Lean Cuisine rolls out all natural ingredients in new frozen line





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Lean Cuisine Honestly Good entrees



New Lean Cuisine Honestly Good is frozen food like you’ve never seen or tasted before. Available in the natural meals section of the freezer aisle, Lean Cuisine Honestly Good entrees are made with a delicious combination of thoughtfully selected, quality ingredients that are 100 percent all natural and contain no preservatives. With Lean Cuisine Honestly Good, what’s left out is as important as what’s put in. All six varieties feature lean proteins like whole white meat chicken breasts and North Pacific wild caught fish filets, nutritious whole grains, and farm-selected vegetables with a flavor-packed sauce you add yourself.

The new line made an exciting debut at the March Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, and will be sampled at the 9th annual BlogHer Conference in Chicago, IL this week. “We’re shaking up the frozen category,” says Mike Niethammer, Lean Cuisine director of marketing. “We recognize that today’s frozen consumer wants more. She’s seeking great tasting whole ingredients that she can feel good about, like wild caught salmon from sustainable sources and whole grain pilaf. By offering these innovative products in the natural section, we’re giving our Lean Cuisine consumers six new, delicious options to choose from, attracting new users and helping grow the category.”


The new Lean Cuisine Honestly Good varieties feature new packaging with a 100 precent recyclable outer sleeve and a translucent tray, which allows consumers to see the meal they’re about to enjoy. Lean Cuisine believes strongly in the importance of serving the best tasting, highest quality ingredients, so we’ve partnered with select farmers to grow the ingredients in Lean Cuisine Honestly Good entrees. Together with some of these farmers, we’re donating a portion of the vegetables grown for Lean Cuisine Honestly Good to local communities through our Honestly Good Giving program. In our first year, we will give one million servings of vegetables, so they can be enjoyed by those in need.


Lean Cuisine Honestly Good is available in the natural meals section of the freezer aisle of supermarkets nationwide, with six delicious varieties:
NEW! Pomegranate Chicken
• Whole grilled chicken breast filet
• Pomegranate glaze in separate pouch
• Green beans, yellow beans, ribbon cut carrots
• Whole grain pilaf with currants

NEW! Lemongrass Salmon
• Whole coconut-crusted North Pacific wild caught salmon filet
• Ginger lemongrass sauce in separate pouch
• Snap peas, orange & yellow carrots, edamame
• Brown rice with wheatberries
NEW! Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
• Whole grilled chicken breast filet
• Roasted red pepper sauce in separate pouch
• Sea salt and lemon-seasoned broccoli florets
• Whole grain cavatappi pasta
NEW! Plum Ginger Grain-Crusted Fish
• Grain-crusted North Pacific wild caught white fish filet
• Plum ginger sauce in separate pouch
• Snap peas, wax beans, carrots
• Brown rice with edamame
NEW! Pineapple Black Pepper Beef
• Tender prime rib beef
• Pineapple black pepper sauce in separate pouch
• Green & wax beans, orange & yellow carrots
• Brown & wild rice with pineapple and slivered almonds
NEW! Honey Citrus Chicken
• Whole grilled chicken breast filet
• Honey citrus glaze in separate pouch
• Broccoli florets, yellow zucchini
• Whole grain radiatore pasta with spinach, slivered almonds and sun-dried tomatoes


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Beware of Bottled Water

Beware of Bottled Water

Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled.
Consumers spend a collective 0 billion every year on bottled water in the belief–often mistaken, as it happens–that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).
For a fraction of that sum, everyone on the planet could have safe drinking water and proper sanitation, the Washington, D.C.-based organization said this week.
Members of the United Nations have agreed to halve the proportion of people who lack reliable and lasting access to safe drinking water by the year 2015. To meet this goal, they would have to double the billion spent every year on water supply and sanitation.


”While this amount may seem large, it pales in comparison to the estimated 0 billion spent each year on bottled water,” said EPI researcher Emily Arnold.

”There is no question that clean, affordable drinking water is essential to the health of our global community,” Arnold said. ”But bottled water is not the answer in the developed world, nor does it solve problems for the 1.1 billion people who lack a secure water supply. Improving and expanding existing water treatment and sanitation systems is more likely to provide safe and sustainable sources of water over the long term.”

Worldwide, bottled water consumption surged to 154 billion liters (41 billion gallons) in 2004, up 57 percent from 98 billion liters in 1999, EPI said in a written analysis citing industry data.

By one view, the consequences for the planet and for consumers’ purses are horrifying.

”Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing–producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy,” said Arnold. ”Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more.”

At up to .50 per liter ( per gallon), bottled water costs more than gasoline in the United States.

