In previous years, I’ve put together Green-ish Lists. Laboriously hand-crafted. By my own fair hand. Researched and all and all.
But here’s a thing. Or a couple of things, really.
Such lists might entice or incite
someone, somewhere people to buy stuff. Amongst that stuff there might be stuff they don’t need. And stuff of which they already have a version or equivalent, albeit maybe less green or green-ish.
So this year, in a break with tradition, there will be no list.
Earth Day should be every day damn it!
And part of normal everyday life for everybody!!!
I mean, this tosh about making a big ritual/~ised/~istic deal of planting one single tree in some random and probably irrelevant place? Fuck’s sake, if you’re that keen on planting trees, get thee to the Amazon and start beating up the bulldozers. Pillocks.
OK, there might be a list, at some point in the future. But there’s a sound practical reason for no list: cruelty-free-ness is up in the air.
Following the cosmetic-testing ban in the EU, it will be some time before every single product on the shelf and in warehouses is new cruelty-free stock. And even longer before we start seeing which companies put their money where their mouth is, on research & development. I.e., if you’ll allow me to belabour a grammatical point, I’m waiting to see a “cosmetic testing ban” become a “cosmetic-testing ban.”
For testing to be seriously well-funded non-animal alternative testing, of a sort that becomes not only acceptable worldwide (inc. places like the USA and its bizarre antiquated insistence on animal testing)—rather than freakish and marginal—but normal and standard.
Add to that the whole “who’s doing what in China” complications.
So: no list. Well, no list of “good” and “bad” companies. Just a rough list of Points To Ponder.
THE 2013 ALTERNATIVE GREEN LIST Continue reading
Hoping all from/in Boston, and those you know, are OK (((hugs)))
Thinking of my friend Hélène / Icaria, in difficult times.
2.i) “Best all-natural skincare?“
→ I can’t and wouldn’t recommend a single line for everything, same as for “unnatural” stuff++
SERIOUS DIRE WARNINGS Continue reading
I’ve responded to some comments (really good and useful ones) from Curelle, in response to a post of ah um errrrm about a year ago. Otherwise no further stuff on here till return from VACATION and doubtless further delay once the backlog of work stuff gets dealt with, with a shovel. Or pick-axe. Or bulldozer or worse.
On which happy thought, which I’m ON VACATION to avoid, recover from, and brace and energize self for future dealing with: BACK TO VACATION.
Over and out.
—just (((hugs))) to any readers on the East Coast of the US and neighbouring areas of Canada and the Caribbean, sending warm dry wishes your way. And to those with family and friends affected by Sandy.
No changes, no purchases. Stuff works fine. Contemplating saving up for next vacation, as at some point some sunshine (yes, even for flammable black-clad gingers) will be necessary, in the dark days from December to February. Dark-ish, to be fair: this is just Vancouver and pretty far south, compared say to even southern Scotland…
That having been said, I am as curious as ever about any new mascaras–including ones that are new to me–and information about any shiny sparkly novelties in the way of ingredients, technologies, formulations, techniques, and innovations in general. Bright lights to sustain life, the soul, etc. through the darkening days.