Friday, April 4, 2008

Environment: Five Quick Things You Can Do For Earth Day

#1 Watch TOXIC BREW. Invest just 20 minutes of your time for this Canadian "MarketPlace" TV show. It's shocking to see name brand cleaners full of harmful hidden chemicals--which especially affect the health of kids and pets in your home. Go to , then "Click Here to Enter Site." Then click on "TOXIC BREW MOVIE." If you can't watch it all at once, hit the "pause button" (two vertical straight lines) and come back later to finish.

#2 GO THROUGH YOUR BATHROOM, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, GARAGE, AND YARD. As you go, dump Febreze, Clorox, Listerine and other toxic products. This information may shock you! This is not from a "kook" source! To find out what's lurking on your shelves, click here: the National Institutes of Health Library of Medicine Household Products Database. You can search almost any brand of product you use daily, find out what's in it, and uncover its links to health effects. Or search by chemical ingredients (see list below for some examples) and discover what brands contain it. Chemical ingredients to look out for: Click each: Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric acid, Butyl cellosolve (2-Butoxyethanol), Formaldehyde, Bleach (sodium hypochlorite), Ammonia, Sulfamic Acid, Petroleum distillates, Sulfuric acid, Lye (potassium hydroxide), Morpholine. One or even a thousand exposures may not be "that" harmful...but millions of exposures over years from hundreds of products is. Did you know that women at home have a 54% higher risk of cancer? And that a study linked that statistic to harmful household cleaners? Let's turn that around fast!


#3 CREATE A SHOPPING LIST. How soon can you switch brands to safe alternatives? I can help you figure out some transition orders of non-toxic make up, daily care items, shampoos, conditioners, baby products--as well as nutrition products that help bodies detox. Do it all at once or little by little. Our GET CLEAN kit of cleaners for $150 (featured 5 times on Oprah) saves you from buying $3400 worth of the "bad stuff."

The large kit makes a big impact as it keeps 108 pounds of packaging waste out of landfills, eliminates 248 pounds of greenhouse gases, and is the equivalent of planting 10 trees. A smaller HEALTHY HOME kit is a great gift for weddings, showers, etc.

#4 CALCULATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD'S CARBON EMISSIONS. It's easy. Go to SHAKLEE's page at American Forests and fill in info about your cars, your heating/air, etc. When you push "calculate," you're shown how many trees you could plant to erase your CO2 footprint on the earth, and offset your pollution. SHAKLEE started doing that in 2000--aren't you glad your consumer dollars support a company like that?

#5 JOIN OUR SHAKLEE MILLION TREES/MILLION DREAMS campaign by planting as many trees as you can! Did you know that a mature tree absorbs between 120-240 pounds per year of small particles and gases, like carbon-dioxide, which are released into the air by cars and industry? A single tree also produces nearly three-quarters of the oxygen required for one person; and a canopy of trees in an urban environment can slash smog levels up to six percent. American Forests reports that just 25,000 acres of forest can offset the equivalent emissions of 10 billion automobile miles. And you can plant right online! My faves are , or , or , or

My mother have been a Shaklee Distributor for over 30 years and currently they are Senior Coordinators.

I have used the Shaklee products over the years as well but not lately. I am considering of going back to the products one day. I am still a member of Shaklee and I can be a distributor again if I want to. As a member, I can save 15% of all orders and get discounts and benefits from partner companies.

So at times like these, economics and prices going up, Shaklee might be a good for me and my family. So, I am thinking.

1998: Shaklee becomes a Charter Partner of the U.S. EPA’s Climate Wise Program, which set aggressive corporate-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals.

2000: Shaklee is the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

2002: Shaklee received the Climate Protection Award from the EPA.

2006: Shaklee joined the EPA Climate Leader’s program and pledges to maintain net zero US greenhouse gas emissions through 2009.

2007: Shaklee is the first consumer products company to offset 100% of C02 emissions through the EPA Climate Leaders program and use 100% green power.

Source: Shaklee Corporation


whimsical brainpan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information!

whimsical brainpan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information!


You've provided many great links here. thanks.

But one thing that stands out...Listerine is toxic? I would not have thought that.