Don’t forget to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before hitting the outdoors. This time allows the skin to soak up the cream, hopefully with body-friendly ingredients.
Jul
19

The Big ‘Screen: Eco Sunscreen

Greenista Girl Neha

Want your skin to get Hollywood royalty treatment? Make it a star with ThinkBaby eco sunscreen. ThinkBaby specializes in safe, eco-friendly products that provide all the advantages of chemical products, but without the damages. On our radar: ThinkBaby and ThinkSport. It has an SPF of 30 and is water resistant. Although it’s made with the babes in mind, the Greeenista Girls love to use it on their grownup bods. These two types of sunscreens provide a safe alternative to harsh carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Did you know that toxic chemicals from other sunscreens have been known to leak into the blood stream within 26 seconds of exposure? Yikes! Bonus: Thanks to the high amount of zinc in ThinkBaby sunscreens, there is no white “ghostly” effect either. We’re ready for our close-up.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by ThinkBaby

Your ‘screen should be made with natural sun blockers like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. If you are unsure about the chemicals in your current sunscreen, search about them online at the Cosmetics Database.
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Solar lanterns save money and energy because they are literally free! The battery included in solar lighting is completely recharged by sunlight.
Jul
14

Let There Be Light: Solar Lanterns

Brianne

Wanna natural way to light up the night? Here’s a great way to capture your own little ray of sunshine. Soji Modern Solar Lanterns are a chic addition to any outdoor décor. These solar-powered lanterns ($39) come in three beautiful patterns with or without a subtle floral print. Soji lanterns have a mod wave-like finish and create light without unsightly electrical wires and they can be hung anywhere (hello, outdoor party) with a simple hook. When lit, these lanterns give the effect of a glowing chandelier – it’s a great way to increase subtle atmosphere without increasing your electric bill and emitted CO2 emissions. Bonus: Soji lanterns come fully assembled right out of the box – that’s a bright idea.

Written by Greenista Girl Brianne
Photo by Soji Modern

Tree limbs and shade can hinder your lanterns performance. Be sure to keep your lights in a place where they can soak up the most sunlight to keep the battery going at night.
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Jun
17

The (Sun) Shining: Solar Powered Farmers Market

Brianne

Coal powered energy terrify you? Don’t lock yourself in a hotel in the middle of nowhere – just go for solar power. Last week the Albuquerque’s Downtown Grower’s Market launched the first farmers’ market in the US to be powered solely by solar. The city partnered with CleanSwitch to get rolling panels to give energy to the whole place…we’re talking ATMs, espresso machines, and cash registers. There are four, 240 watt solar rollers totaling one kilowatt of power which is converted from dc to ac power – just like our normal outlets. It’s currently just a trial run but hopefully more markets will catch on so we don’t “redrum” the environment.

Greenista Cocktail Factoid: In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year.

Written by Greenista Girl Brianne

Photos by Keetsa and Whole Foods USA

In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year.
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