This show is an eye-opener when it comes to menstrual cycles

Listen up girls! (and guys).  Today we speak with Madeleine Shaw, founder of a company called Lunapads.  If you didn’t think you needed an attitude adjustment when it comes to menstrual cycles, just listen to some of the facts and statistics our guest is going to share with you today.  This show is an eye-opener!

Society is not particularly comfortable talking about periods.  As a matter of fact, we’ve posted a link to  Gloria Steinem famous essay called, If Men Could Menstruate, where she tells us that if men had periods there would be no taboos.  “Men would brag about how long and how much. And sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free”. Continue reading

Hydraulic Fracturing

Happy New Year and welcome to another episode of NewlyGreens!  Today we’re talking about yet another interesting topic… Ever heard about Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking??  Probably not, but chances are it’s taking place not far from your home, and chances are also, that the more you learn, the more uncomfortable it will make you feel.

To find out more, we spoke with Ms. Carol Hoernlein, a licensed Civil Engineer specializing in the safety of water resources.   Carol has an extraordinary list of accomplishments in the area of environmental safety, and she is here to talk with us today about her latest environmental concern, which is the practice of  “Hydraulic Fracturing”.    Enjoy the interview and check out the notes below for more information and links to additional resources. Continue reading

Green Halloween

Greg’s guest on today’s show is Corey Colwell-Lipson, creator of Green Halloween, a non-profit community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, beginning with Halloween. In addition to raising public awareness for how to keep the fun but loose the un-healthy and un-sustainable holiday habits, the Green Halloween initiative raises funds for health and environmentally-focused non-profits through sponsorship dollars. Continue reading