Earth Day Challenge: Lights Off, Screens On

Happy Earth Day! Here is a great new challenge from our friends at NBC’s Green is Universal and news about two awesome Twitter chats TONIGHT. When you consider that TVs, tablets, laptops, and mobile devices are all illuminated when in use, it begs the question: Why bother with any other lights? If every household in […]

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Asbestos Awareness Week 2014

(Here is an important guest post from the amazing and inspiring Heather Von St. James. Please spread the word about asbestos and share her story widely.) At age 36, just 3 ½ months after giving birth to my first and only daughter, Lily, I was given 15 months to live. It was a diagnosis that […]

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Avoid Conventional Egg Dyes this Easter

(Here’s a guest post from reader and small business owner, Leah. Using this kit is a great way to vote with your dollars for safer products, reduce exposures to harmful food dyes, and to support a small mom owned business.) A friend recently asked why one would need to buy natural egg dyes. After all, […]

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Join the Toxin Freedom Fighters for Toxic Chemical Reform to Protect Families!

Did you see that Seventh Generation has taken a leadership role on cleaning up our toxics laws? We’ve been blogging for years about the fact that over 80,000 chemicals are in products we use everyday– and they’ve never been tested for safety. Our kids are being exposed to chemicals that can alter their hormones, cause […]

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Vermonters, Renewable Energy, and Slow Democracy

(first posted at Moms Clean Air Force) Vermont is one of the greenest and healthiest states in the nation. Our roads don’t have billboards, and you won’t find a McDonald’s in our capital city, Montpelier. These things didn’t happen by accident. Vermonters are generally a fiercely independent, community minded bunch. They don’t like to be […]

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6 Ways to Avoid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals (and why we should)

(First posted at This post was inspired by last week’s #EcoTipTue MomsRising Twitter Chat on Hormone Altering Chemicals and on the recent Mother Jones article about the problems of BPA free plastics.) You’ve probably heard of BPA, the chemical that was in baby bottles, sippy cups, and water bottles. There’s been lots of concern about […]

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