Is Walmart on the right track in eliminating toxins from their products?

Walmart announced it'll eliminate toxic chemicals by ecokaren

Back in April of 2013,  Safer Chemical Healthy Family (SCHF) started  Mind the Store Challenge and urged 10 biggest retailers, including Walmart, to change their policy on toxic chemicals and to create an action plan to address 100+ hazardous chemicals in their consumer products. And kudos to their persistent pressure with emails and petitions, Walmart recently announced… 

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US-China Greener Consumption Forum: Power of the Purse and Climate Change

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The impact of consumption on climate change and the environment is obvious wherever you look. Elizabeth Cline’s book “Overdressed” clearly made the readers understand the cause and effect of consumption. Consumer demand is high, leading to the most rapid use of natural resources, energy, and water in producing goods to meet the high demand. And… 

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Toxic World of Cheap and Fast Fashion

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Fast fashion or cheap fashion is a term that I never thought I’d hear. Fast food, yes, but fast fashion? Who would have thought that we’d live in a society that makes disposable clothes that we toss in the garbage because the next best trend just appeared in the windows of a H&M or Forever… 

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Join the ENERGY STAR Team with Lorax and Me!

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This year’s allergy seasons was exceptionally hard  on my family. They have been suffering since February – that’s early! – with sneezing, watery eyes, exacerbated Eczema, post nasal drip … you name it, they’ve had them. I was wondering if the mild winter we had had anything to do with it and sure enough, Rutgers… 

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Almost Green Royal Wedding for Prince William and Kate

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Are you a royal family gawker? I’m not. OK, I cried when Princess Diana got married. I was in college and I so wanted to get married in that dress, be a princess and live in a palace. May be not with that Prince but I dreamed about that wedding for years afterwards. Then, I… 

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Team Eco Etsy on Sprint’s New Green ID Pack on Android

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I am so very proud and excited to announce that Team Eco Etsy, the team I am captain of, have partnered with Sprint, one of the highest ranked green telecom companies, to link its site to select Android devices for easy green handmade shopping experience for their customers, right at their finger tips. Today, Sprint… 

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