07 Jul '12, 9pm

Celebrating Summer Naturally: Be Cool, Healthy & Green: and I'm trying to celebrate my independence from toxic s...

Celebrating Summer Naturally: Be Cool, Healthy & Green: and I'm trying to celebrate my independence from toxic s...

Not sure where you are, but it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in New Jersey! We are all about low-stress living this week, including lots of cooling salads , gazpacho , fresh berries and lavender lemonade . We are still celebrating independence day with a family get together this weekend (outside, oh boy!), and I’m trying to celebrate my independence from toxic summer skincare while I’m at it. Green Diva Juliette did a wonderful post with some great ideas for natural and non-toxic ways to avoid damaging sun AND pesky insects! Here’s an excerpt from her post: Safe & Sunny Of course, the best way to block out the sun besides creams and lotions (that can put nasty chemicals onto our skin) is to stay in the shade or wear sun-protective clothing, like a hat or a shirt. But what most people don’t know is that a regular cotton shirt only has a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) of around...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/celebrating-summer-natur...

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HELLO HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!

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consumerenergycenter.org 07 Jul '12, 3pm

Triple-digit summertime temperatures are a fact of life in parts of California. Heat can be a killer if you're not careful...

Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

Make Your Own Healthy & Fresh Spa Popsicles

care2.com 07 Jul '12, 5pm

What flavor is growing in your garden? Relying on less sugar and more thirst-quenching fresh fruit for their flavors, spa ...

Opposition to Animal Testing on the Rise | Care...

care2.com 07 Jul '12, 11pm

Animal testing is and always has been morally unacceptable. This is, as far as I am concerned, one of the worse practices ...

If you are planning a roadtrip this summer, che...

healthychild.org 06 Jul '12, 7pm

Even though you’re not technically outside, you still need to stay on top of your sunscreen use when you’re in the car. Ma...

New post: Screen on the Green

New post: Screen on the Green

mealsandmiles.com 07 Jul '12, 12pm

During the summer months, the city of Tampa presents “Screen on the Green ” in downtown Tampa. Every other Friday a classi...

Trying

Trying

bongqiuqiu.blogspot.com 12 Jul '12, 12pm

And the stuff that makes it to my cupboard are not like super extra gorgeous and not necessarily much nicer than the ones ...

New post: Summer Riding

New post: Summer Riding

mealsandmiles.com 07 Jul '12, 10pm

Summer Riding by Meghann on July 7, 2012 Confession: I’m a slow cyclist. Okay, that’s not really much of a confession, I’v...

Why bats are summer's best friend

mnn.com 07 Jul '12, 3pm

In a life filled with outdoor activities, I have only come upon bats up close and personal twice. Once was while I was spe...

Get this weekend's cleaning done the green way with these tips from @ecofabulous

Get this weekend's cleaning done the green way ...

ecofabulous.com 07 Jul '12, 4pm

At ecofabulous, we’re big fans of smart products that make it easy for you to choose to go green. So when it came to clean...

Sweet corn soup with jalapeno and oyster? Sound...

asiatatlerdining.com 09 Jul '12, 4am

Set atop the 31-story Hotel LKF, Azure serves up exquisite modern cuisine with some of the most spectacular harbour views ...

Toxic Tomatoes: What Urban Gardeners Should Know

treehugger.com 08 Jul '12, 5am

A report published in the journal "Environmental Pollution " once again reminds us that as the urban gardening boom contin...

Green Roofs - Week in Review

Green Roofs - Week in Review

greenroofs.com 13 Jul '12, 3pm

Green roofs mitigate the urban heat island effect, minimize a building’s impact on the micro-climate and living habitat, c...