Archive for May, 2011

CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY!!!

Please call your state senator today, Monday, May 23rd, so that we can help make Connecticut the first state in the US to ban BPA (Bisphenol A) from cash register receipts.  It is very important that you call on Monday, May 23rd, as the CT state senate is likely voting on this bill today.
If you don’t know who your state senator is, or don’t know their phone number, here’s what you need to do:
1.  Please call either of the phone numbers below and tell them you would like to speak to your state senator.  The person on the phone can tell you who your senator is.

CT Senate Democrats: 1-800-842-1420

CT Senate Republicans: 1-800-842-1421

2.  When you are transferred, you will probably speak to an aide or be asked to leave a message.  Please state your support for SB (Senate Bill) 210 and ask for your senator’s position on the bill.  If he/she supports the bill, ask him/her to sign on as a co-signer and speak with his/her colleagues about the importance of this bill.

In case you don’t know, many receipts- the ones you and your kids likely touch every time you buy something- are printed on thermal paper that is coated with BPA!  BPA is a synthetic estrogen linked to a host of diseases including breast cancer, obesity, infertility and behavior problems.  If you want to read more about BPA in cash register receipts, please read the Huffington Post article from Laurie David:  (this is the article I’ve been handing to cashiers when I buy coffee, groceries, etc.)
Connecticut was the first state to ban BPA from baby bottles and I would love your help in making CT the first state to ban BPA in cash register receipts!  Please forward this email to your friends in Connecticut.  You can really make a difference in the lives of children in Connecticut by making this phone call- so please call!

Three New Studies in Health Affairs

http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/environmental-diseases-that-affect-children-up-health-care-costs-by-76-6-billion-a-year-three-new-studies-in-health-affairs/environmental-health/

More press on Mount Sinai 4th Annual Luncheon!

http://ecobeth.wordpress.com/

I will be posting press as it appears about the GOC benefit held on Monday May 9, 2011

Here’s the first of it from Grey’sGabble.com

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Yesterday Jessica Capshaw and her husband Christopher Gavigan attended the Greening Our Children Luncheon in Old Greenwich.

The event was to raise awareness for giving children a healthier and safer lifestyles.

This event benefits the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center whose mission is to discover the preventable environmental causes of disease in children.

Children are not simply “little adults”. They are uniquely sensitive to toxic exposures in the environment. Toxic exposures in early life can affect health and cause disease in childhood and across the entire human life span.

(Source|Greening our Children)

Thank you to Janet for sending this in to us. If we get any video or images, we will put them up!

Since adding Christopher Gavigan to my Twitter follow, I have been a lot more careful on what I feed my son and what I use around the house. It is amazing the difference little changes can make. So I am firmly a believer.

***Update***

Thanks once again to Janet for letting us know about these pics.

This one was taken by Plum Organics, who attended the event.

Landrigan, Gavigan Address “Greening Our Children” Luncheon May 9, 2001

On Monday, May 9, the fourth annual Mount Sinai Greening Our Children benefit luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center. The keynote speaker will be Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Director of Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center, who will present his team’s most recent research and discuss what actions parents can take to keep children safe. Dr. Landrigan is known for his many decades of work in protecting children against environmental threats to health. He will be joined by Christopher Gavigan, author of the best-selling book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home. A Huffington Post blogger and the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, he has led public awareness campaigns and educational programs that inform parents about the daily choices that impact our children’s health. The mission of the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) is to protect children from toxic chemicals in the air, water, and food by spearheading efforts to track the root environmental causes of disease. The Center’s research builds on over three decades of work by its director, Dr. Landrigan.

For further information about Greening Our Children, visit the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Center’s website at MountSinaiGOCLuncheon.org 

Organic Tablecloths and herb gardens!

gardeners

We finished folding our organic napkins and assembling our centerpieces yesterday!  A huge thank you to our amazing Decor Chairs,  JoAnne Steiner and David Beal as well as to our dedicated team of volunteers –

Eunice, Toby, Joanne and Rhonda. We had a great time in the rain playing in the dirt!

The ORGANIC herb garden centerpieces will be offered at COST at the event for $60!

 

These beautiful centerpieces are filled with ORGANIC herbs including rosemary, mint, thyme, oregano, sage and basil and will last though the season outdoors or on a sunny kitchen window sill.  Enjoy the herbs in your spring and summer meals and drinks!   The elegant, simple untreated wood boxes are hand-made locally and can be custom made in any size.

Click here to reserve yours today. 

Also, 100 % ORGANIC linen tablecloths are now available for sale for $125, in oatmeal and off-white. 

These gorgeous organic tablecloths can be used on a variety of square, circular or oval tables.  They were fabricated locally in Mount Kisco, NY and are dye free.  Any size tablecloth, runner, or napkin can also be fabricated.  

 If you are not going to the benefit and would like to have an herb container garden made to order please call Joanne. Also available to order are

the same organic beautiful linen tablecloths which can be custom created to your size specifications. Please call Joanne to order!

Call JoAnne Steiner @ 914-552-0437 to order 

 

Organic Herb Garden Photo 

           

Great article in the Greenwich Post on upcoming benefit “Greening Our Children” May 9, 2011

http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/greenwich-post/news/local/92228-benefit-seeks-to-green-our-children.html

Lynda Fassa of “Green Babies” launches “Green Babies Body Care”!!! Check it out at Whole Foods Tribeca!