Today I heard from an organization called Green America(www,GreenAmerica.org). I had never heard of them before, but was intrigued by some of the actions they have taken. They pushed Amazon from 0% renewable energy to using 50% and their goal is for Amazon to keep increasing until they reach 100%. They convinced Apple to remove the most dangerous chemicals, like benzene, a known carcinogen from its iPhone manufacturing facilities, resulting in healthier safer workplaces for their people. They pushed Carter’s to remove chemicals from their children’s wear.
The mailing contained a sample issue of the Green American. The first article was “Are Your Candles Toxic?” Candles made with paraffin wax release a carcinogenic soot when burned. Synthetic scents may contain hundreds of different chemicals, which release microscopic particles when a candle is burned that can cause cancer and other health problems. To find candles which can be burned safely, check the GreenPages.org (www.GreenPages.org).
When I visited their site and I was very impressed by what I saw there. They had an incredible amount of information about what we can do to clean up our lives and our world. If you want to learn more about caring for our planet, or to simply get motivated, check them out.
“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still it is, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” -Eckhart Tolle, Guardians of Being