Archives for April 2015

#Detox #Fashion @Greenpeace Report: @Gap Loses

I seriously love Greenpeace’s “Detox Catwalk” fashion campaign. The online platform ranks companies on supply chain transparency and eliminating hazardous chemicals from products. This year’s report just dropped, and the takeaway is a doozy.  [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Opportunity

mommy greenest daily affirmationOur final InspirApril daily affirmation is about opportunity. Although I’m not a fan of the man who said them, I just love the image that these words evoke! If today’s daily affirmation speaks to you, please take a minute to share with your online community, and tell me why in comments below. That’s a great place to share your own favorite daily affirmations, too! For more on why I started the daily affirmation initiative, please visit Mommy Greenest InspirApril. Thanks!

After Woman’s Death, Tampon Safety Bill Intro’d

Are tampons safe? That’s the question on the table as Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced a bill that would require the National Institutes of Health to study feminine hygiene products and verify manufacturers’ safety reports. [Read more…]

4 Steps To A Sustainable Mother’s Day

mother's day mom and daughterIf you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had a lot of ads for flowers popping up in your feed this week. That’s because flowers are now America’s most popular Mother’s Day gift, according to a recent report. Mother’s Day now trumps Valentine’s as florists most busy holiday. What else are you searching for? Probably jewelry, which shows a 17 percent increase in the six weeks leading up to the big day. But are classic mother’s day gifts like flowers and jewelry toxic? Here are four things you should know to shop more sustainably for mom. [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Confidence

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation is about confidence. If today’s daily affirmation speaks to you, please take a minute to share with your online community, and tell me why in comments below. That’s a great place to share your own favorite daily affirmations, too! For more on why I started the daily affirmation initiative, please visit Mommy Greenest InspirApril. Thanks!

Safety Watchdog Wants #Phthalates Banned 4 Kids

Phthalates may be on their way out. Home Depot recently announced it will phase phthalates out of flooring, and now the Consumer Safety Product Commission has proposed a ban on some of the most toxic phthalates in children’s toys and products. While you wait for the final bell to toll on these toxic chemicals–which soften plastics and stabilize artificial fragrances–here’s what you need to know. [Read more…]

Want Food Fast? Choose #GMO-free @Chipotle!

After making national news in 2013 by becoming the first national food chain to disclose genetically modified ingredients in their food, Chipotle announce yesterday that they have eliminated all GMOs from their food. Like most level-headed conversations, their concern about GMOs focuses on these two points.

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Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Intention

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation is about intention. If today’s daily affirmation speaks to you, please take a minute to share with your online community, and tell me why in comments below. That’s a great place to share your own favorite daily affirmations, too! For more on why I started the daily affirmation initiative, please visit Mommy Greenest InspirApril. Thanks!