Jessica Alba has started an online company for green childcare products. For $85- $100 you can have a month’s green diapers and wipes delivered to your door. Depending on where you live and what age your baby is, the average price of buying disposable diapers from the store for a month is about $80, cloth diapers washed by a service every month costs approximately $80, and cloth diapers washed at home for a month is around $20.
So Jessica’s company is economically comparable, the products are innovative and high-quality, and the philosophy logical. A free trial is offered to experience the products and service. The company is called www.honest.com and it also offers other convenient green baby products like baby shampoo, body balm, laundry detergent etc. A portion of proceeds from sales is donated to www.baby2baby.org which provides childcare basics to those in need in the LA area.Â Jessica’s product is in the higher price range, but wipes are included, the environmental and health impacts are positive, and the product is delivered directly to the customer’s door every month.
Living green can be overwhelming. Where to start? From eco cars and planet-friendly cleaning products to organic wines and veganism, its little wonder many opt to do nothing for fear of not being able to do it all.
Yet its the little steps that add up to mean something big.
Dream of meeting Oprah? How about joining actor-extraordinaire Dustin Hoffman on set of his latest film? Thanks to Chartiybuzz’s sixth annual Chevy Chase Green Auction online, your wildest wishes could become oh-so-real. Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Dustin Hoffman, Stephen Colbert, Dave Mathews Band, and Regis Philbin have teamed up to bring once-in-a-lifetime items and opportunities to the auction block. Proceeds benefit The GREEN Community Schools, who strive to create model GREEN schools and promote sustainability.
Actress, surfer and passionate earth-lover Tanna Frederick knows there’s more to being a celebrity than the red carpet. The flame-haired star of Irene in Time, who once declared to her parents that she wanted to be a garbage collector to pick up other people’s trash, is using her platform to get her environmental messages out to the masses.
With the success of the recent WorldFest-a healthy living, vegan, music festival held annually in Los Angeles-The Green Dove spoke with Media and Marketing Director Bettina Rosmarino to get a recap on the festivities.
THE GREEN DOVE: How did WorldFest begin?
BETTINA ROSMARINO: In 2001, members of the current production team were involved in the first WorldFest. It started out of a desire to bring compassionate living to people in the form of a fun and relaxed music environment.
I glanced at the latest cover of Vogue with Cameron Diaz and next to her name was the headline “Queen of Green.” Heres what I dont get: how can a woman who goes on national talk shows telling us plebeians how to change our light bulbs to be more “green” not understand that by consuming meat (she is quoted as saying she “loves” hamburgers-they are her “weakness”) that she is contributing to the single greatest cause of environmental destruction on the planet?
Forest and Keisha Whitaker, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Marisa Tomei, Sharon Stone, Noah Wyle, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Laurence Fishburne and Quincy Jones lent their support, at an event in Beverly Hills, to 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to help launch “Mandela Day”.
WorldFest, a solar-powered, vegan, and sustainable music festival is set for May 16 in Los Angeles.
The event is expected to be celeb-central-especially for those interested in animal welfare, the planet, and a healthy lifestyle. Tippi Hedren, actress and founder of the Shambala Preserve, Kathy Freston, bestselling author of Quantum Wellness, Captain Paul Watson from Animal Planets Whale Wars will be guest speakers.
Other speakers and celebrity attendees include actress Linda Blair who runs animal rescue organization WorldHeart Foundation, child actress Saige Ryan Campbell, and health advocate Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Musical guests at WorldFest include The Chapin Sisters, Bonne Musique Zydeco, and others.
WorldFest is a much-anticipated by those who are active in the local community-and for those who would like to become more active. Fest organizers say they also welcome those who simply want to enjoy the music, food, sights, and sounds of the event.
“We have great exhibitors this year with some amazing food booths and the celebrities and bands are all energetic and fun to watch,” says WorldFests Exhibitor Coordinator Andrea Gullo.
More than just pretty accessories or a fashion fad, Energy Muse jewelry is a “lifestyle of wearable energies”, say its creators Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro.