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Factory farm with cows, polluted water. Source: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Factory farm with cows, polluted water. Source: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Half the world’s grain crop is fed to animals raised for food, while an estimated 1 billion people are malnourished, and 6 million children starve to death every year. … “Most hunger deaths are due to chronic malnutrition caused by inequitable distribution and inefficient use of existing food resources. At the same time, wasteful agricultural practices, such as the intensive livestock operations known as factory farming, are rapidly polluting and depleting the natural resources upon which all life depends. Trying to produce more foods by these methods would lead only to more water pollution, soil degradation, and, ultimately, hunger.”

via Environment « Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

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A set of various artisan soaps, lotions, and other body care products

All natural does not equate to safe, ecologically sound and healthy.  Bacteria, salmonella, cocaine, and staph germs are natural but I dont want to put them on my skin. Chemicals are not bad. Everything is a chemical. Water is a chemical, oxygen is a chemical, we are chemicals.  Synthetic products are not necessarily evil. I do understand customers concerns about being as close to nature as possible so I offer a range of products fit those needs. I always label my products truthfully, please buy from a soapmaker that is honest.

via Preservatives vs all natural.


Even though this post on Acting green vs Buying green from Eco-Snobbery Sucks restates what I’ve always said (you shouldn’t go out and buy new “earth friendly” stuff to be sustainable)  I’m reblogging this because it’s got a fancy picture 🙂

acting v. buying green


With all the brouhaha over plastic bag bans in various American cities, I thought it would appropriate to make this post about where you can recycle your plastic bags. If you’re in the U.S., check out plasticbagrecycling.org, the online resource for plastic bad and film recycling, to find a drop-off location nearest you. Many grocery stores have collections right outside the door, so you can bring your bags back if you’ve got too many at home. Many municipalities also offer plastic bag recycling (especially the “single-stream”/blue bin recycling services) along with regular garbage collection.

Did you know? Lots of different kinds of plastic can be recycled!

Yep, according to plasticbagrecycling.org, the following types of plastic bags are typically recycled: Continue reading

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