Noteworthy Green: Ingredient Disclosure, Grocery Savings, Mother Nature's Dow, and More

>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A few other blogs that I read have these news round-ups, and I enjoy them because they point me to interesting news and blog posts that I missed that week. So I thought I'd start doing one too.

Here's what I found interesting on the web this week:

::The Guardian points to a study indicating that fabric softeners, disinfectants, shampoos, and other household products “washed into sewers and rivers are triggering the growth of drug-resistant microbes.”

::JessTrev at The Green Phone Booth "rants about chemicals in personal care products and finds, to her delight, that parents around the country are mobilizing around this very issue."

::Get Rich Slowly suggests ways to save money on your grocery bills. It doesn't focus on a green lifestyle, but many of the principles still apply.

::Ecomii reminds you to consider green tax credits when filing your taxes.

::The New Dream Blog discusses seafood and its environmental impact: "Bad news for fish lovers: according to Kim, [Executive Director for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society] other than an individual catching his or her own fish, there isn’t a truly sustainable way to manage our ocean’s fisheries.”

::Tiny Choices looks at greener moving options. Which is greener: collecting used boxes or renting collapsible plastic crates? analyzes the lack of gender diversity in construction related jobs such as building codes, environmental law, and alternative energy - a shame because “this is where the jobs are.”

::Thomas L. Friedman at the New York Times suggests that “if Mother Nature had a Dow, you could say that it, too, has been breaking into new (scientific) lows.” He asserts that we need a climate bailout along with the economic bailout, including energy efficient building codes, increased fuel efficiency standards, a national renewable portfolio standard, decoupling, and a carbon tax.

If you wrote or read anything noteworthy on the Internet this week, add it to the comments. I'd love to hear about it!


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