The Green Mama Blog

Posted: August 15, 2014
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Posted: August 13, 2014
I’d been pouring over labels for years and considered myself a savvy shopper, but the skincare aisle almost had me duped.  I’m one of those people: the kind that stands in the Whole Foods aisle obsessively scanning every label.   I am not appeased by claims of Natural! Kid Safe! or Hypoallergenic. What I’m looking for are the ingredients. The rest, as far as I am concerned, is just fancy PR. I want to know what I’m putting in and on my body. »Read More
Posted: August 13, 2014
Manda, better known now as The Green Mama, and I met twenty years ago on the first day of cross-country preseason when I was a freshman and she was a sophomore at Oberlin College.  There was an instant energetic connection that has persisted from the very first moment.  Was it because we were both devout vegans at...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 28, 2014
Is your water bottle killing you?  First, came the news about the toxic baby bottles and, then, Nalgene and Camelbak and all of my once favorite sports bottle companies phased out their polycarbonate lines (all the while denying their products have anything wrong with them).  Then, everyone came out with BPA-free plastics. And, while researching...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 21, 2014
Background on the Issue The quality of air inside our homes can be many times worse (on average, 2 to 5 times worse, according to the EPA) than outside air. And because on average we spend 90% of our time indoors, most of that time in our homes, we are quite susceptible to the air...Read More »Read More