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Artisan Scarves Empower Bangladeshi Women

Sasha Cohen | Sep 10, 2014 | General | 

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".

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How to Go Green with Silv: Affordable Eco-fashion

Silvia Milanova | Sep 3, 2014 | General | 

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.

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Dede's Green Scene: Team Coco Makes Conserving Water Funny!

Dede Tabak | Aug 21, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 

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.

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Lipstick

Chryso D'Angelo | Aug 6, 2014 | General | 

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.

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Dede's Green Scene: Alan Cumming stars in 'Get ye Back, Seitan!'

Dede Tabak | Jul 17, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 

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!

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Chryso’s Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Finding a ‘Green’ Salon in Your Hood

Chryso D'Angelo | Jul 2, 2014 | Green Living | 

GCS SalonMore 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!

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How to go Green with Silv: Laundry Detergent

Silvia Milanova | Jun 18, 2014 | General | 

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.

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Chryso's Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Sun Protection

Chryso D'angelo | Jun 11, 2014 | General | 

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!

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Dede's Green Scene: Eco-Conscious Couple, James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

Dede Tabak | Jun 4, 2014 | Entertainment and Media | 

James Cameron is an Oscar-winning director, ocean explorer and creator of new worlds in his celebrated films. But did you know that he and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron are environmentalists, as well? The Hollywood couple is organizing green initiatives and doing their part to not only create fictional worlds in the movies, but also take care of this one.

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How to Go Green with Silv: Pamper Your Pet

Silvia Milanova | May 14, 2014 | General | 

May is National Pet Month! So now would be the best time to treat your companion to something special—whether it's a yummy treat, a nice massage, or some extra play time. But just as beauty, food and household products for humans can be toxic, so can those made for pets.


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