Greenwich high school student, Katherine Schultz, has created a four-minute video in which she stars providing young drivers with tips on safe and “green” driving, such as how to decrease your fuel consumption and emissions, how to keep your engine properly tuned, how to keep your tires properly inflated, and knowing when to stop unnecessary idling. While the video was intended for young drivers, it is appropriate for all ages.
Available on line, this video has also become a part of the State of Connecticut’s safe-driving protocol and her message is on the DMV’s website. As Bill Seymour, DMV director of corporate and public relations who oversees the DMV Center on Teen Safe Driving, said, “This video is important for any driver to see, but especially for teens, so that they learn early about the need for environmental awareness when driving. This informative, hands-on approach reflects Katherine’s hard work and dedication to raising awareness among teens”.
To watch video, please click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUSbFKtxZXY
Not only can she rock the runway, but she can rock our world. World-renowned super model and United Nations Environmental Ambassador, Gisele Bundchen, was recently awarded with the 2011 Global Environmental Citizen award by the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment for her outstanding contributions to furthering knowledge about the global environment and promoting awareness about the urgent need to protect it. Since 2009, when Bundchen was appointed Environmental Ambassador for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Bundchen has focused on mitigating our biggest environmental threats, including climate change, loss of biodiversity, and environmental degradation, and become the face of global environmental action.
Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret Angel, wife to actor Orlando Bloom, and mother of newborn son, Flynn, has a busy schedule. But not busy enough to help you discover the secret to naturally gorgeous skin with an organic skin care line she started developing with a team of experts three years ago as the embodiment of ”her passion for living a healthy, organic lifestyle.” She first selected the highest quality plant derived and organic ingredients that she herself used and knew were effective. Kerr then assembled focus groups where women of all ages sampled the products. She also tried all of the samples herself. The result is skin-deep! Infused with antioxidant rich Noni, Essential Fatty Acids, Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and Vitamin A, C and E, Kora Organics nourishes, replenishes and re-hydrates the skin. Our favorite product is the Organic Rich Body Lotion for $48.
To purchase, visit www.koraorganics.com.
Goods for Good is an organization that uses surplus from our lives in the form of clothes, school supplies, and other necessities and recycles them to help orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries and to help reduce our waste. Every day, Goods for Good promotes the physical, emotional and educational growth of thousands of children, primarily in Malawi, and ensures that a lack of basic materials is not a barrier to their achievement.
This Thursday night, the organization is hosting a cocktail reception at the Industria Superstudio in Manhattan with a photo exhibition of Andrea Tese’s work from her recent trip to Africa and a special musical performance. Tickets are $200.
For more information, please visit www.goods4good.org.
Driven by curiosity after a labor-induced scare, model Christy Turlington Burns was stunned to learn that 1,000 women die each day and 500,00 die each year during childbirth. Saddened by the harsh realities that many women have difficulty accessing the prenatal care they need and that 90% of these deaths are preventable, Burns was inspired to learn more about maternal health and has recently produced a documentary raising awareness for at-risk mothers-to-be. In “No Woman, No Cry”, her directorial debut, she shares the poignant stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. Ultimately, Burns hopes that ”…through the universal experience of birth, we can help create a mainstream maternal health movement that ensures the lives and well-being of mothers worldwide, for generations to come.”
Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) tomorrow, May 7th, at 9:30pm (ET/PT)/8:30pm (CT) and again on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 8th at 1pm (ET?PT)/12noon (CT).
Watch this video and be inspired one girl at a time: http://www.girleffect.org/share/the-big-picture/the-girl-effect.
Kiehls, the legendary skincare company, has always understood that beauty is earth deep. For more than 159 years, the company has produced effective formulations using the most unique natural ingredients found the world over. Furthering its mission, Kiehls has recently launched its Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque in a 5 oz. tube for $23. This special product reduces the appearance of large pores and purifies the skin using Amazonian White Clay to gently detoxify and Oatmeal and Aloe Vera to help soothe sensitive skin. The product has created a lot of buzz as actress Chloe Sevigny has designed a label for the masque, and the company is donating 100% of the net proceeds to the Waterkeeper Alliance, a charity long supported by Kiehl’s for the past 30 years, while supplies last.
To purchase, please visit www.kiehls.com.
Hurry up- only a few days left to help get the planet out of a hairy situation! Laila Ali, daughter of legendary Muhammad Ali and Super Middleweight Champion of the world, has launched an Intensive Hydrating Shampoo for $13 as part of her sulfate-free hair care line and is donating 10% of its sales to the Environmental Working Group thru the end of April 2011. Founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles, the EWG is dedicated to leveraging the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.
To learn more, please visit www.lailaali.com.
In celebration of Earth Month, actress Alicia Silverstone designed a 4-Piece Backstage Vanity Brush Set for her EcoTools collection and donates 1% of its sales to the Wildlife Alliance. The set, which retails for $12.99 at Walmart stores, includes a Finishing Brush to brighten your complexion, an Angled Eye Shadow Brush to shade and detail your eyes, and a Lash & Brow Groomer to control your stray brows. All three soft, cruelty-free taklon brushes come in an embroidered Countertop Brush Cup made with natural hemp and cotton.
The set even includes makeup tips from Alicia herself making it a fun, affordable gift for Mother’s Day. And what a beautiful way to teach Mom about real style…eco-friendly style. As Alicia says, ”You don’t need to sacrifice style to make environmentally conscious choices”.
To purchase, visit www.ecotools.com.