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Leonardo DiCaprio has made a name for himself as not only an actor, but as an environmental activist as well. He’s worked with the World Wildlife Fund’s tiger conservation campaign as well as created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which raises awareness for important environmental issues. Now Leonardo DiCaprio is using his fame to bring attention to climate change. Last Tuesday, DiCaprio gave a passionate speech to world leaders meeting at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York.View Article
Here in the North East, the air has turned crisp. I wear a shawl over my bare arms as I write this—refusing to get into a long-sleeve shirt just yet.
The nights are getter shorter and that sun-kissed glow is beginning to fade, too (sad face). So, it’s time to go faux. Luckily, there are a number of wonderful new safe cosmetics on the market in the form of bronzers that can help put the glow back into my face.
Bronzing powders are more forgiving than gels, sprays and sticks, which is why I’ve focused on them.
When a thing of beauty furthers humanitarian goals and creates better, healthier lives, it gives me pause. I feel compelled to learn more about the company and its founder. sourceFK manufactures beautiful silk scarves and other textile products, celebrating and promoting Bangladeshi craftsmanship in the global marketplace. The company does this by using fair labor practices, providing a safe, clean working environment, paying a liveable wage, and being "zero-waste".View Article
Fortunately, green products are not hard to find nowadays. Store shelves are stocked with beauty products, groceries and household items made without toxic chemicals, pesticides and preservatives. And because people are demanding healthier choices, these products are also pretty affordable. With a greater demand, I hope that one day soon, environmentally friendly products will be equal in price to conventional products. Or better yet, that they will be consumers’ first choices.View Article
Television talk show host, Conan O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter are usually making fans laugh, now they’re trying to get them to save. California is in the middle of an historical drought and Team Coco partnered with the California drought awareness program, Save Our Water and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization to raise awareness and to give Californians tips on how they can conserve water.View Article
With fall right around the corner, our wondering eyes are already looking to the hottest cool-air fashions and makeup trends being featured in this month’s glossy magazines and on Web sites and blogs.View Article
Alan Cumming may be Willkommen-ing New York audiences this summer to the Broadway revival of Cabaret, but he is not welcoming any animal products into his diet. The Emmy-nominated Scottish triple threat known for his role on The Good Wife is also spreading the good word about veganism!View Article
More and more hair and beauty salons are greening their spaces by producing less waste andrecycling and repurposing, thanks to Green Circle Salons (GCS). The Toronto-based company was founded in 2009 by President and CEO Shane Price, who says the goal was to help the salon and beauty industry make a positive difference in reducing their environmental impact. What a breath of fresh (h)air!View Article
Summer is just around the corner! You may have barbeques, beach days, vacations and more daylight to look forward to, but with all of the summer activities going on, you may also have more laundry to deal with. Bathing suits, beach towels, and muddy, grassy clothing can really add up. So, if you find yourself doing extra loads of laundry during the summer months, read on for some green detergent options.
Sunscreen is a must all year round, but once summertime hits, you wind up bearing more skin than usual and spending more time under those hot rays. So it’s more important than ever to get your slather on!View Article
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