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Buzzword Patrol

Buzzwords are constantly being tossed around in any arena, but how often do the people sing the buzzword and the people hearing it really know what it means. It’s about time we dispel some ideas about what these new-found “green” buzzwords really mean!

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Labels - Antibiotic-Free

Labels - Antibiotic-Free

While visiting Publix and browsing the meat section (looking for inspiration for tonights dinner) I realized I had no definitive knowledge on what “Antibiotic-Free” labels were real and backed and what were not. Did you know that 80% of all antibiotics sold are used by the meat and poultry industry to make animals grow faster or to prevent disease? […]


Dolphin Safe / Dolphin Friendly

Dolphin Safe / Dolphin Friendly

With the die-off of bottlenose dolphins along the east coast I thought it would be a opportune time to bring up the “Dolphin Safe / Dolphin Friendly” label that you might find on some grocery products. Although the die-off is due to a virus, dolphins have a lot of enemies… and we aren’t an exception […]


What are Phthalates?

What are Phthalates?

Phthalates are a group of industrial chemicals used to make plastics. They’re used to make plastics like PVC, but are also found in a lot of things we use everyday and should be a toxin we avoid. 3 Most Used Phthalates: Dibutylphtalate (DBP) Dimethlphtalate (DMP) Diethylphthalate (DEP) How are we exposed to Phthalates? Phthalates are […]


Eco-friendly [Infographic]

Eco-friendly [Infographic]

Infographic on what is means to be eco-friendly


Post-consumer, Pre-consumer and Recycled Content

Post-consumer, Pre-consumer and Recycled Content

Materials we have been recycling for years have been coming back to see us, labeled post-consumer materials. But what is the difference between pre-consumer, post-consumer and recycled materials?


About Compact Fluorescent and Incandescent Bulbs

About Compact Fluorescent and Incandescent Bulbs

The truth about compact fluorescent lighting. We all know they last longer and use less energy than regular, incandescent light bulbs, but also contain mercury. Do their benefits outweigh their detriment? Here’s some facts for you to help decide.


What is Organic?

What is Organic?

Organic as a buzzword is popular, but as far as what actually makes something organic, that’s something I had to do a bit of research on and I found the results to be very interesting. I spent some time examining the facets to get you as much information about what organic really means.