Green Everything

All of us have a responsibility to clean up our personal and local ecosystems, and then care for mother Earth. Start at home—remove toxic cleaners, cookware, furniture, housewares, personal care products and pet-care products like flea shampoos. Don’t buy the greenwashing about clean coal, cheap gas and a post-Fukushima nuclear renaissance.

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THE GREEN EVERYTHING LIST

 Handpicked. From education to self-care solutions.

 

01.  How our environment affects our genes

Genes versus culture is not an either-or proposition.

via PSMag →


02.  The toxins that threaten our brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater.

via The Atlantic →


03.  Plastic people

Research at Washington State University suggests that the environment not only influences the human body, it comes into it, shaping what it is – and who you are.

via Aeon →


04.  Full list of environmental toxins

A bit overwhelming but a good list to get to know, especially when reading labels.

via Toxipedia →


05.  Body burden: The pollution in newborns

A benchmark investigation of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides in umbilical cord blood

via Environmental Working Group →


06.  Pesticides linked to most common form of childhood cancer

Take action to protect your kids, yourself, and your family from dangerous chemicals.

via Rodale’s Organic Life →


07.  Can obesity be bad for the environment?

It’s important to recognize that obesity is a chronic disease caused by a complex interaction of biological, genetic, societal, environmental, and behaviural factors. Our food environment plays an especially important role in promoting obesity. 

via Our Future Planet→


08.  Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds

Scientists say finding is alarming, and shows that harm caused by air pollution to the lungs, heart and brain has been underestimated

via The Guardian →


09.  Autism and toxic chemicals: Are pollutants fueling rising prevalence?

A new report implicates a growing number of industrial chemicals as contributing to autism and other disorders of brain development. The authors call for a global strategy to reduce exposure.

via Autism Speaks →


10.  New role of environment in multiple sclerosis revealed

Environmental factors may be playing a much greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) than previously realized.

via Science Daily →


11.  DDT, other environmental toxins linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists suspect that, along with genetic factors, toxins and pollutants may increase the risk of developing this debilitating disorder.

via Scientific American →


12.  Detox your home basics

How to limit your exposure to toxins in your home and better balance the basic elements of air, fire, water, and earth.

via Experience Life →


13.  Detoxing your home: How to eliminate cancer-causing toxins from your house

Just because your home is clean, doesn’t mean its free of toxins. in order to create a truly healthy, cancer-free space, you need to consciously detox your home of not-so-obvious synthetic chemicals that are often lurking throughout your house.

via Conscious Lifestyle→


14.  7 ways to power your home with renewable energy

Power your home, save money, and help the environment.

via Popular Mechanics →


15.  Indoor air pollution worse than outdoor

According to the EPA, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment.

via Dr. Axe →


16.  7 reasons to consider indoor air-quality testing

Indoor air pollutants are all around us, from radon and rodents to VOCs and NO2. Here are a few reasons why air-quality testing might help you breathe easier.

via Mother Nature Network →


17.  Beginners guide to toxic mold

Selection of information resources designed to give those just learning about mold-related illness the information that they need to get started in finding out if it is a problem for them and then effectively addressing it if so.

via Paradigm Change →


18.  Moldy: Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and cloud computing guru who grew up with mold issues and then became ill as an adult. This video shares his mold experiences and recovery. 

via Bulletproof →


19.  Eco-friendly cleaning recipes

To get a home that is truly clean, rather than covered in toxic chemicals, try making your own non-toxic cleaners at home.

via Ecocycle →


20.  Cleaning with probiotics

Probiotic cleaners are specially formulated as safe, organic green cleaners meant to reduce germs in your home by as much as 86%.

via Naked Clean →


21.  4 types of nontoxic, eco-friendly cookware that's safe for you and your family

From sauce pans to baking sheets and muffin tins, cooking products with finishes made of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that leach toxins remain the mainstay in many homes across the country. It is a long and costly process for eco-conscious consumers to switch completely from cookware coated with toxic finishes to those that are nontoxic. Do it one step at a time

via Ecowatch →


22.  How to buy a safer sofa

Finding upholstered furniture free of harmful flame retardants is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

via NRDC →


23.  Guide to non-toxic toys

Comprehensive list of green, non-toxic toys for babies and kids. 

via Peace Love Organic Mom →


24.  Decoding the label: Organic towels & bedding

Much like the food industry, increase in demand has brought with it a wave of eco-washing, meaning that simply relying on an “organic” label (or “green” or “eco-friendly” or “all-natural”) is not enough. 

via Goop →


25.  Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?

