Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 209

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Today is Earth Day. If you plan on celebrating or participating in any events, please do so responsibly. Forget the swag they give out, avoid the plastic bags & plastic cups, and please watch out for marketers trying to turn Earth Day into Black Friday. It’s the only planet we have and will ever have; treat it well. On to the Reads…

Since clean laundry is pretty much a necessity, we pay high prices for laundry detergents, fabric softeners and stain removers. Many people don’t realize that simple, reasonable ingredients can be purchased to make your own laundry products.

Plastic pollution: it’s everywhere, from the gigantic garbage patch swirling in the Pacific Ocean to the cells of our bodies, a point EWG’s President, Ken Cook, makes so well in this recent TEDx talk. For a fresh – and fun – look at plastic, watch Bag It, an award-winning new documentary airing across the nation this month.

Washington Post stunner: “The GOP’s climate-change denial may be its most harmful delusion.” It is not a surprise for a major publication to point out how Republicans have become dangerously deluded in their denial of climate science. One might even say it is a dog bites man story.

Have a great weekend everyone, and don’t forget the sunblock.


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