Posted on August 19, 2012 by Envirothink
Amy Davis, a Connecticut mom, created these handy tissue tubes to help parents and kids stay safer while driving
Distracted driving is the cause of many a car accident. For many, the culprit is texting. Busy parents, however, can get distracted searching for something that kids in the back seat need. One look away from the road can spell disaster.
That was the impetus behind Amy Davis creating the innovative Kiss-u Tissues.
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Posted on August 6, 2012 by Envirothink
Manufacturers of kid-related products have known for years that kids love bright, colorful packaging and capitalize on that. Two Moms on the Go LLC. turned this to an advantage for parents concerned about giving their kids healthy snacks with their new Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags.
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Posted on July 1, 2012 by Envirothink
Cassandra Tondro uses repurposed acrylic latex paint to create visual masterpieces like her “Flowing Forest”
Artist Marc Chagall said “Great art picks up where nature ends.”
In May I attended the Women of the Green Generation conference in Los Angeles. Among the fascinating showcases was an artist who’s work utilized unusual earth-friendly materials to create unique works of beauty.
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Posted on May 7, 2012 by Envirothink
Any Mom would love colorful Joolz Hayworth bracelets!
Amazingly, Mother’s Day is almost here. I’ve come up with some gift suggestions that will definitely say “I celebrate you” this year.
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Posted on May 2, 2012 by Envirothink
Old money (paper money, that is) gets turned into the Federal Reserve to be shredded. And a great deal of it used to end up in landfills. But since the 1990′s, it’s gone to better, more recycled uses.
Ford Motor Company recently announced it would be expanding its use of “green” and alternative materials. That means that shredded old money, as well as dandelions, trees, grass, corn, sugar cane and coconuts could soon be used to make auto parts for the Dearborn, Michigan auto giant.
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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.
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Posted on April 23, 2012 by Envirothink
With Earth Day and Spring finally here, many of us are scurrying to get our gardens ready for planting.
If you’re looking for chemical-free organic products, Growers Secret has what you need.
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Posted on March 31, 2012 by Envirothink
Consumer confusion about what can and can’t be recycled grows as more communities embrace curbside recycling programs. It doesn’t help that those numerical recycling codes (#1 through #7) on plastic containers are both difficult to read and impossible to understand.
If the option is easily available, people will generally opt to recycle, rather than simply discard their recyclable products. However, some types of plastic may require a bit more effort and diligence on your part to reach a willing recipient. You may be wondering, is it worth the trouble? Why should you bother recycling plastic at all?
To learn more about what can be recycled – and you may be surprised at what made this list – and how best to do it, go to http://bit.ly/gB9sUK.
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Posted on March 28, 2012 by Envirothink
Earlier I read about something I admit I’d never heard of before – architectural salvage yards. Here is an excerpt from the article by Carol Goodwin
More and more, homeowners as well as commercial builders are realizing that there is a virtual treasure trove of building materials already at hand, and using some creativity along with a generous amount of flexibility, one can create masterpieces with reclaimed materials.
Gone are the days when only bargain-hunters are on the lookout for recycled building materials. In fact, some of the most unique and interesting interiors employ antique and reclaimed materials. One of my favorite coffee shops in Paris features ornate doors and window frames salvaged from local renovation projects as the interior decor, and the shop draws visitors from all over the city.
To learn more about this useful and interesting phenomena, see the full article at http://bit.ly/HjjmZl.
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Posted on March 12, 2012 by Envirothink
Unearthed Paints use natural raw ingredients in their paints - like clay, lime, chalk and Italian marble
Here in California, spring is bustin’ out all over with blooming fruit trees, nesting birds and wildflowers everywhere. With all this come thoughts of sprucing things up and household “projects”.
Before you head to the hardware or paint store, you’ll want to check out Colorado-based Unearthed Paints and their line of natural paint products.
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