SUSTAINABLE JEANS Over the course of a single pair of jean's lifetime, over 3,000 liters of water are used for production, processing and cleaning. In a push for environmental responsibility and the ongoing sustainability of denim, Levi Strauss & Company is making changes. As water shortages become ever more present, Levi Strauss is working with farmers in India, Pakistan, Brazil and parts of Africa to teach irrigation and rainwater capture techniques. The company has joined with o... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jan 20
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Monday, January 16th, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Traditionally, King's legacy is honored on this day by volunteers participating in service projects across the United States. This year, the EPA is encouraging folks to engage in environmental service projects that will protect the health and environment of your community. The EPA blog, Greenversations, has several recommendations of ways to get involved. Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jan 13
LEAD EXPOSURE LIMITS QUESTIONED A recent Federal Advisory Committee has recommended reducing the standard for a child's acceptable lead exposure. The current standard is 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood and the recommendation is to cut this in half. This recommendation has to be approved by the CDC before any change can be effected. The reduction is based on the premise that any lead exposure can damage a young child's brain. According to a recent article by NPR, an estim... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jan 11
TOXIC MOLD? Sensationalized reports of mold related illness might be worth examination. Recent media reports raise the possibility that actress Brittany Murphy and her husband, Simon Monjack, may have died from toxic mold found in their home. Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, is now filing a suit claiming that extensive water damage and mold infestation was found in the house where both died suddenly two years ago. Apparently, the home was poorly built and allowed water to se... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jan 6