The chemistry of fireworks [VIDEO]

fireworks chemistry

It never fails. Around the environmental world this time of year — the 4th of July (Independence Day, in the U.S.) — you see countless articles about how terrible fireworks are for your health, the environment, etc. But you know what? Fireworks just.plain.rock. There, I said it. I — founder of Eco-Snobbery Sucks — will […]

SC Johnson CEO is sorry for Greenlist logo

SC Johnson Greenlist Certification

SC Johnson, makers of Windex, Raid, Ziploc, and more, label certain products from their brands with a “Greenlist” logo. This is the logo of an in-house certification process that has been met with lawsuits and criticism. Fortunately for SC Johnson and consumers alike, the Greenlist process has still reduced the products health and eco impact.

Miracle Gro [Not-So] “Organic Choice” products

Scotts Miracle Gro organic choice

Scotts Miracle Gro Company has an entire line of “Organic Choice” lawn and garden products. They have decided to plaster the words “organic” and “all natural” all over the packaging of these products in an attempt to prey on good people who are truly trying to make better choices about the chemicals they use around their home and garden. Not cool.

Are toxic chemicals lurking in your cosmetics?

toxic chemicals in makeup, cosmetics, and personal care products

It’s amazing how many chemicals the FDA and other organizations that are supposed to protect us allow into products we use everyday. Grab your favorite shampoo, lipstick, or other personal care product and check out its ingredients and safety rating with the tool in this post, then share your findings in the comments.

All natural Storm Trooper rodent control

Star Wars walker vs squirrel

The time for planting that garden (especially your greens) is drawing near, and with it comes the ever-so-difficult task of fending off rodents and insects without employing the use of chemicals. What better way to naturally defend against garden pests than calling on the service of Storm Troopers?