“In its 10th year in Seattle the Green Festival celebrated 1 million attendees and all that is good and green. Green Festival is the largest sustainability-focused event in the U.S. and folks learned about everything from GMO’s and organics to solar and urban composting options. People also came out to hear from well-known sustainability experts including Dennis Kucinich, Ed Humes, and Zoe Weil.”
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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.
“There’s been a lot of talk about “shared sacrifice” as American lawmakers try to button down the spending that many blame for the nation’s problems.
Personally, I don’t understand why the discussion seems to be entirely about entitlement programs, with no talk about the defense spending. I am perpetually perplexed about our mission in Iraq and Afghanistan, which seems to be as much of a moving target as the terrorists we’re chasing, while the money flies out of the Treasury as if a giant vacuum were sucking off the conveyor belt (Want a visual? Check out CostofWar.com’s ticker.)
I get it that many government programs could stand some tweaking and scrutinizing. But Congress seems to be taking a hedge clippers to the lawn ornamentation, while a tornado bears down on the horizon.
Why would we give the EPA’s budget a buzz cut while we stand on the brink of climate disaster?
When it comes to things like this, I have to conclude, as I sometimes do in my household populated by teenagers, that we’ve landed in “upside-down world”, where our priorities have been flipped – by special interests, the heedless drive for profits, myopia, short-term thinking – and so we pursue our own selfish goals at any cost. At least that’s how it works at my house. And at the House of Representatives.
While we’re in upside-down world, we’re failing to find the path of common sense.
I’d like to suggest a way back. Go to a green festival this week. It’s Earth Day (April 22) and there’s almost certainly something going on near you.
There, I promise, you’ll find a wealth of common sense. It’s intrinsic. It’s practically the definition of sustainability. Some think green living is about more…groan… shared sacrifice. But don’t believe these naysayers. It is about choosing a promising and clean path to a future that conserves energy and resources, ultimately making our lives easier, not more difficult.
OK, I’ll say it. Give Green a Chance.”