A close look at the multibillion-dollar bottled water industry renewed Arnold’s affection for the faucet.

Tap water comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure whereas bottled water must be transported long distances–and nearly one-fourth of it across national borders–by boat, train, airplane, and truck. This ”involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels,” Arnold said.

By way of example, in 2004 alone, a Helsinki company shipped 1.4 million bottles of Finnish tap water 4,300 kilometers (2,700 miles) to Saudi Arabia. And although 94 percent of the bottled water sold in the United States is produced domestically, some Americans import water shipped some 9,000 kilometers from Fiji and other faraway places to satisfy demand for what Arnold termed ”chic and exotic bottled water.”

More fossil fuels are used in packaging the water. Most water bottles are made with polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic derived from crude oil. ”Making bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year,” Arnold said.

Worldwide, some 2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year.

Once it has been emptied, the bottle must be dumped. According to the Container Recycling Institute, 86 percent of plastic water bottles used in the United States become garbage or litter. Incinerating used bottles produces toxic byproducts such as chlorine gas and ash containing heavy metals tied to a host of human and animal health problems. Buried water bottles can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.

Of the bottles deposited for recycling in 2004, the United States exported roughly 40 percent to destinations as far away as China–meaning that even more fossil fuels were burned in the process.

I believe you will agree this situation is not very satifactory, in fact it is a real disaster. It is time these big companies looked after the world instead of doing their best to destroy it

There is an alternative you know.

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Those people with a lower level, are prone to sicknesses. Like weight problems, osteoporosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, arthritis, and acid reflux and many other maladies.

Cancer finds it is hard to establish itself in an alkaline body, however an acidic body is a breeding ground for many illnesses.

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Solar Thermal Power Market Forecast to 2020 – Utilities to Drive Future Developments in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market

Solar Thermal Power Market Forecast to 2020 – Utilities to Drive Future Developments in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market


The report provides in-depth analysis of the global solar thermal market and provides forecast estimates up to 2020. The research analyzes the key trends, major issues and growth opportunities in the global solar thermal market. The report contains in depth analysis of the key countries and provides forecast estimates up to 2020. The research analyzes the key trends, drivers, major issues and growth opportunities in the key countries. The report also gives insights on market development of solar thermal in emerging markets. The report provides detailed analysis on the technology trends and cost break up for solar thermal. Information on the regulatory framework and key policies governing the industry has also been dealt with in detail. Elaborate profiling of major industry participants coupled with detailed analysis of important news and deals provide a comprehensive understanding of the global solar thermal market.

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Global carbon emissions have become a central focus of developed nations in attaining the twin goals of energy security and sustainability. In order to achieve this twin target of security and sustainability, there is an acute need to produce energy from the sustainable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. The global financial crisis has provided opportunities to governments to move forward in altering the present energy generation mix. The financial stimulus packages announced by the major developed nations have allotted almost 2 billion to green energy. On the basis of announced

stimulus packages to 31st March 2009, the observation can be drawn that the Asian nations, especially China, have contributed the most to the green energy projects. South Korea has allotted the maximum amount to the green energy, followed by China.

Global Solar Thermal market was concentrated in the US only till Spain joined in 2007. Since 2007, the sector has broadened its geographical reach and Australia and Morocco has also started the solar thermal plants. Due to the high energy efficiency, the technology is gathering the interest of the other nations with the planned projects coming online from 2010. Global solar thermal cumulative installed capacity has grown from 354 MW (Megawatts) in 2001 to 697 MW in 2009 at a CAGR of 9% per annum. However, the planned projects that are coming online from 2010 onwards are anticipated to accelerate the CAGR to 46% per annum during 2010 to 2020. In 2020, the solar thermal power capacity is expected to reach at 122,252 MW from 2,715 MW in 2010. The annual installations capacity is expected to witness a big surge in the coming decade, primarily due to the significant capacity additions in the US and Spain. Additionally, the capacity addition will be supported, as many other countries like Australia, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Algeria and Italy are coming up with the CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) projects.

The US solar thermal market grew at a CAGR of 2% per annum from 2001 to 2009. However, the government encouragement for the sector is expected to lift CAGR to astonishing levels of 46% per annum for the period 2010 to 2020. The installations are expected to pick up pace as high capacity plants come online during the period. California is expected to lead the CSP installations with almost nine projects with a capacity of more than 500 MW expected to come online during the period of which one project is having capacity of 1,000 MW. The sector growth will continue to be robust till 2020 as the RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standards) targets for the states will continue encouraging solar thermal power generation in the country.


