Mommy Greenest Pregnancy Book Giveaway

Eight years ago, I sat down with my infant daughter* in one hand and a pen in the other, and wrote a note designed to be read by my three children when they were old enough to become parents. That barely-decipherable scribble became a book full of notes about pregnancy and parenting. Eventually, those notes became a manuscript. And now, that manuscript has become a pregnancy book: The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. You can click here to read it for free or order a hard copy, or win a copy by entering below! [Read more…]

e. Coli Bottled Water Recall

If the environmental impact of plastic water bottles, economic cost of buying bottled water, and health concerns about potentially toxic endocrine disruptors leaching into bottled water doesn’t get you to choose filtered tap water, maybe this will: Last week, 14 brands were recalled because of e.Coli contamination. [Read more…]

Easy Organic Vegan Chia Pudding Recipe Hack

organic vegan chia pudding recipeHow did I live this long without ever tasting vegan chia pudding? Seriously, this stuff is amazing! It’s got the mouth-boggling texture of tapioca, but all the ingredients are good for you. You can eat it for breakfast, dessert or a snack, and it’s so delicious, even kids will never guess it’s nutritious. I first tasted a vegan chia pudding made by Mommy & Bean, which delivers pre- and post-natal healthy food to moms at home or in the hospital in Southern California. (If you’re expecting, definitely connect with Mommy & Bean here–this is an amazing mom-powered company!) Then I tracked down the perfect recipe at Whole Foods, which I’m sharing here with you. It’s raw and vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, and high fiber. Best of all? You don’t have to cook it. Want to try? [Read more…]

Could @EPA’s #SaferChoice Mean Dangerous Fragrance?

Talk about controversy. When the EPA’s new Design for Environment launched the “Safer Choice” certification program, it looked promising. But it seems to have inspired no end of headaches. [Read more…]

.@NRDC & @EWG Sue @US_FDA Over Artificial Flavors

Thank goodness for committed organizations. Despite the fact that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer found five synthetic flavor additives “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” and another two were determined to be “known carcinogens” by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the FDA still refuses to take action on artificial flavors. [Read more…]

Daily #Soda Increases Child’s Risk of #Obesity by 60%

Government is starting to crack down on soda. And that’s good news because studies have shown that just one sugary drink a day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60% and an adult’s risk of diabetes by 26%. San Francisco has a new program that might make a difference, but will it work? [Read more…]

.@Costco Reports $3 Billion in #Organic Sales

If anything can change the world, it’s greed. As sales of organic food continue to rise–raking in more than $35 billion last year and accounting for nearly five percent of our total food sales–supermarkets are getting into the action. And getting royally rewarded. [Read more…]

.@IKEA Pledges $1.3 Billion To Fight #ClimateChange

In the past, I’ve shared how IKEA which strives to provide low-cost options for home decor with less toxic chemicals. But after this latest announcement, I’m a fan.  [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub

brightening facial scrub against white backgroundPlastic microbeads are so over. Minnesota and Illinois banned them outright, New York is planning on it, and more states are sure to follow suit. And they should, because plastic microbeads are a serious environmental problem. Luckily, conscious companies like Acure Organics have nixed them from the get-go, in favor of truly sustainable ingredients that work together for better skin.

In fact, when the company tested their new microbead-free Brightening Facial Scrub, 85% of women saw a decrease in facial pigmentation. You read that right—eighty-five percent. Plus, they give 1% of all proceeds from sales of the product to the 5Gyres Ban the Microbead campaign, which is leading the campaigns to ban microbeads, state by state. And it just gets better: Acure hooked up Mommy Greenest readers with a serious giveaway! [Read more…]