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The ABCs of Being Green

Living green isn't just some cool trend. Moms care about the health of the planet because it affects their children's health and future--and their own bottom line. To be the greenest mom on the block, check out these earth-friendly ABCs (and XYZ's; xeriscaping, anyone?).
Dog kissing boy Animal Testing

Being earth-friendly means being animal-friendly, too. That's why many eco-conscious people are interested in products that aren't tested on animals. Today it's not just mice that are used as human surrogates to test products from shampoo to cosmetics—even dogs and rabbits are sometimes test subjects. To find products that haven't been animal tested, look for labels that say "cruelty-free" or "no animal testing," and research the products. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) and Earth911 both offer consumer guides.