Archives for August 2015

Fisher Price Blocks Flame Retardant Labeling Bill

Just as with efforts to label genetically modified ingredients, I knew that corporate push back to a new flame retardant labeling bill would be strong. But when I heard that Fisher Price was in opposition, I had to share. [Read more…]

Beauty Pros 5x More at Risk for Breast Cancer

We know that breast cancer is now the leading cause of death for women in their late 30s to early 50s, and that one in eight American women–that’s 12% of us–will get the disease. But a recent study from the Breast Cancer Fund found 20 professions in which the risk is staggeringly high. [Read more…]

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Mommy Greenest Approved: MyPainAway After Burn Cream

Sunburned girl on beach wearing hat, applying burn cream to shoulderTis the season for burns. Whether you’re slaving over a hot grill or sitting in the hot sun–or both–chances are, you’ve experienced some sort of burn this summer. But many over-the-counter burn creams are chock full of parabens, petroleum byproducts and other red flag chemical ingredients, you may want to avoid them. Feeling the burn? I hear you. That’s why I was so excited to discover Topricin‘s new MyPainAway After Burn Cream, which helps soothe the skin and promote faster healing. Once I saw the before-and-afters, and knew I had to share. Want to try? I’ve got some to give away, of course! [Read more…]

Stand Up to Climate Change Deniers

At least climate change is now part of the national conversation. President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, and Hillary Clinton pushed for solar, while grassroots organizations–and me–began to explore soil regeneration programs as a way to limit greenhouse gases. But here’s what the GOP leaders have said about climate change: [Read more…]

.@HillaryClinton Loves #Solar Power…& Monsanto?

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems to be staking her environmental fortunes on solar power. In anticipation of Obama’s Clean Power Plan announcement, Clinton announced her goal to expand solar power capacity 700% over the next five years, the equivalent of “putting solar panels on the roofs of more than 25 million homes.” With those kind of lofty environmental aspirations in place, what’s the deal with the (presumed) democratic candidate and Monsanto? [Read more…]

What We Need To Know About Sex Trafficking

Jenna Elfman and Angie Everhart at Saving Innocence sex trafficking awareness eventThis is off-topic for me, I know. But I need to share what I learned at a recent informational event to raise awareness about human sex trafficking. Because it’s a subject that nobody talks about, and one that we all should understand. Until recently, I simply didn’t comprehend the vast reach that sex trafficking has in our society, and what we can do about it. Do you? [Read more…]

.@JasonMraz Asks: Could Soil Regeneration Fix #ClimateChange?

The Obama Administration’s new Clean Power Plan promises to ramp up solar and wind in an effort to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. But as musician and activist Jason Mraz asks in this video: Are they missing the point when it comes to soil regeneration? [Read more…]