Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Organic Vodka Time

The Revolution Greens team agrees with the other green party people out there - Its better to drink organic. A new organic vodka has hit the market and this one is from the heartland of the United States. The fifth-generation of family distillers who run the Phillips Distilling Company have turned a new, green page with the recent release of Prairie Organic Vodka. This corn-based vodka is certified organic and kosher(Shalom). All of the corn used in Prairie is grown by a co-op of 900 farmers in and around Benson, Minnesota where the vodka is produced. From the corn to the stills to the bottling, Prairie is organic and has reduced the environmental impact of production significantly. Party time people!!!!!!! Drink it up. Check out their website below.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Find Out How Toxic Your Food Is

As we get more and more Revolutionaries joining us, we have found people REALLY want to know what they are eating. Here is a website that we have been using here at the Revolution Greens headquarters and it is quite shocking. What’s On My Food is a brand new searchable database launched by the Pesticide Action Network. This incredible site will give you the inside scoop on exactly what chemicals are on the food you eat. With just a click of the mouse, you can view the toxicology risk and known pesticide residues on everything from almonds to oats to winter squash .

This site is broken down in to four categories. It details each pesticide’s risk to human health by placing each chemical in one of the following toxicological categories:

Hormone Disrupters
Developmental/Reproductive Toxins

The first item we looked up was applesauce and we were shocked to see it contained 28 different types of pesticides. That little extra cash for organic doesnt look too bad now. Check out the website below


Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Perfect Summer Sipping Drink:Dale and Thomas Organic Lemonade

It seem like this summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest in recent memory. Whats the best way to chill out in the heat. We were given Dale and Thomas Organic Lemonade. We had the Iced Tea half Lemonade. It comes in a cool looking bottle and begs to be sipped on a rocking chair with a warm breeze. We are going to stalk our fridge with these this summer and enjoy. The interesting thing is that Dale and Thomas are known not for their drinks, but for their Popcorn. Check out their website below.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bigelow Organic Tea

Finding new teas that taste great could be one of our favorite hobbies. On a recent road trip through Florida with our Revolution Greens crew we found something great at a rest stop on Florida's Turnpike. The drink was Bigelow Tea's Organic Green Tea Mango Lychee. Here is the latest info, Bigelow Tea® and AriZona Beverage® are bringing a delicious new line of organic green teas to the marketplace. Their new offerings include

-Organic Green Tea Acai White Cranberry: Regarded as a miracle fruit by many, the acai berry’s tantalizing tropical flavor blends exquisitely with white cranberry to create a uniquely flavorful green tea.
-Organic Green Tea Original Green: The pure, clean flavor of perfectly brewed, all natural green tea … light, refreshing and rich in nutritional benefits.
-Organic Green Tea Lemon Ginger: Delightfully subtle yet tart, its delicate, lemony flavor is balanced with the gentle spice of ginger.
-Organic Green Tea Mango Lychee: Fantastically fruity! Juicy mango and exotic lychee combine for a unique and delectable taste of refreshment.

Cheers to some great drinks!!!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Love your baby. Love the planet.

We love being able to help families become healthier. We found a company that loves it as much as us. Sproutbaby.com was created, because they care and are concerned for babies and their moms, their families and communities, and the planet in which we all share. They provide a select offering of healthy, eco-conscious products that are as healthy for your children as they are good for the earth. All the products Sproutbaby.com sells must meet the standards below:

-Not be chronically toxic – including not carcinogenic, not reproductive toxic, not endocrine disrupting, not neurotoxic, and not teratogenic
-Not contain toxic dyes
-Not contain health compromising chemicals - including alkylphenols, polyurethane, petroleum distillates, phosphates, chlorine, chlorinated or brominated solvents, petroleum-derived or petrochemical fragrances, parabens, sulfur oxides, organohalides, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (Perc), dioxins and furans, hexavalent chromium, organophosphate pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), 2,4, dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4, D).
-Not contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, propylene glycol, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives, petroleum-based ingredients, formaldehyde donors
-Not contain PVC

-Not contain bisphenol-A (BPA), PFCs, PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
-Not contain heavy metals – including lead, mercury, cobalt, chromium, nickel, beryllium, arsenic, and cadmium
-Not tested on animals
-Not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Check out their website http://www.sproutbaby.com/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Meat Free Mondays

