Topic: eco-friendly shopping

Terrafirma Cosmetics Healthy Organic Halloween Makeup

Terrafirma Cosmetics Healthy Organic Halloween Makeup

You’ve finally decided what you want to be for Halloween. Congratulations. Just one problem: Your costume requires face paint, which can contain some toxic ingredients, like lead and other heavy metals. Does this mean you’ve got to ditch your hilariously clever idea in favor of a costume that doesn’t require makeup?

No way. There are plenty of companies that make eco-friendly and non-toxic face paints, and Terrafirma Cosmetics is one of them. More »

Waste Not: Top 20 Things We Shouldn’t Throw Away (But Still Do)

Waste Not: Top 20 Things We Shouldn't Throw Away (But Still Do)

No one ever really wants to take out the trash. It’s a chore that bounces around among family members. So why not create less crap? That means fewer trips outside, and (more importantly), fewer pieces of waste sitting in a landfill for all eternity. Check out EcoSalon’s list of the top 20 things we toss in the trash, and how to banish them from your trash bin forever.

1. Water bottles. Avoid the risk of water bottles ending up in the trash by buying reusable ones.

2. Tissue boxes. Instead of buying a whole new box every time you run out, save the box and just buy tissue refills. Or do it up old-school and use a handkerchief. Just launder often, please.

3. Paper napkins. Cloth napkins don’t create waste. Plus, they’re prettier. More »

Infographic: How Much Does the World Really Care About Being Eco-Friendly?

Infographic: How Much Does the World Really Care About Being Eco-Friendly?

How do the residents of nations around the world (including the U.S., China, India, France, and the U.K.) really feel about the importance of corporate environmental responsibility and consuming eco-friendly brands such as Google, Dove, IKEA, Nivea, and Apple? GOOD created this infographic that shows what considerations consumers actually take before they do some serious shopping. More »

100% Eco-Friendly Cleaner: So Natural, You Can Drink It (But Please Don’t)

100% Eco-Friendly Cleaner: So Natural, You Can Drink It (But Please Don't)

Even if you buy non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products, there’s always one earth-related issue: Packaging. But a new product on the market may solve that problem for us. Replenish is shipped in tiny pods of cleaner concentrate. You just snap the pods onto a reusable bottle, mix with water, and you’re ready to go.

The company even claims that you could drink the cleaner. More »

Fall Weekend Gear: 10 Eco-Friendly Day Trip Accessories

Fall Weekend Gear: 10 Eco-Friendly Day Trip Accessories

So we may have complained about the cold fall weather, but we do like fall. Seriously. And one of our favorite things about the next few months is taking outdoorsy weekend trips. We like apple-picking, leaf-peeping, fall hiking, and carving pumpkins that we’ve picked ourselves. Basically, if you can see a family doing it in an L.L. Bean catalog, we’re all over it. Unfortunately, not everything in L.L. Bean is super eco-friendly, so we found some of our favorite green gear to wear, pack, and keep comfortable with on your day trips for the next few weekends. More »

Tomorrow Is World Food Day: Celebrate By Chewing Your Food In Reverse

Tomorrow Is World Food Day: Celebrate By Chewing Your Food In Reverse

How much do you really know about where your food comes from? World Food Day, (October 16) is all about promoting food sustainability throughout the world, and thus helping to decrease and eliminate world hunger and poverty.

In support of World Food Day, Fairfood International, a nonprofit organization that lobbies food and drink manufacturers to adopt more sustainable practices, has set up a website where people can upload video of themselves eating food, and then see the video slowed down and played in reverse. Which most definitely shows you something about where your food comes from. More »

The H2Option Toilet: Save Water and Flush 56 Chicken Nuggets

The H2Option Toilet: Save Water and Flush 56 Chicken Nuggets

Have you ever used a toilet that had a really strong flush? One that maybe startled you a little? Well, prepare yourself for the H2Option Siphonic Dual Flush toilet — especially if you live in New York City, since the H2Option will be installed in all new buildings from now on. It has 9 different power levels, and can flush a wide variety of objects, all while using just 1.8 gallons of water. We love saving water, but do you know what we love even more? Watching weird things get flushed down the toilet. Enjoy: More »

Suck It, Environment: I’m Taking My Bath Back

Suck It, Environment: I'm Taking My Bath Back

Look, people. I try to be environmentally-conscious whenever and however I can. I take a lot of public transportation. I politely refuse receipts. I recycle. I set the bedroom A/C to “energy-saver.” I fall for the expensive, eco-friendly beauty and cleaning products. I use those ugly, energy-efficient light bulbs. I give stuff away instead of tossing it. I grow an herb and vegetable garden during the summer. I buy Energy-Star appliances. I severely limit pre-packaged foods and take-out meals. (Except lunches in the office. I am a terrible person.) I do all these things with you in mind. I hardly ever even do my precious favorite thing anymore: Take a bath. I’m a friggin’ saint. So please, environment, or Mother Nature, or whoever’s in charge out there, please don’t make me give that up completely. Isn’t it enough that I draw the occasional bath, and then feel really, really guilty about it? More »

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I strive to eat “real” food. What is “real” food? Well, if my great-grandmother were to take a tour of my pantry, my hope would be that she would be able to recognize everything in sight. And I make it a general rule that I can pronounce all of the ingredients listed on the label.

I strive to eat ârealâ food. What is ârealâ food? Well, if my great-grandmother were to take a tour of my pantry, my hope would be that she would be able to recognize everything in sight. And I make it a general rule that I can pronounce all of the ingredients listed on the label.

– Food blogger Ashley E. Rodriguez on eating her way, from our post: Ashley E. Rodriguez From “Not Without Salt” on Health: The World’s Best Food Bloggers Answer Our Q&A

Pink Can Be Green: 10 Eco-Friendly Products to Buy During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Can Be Green: 10 Eco-Friendly Products to Buy During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By now you’ve heard about October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month so much that you’re dreaming in pink. You also know that there are tons of products you can buy to support this worthy cause. This includes eco-friendly products, which don’t contain harmful chemicals that could be linked to breast cancer. So browse the products in our gallery, and know that when you buy them you’ll be taking positive steps for your body, the earth, and the fight against breast cancer. And you can even buy two products directly from us. Fight on.

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