Archives for January 2016

Rachelle Carson-Begley: Why I #ShopDrop2016

rachelle carson-begleyYou know her as the skeptical wife of uber-environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. on Discovery’s “Living with Ed” and the Bite Size TV web series “Our Green House.” But did you know that Rachelle Carson-Begley is an ecoista in her own right? The actress and television personality opens up about her motivation for taking the Shop Drop Challenge in this exclusive Mommy Greenest interview. [Read more…]

#ShopDrop2016 Gift Bag Preview

gift bags against white backgroundOn the fence about taking the Shop Drop Challenge? Perhaps the gift bag may convince you. What’s inside? Take a look! [Read more…]

#ShopDrop2016 on Eco-Chick

“As powerful as it is for conscious consumers to vote with their wallets, we often forget that sometimes the best solution is to refrain from, well, consuming in the first place. While the notion that paying for the right car, the right foods, the right t-shirt can rescue our ailing planet and global community is incredibly attractive, the truth is that you can’t buy your way out of a bad situation…Thankfully, you can take steps to help change that. The Shop Drop Challenge presented by the lovely folks at MommyGreenest is an easy way to help take a break from rampant consumerism and raise awareness about the fashion industry’s environmental problems.” Read the full article on Eco-Chick.com.

#ShopDrop2016 on thredUP

“Blogger-we-love Mommy Greenest (a.ka. Rachel Sarnoff) is kicking off her annual Shop Drop Challenge. What’s that, you ask? It’s a month-long commitment to avoid buying new clothes (like-new, consignment, and vintage are OK)…Here at thredUP HQ, a lot of us are joining the challenge, too.” Read the full story on the thredUP blog!

EPA Scientists Fact Check Fracking Study

Did the EPA misread its own fracking study? If you didn’t already mistrust the Environmental Protection Agency, how’s this for a story: In June, the EPA released a report on a fracking study that found no “wide, systematic impacts on drinking water.” Yet this week, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board came out swinging against the fracking study findings. [Read more…]

Hey Taylor Swift, Tell Us What’s In Wonderstruck?

Taylor Swift launches Wonderstruck perfumeMy eight-year-old daughter went to a birthday party recently and came home with a bag full of goodies inspired by the “spa day” theme. Now, most moms might see a little stash of perfume roll-ons and thank their lucky stars their daughters grew out of the Webkins phase. To me, finding tween beauty products in my baby’s overnight bag is like discovering she’d brought home bottles of poison. That’s why I’m asking her hero, Taylor Swift, to tell us exactly what’s in her bestselling Wonderstruck perfume so that parents everywhere can be sure it’s safe. Want to join me? [Read more…]

Campbell Opts For GMO Labeling, Against GMA

campbell soup gmo labeling photoTalk about taking a stand. The Campbell company just announced they are moving towards GMO labeling, whether the federal government likes it or not. This makes Campbell the first major food company to stand up in favor of GMO labeling, which is now supported by nine out of 10 Americans, according to Just Label It. But that’s not all. [Read more…]

Pleasant Wayne Takes On #ShopDrop2016

actress pleasant wayne from entourage on eco fashionYou might recognize her from “Entourage” and “Desperate Housewives,” but actress Pleasant Wayne’s social media profile as @The_Sexy_Environmentalist tells the full story. A committed treehugger since the get-go, Pleasant Wayne works tirelessly in support of organizations like The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Environmental Working Group, Natural Resources Defense Council and Global Green, among others. A longtime believer in eco fashion, Pleasant Wayne signed up early for the Shop Drop Challenge and shares her tips here on swapping, consignment store shopping and thrifting—a few of her favorite eco fashion activities. [Read more…]