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5 Ways Women Can Save the World

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5 Ways Women Can Save the World

1. Protest products.
The duty of deciding what goes down in the kitchen is often times held by women in our families; therefore, women have the opportunity to choose (hopefully) healthy foods and make conscious dietary decisions. Although many markets deliberately overwhelm you with tempting choices, the products you bring home to your house deserve more reflection than their convenience factor, and even what their label reads. Pay attention to where your food is coming from — the process that it took to get to your grocery store, the factory that likely produced it, the animals that may have been harmed in making it, the company’s values, the environmental footprint it leaves in its wake.

Although we have immense choice in our food products, we should focus on buying foods that are karmically clean, choosing local and organic products and produce, and steering away from meat and dairy when possible. As you educate yourself to make the best decision for the health of your family and the planet, do not be afraid to protest products and encourage your friends to do so too. Many successful boycotts and protests are driven by women; such as the original environmentalista, Rachel Carson’s call to action in Silent Spring; or, more recently, Stacy Malkan leading the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. It is up to us to make the most educated decisions that feed our families and nurture our homes and our bodies.

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3:43AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thanks :)

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Splendid examples, most certainly love communing with Nature, something that should never be forgotten!

1:17PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thank you - anything that reminds us we've got choices is empowering.

6:43AM PDT on May 31, 2011


12:57AM PDT on May 29, 2011

Well written and exceptional article. Thank-you for this post
Another thing we can do is recycle everything we can and when possible compost. This is a great gift to future generations. And an example to others. Our children learn much by seeing and learning these things as a family.

11:52AM PDT on May 26, 2011

great article!

4:41PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

Hear hear, so true!

9:48PM PDT on Apr 23, 2011


7:42PM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

Thanks :)

11:18AM PDT on Apr 13, 2011

thanks, we all have to rememeber our effects of our actions and the influence we hold.

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