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 »
Posted on April 30, 2012 by Envirothink
Besides scratching, there's a dark side to using regular non-stick cookware
Non-stick cookware has been around since 1938. Since the 1960′s, the technology behind it has pretty much remained the same.
But there’s a dark side to non-stick cookware. Unbeknownst to consumers, it contains two seriously toxic chemicals: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). Classified by the EPA as a “likely human carcinogen,” manufacturers must eliminate their use by 2015.
GreenPan is a non-toxic, healthy, non-stick cookware line that offers a simple, safe alternative.
Filed under: Health concerns, Green products | Tagged: EPA, green, technology, CO2, recycled, cancer, healthy, carcinogenic, upcycled, toxic chemicals, GreenPan, PFOA, non-stick cookware, PTPE, Thermolon, ergonomic, Home Shopping Network, respiratory issues | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 16, 2011 by Envirothink
The Nest Learning Thermostat takes the guesswork out of programming
Programmable thermostats, while useful, can be incredibly complicated. So much so that around 90 percent of folks that have them don’t program them!
Created to be real energy savers, all the programmable thermostats on the market lost their Energy Star ratings in 2008 because, the EPA said, the devices tended to create consumer confusion and could lead to increased energy use, not savings.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: energy, Energy Star, EPA, Nest Learning Thermostat, programmable thermostat, Smartphone, WiFi | Leave a Comment »
Posted on July 27, 2011 by Envirothink
With little fanfare or media coverage, on July 21st the U.S. Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency issued an evaluation of the EPA’s Voluntary Chemical Evaluation Program pilot – and gave the program a thumbs-down. (more…)
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: chemicals, Congress, environmental, EPA, health, Inspector General, pollutants, Product Stewardship, toxic, Toxic Substances Control Act | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 7, 2011 by Envirothink
A recent report by Media Matters, the web-based, non-profit watchdog group that analyzes and reports on conservative misinformation in the US media, shows that climate change naysayers are having the biggest say on top TV newscasts.
Filed under: Wake-up Call | Tagged: CNBC, EPA, FO, FOX News, greenhouse gasses, Media Matters | Leave a Comment »
Posted on December 29, 2010 by Envirothink
CFL’s (compact fluorescent light bulbs) contain what the Environmental Protection Agency and major retailers consider a “small amount” of powdered mercury in them.
Today, the EPA has updated their policy on how to safely deal with a broken compact fluorescent light bulb, a backhanded way of telling consumers that “small” is still toxic and dangerous.
Filed under: CFL's | Tagged: CFL, compact florescent, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, hazardous waste, mercury, recycling, toxic | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 16, 2010 by Envirothink
After being ballyhooed in the 1980′s as a potential cause of cancer, saccharin and its salts have now been delisted from the EPA’s list of hazardous substances.
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Posted on November 8, 2010 by Envirothink
Back in April, the Environmental Working Group came out with their 2010 list of the most pesticide-laden fruits and veggies
Now, according to The Atlantic, an agribusiness- backed group called the Alliance for Food and Farming is apparently working to smear the findings of the EWG’s report. And they’re doing so with a $180,000 grant from the USDA!
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Posted on October 11, 2010 by Envirothink
Ads for air fresheners are everywhere. From sprays to plug-ins, they promise to get rid of annoying smells, to “clean” the air – and they use chemicals and fillers to do it.
The Stonewick fragrance system brings sweet scents into your home in a greener way
Stonewick Fragrance Design has created a unique system to bring pleasant fragrances into your home. Their Stonescent Water Diffusers, their patented porous ceramic ScentSticks and their Pure Fragrances will help transform your home environment.
Simply fill a small vase with 4 to 6 ounces of water, then add four eye-droppers of the fragrance of your choice – there are six to choose from. Place three ScentStick diffusers in the vase. Within minutes, the fragrance not only fills the room it’s in but adjacent ones as well.
Filed under: Super Useful Green Product | Tagged: air freshener, chemicals, energy, EPA, landfills, Stonescent, Stonewick Fragrance Design, VOC, water | 1 Comment »