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Marta M.

Chestnut Street, IL, USA
female, age 42
single
Speaks: spanish, english
Joined Sep 23, 2007


 
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I strongly believe that we have a responsibility as humans to give to those less fortunate, our money, time and resources to help raise those who just need a little help in getting back up. Volunteer your time, give to charities, it feels great and does so much. I'm the owner of Bangledox Eco-Friendly Clothing, what does that mean? We only use earth friendly materials in the production of our exclusive t-shirts, organic cottons as well as non-toxic inks and dyes. Bangledox Eco-Friendly Clothing,combining personal style with environmental awareness and proving that we're more than just a brand, we're a movement.

Urban Eco Wear For Men and Women

Since I was a child I have known the importance of not polluting, of course then it was "don't toss your candy wrappers on the floor" as my mother would say, and as I got older those lessons stayed with me.

Keeping our planet clean should be on our priority list along with family and friends, work and so forth, doesn't have to be on top, just there.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably concerned about the environment and the adverse impact human activities have on it. You are careful not to waste resources such as: water - you turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth, and take showers instead of baths. electricity - you switch off the lights when you’re leaving a room. petrol - you switch off the car engine when waiting for more than a minute etc. So how did you come to care about the environment? When I was young, we’ve had all sorts of campaigns to encourage people to conserve resources. There were colourful posters saying how if everyone saved just one drop of water a day, we’d save millions of litres of water every year in Singapore. But there was always doubt in my mind, how much impact would I have when people around me don’t seem to care? Water and electricity are priceless resources, which out of necessity, are affordable.

The trouble comes when we judge the value of a good by its price. Water is so cheap, what’s the harm in wasting a few litres every day? After all I can afford it. One day I realised that it’s about doing the right thing. It just feels wrong to be wasting a precious resource such as petrol or clean water. The fact that some people do so is not a reason for me to follow suit. I guess the message from the endless campaigns did filter into my consciousness in the end. For the past few years, the campaigning focused largely on cutting CO2 emissions. It must have struck a significant chord with people because Al Gore just won a Nobel Peace Prize for his energetic advocacy against global warming. Of course, fighting global warming isn’t just about CO2 emissions but a simple message is much more memorable. So my message to you is simple as well: Buy eco-friendly products whenever possible.

Global warming is the flavor of the month, just like famines in Africa back in the 1980s. I hope we will all continue to care for the environment after the hype and hoopla die down.

Here are a few great eco-friendly companies you should consider and check out, from food to flooring, clothing to plastics.

http://www.bangledoxclothing.com/

http://www.calorganicfarms.com/

http://www.cleanairgardening.com/

http://www.climatecrisis.net/

http://www.coopamerica.org/

http://www.earthery.com/

http://www.ebfarm.com/

http://www.eco-cuisine.com/

http://www.eco-furniture.com/

http://www.eco-performance.com/

http://www.eco-ponds.com/

http://www.eco-save.com/

http://www.eco-spirit.org/

http://www.eco-wares.com/

http://www.ecoduct.com/

http://www.ecofirms.org/

http://www.ecoproducts.com/

http://www.ecosafetyproducts.com/

http://www.every-chance.com/

http://www.greenpeople.org/

http://www.hemp.com/

http://www.leonardodicaprio.com/

http://www.lewisbamboo.com/

http://www.nrdc.org/

http://www.organic.org/

http://www.organicauthority.com/

http://www.organicgardenpests.com/

http://www.organicprairie.com/

http://www.ota.com/

http://www.seedsofchange.com/

http://www.sunopta.com/

http://www.treeoflife.com/

http://www.whitewave.com/


Bangledox Clothing®. All trendy and eco-friendly.
 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Sep 23, 2007 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups CHICAGO, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, GLBT Rights Global, Greenpeace, Reincarnation Scrapbook, We love to read and share!
Hometown  
Homepage http://www.bangledox.com  
Birthday Jan 01, 1972  
Languages spanish, english  
About Me Very curious, down to earth, ...appreciates the friends that I in my life.
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Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions  
Eating Habits trying to keep it somewhat healthy!, Love Carbs, lots of water, All kind of food  
Wild Fact About Me I am rather spontaneous....never know what I'll do!
My Philosophy Life was meant to be savored, enjoy every bite!
What Gives Me Hope My faith.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by end the wars!
What/who changed my life and why Raven, she helped me realize that there's more to life than having materialistic things....you need nothing more that a smile on your face!
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, The rat race, People whom do harm unto others, People claiming friendship that are not!, injustice, ignorance, hate, Evil people, Drunk Drivers, cruelty, bullying, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would  
Passions writing, water, trees, traveling, peace, nature, my friends, love, music, making a difference, LIFE!!!, learning, god, family, environment, broadening my horizons  
Inspirations nature, peace, ocean, the sun coming up, the wind, to fulfill my purpose on earth, the beauty of nature, my family, life itself, Love songs, happiness, good people, god, friends, courage, blue skies, Birds chirping, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me Violent people, Shootings in Our Schools, Losing the ones I love, Is how cruel the people of the world are, illnesses, Ignorance and evil, global warming, drug addicts, Criminals that are young and violent, cruel people, being alone  
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Role Models my friends, Mother Teresa, Mother and father, Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey, god, friends, grandparents  
Quotation There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton
Interests psychology, reading, Spirituality/Philosophy, national parks, music, movies, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, massage, fitness, internet, humor, history, herbs, Gardening/Farming, entertainment, environment, computers, Books - Author, Body/Personal Care, aromatherapy  
Books Almost anything worth reading, any books about /the PARANORMAL  
Music Latin, rap, R and B, Hip Hop, country, Classic Rock, alternative  
Movies Greenstreet Hooligans, dirty dancing, ghost, horror, Wizard of Oz, titanic, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Pretty Woman, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fried Green Tomatoes, action  
TV Shows Supernatural (Sam and Dean.. yummm), x-files, Will and Grace, Smallville, Scrubs, Sex and the City, history channel, house, friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Discovery Channel, American Idol, angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  
Favorite Foods thai, tacos, strawberries, steak, spaghetti, shrimp, rice, potatoes, pizza, pasta, mexican food, lasagna, italian, ice cream, fruit, french fries, fish, coffee, chocolate, chinese, chicken, cheese cake, cheese, broccoli, bread, apples, american  
Favorite Places rivers, parks, the ocean, woods, the mountains, New Zealand, nature, My bed, my room, mountains, home, ireland, italy, lakes, chicago, beach, arizona  
Can't Live Without nature, peace, shelter, sleep, sunshine, tv, water, sex, music, money, love, laughter, internet, hope, good food, god, air, computer, food, freedom, friends, family  
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    Jun 11, 2008 5:43 PM

    Kevin P. (221)

    and may all the good you did last year and all the good you do this year return to you 490,000 greater immediately and retroactively.


    May 15, 2008 3:47 PM

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    Nov 21, 2007 6:02 PM

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    Oct 30, 2007 7:40 PM

    Kevin P. (221)

    My added blessing for you:  May all the good you did last year and all the good you do this year return to you 700 times greater immediately and retroactively.

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