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Simply Mom - 40 ways to go greener at home …besides just recycling

 

Tsh Oxenreider, the founder of Simply Mom is a dynamic mom of three kids and a writer. In this blog, she and other friends around the planet give advices, tips, and share stories to make life easier. They defend and love benefits of living with more intention. That’s why in April 2009 she published a famous article about how it is important to take care about our dear planet. According to Tsh “Being environmentally-friendly is just good economics—in our home and budget, and with the earth God gave us”.

From how to create a homemade compost bin to a simple advice with huge environmentally consequences as turn off your computer at night, Tsh made a list of easy and good tips to be green. Her aim?  “They’ll become a habit”.

See more on: http://simplemom.net/tips-to-go-green-at-home/


Organic cotton - The risks of cotton faming

 

Organic Cotton is a community platform where people can share knowledge about cotton industry. In the link below are demonstrated the environmental and social consequences of this monoculture. Cotton has been the most produced fiber in the world. With more than 25 million of tones produced annually, it is one of the most polluting industries. Besides, cotton industry uses “chemicals, pests and large amount of water” and small farmers in developing countries cope with economical risks and suffered of a lack of knowledge about pests and good equipments.

See more on: http://www.organiccotton.org/oc/Cotton-general/Impact-of-cotton/Risk-of-cotton-farming.php

 

Safia Minney - Fashion's impact on the Earth

 

Fashion with all the beautiful picture of beauty and healthy is also a dangerous and resources intensive industry in the world. Safia Minney, founder and CEO of People tree (an environmentally conscious fashion label) is considered as a pioneer in Fair Trade Fashion. She wrote a book “Fashion Naked” which reveals a chief purpose: explain truth about fashion industry and motivate people to make things better. What does she want? A change of methods and mentality used in fashion. From reality in Bangladesh factories to how and why Fair Trade is part of a solution, Safia Minney’s book leads us to think differently about a simple piece of cloth we love and the human cost for the item.

See an extract on: http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Book-Review-/Book-Review-Naked-Fashion.html


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