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Discover An Environmentally Friendly Way Of Buying A Greetings Card

Discover An Environmentally Friendly Way Of Buying A Greetings Card

It is thought that using recycled paper and card is beneficial for the environment, some greetings cards are produced using partially or all recycled materials, however, during this process many chemicals are used to bleach the card to a commercially attractive white, and also there is the journey this recycled card makes around the globe before ending up on the shelf of a high street store.

Billions of tonnes of recycled card, and finished greetings cards, are produced in Eastern countries, and is shipped in containers across the seas to the UK, belching out C02 into the atmosphere as the boats that are used burn fossil fuel. The majority of these vessels are decades old, and were not built in a time of environmental conscience, so they are not efficient and run on the planet’s dwindling fossil fuels.

The greetings cards and recycled paper pulp to make greetings cards arrive in the UK in containers and are then offloaded onto diesel lorries. The greetings cards are driven the length and the breadth of the UK to distribution depots, which unpack the containers, and reload onto vans and lorries to distribute to high street shops and supermarkets.

In the UK we send on average 55 cards per person per year. That’s a lot of cards. The most popular annual occasions being Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Fathers Day, when these dates pass, the cards are taken off the shelves. Many stores are on a sale or return agreement, so back to the East they go, packed back into containers, and returned to the recycling plant, and the cycle starts all over again.

Consider the benefits of buying FSC accredited card, from sustainable sources, where trees are planted and replaced as the felling takes place. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is founded on inclusive and shared responsibility for setting high social, environmental and economic standards for forest management. This type of card arrives in the UK in huge sheets on pallets and is stored when it arrives at a printing company. There is no need for further distribution by road and rail.

The sister company of Funky Pigeon, (Brunel), is FSC accredited; all of the paper, card and packaging that is used is sustainably sourced. The Company is the B2B side of the business, producing and printing hundreds of thousands of personalised calendars and corporate greetings cards every year for companies in the UK.

A websites and technology continually improve, many greetings card orders are taken online. Consumers take advantage of software that enables consumers to personalise a card, as opposed to a mass-produced card on a rack in a store with the same stock design. Personalisation has reached new levels, with photo upload, and image manipulation allowing any text to appear in thousands of designs on file. In this way the consumer has the freedom to create a keepsake card which is unique to them.

When the order is placed, the design is sent to the printers that print to order. Sheets are printed, cut and folded, and best of all, no waste is produced. The card is then sent direct to the recipient using the UK’s most efficient postal service, the Royal Mail.

So, the next time you are browsing a greetings card in a high street shop, take a moment to consider whether you would benefit from using an online personalised greetings card company like www.funkypigeon.com. This website has a print on demand ordering system producing personalised cards, posters and calendars which are environmentally friendly and also offer the consumer total control when designing a card online.

Nina Greaves – serial internet shopper and online addict

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Metallic ink, UV varnishes, lamination ? eco-friendly or unsustainable?

Metallic ink, UV varnishes, lamination ? eco-friendly or unsustainable?

UV varnishes

Large amount of energy needed for production.
Cannot be recycled because they can’t be de-inked, therefore they are destined for landfill.
Solvent based varnishes are also harmful to the environment as they emit VOCs.


Vegetable based, soy based and aqueous (water-based) are all more environmentally friendly.
Nevertheless, chemicals are required to wash the machine after the use of any varnishes therefore it is better to avoid varnish altogether if you are concerned about its environmental impact.


Metallic Ink

Contains metallic particles which cannot be recycled.
When these metallic particles end up in landfill, they leak toxic compounds into the water table.
They can also be harmful to animals and humans if inhaled or absorbed.


Bespoke finishes can add the extra WOW factor to your CD/DVD packaging without the use of metallic ink; wewow offer embossing and de-bossing which create stunning visual effects.
If your heart is set on using a metallic effect then why not use a mirror shine or metallic board to produce your CD/DVD packaging?  wewow now stock the full range of ‘Mirri’ boards, which includes FSC and recycled stock and can be printed on in full colour.



Matt and gloss laminates can be used for effect and are often applied to prevent print cracking on CD/DVD packaging which is going to be creased and folded.

Laminated packaging cannot be recycled and therefore is destined for landfill.


Bio-degradable laminates are available, although they are still in limited supply and are currently only available on very large quantities.  Bio-degradable materials are also unsuitable for recycling meaning that a card-board packaging product cannot be recycled if it has a bio-degradable laminate applied.

Wewow stock a number of gloss/matt finish boards, produced from sustainable sources, which can be used as eco-friendly alternatives to lamination.

wewow provide CD Replication and DVD Replication services to major businesses, charities, public sector organisations and bands/independent artists. We have developed an enviable reputation for quality, service and competitive prices and would welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next project.

wewow specialise in the design and production of bespoke, eco-friendly packaging for CDs and DVDs.

