Author Archives: gettingonmysoapbox

EO’s Face Exfoliate – An Environmental Double Whammy?


My girlfriend bought this product recently. Seeing it in the shower, I used it, being the completely confident, comfortable metrosexual that I am. As I scrubbed away on my face, I got that sinking microbead feeling. What the hell!? They’ve … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies – Still Bad – Still Avoid


It’s that time of year again — friends, family and co-workers pushing Girl Scout cookies, those little, barely-average morsels of palm oil and fat that I don’t think anybody ever liked. Nowadays, I just avoid certain supermarket entrances to keep … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Company KORINDO Breaks Its Own No Deforestation Pledge


Today started bad and went worse from there.  I was awoken at 5:30 by my dog’s desperate desire to get outside (in the rain) to relieve itself, but it had already blessed our bedroom carpet. Then the weak-ass U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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THIS Is Why The RSPO Doesn’t Mean Shit!


I got into a disagreement with Seventh Generation recently.  They were hiding behind their RSPO sustainability certification, which I informed them didn’t mean shit. Well, here’s this graphic story (sorry). Apologies the English is not so good, so I will … Continue reading

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Use Dr. Bronner’s SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL Soap For Other Household Needs


  My ideology just ran right up against greenwashing Seventh Generation’s wall of marketing and bullshit (see immediate below blog piece).  So it got me looking for alternatives to avoid buying Seventh Generation, which hides behind RSPO sustainable palm oil … Continue reading

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UPDATED 02/13/2017: For A Company Called “Seventh Generation” They Think Short Term


UPDATED 2/13/2017:  Here’s the response from Seventh Generation: Hi XXXXXX Thanks for getting back to me. I apologize that the links did not work, we recently changed our site around a bit. The system for purchasing credits is certainly not perfect … Continue reading

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The Republicans Are Bad For All Living Things


  Painfully ironic that the majestic, soulful, sentient elephant — an endangered species that has seen hundreds of thousands of its numbers killed, all in the name of greed and poaching — is the symbol of the Republican Party, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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