Thursday, July 30, 2009

Home the Movie by Yann Arthus Bertrand

If you have not seen this movie yet, please take the time to watch it. (it's free and you can even watch it in HD.) The movie takes us all over the world and for us living in developed countries, it makes you realize our impact on the environment and how much we have to be thankful for. Even if times are "hard" it makes you pause and hopefully give you another reason to try to change your ways a little bit more or a lot.

Go to You Tube Home Project.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Safe Sunscreen Guide by EWG

Finding a safe sunscreen for you and your kids may be challenging. EWG (Environmental Working Group) did the work for you. They have a list of the 10 safest sunscreen with reviews from customers so you can choose which one is going to work best for you. There are a lot of chemicals in sunscreen like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor ingredient. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found detectable levels of oxybenzone in the urine of 97% of Americans over the age of six. In laboratory tests, oxybenzone been shown to disrupt the endocrine system and release reactive oxygen species that could contribute to skin cancer. Up to 9% of oxybenzone applied to the skin absorbs into living tissues and blood vessels below the surface. So be safe this summer.

Check out EWG's website for more info.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Spudware, 100% compostable tableware

Even though i try to bring re-usable utensils to picnic, sometimes you do need disposable tableware. Don't feel guilty anymore with SpudWare, it is 100% compostable! SpudWare is made from 80% potato or corn starch and 20% soy or other vegetable oils. It provides an excellent sustainable alternative to petroleum-based cutlery.

Gaiam is offering free shipping on all orders and with a price of $16 for a set of 50 forks, knives and spoons who can resist. Use code SFFS9 at check out. Offer expires -7/09/09.