Simple Way to Do Our Part

November 8, 2008

images2If every household in the US replaced just ONE bottle of 50 ounce 2X concentrate petroleum-based laundry liquid with a 50 ounce 2X concentrate plant-derived product we could save 233,000 barrels of oil which is enough to heat and cool 13,400 US homes for a year.  Let’s do that. Can you imagine if we all just switched? There are many non-petroleum cleaning products available now, even in the supermarket! Seventh Generation’s tree-saver and petroleum-saver ticker is one way we can see the difference we make by choosing environmentally conscious products. Reading labels is the first step to taking charge of the quality of our internal and external environment and we can make powerful choices about the products we bring into our homes. Do you know what “use with adequate ventilation” really means? Seventh Generation has a label reading guide for every cleaning product in the supermarket aisle. “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Custom Cereal

November 8, 2008




picture-71IMAGINE THIS: You get up for breakfast and in your kitchen cabinet is your very own special cereal blend. Yes, you no longer have to add in your flax seeds or remove the raisins. It’s all there there the way you want it. Josh just sent me the best breakfast cereal link: (me) and goji an innovative site where you can design your cereal mix by simply following the prompts to choose a base, add seeds and nuts and more by dragging and dropping your choice into the bowl, and it is mixed and priced as you choose your ingredients, packaged, you can even name your mix and it’s sent to you.

As you add your choices the “nutritional counter” adds the goodness all up for you. Some, but not all, ingredients are organic and one of the cereal bases is gluten free as are the organic cornflakes that you can choose as an add-on; I have already sent them a recommendation to go all the way… I love that it was invented by 3 entrepreneurial guys – two of them didn’t feel nourished by the cafeteria food at college, the third brought muesli expertise.  The site is clean and easy and if for any reason you don’t like the combination you’ve created you can sent it back and make another combo which will be sent to you free! Can send this as a great gift, too. Let me know how it works for you.