Saturday, May 23, 2009

Green iPhone Apps

Have I told you lately how much I love my iPhone? Here is a ZapRoot video covering a bunch of iPhone apps that can help you live more "green" (the first half anyway). I use the Good Guide quite a bit actually. I keep meaning to get iGas... will have to do that and try out greenMeter too!

I heart my iPhone!

Friday, May 08, 2009

How to protect the oceans

This must watch video of TED prize winner and legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle's speech is 18 minutes long... it is definitely worth the time to watch, to contemplate her message, and hope her wish comes true! Before viewing this video, I hadn't heard of the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference that is held each year in Long Beach, California. TED's mission is simply defined as "ideas worth sharing", and the talks (a broad range of topics) are available to view on TED's YouTube page. But before you go explore the talks, you have to watch this first!

To watch in high quality click here.

So how can WE help protect the oceans? How about -
This summer Project Kaisei will begin, and I'm looking forward to hearing of their findings and progress!
"Project Kaisei consists of a team of innovators, ocean lovers, sailors, scientists, sports enthusiasts and environmentalists who have come together with a common purpose. To study how to capture plastic waste in the ocean and how to capture, detoxify and recycle it into diesel fuel. This first research Mission, scheduled for the summer of 2009, will be critical to understanding the logistics that will be needed to make a successful clean-up operation possible as some of the technology required for such a feat has never been utilised under oceanic conditions."
Read all about their planned 70 day expedition to the "Plastic Vortex" this summer, and how you can contribute here.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Healthy Babies & Kids!

Today Shaklee opened orders for their new Shakleebaby and Shakleekids product lines! I'm so excited about these new products and already plan to gift these to some of my friends who are having baby showers (sorry, now you know what you're getting!). The new Shakleebaby products are pictured below (left to right) - Soothing Lotion, Gentle Wash, Massage Oil, Diaper Rash Cream, and a Multivitamin & Multimineral Power.

Did you know that babies' skin is 5 times thinner than adult skin, making them more susceptible to toxins? Or that out of 81,000 chemicals registered with the EPA in the past 30 YEARS, fewer than 20% have been tested for toxicity? Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy... or not. One thing you can know for sure is that Shaklee (a leading natural nutrition company for over 50 years) is -

Always safe:
  • Clinically tested
  • No parabens, 1,4-dioxane, sodium lauryl sulfate, formaldehyde, or phthalates
Always gentle:
  • Pediatrician tested
  • 99% natural ingredients
  • 76%–99% organic ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic
  • pH balanced
Always healthy:
  • No synthetic fragrances
  • No artificial colors
  • Packaging is free of bisphenol-A, phthalates, and toxic inks
  • Mighty Smart™: World’s best 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA for brainPOWer!
    • helps support concentration, memory, and vision
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives
  • Naturally sweetened with xylitol, which does not promote cavities
  • Gluten free
  • Packaging is free of bisphenol-A, phthalates, and toxic inks
  • First kids’ chewable multi in the U.S. with immune-supporting power of lactoferrin!—Helps kids’ immune systems stay supercharged
  • 23 Essential Nutrients—Needed for proper growth and development
  • Vitamin POWer!—100% of vitamins C and E, plus all eight B vitamins
  • 600 IU of Vitamin D3, plus calcium, vitamin K, and more!—Support for strong bones and teeth
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like more information! You can order here.