November 30th, 2012

Groovy Green Weekend Updates

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Groovy Green Livin weekend updates

The week flew by leaving me with a few Groovy Green things to share. After taking time off for Thanksgiving I spent most of the week playing catch-up. While I was responding to emails and writing a few things came across my desk that I thought worthy of sharing.

Your couch is toxic

On Wednesday a startling new study came out in Environmental Science and Technology, showing that couches across America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Great coverage of the study can be seen on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. The study found that 85% of couches tested contained toxic or untested flame-retardants. And the newer the couch, the more likely they were to contain toxic chemicals. The use of flame-retardants has increased over the years and now over 94% of new couches contain one or more of these toxic chemicals. Not good.

What can you do?

That’s the 20 million dollar question! The bottom line is we need better laws to prevent this from happening. We need the Safe Chemicals Act to pass. Take action today and join the movement today to help limit the use of toxic chemicals in our couches and other consumer products.

Opinionated friends rock!

Big thank you goes out to my friend Mary from In Women We Trust (IWWT) for putting together a fantastic list showing how some of the speakers on IWWT “speak out regularly to keep pushing the culture into a green and socially sustainable direction.” Seeing it on paper really gave me perspective and reaffirmed that we are all doing something pretty spectacular. Thank you Mary for including me on your list.

Sponsor love

As the holidays come knocking on our doors I want to give a big shout out to a few of my wonderful sponsors whose long-term support help keep this blog rolling. Please take a minute to check out their sites and share some love. Maybe you’ll even find something special for the holidays.

  • Mightynest-Shop for a stylish, eco-friendly and non-toxic home. Super products on this site! They’re offering free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Essential Safe Products-Offering 20% off of all products right now with free shipping on orders over $100. ESP is a place where you can find non-toxic and safe products, and also great tips and information to help you make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Abe’s Market-Offering free shipping through the end of the year. Abe’s Market sells natural, organic and eco-friendly products.
  • The Organic Mattress-With a brand new online store, this little gem of a shop offers organic mattresses, bedding (even for baby) and more.
  • BagInspiration-It’s  your one-stop shop for stylish and trendy eco friendly bags of all types
  • Starlight Creatives-The most delicious, hand-decorated cookies. I dare you to try to eat just one.

There you have it. Have a groovy green weekend y’all.

Any spectacular plans?

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography via photopin cc

2 Responses to “Groovy Green Weekend Updates”

  1. It has been a busy week, hasn’t it?! Thanks for sending around an update on the couch study, it is ground breaking science. Alarming to us all. I appreciate the shout out in the take action section, we need better laws, not better shopping lists! I am excited to see many US companies making flame-retardant free couches. Have a good weekend Lori!

  2. It was a crazy week Lindsay. We do need better laws. Thanks for all you do to help make this happen.

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