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Win a $3k Natural Memory Foam Mattress!

logo.jpgEssentia, an eco-friendly mattress company, is giving away a most awesome Energie Opus queen size natural memory foam mattress worth over $3400.

This mattress is very special because…

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Reusable Coffee Filters

hempcoffefilter.jpgWhat: Hemp coffee filters

Features: These reusable coffee filters are easy to use—simply rinse clean with water or a bit of soap and let dry between brewing

Green Factor: Think of how many times a year you make a pot of coffee. How many paper coffee filters are you throwing away each year? Using a reusable coffee filter—like these, which are made of all-natural, plastic and chemical-free hemp—means fewer trees are harvested and less waste is produced.

Bonus: Available in two sizes, for less than ten bucks!

Find It Here: Nubius Organics

Super Mod Wooden Tricycle

trike.jpgWhat: Wooden trike

Features: I’ve always been a sucker for a red and white trike, but I’m head over heels for the fresh, modern look of this wooden one from Plan Toys! Constructed and designed with the toddler set in mind, this trike is fun, functional and built to last.

Green Factor: Made from all-natural, organic recycled rubber wood; decorated with non-toxic paints and finishes.

Bonus: Plan Toys was won over thirty awards for their innovative, eco-friendly, imagination-stimulating toys.

Find It Here: Amazon (currently on sale for an AMAZING $69.99!!!)

Toxic America TONIGHT on CNN!

cnn_toxic_america.jpgOn June 2 and June 3 CNN is airing a two part special with Dr. Sanjay Gupta called “Toxic America“.

Wednesday night covers “Toxic Towns” and will delve into the environmental health and justice problems plaguing the community of Mossville, Louisiana—a sad example of our broken chemical safety system. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Child Parent Ambassador + Giveaway!

ay5bwk.jpgI’m so pleased to announce that I am now a Parent Ambassador for Healthy Child Healthy World! If you’re not already familiar with them from the many times we have linked to Healthy Child, they are a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to help parents protect children from harmful chemicals found in the environment and in the products we all use every day.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because more than 125 million Americans, especially children, now face a historically unprecedented rise in cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.

If you haven’t already seen it, I urge you to take 3 minutes and watch Healthy Child’s short but very informative video, A Wake Up Story. It will help you and your family and also illustrate what Healthy Child Healthy World is all about!

And to show you how much we appreciate our readers and your interest in creating a safer world for children everywhere, we’re giving away a copy of their awesome book, Healthy Child, Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home along with their DVD and pocket shopping guides.

Win It: Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter HC06 as the giveaway name and then name three of the chapters in the Healthy Child, Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner,  Greener, Safer Home book we’re giving away . Giveaway ends  6/14/10; $17 value. Open to US residents only. Official Rules.

Bamboo for the Kitchen

utensils.jpgWhat: Bamboo kitchen set

Features: Bamboo’s got a lot of good stuff going for it–it’s durable, lightweight and stain resistant. This six-piece kitchen set comes equipped with five handy utensils and a crock for storage

Green Factor: Sustainably grown without pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals plus it’s natural water resistance helps inhibit growth of germs and bacteria

Bonus: BuyGreen has slashed the list price by over $10, and offers a one-year manufacturer’s warranty

Find It Here: BuyGreen

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