Posts tagged toxins

A personal, greener holiday wish list
I will admit something most people don’t during the gift-giving season. I like receiving. Childish, perhaps. Or, maybe we all have that subconscious urge to clap when we see pretty packages with our name on them.
Yet times have changed since I begged Santa for a Barbie Town House. I know where money comes from and understand its limits.
I have witnessed the rapid demise of one too many crappy plastic gadgets.
I have bagged up more packaging than I care to discuss. I prefer quality over quantity.
These are lessons I apply to my lifestyle year-round so the idea of green-gift giving appeals to me.

A personal, greener holiday wish list

I will admit something most people don’t during the gift-giving season. I like receiving. Childish, perhaps. Or, maybe we all have that subconscious urge to clap when we see pretty packages with our name on them.

Yet times have changed since I begged Santa for a Barbie Town House. I know where money comes from and understand its limits.

I have witnessed the rapid demise of one too many crappy plastic gadgets.

I have bagged up more packaging than I care to discuss. I prefer quality over quantity.

These are lessons I apply to my lifestyle year-round so the idea of green-gift giving appeals to me.

Nice!
ghourliana:

The simple things in life make me happy, like finding affordable USDA certified organic laundry detergent (recommended by a trusted source!) where I work.
I guess I can’t completely hate you, Lowe’s.

Nice!

ghourliana:

The simple things in life make me happy, like finding affordable USDA certified organic laundry detergent (recommended by a trusted source!) where I work.

I guess I can’t completely hate you, Lowe’s.

Breast cancer awareness: What the pink ribbon ignores
You may have noticed one or two, or a kazillion pink ribbons commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screening is the primary focus this month. Most activities rally around the Susan G. Komen for the Cure battle cry, “Early detection saves lives!”
Is screening the most current and critical message out there? Or does tunnel vision on detection and treatment deter us from the elephant in the breast cancer living room; environmental toxins. Unlike family history, these are within our control.
The raw truth is that over 50% of breast cancer cases have no known risk factors.
Why?

Breast cancer awareness: What the pink ribbon ignores

You may have noticed one or two, or a kazillion pink ribbons commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screening is the primary focus this month. Most activities rally around the Susan G. Komen for the Cure battle cry, “Early detection saves lives!”

Is screening the most current and critical message out there? Or does tunnel vision on detection and treatment deter us from the elephant in the breast cancer living room; environmental toxins. Unlike family history, these are within our control.

The raw truth is that over 50% of breast cancer cases have no known risk factors.

Why?

What do orangutans have to do with your shampoo?
With the growing demand for palm oil, plantations are cropping up all over tropical areas…particularly in habitats of the orangutans. Rainforests are toppled for the profitable palm tree and in turn the local fauna receive an unfriendly eviction (and their rent wasn’t even late). Orangutans, however, are more at risk of extinction than their neighbors.

What do orangutans have to do with your shampoo?

With the growing demand for palm oil, plantations are cropping up all over tropical areas…particularly in habitats of the orangutans. Rainforests are toppled for the profitable palm tree and in turn the local fauna receive an unfriendly eviction (and their rent wasn’t even late). Orangutans, however, are more at risk of extinction than their neighbors.