Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings in tons of fun events that help a great cause. Check your local calendar for events.
Oct
05

Save the Boobies: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brianne

Whether you know someone who has been through it or you yourself have beat it, breast cancer doesn’t pick favorites, both men and women can be diagnosed. The month of October rings in the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take this month to educate and empower yourself and your fellow Greenistas to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms, and knowing the facts. There are plenty of ways to get involved this month … you can take part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in your very own city; you don’t have to be a runner, just volunteering makes a difference. You can even make it a girls’ day out and grab some friends and help support the cause. Plus, don’t forget to save the lid on your daily Yoplait yogurt. For each pink lid mailed in by customers, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Komen with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 up to $1.6 million. So use this month to start educating yourself, after all, you only get one pair! Take care of them the best you can.

Stock up on yummy Yoplait Yogurt before your big race and run or walk the race in style with Shape Ups.

Written by Greenista Girl Shivani

Photos by YMM Mag Online

Every 69 seconds, a woman dies from breast cancer.
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May
11

Chemical Reaction: Pregnancy and Cancer

Greenista Girl Neha

Ready to explode over the amount of harmful chems in products? Be prepared to spontaneously combust over this info. In the next few days, the cancer panel will be releasing a 200-page report that focuses on chemicals and its relationship to cancer.  Did you know there are 300 contaminants in the umbilical cords of newborns?  Before babies are even born, they have chemicals running through their tiny bodies…eek!  This report will hopefully push mainstream America to realize the importance of going green and organic. Some of the panel’s solutions include eating food grown without pesticides or growth hormones as well as storing water in glass, not plastic containers due to BPA leeching.  To break down the science behind it – the cancer panel believes chemicals used in water, foods, and household products are the cancer-causing culprits.

We Greenista Girls have a few quick tips on how to green items in your house instantly.

  • Store water in glass, not plastic bottles – get some SIGG bottles for when you’re on the go.

  • Shop at your farmer’s market or the organic section of your grocery store.

  • Buy organic milk and eggs to avoid any growth hormones in your dairy products.

  • Use green household cleaners or make your own.

Greenista Cocktail Factoid: “Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety,” the report says. It adds:  “Many known or suspected carcinogens are completely unregulated.”

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by Daily Green and Chemical Data Management Systems

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