Thursday, May 22, 2008

Five great things you do when you buy organic cotton

Protect our fisheries
Runoff containing pesticides from cotton fields killed 240,000 fish in Alabama in 1995.

Prevent chronic health problems in Egyptian cotton workers
In the 1990s, fifty percent of Egyptian cotton workers suffered from chronic pesticide poisoning, including neurological and vision disorders.

Prevent health disorders in some of the poorest workers in the world
Chances are that famous-label tee shirt you're wearing was made in Bangladesh where ninety-one percent of Indian men working in cotton eight plus hours/day suffered illnesses related to chromosonal aberrations and cell death.

Save American lives
Each year, more than ten thousand Americans die from cancer associated with pesticides.

The life you save may be your own
A third of a pound of fertilizers and pesticides are used in the growth and production of every cotton t-shirt you pull over your head.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Green Phones?

I can't wait to fins out more about this...

Nokia is planning to launch around 40 new green phone models this year — each comprising biodegradable components that can be easily recycled.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Recycled office supplies

I started a new job and needed to order some basic office supplies...When I got to the sizzors, I was happy to see an eco-friendly alternative.