I’ve followed Environmental Working Group‘s work for years and for this coming Earth Day – Sunday, April 22, I thought that I would offer some of their suggestions for helping the planet, your skin and your health. These are great suggestions and different than many of the suggestions.
On Earth Day it would be wonderful for millions of people to eat vegan! What a great way to celebrate the earth, a plant-based day, saving millions of animals and minimizing the cruelty that those whom we eat suffer everyday. What if the repercussions of that was a wave of peace and compassion…hmmm, that’s a thought!
So, read on and do what you can on this great day….
Purify your morning routine: From shampoo to lotions to deodorant it’s important to know what’s in your brands. EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is the original and most comprehensive cosmetics database. This is the go-to-resource for finding the safest personal care products.
Greener dinners: Eat less meat and feed your family healthier meals. EWG’s Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health is full of tips on how to eat and shop greener – with proteins that are better for your health and the environment.
Go outside: FoodCorps – a national non-profit organization that addresses childhood obesity by increasing vulnerable children’s knowledge of, engagement with and access to healthy food – wants everyone to get out and garden. Last week, FoodCorps service members gathered in Washington to kick off planting season in local school gardens.
At the pump: E15 – vehicle fuel that is 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent pure gasoline – will be coming to gas pumps as early as this summer. This new fuel is not good news for consumers or the environment. Make sure you have all the information you need about E15 with the EWG Guide to Safer Fueling.
Don’t get burned: Make sure your sunscreen has safe ingredients that will actually protect you. Check out the EWG Sunscreen Guide to shop for the best brands. And keep your eyes peeled – our 2012 update will be released soon.