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The Debate Continues

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering, Green Scene on April 20th, 2009 by johanna – 22 Comments


The Wall Street Journal’s blog, The Juggle, recently posted an article highlighting the controversial cloth vs disposable diapering choice. Many parents exploring diapering today find themselves overcome by the number of options and the environmental issues addressed in the arguments for and against cloth diapering. The comments following the post provide thought provoking observations.
Hopefully parents will use this information to explore their choices and realize the many benefits associated with cloth diapering.
What are your opinions about the diapering options available?

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Eat Your Greens

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene, Nutrition Nook on April 17th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

vegetable_basket_2Going green is often associated with the type of car we drive and our dedication to recycling. What is often overlooked when measuring a personal carbon footprint is the food we eat. In many ways, the environmental impact of our meals is as great as our mode of transportation. A diet consisting of mostly animal product negatively impacts our soil, atmosphere, water, and fossil-fuel use. Raising cattle uses more energy than growing plants.

On the other hand, eating green is good for you. Choosing a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and lean meats positively impacts our waistline, our health, and our environment.

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Household Cleaners

Posted in Bumkins, Green Scene on March 20th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

The household cleaner manufacturing giant SC Johnson has agreed to begin posting the contents of its cleaning products on the website The company is acting in response to a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice against many of the household cleaner manufacturing giants. The law firm filed the product ingredient right-to-know lawsuit to force the companies to disclose the chemical contents of their cleaning solutions. SC Johnson was not included in the lawsuit because the company was in discussion with Earthjustice about how it might come into compliance.

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