Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 Ogden Marathon Fun & Fitness Expo

Thanks to all who came out and supported the 2009 Ogden Marathon Fun & Fitness Expo. Green The World along with Local's Have More Fun Shared a booth. Local's are a company out of Park City, Utah and have a line of eco-friendly t-shirts promoting all Utah local activities while giving 1% back. The weather was in the 80's and it was a perfect day to bring the family out and help celebrate the Marathon. Live music, give-aways, food, local and national vendors, all helped celebrate this wonderful event. Thanks to all my customers who came out and helped Green The World and Ogden.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ten products you should ban from your home forever!

You would never cross the street without looking both ways, walk alone down a dark alley alone at 3am, or tell your child to accept rides from strangers. So why let hazardous, toxic, and even carcinogenic chemicals into your home everyday? Below is a list of ten products you should ban from your home - forever -
1. Non-Stick Cookware. The coating that makes Teflon pans non-stick is polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE for short. When PTFE heats up, it releases toxic gasses that have been linked to cancer, organ failure, reproductive damage, and other harmful health effects.
2. Plastic bottles. by now you've heard of danger of BPA in those ubiquitous neon water bottles. BPA mimics the effects of hormones that harm your endocrine system. Single use plastic bottles are even worse for leaching chemicals, especially when you add the heat of the sun.
3. Conventional Cleaning Supplies. These routinely make the top ten lists of worst household offenders. They contain toxic chemicals that negatively effect every system in the body. All purpose cleaners often contain ammonia, a strong irritant that can cause liver and kidney damage. Bleach is a powerful oxidizer, which can burn the skin and eyes.
4. Chemical Insecticides and Herbicides. Since the purpose of thee products is to kill pests, you can bet that many of them have ingredients in them that are also harmful to humans. For example, the active ingredient in Round-Up - is known to cause kidney damage and reproductive harm in mice.
5. Antibacterial Products. The widespread use of antibacterials has been shown to contribute to new strains of antibiotic-resistant-"super bugs". The Center for Disease Control says that antibacterials may also interfere with immune system development in children.
6. Chemical Fertilizers. These are notorious for causing damage to our water supply and are a known major contributor to algal blooms. Whenever it rains or a lawn is watered, the runoff goes straight into storm-drains and untreated water is dumped into rivers, streams, and the ocean causing an imbalance in our water ecosystems.
7. More Bulb for your Buck. A Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulb uses just a fraction of the energy regular light bulb uses. When your current bulbs burn out, swap them with CFLs.
8. Air Fresheners. Just like cleaning supplies, these are incredibly toxic and can aggravate respiratory problems like asthma.
9. Flame Retardants. The flame retardant used in mattresses, in known to accumulate in blood, breast milk and fatty tissues. The chemical is linked to liver, thyroid, and neuro-development toxicity.
10. PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. Remember: Like diamonds, plastics are forever. Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's a giant mass of plastic twice the size of Texas that's floating 1000 miles off the coast of California.

Monday, May 11, 2009

2009 Ogden Marathon Fun & Fitness Expo

2009 Ogden Marathon Fun & Fitness Expo

Friday May 15th @ 10am to 8 pm

Union Station on Historical 25th Street.

Please bring the whole family to this fun event. There will be live music, give-aways, food, activities for the whole family and much more.

Green The World will have a booth so please stop by and say hi.

The Marathon starts Saturday at 7am and will finish up at the 25th Street Park.

Please come out and help celebrate and support Ogden! :)