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Clearing up Eco-Light Bulb Confusion

Have you experienced eco-light bulb confusion? We sure have! Green Diva Sandy from New York City did a great report about a new company that has developed an App called Light Bulb Finder that helps you figure out what the best light bulbs are for your individual needs – energy efficiency, type of lighting, budget, etc.

October 11th

How Many Slaves are Working for You? New App Reveals Truths about Slave Labor.

How many slaves work for you?

This is the unsettling question that the new online tool and mobile app “Slavery Footprint” is asking of users across the globe. An initiative from the anti-slavery Call + Response campaign, in partnership with the U.S. State Department, the site is an attempt to bring awareness to forced labor around the world, and the extent to which the average consumer is unknowingly complicit in it.

September 27th

Why You Should Have a Clarisonic

As an avid consumer of all things related to natural, organic, and non-toxic beauty products, I have been surprised at the lack of eco beauty experts singing the praises of the Clarisonic Face & Body system.

July 10th

‘Babies’ Documentary Teaches Us How We Can Be Less Materialistic And More Happy

A documentary with no narration, subtitles or dialogue follows 4 babies around the world with very different backgrounds teaches us that we can be happy with less material things. Not only is it eye opening for parents to see the similarities in parenting styles around the world, we mostly notice the difference between how many materialistic things one baby possess over another.

June 23rd

Eco-Spirituality, Bamboo Clothing and Helping the Homeless

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A profound show to say farewell to HomeGrownRadioNJ as we move on to our new studio digs – WMTR 1250AM in June. There was a wonderful energy in the studio, which was partly because of our in-studio guest, author Caroline Fairless, who brought a light-hearted, but powerful message about connecting the green/sustainability movement to the awesome spirit of nature. We talked about Caroline’s book, The Space Between Church and Not-Church: A Sacramental Vision for the Healing of Our Earth.

May 31st

Naturopathica: Navigating the Tricky Intersection of Purity and Performance

Finding a line of skin care that successfully blends the best of nature and technology, with products that are equally safe and effective, is no easy feat – and that perhaps goes double if you are creating a line designed for high-end spas. But Naturopathica founder Barbara Close has spent over 15 years attempting to do just that. Her expansive line of skin care includes products that are EcoCert Certified Organic, Ecocert Certified Natural, and some that are neither, due to the use of synthetics like Glycolic Acid or Vitamin C. Her decision to use a combination of organic, natural, and synthetic ingredients has created some controversy regarding the “purity” of her product line. But is the criticism deserved, or has Close successfully navigated the tricky intersection of purity and performance?

May 30th

Launching Seed Bombs and Energy-Wise Landscapes

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We had spring fever in the studio this week! Perhaps it was those awesome Seed Bombs we were sent to disburse liberally around the hood. We had a blast before the show and during our break taking turns launching seed bombs into the studio parking lot and surrounding roadside.

May 10th

Earth-Friendly Funerals & Awesome Eco Sneakers

Believe it or not, this show was anything but gloomy! From our report from Green Diva Sandy in New York about her review of the NY Wild Film Festival to our lively interview with the fascinating Elizabeth Fournier, funeral director of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon and author of All Men are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates.

April 19th

Green Divas Radio Show and Podcast: Slow Money and Urban Guerilla Gardening

A truly green diva show without any green dudes for this one – a little less chaos in the studio! A warm report from our GD Correspondent Khat O’Brien in the Pittsfield, MA as she talked about getting geared up for her guerilla urban gardening adventures for spring. Then, an informative and inspiring interview with Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money and author of the book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.

April 5th