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Earth Day Across the Nation


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Communities near and far are gearing up for green festivities in honor of our 40th Earth Day.  To get involved in your community, scope out the EPA’s Earth Day events page, which lists sustainable celebrations regionally.  Or check out one of these major gatherings to get your green on:

Baltimore Green Week (April 17 – 24)
Daily themed events make this eco effort fun for the whole family. Free to the public, an EcoFest, tree plantings, and green design workshop are just a few of the fascinating activities taking place throughout the week. And who could ask for a better backdrop than this east coast harbor?

St. Louis Earth Day Festival (April 25)
Held in Forest Park, St. Louis celebrates the environment with a festival featuring music, entertainment, educational exhibits and local, sustainable food vendors. The celebration will feature Recycling On the Go, the region’s award-winning recycling and clean up program, along with an open art area to stroll.

EarthFair San Diego (April 18)
This year marks this southern Califonia city’s 20th annual Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park, drawing a record 70,000 attendees for a day of free fun. Crowded with exhibitors, food, entertainment, art and a Cleaner Car Concourse, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

If you want to start up your own event, be sure to check out the Earth Day Take Home Kit for tips and tricks to doing good and doing green.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

SEED – Tried and True Green Product Review


With innovative health & beauty products always on our radar, we were happy to receive, gratis, a few SEED body care products for the purposes of this Tried and True Green Products Review.  We put them to the test, and here’s what we think…(note:  all comments are our honest appraisal from our first-hand experience, nothing more.)

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What intrigued me most when I first learned of SEED was a key component in the ingredient mix — grape seed. As a lover of grape seed oil in food preparation, I was very curious about this new 100 percent natural, body care line.  According to the folks at SEED, the line is “rich in Vitamin E, a powerful skin care rejuvenator; and they also provide multiple forms of antioxidants and beneficial essential fatty acids.”

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For the past several weeks I’ve been showering with their 100% natural Grape Seed Enriched Moisturizing Body Soap (citrus thyme, photo above) – it’s probably the best body bar I’ve ever used.  My skin feels great, silky smooth.  The bar itself is speckled, and filled with pomegranate, apricot and strawberry seeds, in addition to grape seeds.  Although the texture of the bar is bumpy, it’s surprisingly not at all rough on the skin.   Added perks:  it’s made right here in the USA and the packaging is 100 percent biodegradable. (more…)

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eco deal of the day – pangea organics


In honor of Earth Day (April 22), Pangea Organics is offering 25% off ALL products, site-wide, through April 30, 2010.

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Pangea’s ecocentric bodycare is:  handcrafted, organic, Fair Trade and cruelty-free.  You won’t find one bit of sulfates or detergents, parabens/synthetic preservatives, artificial colors or fragrances; petroleum-based ingredients or genetically modified organisms in this entire line.  Receive 3 free samples with every order and free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Another good karma perk:  5 % of all sales this month will support the Jane Goodall Institute.  more @ pangeaorganics.com

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Sun Boxes make sweet solar music


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Here’s an interesting union of art, sound and solar technology – Designer Craig Colorusso is giving the public a chance to experience his Sun Boxes, a unique solar powered sound installation.  The event will be at the Important Records Compound on Saturday May 8th 2010 – noon to sundown.

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From Craig:

Sun Boxes are an environment to enter and exit.  It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels.  There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition.  The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.

Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers. (more…)

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eco news roundup


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