Save the planet, nitwit! New ways to be smart about going green

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Today is Earth Day, and many of us are patting ourselves on the back for going green. But despite your wise decisions to buy CFL lightbulbs, zero VOC paint, and phospate-free soap, it turns out most products that advertise themselves as green are barely scratching the surface. But there's good news! Advances in new sciences like industrial ecology mean we are on our way to a greener future. Here to explain what that all means and what small steps you can really take, The Takeaway talks to Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything.

Databases like Good Guide and Skin Deep can help consumers choose products that are green and healthy.

For more tips on saving the planet, watch the Planeteer Alert below.

Guests:

Daniel Goleman

Hosted by:

Lynn Sherr

Contributors:

Noel King

Comments [1]

Lama

Thanks so much! I've been trying to switch to makeup and skin care that are greener and just healthier for me, but can't really figure out what's good and what's bad. The Skin Deep website has proven to be really helpful :)

Apr. 22 2009 10:13 AM

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