Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 207

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The bottom line offered by Walmart’s poverty-level wages and well-documented history of worker mistreatment should give any community pause as the company seeks to woo city residents with charitable contributions and suspect statistics.

Tell the EPA: Public Health is Top Priority. Please voice your support for clean air by letting the EPA know you support the Mercury and Air Toxics standards.

We produce a lot of waste. In 2008 alone, Americans generated 250 million tons of trash, and though about a third of that was recycled, a lot went into landfills or was incinerated. 25 Wasteful Things You Can Live Without

So what’s really in McNuggets? Although the McDonalds chain has thankfully taken mechanically separated chicken (a paste created out of bones and the scraps clinging to them) out of its kitchens since April of 2010 , the nuggets purportedly contain dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone and tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a highly toxic chemical preservative.

We’ve all experienced it at one point or another in our lives. A time when something or someone gets us down or maybe we just aren’t feeling as high-spirited as we usually feel. But instead of doing one of the more “traditional” solutions such as going on a big shopping spree, spending the weekend at the spa or stuffing your face with sugary foods, maybe it’s time to look for a more environmentally-friendly option.

BP asks fine not be based on total of spill. It wants penalty figured on days well flowed, not barrels leaked. BP says the U.S. government should calculate any criminal fines related for last year’s Gulf oil spill based on how many days the Macondo well flowed, not on how many barrels of crude leaked. (Yea, right.)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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