I get a ton of e-mail pitching green products, some actually eco-friendly, some not.
Here's two of the ones that fell flat.
One cosmetics company touted allegedly eco friendly products that sounded high-priced for me and the earth. The boasted that the were made of products long prized for keeping the faces of Sudanese woman looking young. Seriously?
First, that makes me think it's being shipped from the Sudan, which uses a lot of carbon. Secondly, the situation in Sudan is not amendable to skin-care products. I'm going to guess there isn't much shade or sunscreen in a refugee camp. The 2009 life expectancy for a woman in the Sudan is 52.4 years. Maybe the "old" women look young not because of their cosmetics but because their version of a 100-year-old is actually a 60-year-old.
AngryGreenGirl.com sells itself as the "new must-see web portal" promoting "environmentally conscious ways of living. In these short (1-2 minute) webisodes, Angry Green Girl delivers straight talk on how to Green Up, Dumbass! on topics ranging from global warming to water conservation." Seriously. That's how they are selling this. From what I could stomach, it's a vaguely hot chick delivering insults to boys while telling us things every idiot who gives a crap already knows. It's clear from the negative comments that it's geared toward college boys who, if they're smart, will hit mute so they can tolerate this woman. They'll learn nothing.