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When Does a T-Shirt Become More Than Fashion?

Through an extraordinary partnership between the children's clothing brand Tiny Revolutionary and the Africa Aid Foundation, a T-shirt is being elevated to its highest call yet: lifesaver. With the purchase of each This Shirt Saved a Life shirt, $20 will be donated directly to Africa Aid to fund a child's school lunch program in the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana for an entire year. The nutritious meal this donation purchases ensures that a child is able to focus on learning for the future, not simply surviving in the present. To find out more, or to purchase your... read more

Green Our Vaccines: Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey Host Rally for Autism

Jenny McCarthy, spokesperson for Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), and Jim Carrey are calling for support for the Green Our Vaccines Rally for Autism. On June 4, 2008, mothers, fathers, and other supporters will gather together in Washington, DC, to demand that Congress eliminate mercury and other toxins from vaccines; study the link between autism and vaccines; allow all children affected by vaccine-induced autism to file with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP); and re-evaluate the vaccine schedule. You must sign up for this event ahead of time. For... read more

Nano-Alert: Groups Demand that the EPA Take a Closer Look at Nanotechnology

Because of its antibacterial properties, nano-silver is currently added to numerous products including clothes, personal care products, electronics, toys, and baby products. The effects of nano-sized silver are not fully understood, however, the material is known to be much more toxic to aquatic organisms than regular silver. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized nano-silver as a pesticide, but no further action has been taken to regulate its use.The International Center for Technology Assessment and a coalition of consumer, health, and environmental... read more

Earth Hour 2008: A Global Movement

Created to take a stand against the great threat our planet is now facing, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.Earth Hour first started in Sydney, Australia. On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour, producing the world's first Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved during that one hour in Sydney was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a... read more

Help Create Positive Change in Your Community

In 2007, Green Halloween (GH) took the Seattle area by storm, as families across the Puget Sound celebrated a healthier and more Earth-friendly holiday. News spread to parents, kids, educators, organizations and businesses from other parts of the country who want to get involved too—GH has been asked to bring their model nation-wide. So in 2008, they're officially making Green Halloween a cross-country initiative—and they need your help to do so.GH is looking for one person (or organization) from each city to be the GH Coordinator in their community. GH coordinators are... read more

Burger King Goes Back on Its Pledge

As part of Burger King's commitment to the Better Business Bureau's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, the company has promised not to "approve, pay for, or actively seek the placement of Burger King food or beverage products in the program/editorial content of any medium in the United States primarily directed to children under 12 years old."The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) has announced that the company is actively involved in cross-promotions with the new PG-13 movie Iron Man. Burger King products appear in the film, and Burger King will... read more

World Fair Trade Day 2009

By the Fair Trade Resource Network Saturday, May 9, 2009 is World Fair Trade Day with the theme "Everything Is Better When It's Fair." The range of Fair Trade products has expanded from coffee, handcrafts, tea, and chocolate to sugar, soccer balls, rice, wine, and more. Fair Trade not only offers consumers the means by which to value the people who make our products, but also the opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint. This year, the Fair Trade Resource Network will celebrate World Fair Trade Day with many exciting Fair Trade Breaks: The World's Largest Fair... read more

America's Greenest School

Did you know that each school bus takes approximately 36 cars off the road? Kids deserve a green environment—and riding the school bus is an easy way to help preserve it. Your child could win a host of cool prizes and maybe even a hybrid school bus just by telling IC Bus, a hybrid technology school bus manufacturer, how your school makes an effort to go green. www.americasgreenestschool.com  read more

The GoodGuide

March 2009GoodGuide provides health, social and environmental product ratings to consumers. A project that spun out of University of California, Berkeley, it offers scientific product ratings for more than 65,000 personal care, household cleaner, and toy products. They rate these items on 160 different criteria, ranging from their contaminants and short- and long-term health effects, to resource use and global warming impacts, to whether there are women on the board of the company. This information is available to consumers for free at www.goodguide.com. You might just... read more

April is Autism Awareness Month

In 1980, autism was a relatively rare disorder, diagnosed in one of every 10,000 U.S. children. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 150 may be afflicted.April is Autism Awareness Month and the United Nations General Assembly in New York is preparing to mark the very first World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The event will be observed around the world by individuals and organizations to raise awareness about Autism and to raise funds needed funds. Other events and activities will be held throughout the month of April, including... read more

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