Herbalista-Recommended Green Living Resources

Here at eco-herbalista.com we’re often asked the same question:  “When it comes to healthy living, how can I find the facts amidst all the marketing confusion?”  We agree, there is much conflicting information out there, often distributed by organizations which may not have your health and wellness as a top priority (imagine that!)

In response to this, Jill and I have managed to compile a list of user-friendly and information-packed sites to help you out.  The resources below are independent (neither industry nor trade organization funded), so their reporting is consumer-oriented and objective.  We hope you’ll find this list useful in getting past the greenwash to some real life, health-conscious news and information.

Product/Ingredient Safety Information Sites

www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

www.goodguide.com

www.ewg.org (also referenced by the State of California Safe Cosmetics Program, www.cdph.ca.gov)

www.safecosmetics.org

www.healthychild.org

www.teensturninggreen.org

Prop. 65, the California Safe Cosmetics Program:

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/PROGRAMS/COSMETICS/Pages/default.aspx


Food and Water Safety Information Sites

www.truefoodnow.org

www.foodandwaterwatch.org


Environmental Information and Advocacy Sites

www.350.org

www.Worldwatch.org

www.Greenamericatoday.org

www.care2.com

www.noimpactman.typepad.com


Videos, Lists and Resources to download or share

Story of Stuff – Cosmetics

Story of Stuff

Story of Bottled Water

Fish List -  http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx

Produce List – http://www.foodnews.org/walletguide.php?key=10822313

Plastic by the Numbers

Top 10 Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

Santa Cruz Environmental Advocacy Groups

Surf riders: www.surfrider.org

Save our Shores: www.saveourshores.org

Ecology Action: www.ecoact.org

Elkhorn Slough Foundation: www.elkhornslough.org

Pluckfastic.org