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Big Green Purse believes that the fastest, easiest, most direct route to a clean and healthy environment is to shift our spending to environmentally-safe, socially responsible products and services.
Big Green Purse is unique in its focus on women because women spend $.85 of every dollar in the marketplace. That's a lot of power packed in a purse...but only if it's used in a way that can't be ignored.
Big Green Purse: Shopping for the World You Want
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Going Back to School? Go Green To Save Hundreds of Dollars
September 11, 2008 10:12 AM - , Big Green Purse
Parents can save oodles of money by taking an "eco cheap" approach to back-to-school shopping.
What's Convincing Companies to Go Green? Consumer Demand.
September 5, 2008 09:20 AM - , Big Green Purse
It's a strategy that makes perfect sense, given that companies themselves say consumers are the biggest drivers of the sustainability changes they're willing to make.
How "Green" is Sarah Palin? Not very (unless you count her experience).
September 4, 2008 11:05 AM - , Big Green Purse
Before women get too excited about the nomination of Sarah Palin to the GOP Presidential ticket, they should pause long enough to take a look at her record. Political pundits have focused on her cred as a social conservative.
Should you use up cosmetics you already have before buying new, safer products?
August 25, 2008 09:11 AM - , Big Green Purse
I've got unopened bars of Neutrogena soap and unopened bottles of Neutrogena acne wash. I've got unopened Neutrogena cosmetics (powder, under eye concealer). Should I use up what I have already opened?
We need sustainable standards so consumers know what to buy.
August 22, 2008 08:44 AM - , Big Green Purse
One of the biggest obstacles green consumers -- or green "wanna-bees" -- face is knowing what's really "green" and what's just being hyped, or greenwashed, so businesses can make a buck.
Cheapest, Fastest Oil Fix? Pump Up Your Tires!
August 6, 2008 08:21 AM - , Big Green Purse
If you have a car, stop whatever you're doing and go check the air pressure of your vehicle's tires. Apart from keeping your car in park, pumping up your tires to their proper "PSI" - pounds per square inch - is the fastest, cheapest way to reduce the amount of gasoline you use.
Go Green, Live Rich
July 31, 2008 07:38 AM - , Big Green Purse
With all the belt-tightening going on, most people seem ready to give up whatever eco-friendly actions they've adopted in order to economize. In his new book, Go Green, Live Rich, best-selling author David Bach makes a convincing case that saving energy and resources will not just save you money, but make you money, too. He offers four steps for greener living that could save you $10 a day every day of the year.
What about Nanoparticles in Sun Screen?
July 24, 2008 09:50 AM - , Big Green Purse
One reader worried that many sunscreens rely on nanotechnology, which manipulates particles that are smaller than 100 nanometers (nm); for comparison, a human hair is about 80,000 nm in diameter. Some research indicates that nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, which makes it easier for sun screen to soak into the skin, are small enough to bypass the body's defensive "blood-brain barrier," enter the brain and damage brain cells.
Recycling CFLs is Finally Easy to Do!
June 30, 2008 08:46 AM - , Big Green Purse
If you like the idea of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs but worry about the mercury they contain, now you can worry a lot less. The Home Depot is selling bulbs that have cut the amount of mercury most bulbs contain in half. And when you’re finished with the bulbs, you can recycle them — along with any other CFLs you have — at any of the company’s 1,973 stores.
Organic Food, Prius Help Businesswoman Become "One in a Million"
June 18, 2008 09:29 AM - , Big Green Purse
For anyone out there who wonders how your shopping dollars can help protect the environment, look no further than Kat Schon. The co-owner of a small business in Portland, Oregon, Kat has shifted not just one, but thousands of dollars into products that help protect the planet. And she’s done it at work as well as at home.