TGIF! Have an awesome weekend everyone!
More on BPA – I have discussed it several times on this blog already but something interesting happened yesterday. Dozens of state and national environmental health organizations in the U.S. and Canada have called for an immediate moratorium on the use of BPA in baby bottles and food and beverage containers. The report they released called “Baby’s Toxic Bottle” discusses how something designed as a synthetic sex hormone has ended up in polycarbonate plastics and a wide variety or products including those intended for babies and small children. You can read the press release here.
In somehwat related news I have reviewed a couple glass bottles that have rubber protective covers. I think they are quite awesome but also a bit expensive. Then I stumbled upon something really fun at Etsy. A bottle cozy for glass bottles! These colorful, easy to grip bottle covers are versatile as well as practical. It will help protect baby’s hands while also protecting your glass bottles from breaking if dropped. They are 100% recycled, refashioned, glass bottle sweaters. Very cool!
I have been reading a cool new blog at the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood. Two the the recent things that incensed me…schools putting McDonald’s ads on report cards and some school stepping up to put junk food advertisements on school buses. How low can we go?
Want to know what happens when you step up your green living and eventually go zero waste? You get sued! A man in California that was concerned about his environmental impact got busy and eventually found that he was 100% waste free and no longer needed garbage pick-up. After he cancelled his pick-up service with the city he got notification that were suing him AND asking that he be forced to pay the costs for the lawsuit. According to their lawsuit the city’s municipal code requires all residential, commercial and industrial properties to contract with Allied Waste for pickup at least once a week. What a load of garbage…pun intended. Nice way to penalize people for green living.
I am working on an article series for this blog about growing green kids that are connected to nature and the infinite possibilities of the outdoors. So I am interested in information and even photos on how you help your kids “connect” with nature. For instance two projects my kids and I have panned for the spring are to “grow” a Sunflower House and a Morning Glory Tepee. Both are essentially places with a wood stake skeleton that allow flowers to grow around them as walls to make beautiful play houses. So how are YOU going to get your kids involved outdoors…build forts, tree-houses, garden with them, etc. I want stories and photos of things you have done or plan to do. Let me know if you can help…just email me. :)
Once again…have a great weekend everyone!