Over one-third of Americans report health problems – from asthma attacks to migraine headaches- when exposed to common fragranced consumer products.

via Medical News Today →


26.  Women's personal care the green way

This guide aims to give you some general information, to point you in the right direction and inspire you to make a few small changes in your own routine.

via Treehugger →


27.  EWG’S skindeep database

Wondering about the ingredients in those personal care products you’ve bought? This is one of the best resources out there. 

via Skindeep Database →


28.  Nontoxic shampoo without the bottle: Introducing NOHBO

Innovative eco-friendly design kicks traditional plastic shampoo bottles to the curb, and instead, uses 100 percent compostable, biodegradable plant-based material to wrap the shampoo balls in. 

via Channel One →


29.  The problem with triclosan

With a new ban on antibacterial soap, the US government is finally acknowledging that it’s not just ineffective, it’s also dangerous.

via Quartz →


30.  Naturally pest-free pets

While chemical-based flea repellents may seem like the most effective method of eliminating these pests, it’s really not necessary for pet owners to wage chemical warfare on their pets and families.

via Pet Age →


31.  12 toxins in your drinking water

Let’s take a look at some of the nastiest water contaminants that may be pouring out of your faucet.

via Global Healing Center →


32.  What are PFAs, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water?

More than 16 million Americans drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals that can be traced to military and industrial sites, according to new research from Harvard University.

via PBS →


33.  Hey California, why are you allowing the use of oil wastewater to irrigate our food?

Researchers at PSE Healthy Energy, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of the Pacific sheds light on a very troubling practice in the field of Big Ag — the use of oil industry wastewater for irrigating food crops. 

via Desmog →


34.  100 steps to a plastic-free life

Do you think it’s possible to live life without plastic? Or to at least live with less of it?  Check out this list of plastic-free and less plastic alternatives and see for yourself.

via My Plastic Free Life →


35.  5 Gyres

Get educated and take action against plastic pollution with this organization.

via 5 Gyres Institute →


36.  The scary new evidence on BPA-free plastics

... And the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury it.

via Mother Jones →


37.  2 reasons to avoid using plastic drinking straws

Americans alone use at least 500 million straws every day ... that's enough to fill about 127 40-foot-long school buses everyday, or about 46,400 a year.

via The Daily You →


38.  Top 10 tips for going zero waste

Easy steps to get started….

via Going Zero Waste →


39.  Two adults, two kids, zero waste

Bea Johnson started a global movement advocating for a zero waste lifestyle. Here, she reveals how she and her family produce less than one quart of waste per year, and how living simply has changed her life for the better.

via TedX Talks →


40.  Monsanto’s roundup glyphosate: 12 charts show connection between roundup and disease

Monsanto claims that Roundup is totally safe, and can be dumped on everything without problem. Is it true? In reality, Roundup is linked to a number of diseases. 

via Global Research →


41.  Natural alternatives to roundup are quite easy to make

Stop supporting chemical companies and use the knowledge we’ve all gained from each other to make things more natural again. This natural Roundup alternative should do the trick for weeds in your personal garden

Via AltHealthWorks →


42.  What is earthing?

Earthing is a fast-growing movement based upon the discovery that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy is foundational for vibrant health.

via Earthinge →


43.  Is dirty electricity making you sick?

Too many electromagnetic fields surrounding us—from cell phones, wifi, and commonplace modern technology—may be seriously harming our health. Here's how to minimize your exposure.

