Posted on July 29, 2013 by Envirothink
Cropmobster produce harvesting with Petaluma Bounty, photo by Gary Cedar, courtesy of CropMobster
It’s almost unthinkable but more than fifty percent of the fresh produce grown in the U.S. goes uneaten. Continue reading
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Bloomfield Farm, CropMobster, environmental impact, farmers, food banks, food waste, Project Open Hand, Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge, USDA | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 26, 2013 by Envirothink
San Francisco in 5 years with the projected sea level rise
With all the news about the hazards and dire impact of rising sea levels from climate change. nothing brings this home more than actually seeing it.
Filed under: Climate Change | Tagged: climate, climate change, Nickolay Lamm, sea level rise | 2 Comments »
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.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: bug repellents, Environmental Working Group, EPA, FDA, sunscreens | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Envirothink
Shoemaker/entrepreneur Stephanie Fryslie aims to bring shoe craftsmanship and manufacturing jobs back to America
Americans spend around $20 billion each year on footwear. According to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, about 99 percent of all footwear sold in the U.S. is imported.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: American Apparel and Footwear Association, chemicals, eco-friendly cruelty-free, footwear, green, Kickstarter, Majilite Corporation, manufacturing, Nicora Johns shoes, solar | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 15, 2013 by Envirothink
Ice Pop Makers are made of flexible food quality silicone – perfect for frozen treats
During the summer, you know the value of staying hydrated and cooling down. Cold water and juices are great but it usually takes something colder to really get your body temperature down.
Kids have the right idea with popsicles, but the high sugar content that many of them have is a real concern. Ice Pop Makers from Accidental Shopping is a great and easy solution.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: AccidentalShopping.com, deborah nash, frozen treats, healthy, Ice Pop Makers, organic, Pinterest, popsicles, slushies, yogurt | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 12, 2013 by Envirothink
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has agreed to ban the chemical BPA in infant formula packaging. The agency’s decision to prohibit of bisphenol A (BPA) comes at the urging of Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), who filed a petition calling for the action last year.
Filed under: Breaking news, Health concerns | Tagged: BPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FDA, federal register, Food and Drug Administration, food and drug administration fda, infant formula, plastic, Rep. Edward Markey | Leave a comment »