Eco Products

Green Wedding Ideas

Green Wedding Ideas

When planning a green wedding, there are many personal touches that come in to play to reflect the taste of the bride and groom. If you would like to have a green wedding, you can still do so without losing an ounce of style or sophistication. EnviroCitizen.org has come up with some handy tips for creating the perfect, green wedding! FLOWERS:  Choosing fresh cut flowers for your wedding is not the most eco-friendly choice. Not only are they mass-harvested, using many dangerous and …

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Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes

Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes

In the summertime, when we all enjoy the freedom of throwing on a pair of sandals, many of us like to show off all kinds of colorful shades on our toes and fingers. However, nail polish and the products related to maintaining your nails are among some of the most dangerous cosmetics.  EnviroCitizen.org found that according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, most nail polishes contain dibutyl phthalates, formaldehyde, and toluene, all of which are carcinogenic to us, as well …

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Moodlighting Made

Moodlighting Made Environmentally Friendly

Creating an atmosphere is essential to any party. Lighting helps create the mood for any party. Whether the party is indoors or outdoors, there are ways to do this that are environmentally friendly. For more outdoor events, light up your party space with natural candles made from beeswax, soy, and palm oil, rather than petroleum-based versions that are not environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly candles typically burn cleaner and longer than their petroleum-based counterparts, which allows you to reuse them at future …

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Eco-Friendly Pool Options

Eco-Friendly Pool Options

There are certain things to consider when choosing an eco-friendly pool. After you have chosen the ideal shape, it’s all about location, location, location! Placing it in direct view of the sun will allow the pool to be heated by the sun, which will lessen energy consumption. It is also a good idea to keep it away from trees and debris where extra damage is possible and extra cleaning is necessary. POOL CLEANING The reduction or elimination of chlorine in …

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Bath Accessories

Bamboo Bath Accessories

Bamboo has become one of the most versatile materials in the last few years. It can be eaten, worn, decorated with and some even believe it may bring good luck.  However, EnviroCitizen.org wonders if you have ever considered just how perfect bamboo is for your bathroom. Bamboo is often used like a wood or fabric. Many consumers think that it is a tree as we often hear of “bamboo forests”.  However, bamboo is actually categorized as a grass and not a …

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Eco BBQ

Eco BBQ

Summer is barbecue season. We use them to entertain large groups, celebrate holidays, and to enjoy the outdoors. A barbecue is a perfect event to green up. Here are some suggestions to make your barbeques eco-friendly. 1. Instead of paper napkins, use cloth napkins. They can be washed and reused for a later barbecue. It is a little additional laundry, but much less waste. 2. Try reusable plates instead of paper. Recycline.com currently has a selection of reusable, dishwasher-safe, recycled …

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Biodegradable Trash Bags

Biodegradable Trash Bags

We all have probably seen the biodegradable dog waste bags and cat pan liners at stores and parks, but one thing that is becoming more common is applying the same principle to our own trash bags. After all, part of living green is to reduce our waste. These bags decompose over time, which means less waste in the landfill. Traditional plastic bags are made from a polymer called polyethylene. Polyethylene is made from petroleum. It takes about 1,000 years for polyethylene to …

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Why traditional personal care products aren't Eco-Friendly?

Why Traditional Personal Care Products Aren’t Eco-Friendly?

Frequently, environmental concerns are coupled with health concerns. Personal care products are an excellent example of this relationship, because the ingredients in traditional personal care products can have adverse effects on both the environment and your health. For example, do you know what is in the shampoo that you used this morning or in the mascara that you use? Sure, the ingredients are listed on the back, but what exactly is tocopheryl? What is retinyl palmitate? What is octenylsuccinate? What is methylparaben? …

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Eco-Friendly Baby Diaper Supplies

Eco-Friendly Baby Diaper Supplies

EnviroCitizen.org discovered that research has shown that some components to make disposable diapers are very tough on the Earth and also may be toxic to us as well.Cloth diapers are eco-friendly, but not always easy for every parent to switch to.Fortunately, there are new eco-friendly options becoming available to parents that work comparably to major brands but have less of a footprint in the long run. A study published in the Archives of Environmental Health almost a decade ago found …

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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture refers to how well a farm indefinitely produces food. Also taken into account is the amount of severe or irreversible damage the farm inflicts on the ecosystem. There are two important issues involved in sustainable agriculture: • Biophysical- The long term effects of the various techniques and practices used on the soils in the process of creating essential crop productivity. • Socio-Economic- The long-term ability of farmers to obtain inputs as well as to manage other farming resources …

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