Archives for April 2015

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Strength

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation focuses on strength. 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!

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Courage

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation focuses on courage. 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!

Hey @HomeDepot, No More #Phthalates!

Well this is good news: Home Depot is nixing phthalates in vinyl flooring. Why is this important? Banned in kids’ products since 2008, phthalates are endocrine disruptors that have been linked to birth defects, learning disabilities and obesity, among other problems. Home Depot company is the world’s largest buyer of building products; when they say no to phthalates, you can be sure other chains will follow. [Read more…]

Sick of #Toxic Cosmetics? @SenFeinstein Bill Fix

Senator Dianne Feinstein preempted #EarthDay2015 coverage yesterday by introducing a new bill to reform the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. And surprisingly, considering the cutthroat battle to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, it garnered very little attention.  [Read more…]

#EarthDay2015: Thanks, Rachel

This Earth Day, I’m taking a minute to think about Rachel Carson, the journalist who started it all. Carson’s series of New Yorker articles about the dangers of pesticide exposure to human health became Silent Spring, the 1962 book credited with kicking off environmentalism as a movement. She was one of the first to introduce the idea that 20 years later was defined as the “Precautionary Principle” by the United Nations: [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Eden Raw Juice

raw juice made of beets on open roadAre you juicing? That’s been the million-dollar question over the past three years as raw juice became so popular it transformed a noun into a verb and established a multi-billion dollar industry. As I shared previously, there’s a lot of controversy swirling around what exactly constitutes raw juice. But until I discovered Eden raw juices, I didn’t really think about the industry’s potential impact on the problem of food waste. [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Commitment

mommy greenest daily affirmationIn honor of Earth Day, today’s InspirApril daily affirmation focuses on commitment. 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!

#EarthDay Eve: #Solar Costs Sink While #Organics Sales Rise

Yes, the polar ice caps are still melting and the climate-deniers are still ensconced in Congress. But there is some good news, this Earth Day Eve: The resources that make our planet healthier are getting more affordable–and popular.  [Read more…]