Archive for June, 2014
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes an annual Guide to Sunscreens. Besides listing the best and safest sunscreens (based on toxicity), they provide tips for protecting adults and children when exposed to the sun. Also provided are ratings for most all sunscreens on the market today (over 700 are included) so you can search for your current brand to see how it compares to the 149 they deem the best.
The end of the school year is just about here. It will soon be time for locker clean-out in many area schools. You can help to prevent a lot of waste and make this ritual an eco-friendly project. Here are some tips from the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County along with a PDF you can download to help you and your schools with this process. According to SWANCC this can be the biggest waste day of the entire school year.