Dont worry people we are back from our little hiatus and coming back daily. Thanks for all the emails and questions over the past couple weeks. We are kicking off our first post in a couple days with Meat Free Monday. Sir Paul McCartney has followed in the footsteps of the world's leading climate scientist and a small Belgian town by calling on people to go meat-free one day a week and cut carbon emissions. Backed by celebrities ranging from Chris Martin to Sheryl Crow, McCartney today launched his Meat Free Monday campaign asking households to cut out meat on Mondays and slow global warming. Last year the world's leading authority on climate change, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, told the Observer that going meat-free once a week was the "most attractive" way for individuals to reduce emissions. Sir Paul McCartney said, "I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world," said McCartney. "Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once." Why not join the Revolution Greens team and go meat free once a week. Check out the video and link to the website.

Website click here http://www.supportmfm.org/

Monday, June 15, 2009

More and More Restaurants Going Green

We love seeing more and more restaurants leading the Revolution. The video below provides great information on how your restaurant can benefit by going green. Not only will going green help your bottom line, but you can feel good about doing it. Your customers will become repeat customers, because they want to be part of something bigger than themselves. People want to change the world as they eat!! Enjoy the video Revolutionaries!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rocket Garden: Organic Gardening Made Easy

The Revolution Greens team just found the easiest way to start an organic garden. Now that the First Family has bought organic farming to the White House it seems like we get more and more mail about organic gardening and best practices. Here is a company we found that will help you get started fast. The company is Rocket Garden. A Rocket Garden is a box brimming full of baby organic vegetable and herb plants packed in golden straw and delivered direct to your door. All you have to do is pop your baby plants into their new home to begin growing your own vegetables, herbs or fruit. The aim of Rocket Gardens is to simplify the process of growing your own organic vegetables and make the idea of a home kitchen garden a reality. Click the link below and get some more info


Thursday, June 11, 2009

The New Way to Eat Pizza: Green Box

We love finding creative solutions to life's simple problmes. The video below shows just that. e.c.o., Incorporated is marketing its first product, the Green Box, a pizza box manufactured from 100% recycled material. The top of the Green Box breaks down into convenient serving plates, eliminating the need for disposable plates. The bottom of the Green Box converts easily into a handy storage container, eliminating the need for plastic wrap, tin foil, or plastic bags. We love the idea and hope that all the big chains see the genius in it that we do.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


We love getting tips on new books! This tip on a book came from what one of our own Revolution Greens crew members. The book is Wonderfoods by Natalie Savona. This inspiring book shows how food can be used in specific ways to boost energy, improve skin, build up immune systems, increase sexual pleasure or relax after a difficult day. The book describes 70 Wonderfoods and ingredients containing the dynamic nutrients that contribute to wellbeing. Wonderfoods also contains over 120 simple but tasty recipes drawn from a range of international culinary styles, and advice on where to buy and source the best ingredients. Pick up the book and eat your way to healthier life! Cheers!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Biodynamic Farming at a Winery.

The Revolution Greens team is always intrigued by the use of Biodynamic Farming. In the video below Mike Benziger describes how his winery does not use any type of pesticide and depends solely on biodynamics. Hopefully this practice continues to spread and we wont have to worry about what poisons are on our food when we buy them at the store. Have a great Monday Revolutionaries.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Organic Food for Babies

Our readers have asked us if it makes sense to buy organic baby food. We say heck yes! Its never to early to start living a healthier life. Why not start your child off on the right path from their earliest days. Plus we could use some baby Revolutionaries out there. Below is a quick video on the benefits of your baby eating organic food.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Least Contaminated Food

Good Day Revolutionaries. We got such a strong response from our post of most contaminated foods we decided to post the least contaminated food. Use it next time your at the store!

LEAST CONTAMINATED FOODS: (notice that this list has thicker, inedible skins which protect the fruit/vegetable; you can buy these conventionally)
Sweet corn
Sweet peas

Getting confused? Below is a link to print out and keep in your bag to bring with you to the grocery store. It’s your little cheat sheet when not sure whether to buy organic or convential produce.

Click Here for the list.