OMI’s Organic Crib Mattress was featured in the October 2011 issue of Baby Maternity Magazine. Get your digital copy now by clicking HERE and turn to page 14 to learn more about our healthy and safe mattresses made specially for infants.
Guest Blogger Sarah takes on skepticism:
“While checking a calendar recently, I was pleased to see a holiday that deserves to be celebrated all month long: International Skeptics Day. That’s right, every October skeptics across the world can come together for a good dose of doubting. A related article explains being skeptical is a great thing, because it causes one to inquire about the validity of the truth behind the belief. We here at OMI fully support this kind of investigatory skepticism.
In fact, it is a passion of ours to educate consumers to ask the right questions, get meaningful answers, and put an end to “greenwashing.” What is greenwashing? This is when companies use misleading, irrelevant, often fraudulent words and logos to misdirect the consumer enough to believe a product supports the healthy lifestyle they are committed to. An all too common example is the shampoo plastered with the words: “Made with organic aloe and herbal extracts.” This does not tell the whole story of what endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, carcinogens, and other harmful artificial fragrances are also included with the “natural” or “organic” contributions.
If you eat organic, shouldn’t you sleep organic? By changing your family’s mattresses to a product made with third-party certified raw materials, in an Eco Factory and GREENGUARD certified to the most stringent standards, you have immediately improved one-third of your lives. It’s that easy!”
Pick up the newest issue of O Magazine to see a great article featuring Organic Mattresses Inc. Flip to page 72 to read In Search of a Green Night’s Sleep by Laura Fraser in the “May We Help You?” section. Great information on buying an environmental and healthful mattress, as well as what to look for when deciding on a mattress brand.
President and CEO of Organic Mattresses Inc, Walt Bader, recently wrote an editorial for the Viewpoints section of the Sacramento Bee about the nationwide movement “Occupy Wall Street.” Click HERE to ready the article, then comment below on your thoughts and ideas about the movement that is capturing the world’s attention.
Imagine for a minute that it is Halloween night. Your doorbell sounds, “ding dong,” and you open the door to find a rather cute fairy, a menacing pirate, and a giggling baby Ninja Turtle.
Smiling, you reach your hand into your candy bowl and pull out their treats: Lifesaver Gummies, Nestle’s chocolate bars, and Tootsie Roll Pops. But what are they really eating? High-frutose corn syrup, non-fair trade chocolate, and dye-ridden lollipops.
Choosing to pass out natural, organic and fair-trade candy is not only a safe and healthy option for a childs treat, but it also is quite the “trick” for kids. They won’t be eating dyes, preservatives or ingredients that are not safe for their bodies.
Here are a few wonderful options kids will love:
Ingredients: Milk chocolate (evaporated cane juice, cocoa butter*, chocolate liquor*, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, vanilla extract). *Fair Trade Certified
Invisible Ghost Lollipops by Strawberry Hill
Ingredients: Organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup. (USDA Certified)
Ingredients: Organic tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane syrup, gelatin, organic grape juice concentrate, citric acid, lactic acid, ascorbic acid, colors added (including black carrot juice concentrate, turmeric, annatto), natural flavors, organic sunflower oil, carnauba wax. (USDA Certified)
Ingredients: Organic milk chocolate (organic evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic whole milk powder, organic chocolate liquor, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla), organic peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts, organic palm fruit oil), organic evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla flavor, sea salt. (USDA Certified)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Justin Timberlake can now add eco-warrior to his already impressive résumé, as he will collect the Futures Award at the Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) Gala next weekend.
Celebrating future environmental leaders in the entertainment industry, the Futures Award will be given to Timberlake for using his celebrity to promote environmental issues, his attempts to create a carbon neutral footprint while on tour, and the eco-friendly Mirimichi golf course he built in his hometown of Millington, Tennessee.
Previous winners of the prize include the actors Edward Norton and Rosario Dawson.
EMA President Debbie Levin said that Timberlake and fellow honoree the Producers Guild of America “demonstrate taking a green lifestyle to the next level.”
Past EMA Awards Gala:
OMI’s Terra mattress will be featured as a hot new product during the Gala event at Warner Bros. Studios and will be part of EMA’s Silent Auction.
EMA mobilizes the entertainment industry in educating people about environmental issues, which in turn inspires them to take action. The annual EMA Awards honor film and television personalities, productions, musicians and musical tours that convey environmental messages in the most creative and influential ways. The work that EMA has done for almost 20 years has helped inspire millions of people to reduce air pollution, ensure clean water for drinking and recreation, protect endangered species, preserve open spaces, minimize waste, promote a safe food supply (go organic!) and live more environmentally sustainable lives.
The feature films The Other Guys, Rio and Yogi Bear; documentaries Carbon Nation, African Cats, Revenge of the Electric Car and Saving Pelican 895; TV dramas Body of Proof, CSI and The Good Wife; and comedies Futurama, Hot in Cleveland and Nurse Jackie will be showcased at the event as projects that have carried a positive, environmentally friendly message in the past season.