Lose the Plastic
ISSUE: Summer 2011
DEPT: Mind and Body
STORY: Anna M. Park
Angela Sun is a plastic guru, and not in the surgical way. An active environmentalist, the host of Yahoo! Sports Minute and co- host for NBC’s 1st Look is all about healthy, clean living. “I collected all the plastic I used in a week and within three days had enough to fill a huge bag of trash,” she says. Sun went to an even bigger dump to film her documentary Plastic Paradise — what’s known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the Midway Atoll of the Pacific Ocean.
In our Summer 2011 issue, host and filmmaker Angela Sun gave us some tips on how to green our life. Here, more of Angela Sun’s green recommendations:
When I was in college, I distinctly remember one ill-advised trip to an outdoors activities fair which led to the worst sunburn I’d ever had in my entire life. My nose looked like it was falling off and my shoulders cried out in pain for the remotest of touch.
“Why don’t you put some aloe on that?” My friends winced at me.
Nowadays, it’s no longer the homeless that stay in humble abodes made of recycled materials. In fact, buildings made out of recycled material are very hippie chic, like the first bottle school in San Pablo, Philippines completed this spring.
In our Winter 2010-11 issue, I raved about ecoStore‘s All Purpose Citrus Cleaning Spray. Not only is it all natural (literally, five ingredients in its ingredient list, including palm and coconut based non-ionic and anionic surfactants), but my cleaning lady raves about its efficacy.
I’ve personally become a huge fan of ecoStore products, and the best part is, it won’t cost you a premium to switch to all-natural products (one of the hindrances for me to switching). ecoStore is committed to their mantra of “Truly Green, Truly Affordable, Truly Works!” I mean, the cleaning spray is just $5. That’s practically the same price as your grocery store standby, if not less expensive.
Now, for the month of December, ecoStore is offering special discounts so it’s a great time to stock up!
December 23: 60% off all products
And one lucky Audrey reader will win an ecoStore Gift Basket full of their best selling products, including:
Hand and Body Wash
Household Cleaning Products
Baby Care Products
The book Raising Baby Green by renown eco pediatrician Dr. Alan Green
“The ecoStore philosophy is to bring safer and healthier products into our babies lives from day one,” says Lyne Appel Downing, the VP of Operations at ecoStore. That covers household products, baby products, personal care and even pet products. In addition, ecoStore partners with HealthyChild.org, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based nonprofit that researches and recommends the products that protect our families and planet.
To win, do the following by Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:59 pm:
1. Take a photo of yourself with your Audrey Magazine Winter 2010-11 issue.
3. Finally, comment on this post and tell us what you do to be green in your life (or why you need to start).
As always, you must have a U.S. mailing address to win.
Start off the New Year right with green products for your household and baby! Good luck!
Among my group of friends, I’m known as the one to usually sport the purse with a crossbody strap. I just find these types of purses to be convenient, not irritating to carry, and uber cute. That’s why the Rocco e Dante “Hancock” handbag (in green) belongs in my possession and in yours!
This gorgeous Italian leather purse is so striking to look at with its edgy style inspired by vintage menswear. It features gold tone Italian hardware along with hexagon shaped studs on the front and back. You can go with the regular chain. But if you’re looking to splurge, you can go with the gold chain removable shoulder strap. Whichever you choose, you’re to get some admiring (or perhaps, jealous) stares aimed your way.