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Massive Chili PLASTIC Consumption {Take 3}

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Nov 3, 2010 Activism, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , 2 Comments

Last month, on an abnormally hot day (again), Mister and I attended our third chili cook-off.  Those of you who have been following me through the years know that this is an area of contention for me.  Massive amounts of plastic are consumed at this annual event.  You newbies can read about my previous rants ... Read more

Kid-Safe Chemical Act

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Feb 17, 2010 Activism 1 Comment

The other day I received an email from Environmental Working Group (EWG) containing some disturbing information. EWG tested the umbilical cord blood of ten newborns and found nearly 300 chemicals! Shouldn’t a newborn be pristine?  They just entered this world! Unfortunately babies are exposed to toxic chemicals before ever leaving the womb. EWG found BPA, ... Read more

Take Your Canvas Bags

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Feb 9, 2010 Activism, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , , 6 Comments

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Plastic Resolution

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Jan 6, 2010 Activism, PLASTIC {THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE}, YOU CAN DO IT: SUSTAINABLE LIVING {WASTE REDUCTION} , , 1 Comment

Think it is impossible to live without plastic? Think again. Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish is well on her way. She saves and tallies all the plastic she consumes and then graciously blogs about it, offering up ways to reduce your consumption. Her plastic tally for 2009 was 3.7 pounds. For the whole year! ... Read more

Send Diane!

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Dec 2, 2009 Activism 0 Comments

Huffington Post in conjunction with Hopenhagen.org is sending one person to Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference to both represent concerns of people around the world and to report back daily as a HuffPost citizen journalist. Our own beloved Green Mom, Diane MacEachern is in the running! Diane is author of the best selling ... Read more