Monday, July 19, 2010

BostonEco Tweetup July 2010!

Celebrate natural beauty at

The Story of Cosmetics video launch party!

BostonEco, with the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, invites you to the Boston video launch party for The Story of Cosmetics. Join us for a fun, educational and social networking event as we screen The Story of Cosmetics, a seven minute video that reveals the environmental health and social consequences of harmful chemicals in everyday personal care products.

Become informed and inspired

● Talk with local (New England/New York) and national body care and cosmetic companies who are creating natural and organic products.
● Get free samples, and enter to win eco-friendly products and books.
● Learn how you can avoid unsustainable toxic petrochemicals ingredients in your personal care products, and share this information with your network.
● Meet other professionals interested in healthy, sustainable living.

This is a free, open event for everyone

Personal care products are part of the lives of men, women, and children. Bring your eco-minded friends and colleagues. (No Twitter experience is required, seriously.)
There’s no cost to attend, but please register to help us plan for this exciting event.

Join us

Thursday, July 22nd 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. networking & natural products showcase
First video screening at 6:30 p.m. Additional screenings later in the evening.
WorkBar Boston, 711 Atlantic Ave, Lower level, Boston, MA 02111
Feed your mind and body. Enjoy fresh, healthy free burritos courtesy of Boloco.

Let’s make some noise
Please help spread the word about BostonEco The Story of Cosmetics Video Launch Party. Share this link: Email it, blog about it, post to Facebook and Twitter, etc. On Twitter, use the hashtag #BostonEco.

About BostonEco

BostonEco Tweetup is a free social networking event for anyone who is passionate about eco-living. It's an opportunity to connect with other Bostonians who live and work in the green world including local foodies, green entrepreneurs, healthy living experts, and sustainability leaders. In June 2009, Janet Morgenstern Passani, founder of Jute Marketing, launched BostonEco to create a networking community to further the healthy, sustainable ideas and initiatives growing in Boston and beyond.

Become a fan of BostonEco on Facebook and join the conversation. It's the place to stay up-to-date on BostonEco news and other local Boston eco news and events.

About The Story of Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics movie is produced by The Story of Stuff Project (a huge internet phenomenon) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (a national coalition of nonprofits, including MA based Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow). This video short tells the real story behind toxic chemicals in cosmetics and will reach millions of people worldwide, and build the momentum needed to ensure that all of the products we use on our bodies and our families are safe.

Be a sponsor or exhibitor at BostonEco

If you’d like to be a sponsor, or are a natural body care company interested in exhibiting, please contact Janet Morgenstern Passani via email at Janet[at]JuteMarketing[dot]com to receive an information packet.

See you there!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Why I Don't Drink Milk

I haven't drank cow's milk for years. I now enjoy drinking almond milk and hemp milk instead. Here are some reasons why:
  • Dangers Of Milk And Dairy Products - The Facts
  • The Great White Hope Goes Sour!
  • Milk: America’s Health Problem
  • The disgusting treatment of dairy cows and their calves
  • Calcium: Collard Greens Have More Than Milk
  • Why Does Calcium Leave our Bones From Drinking Calcium Rich Milk?
  • Worrying About Milk
  • Dangers of Milk—52 Reasons to Avoid Dairy
  • Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at All Costs or Why Following the USDA Food Pyramid Guidelines is Bad for Your Health (VIDEO)
What do you think? Have you ever tried soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, or hemp milk? Let me know!