vendredi 23 février 2007

Give Back

The FAD (Fieldston Awareness Day) last week got me thinking about the environment, and how I could get others to think about it too. Particularly about the "tragedy of the commons," which I learned about through the Fishbanks Ltd. Simulation (which was mad fun). In terms of the tragedy of the commons, things will only change as the result of a group effort. One person's efforts and awareness aren't going to have that much of an effect. Since it's hard to get a huge group of people to agree to act in a certain way, I figured people had to start somewhere, and preferably somewhere easy so that people don't get intimidated by the idea of helping out. That's when I found a couple new and inexpensive products that help give back to the environment! CHECK IT:
Cargo PlantLove lipstick, $20:
These lipsticks are consciously produced in a way that emits fewer greenhouse gases (a major cause of global warming) than other production plants. A portion of the profit from each sale goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition, the lipstick itself is made completely out of corn, and the outer packaging entirely out of seed-paper making it completely biodegradable. All you've got to do is plant the box in some soil, throw on some water, and watch flowers grow!
Pangea Organics Bar Soap, $7:
These scented bars are also wrapped in seed paper! Just plant the packaging!
Some of my favorites: Tunisian Olive Oil & Coconut, Malagasy Cinnamon Cassia with Cloves, Indian Green Tea with Mint & Rose Petals, Canadian Pine with White Sage

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