An app for shoppers who want to avoid genetically modified and genetically engineered foods.Up to 70% of the thousands of packaged foods sold in supermarkets contain genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods, according to the Center for Food Safety. While U.S. food labels must reflect ingredients, they are not required to state if […]
‘Tis the season for giving and E Magazine / EarthTalk needs your help…We’re embarking on an ambitious relaunch in order to expand our efforts to help everyday people live greener lifestyles and become proactive in working to solve our environmental problems. Besides continuing to produce original environmental reporting for Emagazine.com and distributing the award-winning EarthTalk […]
Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate change is either drying out or flooding many formerly productive agricultural belts, making it more and more difficult to keep up with the growing demand for food. Oceana and other groups are focusing on ocean conservation in part to help feed the world, given that wild seafood “requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesn’t use up any arable land and provides healthy, lean protein at a cost per pound lower than beef, chicken, lamb and pork, making it accessible to the world’s poor.”
An app for tracking home energy use–and estimating electrical bills–so you can start reducing both. The Green Outlet app makes it easy to gauge which appliance are using the most electricity–and costing the most–to help you reduce your household energy use and bills. You select your home appliances and the approximate hours per day of […]
Every day, animals are used to test ingredients in common products like makeup, shampoos, and household cleaners. Rabbits, mice, and guinea pigs are put through cruel and unnecessary tests and are typically killed when they are no longer needed, despite the availability of alternatives that do not involve animal suffering and are more reliable. There are no regulations in place to define the meaning of “cruelty-free,” allowing companies to make any claims they wish about their animal testing policies. In 1996, the Leaping Bunny Program was created to help consumers navigate the confusion and provide the most accurate information on cruelty-free companies. The Leaping Bunny Program certifies personal care and household product companies that pledge to eliminate new animal testing from all stages of product development by the company, its laboratories, or ingredient suppliers. To date, over 500 companies have been Leaping Bunny certified, including Method, Seventh Generation, Burt’s Bees, J.R. Watkins, Juice Beauty, and The Body Shop. Recognized in the U.S., Canada, and the European Union, the Leaping Bunny Logo is the only internationally recognized logo of its kind. Take a stand against product testing by showing companies where you’ll spend your money. Download our Cruelty-Free app for iPhones and Androids ( Androids . It’s free and is updated regularly and makes compassionate shopping a breeze.
Across the country, GreenFaith, an interfaith coalition helps houses of worship make their buildings more environmentally sound and the members of their congregations more spiritually in tune with becoming better stewards of Creation. From workshops that invite people to explore their personal impact on the environment, to implementing recycling and composting, on up to the installation of solar panels, congregations are making remarkable strides. As GreenFaith’s Executive Director says, “The hardest thing about taking action is sometimes just taking the first step.” The RENEWAL Project has been designed to make the documentary and its inspiring stories available to people and organizations who want to be a part of this growing movement to protect life on our planet and reverse the damage that humans have done to the environment. On this website, www.renewalproject.net, you can learn about how RENEWAL is being used by communities across America to help build the religious-environmental movement. It is also a place for you to connect with others who are doing this important work and for you to share stories about your own experience.
In coastal Mississippi, pollution from the chemical and petroleum industries has for decades caused elevated levels of disease – nervous disorders, asthma and cancer – in African American and other poor communities. Then, the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina made these medical problems even worse. Now, through their churches, citizens are finding inspiration to conduct their own health surveys, to demand accountability from industry and to insist on action by government officials.
The RENEWAL Project has been designed to make the documentary and its inspiring stories available to people and organizations who want to be a part of this growing movement to protect life on our planet and reverse the damage that humans have done to the environment.
On this website, www.renewalproject.net, you can learn about how RENEWAL is being used by communities across America to help build the religious-environmental movement. It is also a place for you to connect with others who are doing this important work and for you to share stories about your own experience.