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The Ugly Side of Gold and Diamonds—and Finding Truly Beautiful Ones

While gold and diamond jewelry is beautiful, it comes with a dark side that they don’t show us on commercials. Before just looking in the jewelry case, consider this: “In Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of Congo, Liberia and the Ivory Coast the sale of conflict diamonds continues to thrive for many reasons. Rebels make …

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Alternatives to Typical Toxic Vinyl Shower Curtains

There’s a reason why your new shower curtain smells so strongly. The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) both have found significant off-gassing from common PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) shower curtains. They found phthalates, toluene (a carcinogen), ethylbenzene, phenol, methyl isobutyl ketone, and xylene in shower curtains …

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My Favorite Things at this Year’s Greenfestival

The best part of the 2015 Greenfestival at the Javits Center in NYC was witnessing the Cafeteria Culture (formerly the “Styrofoam Out of Schools” campaign) win $5,000 towards the continuation of their efforts in schools. They successfully fought for the banning of styrofoam in NYC schools, and I’d love to see the same thing happen …

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Greener Carpets Mean Cleaner Air

Germs and toxins have a way of appearing in the most inconvenient places, including carpets. Many homes have carpeting throughout bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms. Offices install carpeting to offer attractive settings to clients. Unfortunately, many carpets pose a significant health risk. Carpeting, particularly old carpeting, plays host to countless toxins, introduced during the …

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Be Social Change Holds Series on the Future of Fashion

The final of a series of 3 gatherings on how to create a sustainable clothing future, the group Be Social Change sponsored a packed July lecture at Wix Lounge in NYC on future trends in fashion production. The panel of experts, moderated by Summer Rayne Oakes, author of “Style, Naturally,” focused on new people breaking into …

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