Generation Green’s Environmental Health Tip of the Week

With all this talk and media coverage of hazardous ingredients in purses and jewelry, it’s about time that we think about making more informed choices of the consumer products we buy. These days, there are many helpful blogs with safety information and consumer ratings of numerous brands that you may be thinking about buying, as well as general tips on how to be a better consumer, protecting the health of your family as well as the environment. Here are some of CEH’s top choices for Environmental Consumer Research blogs:

  • Green Behavior: This blog has an abundance of green information, from data about our personal quests to “go green”, reviews of organic and organic based products to explanations about all new environmental buzzwords. http://green-behavior.com/
  • Z Recommends: Z Recommends has been cited by the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Sierra Club for its consumer research and reporting, and is best known by parents and bloggers for its thorough product reviewing as well as its consumer advocacy on issues central to parents’ concerns for the health and safety of their children.  http://www.zrecommends.com/
  • Big Green Purse Blog: Written by Diane MacEachern, the founder and CEO of Big Green Purse, this blog encourages women to green the marketplace by choosing products whose use or manufacture offer the greatest environmental benefit. It lists everything from helpful green products reviews to daily environmental news. http://greenwoman.typepad.com/biggreenpurse/

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2 Comments

  1. Posted February 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for these links. I especially like the Big Green Purse. Many blogs, like mine, cover green topics but not exclusively, so never get mentioned in green blog reviews. (My blog is about running a green B&B on Cape Cod.) I feel that leaving a comment is a sign of approval. I wish more readers of environmental blogs would leave comments, proof that we are reading and acting on suggestions we find online. I have two favorite green blogs that you did not mention: Beth Terry’s Fake Plastic Fish, and the new EWG blog Kid-Safe Chemicals.

  2. Alison Geering-Kline
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the comment Alexandra! I completely agree about the need for more comments on environmental blogs. Comments really do show how many people read and appreciate these blogs. Thanks for the other blog suggestions, I will definitely check them out!