Archive for April, 2011
Plant-based, naturally manufactured skin care line, Frangipani, offers tips to help consumers pick their skincare products
- 1. Read every ingredient on the label. If you can’t pronounce them, don’t buy the product.
- 2. Water isn’t moisture. Choose another moisturizer if water is the first ingredient.
- 3. Exfoliate gently. Choose an exfoliant that won’t scratch the skin’s surface. Sensitive? Natural acids will irritate!
- 4. “Mineral” makeup does not equal safety. Read ingredients thoroughly and choose pressed powders over loose.
Frangipani is a local, natural skin care line. All products are created without the use of harmful chemicals, synthetics, or additives. Instead, all Frangipani products are carefully manufactured with plant-based ingredients and stored in recyclable glass bottles. The Indianapolis-based company provides an option for consumers to purchase safer face washes, face serums, hand and body lotions, and body oils. All products can be purchased online or at several local retailers including Georgetown Market, Nature’s Pharm, Good Earth Natural Foods, Bloomingfoods, Sunspot Natural Market, Optimal Wellness Center, and Stillpoint Family Chiropractic. Visit: www.frangipanibodyproducts.com
The Art Affect presents: Art4TheEarth – an evening of art and music performances by some of the most talented young adults in Seattle!
Join The Art Affect for an evening of art and music performances by some of the most talented young adults in Seattle!
Saturday, May 7th (6:30-9:30PM)
Solstice Cafe (4116 University Way NE)
FREE + ALL AGES
Featuring: Mike Day / Greg Cypher / Rachel Wong Patrick Smith / Mads Jacobsen / MCDK Sheldon Botler / Mandy Yu / Tsige Tafesse Ryan Applegate / and more…
Show starts at 6:30PM and runs till 9:30PM. Please come through early and stay as long as you can to support the artists!
Admission is FREE and ALL AGES! However, several Japanese students from SCC will be collecting donations for the Japanese Red Cross so please consider donating!
Bonus: The Art Affect will be passing out FREE tickets to the Seattle Green Festival (http://www.greenfestivals.org/sea/updates/)! They usually sell for $10-$15 but everyone who signs in at our event and sticks around for the show gets one for FREE!
Invite your friends! This is going to be one of the best free shows of Spring 2011
“April 16, 2011 (CHICAGO) – Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, and it promotes a green spirit and eco-friendly thinking. There are a lot of events in our area to mark the day.
Bianca Alexander with Conscious Living was in our ABC7 studio to tell us about a few events. She also gave tips we can use in our daily lives to help protect the environment.”
Family-owned company brings earth-friendly cleaning products to all at the Mother Earth News Fair
Kansas City, MO – April 27, 2011 Bon Ami, America’s original natural home cleaner, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its scratch-free cleaning powder by sponsoring more than a half-dozen events in 2011.
“We love meeting our customers personally and hearing what they have to say and showing them what we have to offer,” said Carolyn Beaham West, director of sustainability for Bon Ami and member of the Beaham family who purchased the brand in the 1970s. “Sponsoring events like the Mother Earth News Fair is a perfect way for us to do that.”
Invented in 1886, Bon Ami provides a gentle, natural alternative to harsh scouring powders. Its time-tested formula adheres to the EPA’s Design for the Environment-approved list of eco-friendly ingredients, which are not only effective, they also biodegrade quickly and cleanly. Bon Ami recently launched a new line of liquid cleaning products that are packaged in 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastics and paper, and designed to be completely recycled again. All Bon Ami packaging is made in the United States.
Bon Ami will distribute samples of its products at the Mother Earth News Fair June 4-5 in Puyallup, Wash.
“Bon Ami creates top-notch products and respects its customers’ needs,” says Andrew Perkins, Mother Earth News Fair manager. “They’re the Mother Earth News of the green cleaner industry.”
As part of its 125th Anniversary celebration this year, Bon Ami is also sponsoring Green Festival San Fransisco; Green Festival Seattle; Tomato Taxi at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market; Portland, Maine’s Lilac Festival 5k; The Maine Marathon; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Charity Auction; and the Portland, Ore., Iron Girl Triathlon.
About Bon Ami
Founded in 1886, Bon Ami cleaning products weathered the Great Depression, the chemical revolution and an endless stream of fads by keeping their products simple. Bon Ami means “good friend” in French, and that’s the company’s philosophy. Bon Ami offers home cleaning products from its powder cleanser to a full line of liquid products that are effective, thrifty and gentle on the whole family and the environment. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Bon Ami products are available in hardware stores and grocery stores nationwide. For more information about Bon Ami go to http://www.bonami.com or http://www.facebook.com/bonamiclean.
About Mother Earth News Fairs
Mother Earth News Fairs are family-oriented sustainable-lifestyle events that feature more than 120 practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on renewable energy, small-scale agriculture, gardening, green building, green transportation and natural health. Events for 2011 will be hosted June 4-5 in Puyallup, Wash.; Sept. 3-5 in San Rafael, Calif.; and Sept. 24-25 in Seven Springs, Pa. For information about event sponsorships, contact Andrew Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. For exhibit space, contact Mellissa Crouch at email@example.com.
About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.
“The American auto giant was in dire straits just two years ago. Now it’s reporting some of its biggest profits in 13 years
The original Detroit powerhouse bounced back by refocusing on smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles, such as the Ford Fiesta, and eschewing the gas-guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks that had fueled past profits.”
Ford’s unlikely comeback: By the numbers via The Week