In this Issue…
Earth Day 2008
Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide and reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries.
Earth Day 2008 is expected to be the biggest yet! From Tokyo to Togo, Earth Day will be galvanizing millions of people around the world behind a Call for Climate. Hundreds of events are popping up all over the globe and April 22 should be a most memorable Earth Day. Individuals should call their government and urge significant and equitable action on climate change.
Visit the Earth Day 2008 website for more information, and join over 1 billion people in Earth Day events.
Book Review: What's Really in Your Basket?
By Roger Burrell
It is becoming increasingly important to be aware of the potential health effects of food additives and ingredients hidden in everyday cosmetics & personal care products.
First published in Australia as 'The Chemical Maze Shopping Companion (Your Guide to Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients)', Bill Statham's excellent guide to food additives and cosmetic ingredients is now available in this United Kingdom edition: 'What's Really in Your Basket?: An Easy to Use Guide to Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients'. With over 87,000 copies in circulation, three editions, and countless re-prints, consumers simply have no excuse (and can't claim ignorance) when it comes to knowing the potential health effects of food additives and ingredients in their daily cosmetics and personal care products.
As Statham states on his website, "My book outlines some of the reasons why the maze of chemicals in our foods, cosmetics and personal care is so confusing and difficult to negotiate."
With chapters on a brief history of food additives, genetic engineering, hidden additives, environmental impact of cosmetics and personal care, additives and common ailments etc, the book reveals the truth behind the veil of mystery, myth and deception woven by those who would seek to profit from consumer ignorance.
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Competitions and Giveaways
Details on our regular competitions are provided below.
Current Competition (March 2007) - Organic Love Me Baby Me Skincare
This month we are pleased to offer a fantastic prize of organic baby skin care products from Love Me Baby Me. These quality products are made using only certified organic products and contain no synthetic chemicals or parabens and are 100% phthalate free.
Three lucky first prize winners will receive the luxurious baby skin care gift set comprising:
- Organic Bubbly Wash
- Organic Smoothy Shampoo
- Organic Butt Balm
- Organic Creamy Cream Moisturizer
- Organic Hair Putty
Two (2) second prize winners will win the "The Seasons of Pregnancy" relaxation CD, by Relax with Swann Music Publishing.
Don't forget to enter the competition.
Previous Competition – Winner Notification
Elena Tarasenko of Veneto, Italy
Elena won the first prize of the Mini Facelift Pack & a selection of personal care products, from Organic Rosehip Skincare.
Second Prize Winners
Catherine Lindley of British Columbia, Canada
Gina-Marie Peiffer of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Organic Rosehip Skincare has generously offered for the first fifty (50) respondents a free copy of the "Toxic Bathroom Pocket Guide". This wallet-sized guide has been developed to help consumers make informed choices about ensuring their bathrooms are 'toxic-free'.
To win a copy of this Pocket Guide, simply visit Organic Rosehip Skincare's Geofeat listing and complete the enquiry form (at the bottom of the page) by quoting "Toxic Bathroom Pocket Guide" in the subject field, and your postal address in the comments area. But be quick! Thank you Nancy.
By Shane Sullivan
Our bodies are designed to function best with millions of friendly probiotic bacteria living in our intestinal tract.
We may need probiotic supplements because there are so many influences that prevent us from getting the probiotics our bodies need, especially people suffering from Celiac Disease, a genetic autoimmune disease caused by a permanent intestinal intolerance to dietary gluten.
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Rainwater Harvesting Renaissance
By Andrew Waudby
Rainwater harvesting in the home is the ultimate form of decentralised rainwater storage. Mankind has always harvested rainwater for survival when there has been no other permanent source of fresh water available.
In Australia, harvesting rainwater has been an integral part of life since colonisation. For those that live outside cities today and do not have access to mains water supply, rainwater harvesting is still the only means of collecting fresh water.
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