via Prevention →


44.  An electronic silent spring

Please, let’s get informed about the biological effects of electronics

via Electronic Silent Spring →


45.  Do cell phone and wifi fields harm our bodies?

Studies suggest common forms of household radiation deserve more attention

via The Epoch Times →


46.  Wifi radiation: How to protect yourself

Great starter piece that breaks down the dangers of wifi and what to do about it at home.

via Electric Sense →


47.  Toxic threads: 5 dangerous chemicals in the clothes you are wearing

What are these toxins exactly and what fabrics are they in? Let’s break down what they are and how they could affect you:

via Conscious Life News →


48.  The detox catwalk 2016

Who’s on the path to toxic-free fashion?

via Greenpeace →


49.  Seaweed could help clean up our dirty garment industry

Scientists and entrepreneurs are constantly introducing new ways to create fabrics and clothing, and not all of them take a toll on the environment or our health.

via Motherboard →


50.  Hydrogen-powered cars are better than electric cars, but there's a catch

We're starting to see more automakers turn their attention to hydrogen-powered cars.

via Business Insider →


51.  Can solar energy make the suburbs great again?

Musk’s roofs are the access point to a new form of life, organized around an integrated, efficient, and highly adaptable mode of energy production and consumption—one that would allow young people, and especially young families, an unparalleled degree of effortless mobility around an affordable and capacious home base.

via Good Magazine →


52.  Dear future generations: Sorry

Celebrity activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea launched his newest online video entitled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry” to motivate individuals to take immediate action to stop climate change by Standing for Trees.

via Prince EA →


53.  Seeding doubt

How self-appointed guardians of “sound science” tip the scales toward industry.

via The Intercept →


54.  Rigging the system to keep us using dirty energy forever

Big Coal may be dying, but it's still trying to strangle clean energy in the cradle

via Sierra Club →


55.  27 images that prove that we are in danger. I’m speechless.

Even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyle choices have on nature.
These pictures say more than a thousand words.

via The Open Mind →


56.  Photos reveal smog so bad breathing it is like smoking two packs a day

These pictures from New Dehli says it all.

via National Geographic →


57.  4 horrifying dangers of fracking

A group of health professionals is working to kake sure the state thoroughly investigate the impacts of fracking on public health.

via Alternet →


58.  Not just Muskrat Falls: Harvard study identifies higher health risk in 11 other hydro projects

Muskrat Falls not the only concern when it comes to methylmercury.

via CBC News →


59.  The end of oil?

A great playlist of talks the question of our generation: Can we find a sustainable alternative to oil? Scientists, inventors and activists present stern warnings and visionary solutions for the energy of tomorrow.

via Ted →


60.  This year’s surge in global a timeline of earth’s average temperature since the last ice age glaciation

Great visualization of the past, to present and the possible future. 

via xkcd →


61.  Nuclear energy: Say no

Nuclear power is dirty, dangerous and expensive. 

via Greenpeace →


62.  How nuclear power works

A thorough walk-through the science behind in easy to understand language.

via Union of Concerned Scientists →


63.  Fukushima cover up

It is literally impossible for the world community to get a clear understanding of, and truth about, the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

via Counterpunch →


64. Court Orders One of Japan’s Two Operating Nuclear Plants to Shut Down

A court in Japan ordered one of only two nuclear power plants operating in the country to shut down on Wednesday, citing insufficient safety measures put in place after meltdowns at a facility in Fukushima five years ago.

via New York Times →


65. Former Japan PM accuses Abe of lying over Fukushima pledge

Junichiro Koizumi disputes current leader’s description of situation at stricken nuclear power plant as being under control

via The Guardian →


66.  Fukushima radiation: higher measurements off West Coast, researchers say

Higher measurements of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have been found in the ocean off the U.S. west coast recently. 

via Natural World News →


67.  This is how alternative energy works

Great visual breakdown on energy consumption using renewables

via Vice →


68.  How 11 countries are leading the shift to renewable energy

Who’s embracing wind? Solar? Geothermal? These countries could provide blueprints for the worldwide shift to renewable energy.

via Clean Technica →