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A flush of excitement greets composting toilets

October 8th, 2010

It’s been a strange week. I’m blushing, because wherever I go, I am confronted by flushing.

First came news that actor and green activist Ed Begley is endorsing two composting toilets. Leave it to Ed to go where no man has gone before.

I am glad that Begley continues to push the envelope. I assume he’ll be installing these at home, and he will find that composting toilets are at least as easy to incorporate as those stationary bikes he uses to power the TV. I confess I don’t watch the Living with Ed show, but I am a fan of his green advocacy. Another product he’s endorsed, Bayes Waterless Car Wash, has become a favorite at our house. We save untold gallons of water, avoided sending contaminated runoff into the sewer system and still end up with sparkly cars.

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10 green ways to break the paper towel habit

September 8th, 2010

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

America, you are addicted to paper towels.
Spill on the floor? Get a paper towel.
Mess in the microwave? Mop it with a paper towel.
Oil in the pan, dog accident on the rug, wet hands, the kid’s tears, cut on the finger, dinner napkins – paper towels and lots of them.
A sure sign of addiction: Do you get anxious when you’re on your last roll?
Consider a few paper towel facts:

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Green your laundry routine: Hang it out

August 18th, 2010

Line drying the clothes. How did this become such a radical idea? Just 50 years ago, it was the norm.
Then everyone got electric dryers, and we burned more coal to run them. But now that we’re enlightened about that, we’re heading to the backyard, the basement or the patio with a basket of wet clothes.
Re-adopting the ways of past generations is energy efficient — and it’s easy to get the hang of.

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Crawl for toxic chemical reform

October 27th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

In an effort to bring attention to the nation’s outdated toxic chemical laws, Seventh Generation, the makers of many environmentally safe home products, has partnered with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in the Million Baby Crawl. This campaign is asking everyone, moms or not, to urge Congress for stronger chemical regulations.

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Spring cleaning advice from Seventh Generation, WebMD and Healthy Child Healthy Home

April 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Spring cleaning happens. It rides in on the warm breezes, beckoning — not quite as urgently as taxes (which tends to shriek from under a pile of papers) — but insistently just the same.

This year, Seventh Generation, longtime makers of green cleaners and recycled, tree-saving paper towels, wants to help you remake your spring routine with more environmentally responsible cleaners and tools. In partnership with WebMD and Healthy Child Healthy Home they’ve opened a website called WebMD Health eHome where you can poke around a virtual house to get tips on how to use less toxic brews to shine and sanitize the homefront.

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Show some enthusiasm for recycled TP

February 24th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

There’s a funny scene in the Larry David show Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry, and the displaced New Orleans family encamped in his house, wink and smirk over the toilet paper that his wife has installed in the bathrooms.

Being an environmentalist – as is her real life counterpart Laurie David – Cheryl David had outfitted the water closets with recycled TP. The running joke was that everyone had noticed the difference. And they weren’t in love with the experience.

Such is the reputation of recycled TP. Although, it seems as though I have successfully slipped it by my family. Has it gotten better (I think it has)? Or are they smirking behind my back? Probably a bit of both. I don’t really know, and it doesn’t matter because we won’t be returning to conventional stuff.

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Greenpeace issues new guide for choosing recycled personal paper products

February 24th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Greenpeace, guardian of oceans and forests, has reissued its Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide to help people make the switch to recycled paper.

The new pocket guide endorses brands such as Green Forest, Earth Friendly, Natural Value and Seventh Generation, which are made of recycled paper. It recommends that shoppers avoid products such as Kleenex, Cottonelle, Charmin, Angel Soft, Bounty, Brawny and the Target and Wal-Mart house brands because they are not made from recycled wood products.

Using recycled personal paper products can make an impressive impact in curbing global warming, according to Greenpeace, among others — far greater than one might suspect from contemplating the lowly roll of toilet paper.

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