a comment »