Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s environment And it’s not a party without an inflatable! I found this GIGANTIC globe sprinkler today at Bed Bath & Beyond (also available online). Hands down the $10 bucks I have spent in a long time. edited to add there was a $5 dollar off coupon yesterday with the globe featured in the flyer.
I will have to get a pic of this thing rolling around my empty living room like a tumbleweed.
here ya go…
What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint today?
Looking for a local Earth Day event in your neighborhood search here.
Here are a couple articles that educated me on on the subject of being green today.
- 98% of Green Labeled Products are Actually Greenwashed <– an eye opener for me.
- Plastic Labeling System Often Confused for Recyclability of Plastic Products This article reveals what plastic codes on the bottom mean what.. did you know plastic yogurt containers (typically #5) are not recyclable?
For the Fashionista with a conscious… a great blog on sustainable Fashion Eco-chick.
They even wrote a book on the subject The Eco Chick Guide To Life.
Fan them on facebook.
What about green cosmetics? I’m not talking green eye shadow here. I’m talking about what’s in your cosmetics. You may have already heard the buzz surrounding the damaging effects that chemicals in cosmetics are causing. Do you realize your skin is the largest method of delivery for those chemicals? Think about it your skin is one huge sponge! I found a website where you can enter a product name and its breaks down what’s in it and what you are exposing yourself to.
Skin Deep is a cosmetic safety database where you can check your products to see what’s in them and the potential hidden dangers of the chemical components. Click here to see a sample report I just pulled for my sunscreen (not good). For more information you can visit safecosemetics.org and sign the petition to get Congress to change the law so that the FDA will get involved! Did you know the FDA does not review – nor does it have the authority to regulate – what goes into cosmetics before they are marketed to salons and consumers.
Lastly try to do you part today and send mother nature a big hug by doing one of the following… turn off a light, stop the running water, set your thermostat a little lower, replace filters so heaters are more efficient, run full loads laundry or use old towels and eliminate paper towels all together.
It’s pretty easy being green.