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Organizing a Green Wedding by Reusing and Recycling

Organizing a Green Wedding by Reusing and Recycling

It is our obligation to protect our environment. As a result, more couples will try to plan their weddings in a way that it become a green wedding. There are a lot of details you will need to think about in order to planning for a greener even. There are people who try to minimize the wedding so that it become a greener one. There are also couples who will only hire vendors that have the sense to protect the environment.

As a matter of fact, there can be a lot of wastes after a wedding. It does not make sense to hurt our environment in order to have a wonderful wedding. As a result, it will always be good to reuse the items after your event. You may even use recycled materials in your event. We will focus on the ideas of reusing and recycling in a wedding in this article.

Let us first of all talk about the wedding invitation. In fact, it will be extremely environmental friendly if you can invite your guests by sending emails. Of course you will also send the save the date note via emails. You will also ask your guests to reply you via emails. In this case you do not need to print the cards and these will certainly help to save the environment.

However, it is also very true that it can be too informal if you decide to send the invitation via email. It may consider a bit impolite if you do so. If this is the case, you may still need to prepare some physical wedding invitations and send them to your guests.

When you are search for the cards, you have to pay attention to the materials. Make sure that the paper you use is either recycled paper or paper from sustainable sources. The ink to be use is also very important. In most cases, it will be more environmental friendly to use soy ink when printing the cards. You will need to discuss with the invitation vendor on this matter when you are ordering them.

A lot of brides will consider purchasing a new gown for the wedding. Every bride would like to be the most beautiful bride in the word on the wedding day. However, you can still consider to purchase a second hand wedding dress. A second hand item does not necessarily mean that it is not a beautiful item. If it is possible, you can also wear the gown your mother or even your grandmother wore when they got married. This is on one hand environmental friendly and on the other hand make the gown more meaningful.

When your wedding favor is concerned, the best situation will be that you do not prepare them. However, it will not be so practical in a sense that you have to use the favor to thank your guests. To this end, you should make sure that the package of the gifts are made from recycled paper. Besides, you should also choose some environmental wedding favor.

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All about Green Living by Hart of green

All about Green Living by Hart of green

Green is a term we here every where now a days. Green houses, cars, clothing, food, cleaning products these are the terms we generally come across. Green living really mean living in a way that will not harm the natural balance of things. This is a healthier lifestyle for both us and for the planet.  Our bodies were designed to run very efficiently according to what nature has provided.

There are some simple changes which help for green living.

1. By reducing the garbage which we produce.

2. Change out incandescent bulbs for energy efficient, fluorescent ones.

3. Turn lights and fans off when leaving a room.

4. By reducing water usage and  Install low-flow shower heads.

5. By carrying cloth bags and eliminate the need of plastic ones.

6. By Examine the packaging of the products you purchase and always purchase products whose packaging is recyclable.

7. By clearing out the chemicals, where the chemical labs are producing more chemicals which pollute the water. It is not much easy to prevent the chemicals but there are many safe effective alternative ingredients which come from other sustainable sources.

Living green really does not make any difference but it is a healthy choice for all of us. Small changes you can live with will have a greater impact in the long run. So it is a duty of us by living green and to keep the society green. Green controls the harmful gas producing by the industries. It gives oxygen and observes carbondioxide. Not only for the health; it also gives pleasant mind and reduces all tensions. It gives tension free mind for some time.

Making some simple, and non simple, changes in your place that is house, work place, and other places where we live can help the environment and slow down global warming. It makes much difference if we spend a little time every week.

Switching to electronic billing is a great way to reduce paper consumption, saving trees and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the process. A lot of people are afraid of online billing but the truth is that it’s probably safer than snail mail. Home office equipment consumes less energy and allowing people to work from home obviously avoids their commute. As long as employees are reliable and able to work on their own, there is no reason to not allow them to work from home a couple days a week to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Coming to work places if we operate a retail stores encourage a Reusable Shopping Bags. Using reusable bags helps cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, reduces pollution, and helps keep our planet beautiful.

Government also taking necessary steps to live their countries green. Green Living is nothing but making a conscious decision to incorporate modern technology, energy, and a commitment to conservation practices in our everyday lives. So, first step we can all take toward green living is being aware of our habits that will have a negative impact on the environment, and then secondly taking the necessary steps to change them.

People have many reasons for searching out more organic and natural products.Making sustainable choices are an important component of green living.There are many ways to adapt green living into your life by taking a look at your home. This small change can bring much relief for the environment for future generations. There are so many other products out there than help make Living Green a reality at http://www.hartofgreen.com/

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