Our earth, homes, shelves and bodies have been impacted by the use of chemicals found in daily environment. Many us from all walks of life share in the concerns of what these chemicals do to our lives and those whom we love dearly. We all understand there is a problem. Common chemicals found in products are minimally regulated for use and lack information and research. Many manufacturers use them with little restriction in the products that they sell. Moreover, transparency in these settings are not forthcoming to consumers who desire to understand the nature of the ingredients in the products that they purchase.
The wonderful news is the Safer Chemicals Act (S. 847) led by Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and 29 senators introduced this legislation to the Senate on April 14th.
The legislation would require:
- The chemical industry to develop and provide information of their chemicals to remain on the market.
- The EPA to take immediate action on the worst chemicals.
- TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act, passed in 1976) Reform
The Act would also encourage
- Protection to our health by using the best science. In particular, “sub-populations” such as pregnant women and children and those who reside near “hot spots”
- Health and safety information on chemicals to be made available to the public
- The EPA to identify “hot spots” and take immediate action to reduce chemical exposure in those communities
- Innovation that lead to new, safer chemicals with rewards
- American manufacturers to compete in a world that wants safer chemicals and products. Because so little information is provided on a chemical, many companies are forced to choose between a chemical with known hazards and alternative chemicals whose safety is unknown.
The Wikipedia definition of conscious is to be aware of, responding to one’s surroundings; awake. Just as the Safer Chemicals act demonstrates our awakening awareness of how chemicals are impacting our environment and bodies, Conscious Box, a monthly subscription service is dedicated to promoting conscious products.
Conscious Box finds “inspirational, purpose-driven businesses that make a difference through their products” and delivers them to your doorstep each month. Green-washing is so prevalent and misleading nowadays that marketing research shows that many consumers do not trust products that are labeled “organic”.
Conscious box provides a positive service to those who desire to incorporate a more natural lifestyle. I really relate to the Conscious box philosophy, like myself, they also believe that our dollars shape our society. When we spend money on certain products we’re supporting the process and the company behind it. I will go as far as to say that how we spend our money is just as important as voting in the polls when selecting our government officials. In a capitalistic society, this reasoning makes sense, at least to me, when the demand affects what is supplied. We can consciously ask ourselves what are we actually demanding? While Conscious box provides support during this discovery, I strongly believe that we, as consumers should do as much independent research as we can to protect ourselves from deceptive marketing practices.
I’ll bet you’re wondering….
Every month is a surprise! You’ll discover new products from new companies. Some months offer thematic products. You’ll also find coupons for some of the products in the box. Here’s what I received….
I LOVED Dale’s Raw Protein Bar! So delicious and yummy! Now for the fun part….TheOliveParent is giving away a 3 month subscription to the Conscious Box! That’s a $60.00 value! For three months you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of eco-conscious products to discover.
You can go a more direct route and subscribe to the Conscious Box yourself…here’s how cool Conscious Box is…they are giving one box away for free, you’ll only pay for shipping and handling. Use this code: SECRETCODE to receive your box. Available to readers of TheOliveParent! Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more to keep up with the latest on TOP. You’ll find the social media icons on the side bar.
Entry in the giveaway is super easy! Leave a comment and tell me how you plan to live more consciously with Conscious Box’s subscription. Or tell me what you think of the Safer Chemicals Act. Complete as many entries as possible to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older. The giveaway ends the 15th of May at 11:00 PM CST. Entry into the giveaway indicates you understand it’s terms and conditions.
This giveaway is sponsored by Conscious Box and is hosted by TheOliveParent. Conscious Box or TheOliveParent have no affiliations or agreement with SaferChemicals.org or HealthyStuff.org. More information about the Safer Chemicals Act can be found here. This post contains affiliate links.