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Green Dot Award Winner: NaturOli Laundry Detergent Concentrate

NaturOli’s Extreme 18X Why use NaturOli liquid soap nuts? Well to begin… Regular laundry detergents may contain any or all of the following: Enzymes – Are a skin sensitizer, but may cause dermatitis and allergic reactions Sodium Hypochlorite – Causes lung irritations, bronchial or respiratory reactions, cardiovascular damage, as well as eye and skin damage. … Continue reading

The Path to Organic Undies from Victoria’s Secret

These farmers in Burkina Faso produce the organic cotton that make Victoria’s Secret Underwear.  But because of the recession they have had dwindling incomes. This is their story. Victoria’s Secret lingerie store buys organic cotton (for their underwear) from swiss NGO Helvetas which promotes farmers’ livelihoods in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kyrgyzstan through organic agriculture. … Continue reading

87,000 Signatures and Obama Chooses Organic Food Policy Expert Kathleen Merrigan for No. 2 spot!

Food Democracy Now, an Iowa-based nonprofit, petitioned for the appointment of a dozen “sustainability oriented” candidates for high-level USDA positions. On February 24th, Food Democracy Now! met with Secretary Vilsack in his offices at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and delivered the first 87,000 signatures to him with [petitioner’s] comments so he would know how … Continue reading

Lead Levels in Children Drop 84% in Two Decades!

Lead prevention efforts have succeeded! This is very exciting news. Way to go anybody and everybody who took part in the aggressive campaigns to remove lead from gasoline, pipes, paint, water, and soil! Here’s a blurb about it from Yale Environment 360. Yale Environment 360: Lead Levels in Children Drop Sharply in U.S., New Study … Continue reading

U.S. Toxics Law Reform Just Might Happen !!!! | GreenBiz.com

Chemical Industry, Health and Environment Groups Push for U.S. Toxics Law Reform | GreenBiz.com By GreenerDesign Staff, GreenBiz.com Published March 2, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Health and environmental organizations and the chemical industry agreed before Congress that the U.S.’s current law overseeing toxic chemicals is doing a poor job and needs to be updated. The … Continue reading

What Is Your Quest NurtureNature Reader?

Hello and Welcome! I want to get to know you, my reader, even if this is your first visit. You are on a quest today, at this moment, and your exploration brought you here. I want to learn about your quest, simple or complex. Please let me know if the following describes you, and, if … Continue reading

Yes! E.P.A. Is Told to Reconsider Its Standards on Pollutants – NYTimes.com

“Bush administration standards for pollutants like soot are “contrary to law and unsupported by adequately reasoned decisionmaking,” a federal appeals court said Tuesday…The court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its standards for the pollutants, fine particulates, which are linked to premature death from lung cancer and heart disease and to other health problems … Continue reading

EPA fails to collect chemical safety data – JSOnline

Award winning investigative journalism By Meg Kissinger and Susanne Rust of the Journal Sentinel. “…the EPA’s lax policies favor chemical makers over public demand for information. “There are 89 more chemicals either made or imported in Wisconsin in quantities of 1 million pounds or more a year that are missing complete safety data, according to … Continue reading

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