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  • Pesticides don’t just hurt pests

    by Anca If you're running after that ant with a can of pesticide, think twice before spraying it. Pesticides affect not only the insects we want out of our house, yard, or food, but they also affect our health. According to a Center for Disease Control study, 90% of people tested had 5 to 16 pesticides in their bodies and most of the 11-year-olds tested had four times the amount deemed acceptable by the EPA. Since 80% of contact with pesticides happens indoors,…

  • Water, Water, Everywhere

    by Anca We're made up of water for the most part, as is our Earth. We're told to drink eight glasses per day to stay healthy. We use it to cook, clean, swim in, you name it. But though it seems to be everywhere, it's a finite resource (at least fresh water is). I will not get into the importance of water conservation and saving the fishies and, by extension, ourselves...you should take a look at Philippe's blog next door for that (some great stuff in…

  • Take a Shower, Naturally

    by Anca Environmental Working Group's (EWG) web site among many others. So what's a girl or guy to do? You're still going to shower, shave, use lotion, and you still want to smell good or at least "clean" (though I never understood that–shouldn't clean mean you don't smell at all?). Well, here are some ideas: Take inventory and get rid of personal care products with fragrances: Go through the products in your bathroom and throughout…

  • 10 Easy Steps to a Green 2007

    We thought we’d start the New Year off by giving you ten relatively easy steps to start your year on a green note. If you’ve started applying some of the steps from the other postings, great! Keep reading for others you can add to your list. If you’re just joining us, welcome! It’s a great time to get started (anytime is a great time to get started, really, but the sooner the better, in my…

  • Green Your Resolution

    So have you decided what your New Year’s resolution will be yet? Same as last year’s? Still resolving to give up the chocolate, stop smoking, or lose the weight? No worries—you have plenty of time to do it from now on. AND you can do it and be green at the same time, so it benefits both you and the planet.   Get fit and lose weight by walking and biking: About 70% of car trips are less than five…