Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm Review

we heart this - There’s a bakery in my neighborhood that makes the most delicious, tiny vanilla cupcakes with lemon zest frosting. Before I devour one of these little bites of joy, I always sniff it like a maniac. True story: more than once, I’ve gotten frosting on my nose inhaling the smell. If only someone could bottle it, I’ve often thought, I’d wear it from head to toe. So when I cracked open my jar of Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm ($18), I swooned with … [Read more...]

Raising the Purpose Banner (Again) Is Only the Start

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - It's great to see my partners, MartinJenkins, and their clients in New Zealand making strides forward. It is progress when communications and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) teams unite under the purpose banner*. But to deliver sustainable success for all, it is critical that executive teams and their Boards grasp the initiative and hot-wire purpose into the core of their business strategy. When that happens, purpose is elevated and given the status it … [Read more...]

Keep Those Windows Closed! How to Deal with Allergies During the Sneezing Season

Nature Moms - 30 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there’s no doubt you dread that time of year. For some of us, allergy season is all year round. Luckily, your allergies don’t have to ruin your life. There are many things you can do to manage the symptoms of allergies and help you feel like yourself. Not all allergy treatments are equal. The right treatment for you depends on a few factors including your … [Read more...]

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #29

Skeptical Science - A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 14 through Sat, July 20, 2019 Editor's Pick A Climate Action for Every Type of Activist No matter your age, gender, race, or political ideology, there are ways to fight climate change that fit your life and values. YES! Illustrations by Delphine Lee Most of us have heard about U.N. researchers warning that we need to make dramatic changes in the next … [Read more...]

US meat eaters need to cut back on beef by nearly half

Latest Items from TreeHugger - The authors of new report don't want to take away your hamburgers, but say that US meat eaters need to cut back beef consumption by 40 percent to help keep the planet habitable. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

When it comes to cycling, Delft wasn’t always Delft.

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Changing attitudes about cities and getting people out of cars takes a lot of work. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Legumes

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

I’m curious … Do you compost?

Reduce Footprints - Create your own user feedback survey (c) Reduce Footprints - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Organic Cotton Feminine Products Are Better For You and the Earth

Mindful Momma - Learn why organic cotton feminine products are better for your health and the planet. ; This...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) – April – Pollution Pollution

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Meet & Greet, a regular series designed to grow our green community.Banner by Art IstGrab our banner for your site:For 2015, Meet & Greet will operate a bit differently than previous years. This year, I'll be featuring blogs which I find via my Internet travels or blogs which you recommend via the link-up widget below. Please visit the Meet & Greet Page for all the details.Let's take a look at this month's featured blog ...Please meet Mi Muba, owner and author of … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – Ground Cover

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Clif Bars Seasonal Flavors

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Clif Bars are back with a couple of new additions to their seasonal flavors. First, Pumpkin Pie, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving, perfect for the after dinner hike. And next, Pecan Pie bars. Yum. I love pecans, so this is the bar for me, but I'll have to fight my son for it. He's a huge fan of Clif Bars and they have seen us through more than a few potential disasters. You know, when you're out and about and your child says, "Mom, I'm … [Read more...]

Vote YES on 522

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Did you get your ballot yet? I'm talking to you, Washingtonians. Monstanto has dumped over 14 million dollars into defeating this initiative, we can't let that happen. Who doesn't want to know what's in their food? Who wants to eat frankenfood? Nobody. That's why Monsanto is trying so hard to stop this. And they succeeded in California, with over 45 million dollars going toward stopping labeling.Under 522, your food will be labeled, and you will know if … [Read more...]

3 forest stories you should know about

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Human Natures shares three positive stories about forests. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Review – Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency by Chris Peterson and Philip Schmidt

Reduce Footprints - Have you ever noticed how completing a do-it-yourself (DIY) project is so much more rewarding than buying something already made? There is, of course, a real sense of pride; moreover, it gives us the opportunity to choose earth-friendly materials and build an item which will last. It also feels liberating to know that we can sustain our lives without depending on the "big box stores".Since buying our property last year, we've taken on many DIY projects. With some of them, … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Encouraging Manufacturers to Help Preserve the Environment

Reduce Footprints - We count on our manufacturing companies for everything from the windows in our homes to the bricks and steel supporting our cities’ tallest skyscrapers. The finished products these companies create are often beautiful and needed, but the environmental impact of the manufacturing isn’t always as pretty. It is no secret that the manufacturing sector can produce a lot of waste. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013 alone, manufacturing processes … [Read more...]

Icebreaker Cascade Hood

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Need something bright and cheerful to ease the transition into winter? Icebreaker has come out with a Magenta hoodie that is a great tonic for gray-sky blues. The Magenta Cascade Hood combines feminine looks with rugged function. It's Real Fleece, meaning real wool that's soft, cozy, and fuzzy on the inside. Wool is awesome. It's a sustainable material that keeps you warm in the cold and wicks away moisture when it's hot, so it's ideal for outdoor … [Read more...]

How to Handle the Candy: The Great Pumpkin

Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green - Happy Halloween Everybody! It's one of my favorite holidays, I love the excitement in the air today. Cute little kids running around in their costumes set against a backdrop of trees in firey orange, red, and yellow, with the random leaves fluttering about. It's the stuff of life, those sweet fleeting moments you never want to forget. Know what's not fleeting? And what you would like to forget? The sugar meltdowns that go along with consuming all that … [Read more...]

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - It won’t be easy and will require major new efforts, but it can be done. Our new World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future — co-issued by the World Bank, UN Environment Programme and UN Development Programme — recommends a menu of 22 solutions served over five courses: Reduce growth in demand; Increase food production without expanding agricultural land; Increase fish supply; Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from agricultural … [Read more...]

New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - For anyone who has cruised the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, the site of the city’s ‘street surfers’ is as much a part of the landscape as is that of the high-rise metropolitan skyline. In director Arthur Neumeier’s new short documentary, Street Surfers, Frank Solomon — a big wave surfer and marine activist from Cape Town — traveled to meet two exceptional men, Thabo and Mokete, who indirectly serve the environment through recycling as a means of … [Read more...]

Can planting trees save our climate?

RealClimate - In recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). It is about trees. The researchers asked themselves the question: how much carbon could we store if we planted trees everywhere in the world where the land is not already used for agriculture or cities? Since the leaves of trees extract carbon in the form of carbon dioxide – CO2 – from the air and then release the oxygen – O2 – again, this is a … [Read more...]

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) – No Till Gardening

Reduce Footprints - Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World!If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Composting

Reduce Footprints - Most people talk about composting as a viable alternative to tossing things into a landfill, but I was curious about how many people actually make the effort. I was also interested to learn about the reasons why folks don't compost.That was the focus of April's survey.Let's take a look at the results:CommentsCOnstantly traveling.Why NOT compost? It's great for the garden, it reduces our amount of garbage, and it's good for the earth to put food and yard waste literally back … [Read more...]