Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Have you heard? Hillary Clinton announced over the weekend that she’s running for president in 2016, ending the long standing rumors and speculations, “Will she or won’t she?” But where does she stand on the environmental issues? Eco Watch looks into her stance on Keystone Pipeline XL and the Climate Change. Read about it here […]

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The New Endocrine-Disrupting Plastic Chemical BPS


Mother Jones reported in 2014 about chemical compounds that manufacturers have been scrambling to use in place of BPA might be just as bad. And now a new paper, published on the peer-reviewed Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the science around two common chemicals used in "BPA-Free" packaging: BPS and BPF. The authors looked at 32 […]

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Florida Health Officials to Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring


The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon as this spring. There […]

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Trash to Treasure Challenge: Earth Day 2015 #trashtotreasure


Team Eco Etsy is proud to sponsor “Trash to Treasure Challenge” to celebrate Earth Day 2015!! Did you know? Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash. Americans recycled and composted about 87 million tons of trash in 2012 (that’s about 34.5% recycling rate) Austria’s recycling rate was 60%, Brazil was 50%, and India was […]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought


2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has entered its fourth year of drought and the weak weather systems we saw in January will […]

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Furniture Retailers Starting to Eliminate Flame Retardants


Image by Chaquetadepollo via Flickr My family room furniture is 14 years old. When we moved to our first house we lived without furniture for a year so we can save money to buy good great quality furniture that lasts. Well, time has come to replace them because the fabric is fraying and the cushions […]

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Chipotle Has Stopped Serving Pork At Hundreds Of Restaurants


When I was a vegetarian, Chipotle was my go-to fast food joint for take outs on those days when I didn’t feel like cooking. But recently, as I started to eat meat, I couldn’t stomach many of the fast food joints for a quick meal. So I went back to trying Chiptole’s for their meat […]

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How to teach compost to children ?


Back to school…garden! This fall with my school garden project, our focus will be compost. We are going to start with one classroom (pre-K) in Fall. WHAT IS COMPOST? Compost is basically how nature create humus on the forest floors: leaves fall from the trees and get mixed together with soil,dead plants and    animals and […]

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Daydreaming and Creative Problem Solving

daydreaming and creative problem solving

My business tip for you is one word. Daydream. Make some space in your life for sitting and staring into space. Let your mind wander a bit during these last weeks of August. These moments are important periods of incubation, where our minds process unresolved dilemmas without interference from our more judgmental selves. There have […]

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