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Stylish Green Sketchbooks

flowergardenrethink_jumbo.jpgWhat: Sketchbooks, notebooks, journals and more

Features: Stylin’ sketchbooks from ecojot have sturdy, durable covers and bright, funky designs!

Green Factor: All of ecojot’s wares are made with 100% recycled paper, free of acid and chlorine. They’re decorated with vegetable-based inks, protected by corn-based packaging, and no new trees were cut down to make them

Bonus: Check out their Buy One, We Give One campaign. With a goal to promote literacy in developing countries, ecojot donates a notebook for every sketchbook, journal and jumbo journal sold

Find It Here: Amazon.com

Great Green Gift for Father’s Day!

weather-radio.jpgWhat: Weather Radio by Etón

Features: Stuck on a Father’s Day gift this year? The Solarlink FR600 Weather Radio is about fifteen different things all rolled in to one. It’s a radio (tunes in to AM/FM and Shortwave frequencies, as well as all seven NOAA weather bands) and a USB charger (perfect for phones or small devices). It’s got a built-in flashlight, siren and a headphone jack; its digital display (including a 12-hour clock with an alarm, sleep timer and snooze button) is illuminated by an LED backlight.

Green Factor: Charging the FR600 is easy – not only is it outfitted with solar panels, it’s got a hand crank, too! (Can also be charged by using a rechargeable battery pack or a with an AC adapter)

Bonus: For each Red Cross product purchased, The Etón Corporation donates .49-$1.00 of the sale price to support The American Red Cross. Also…it’s NOT another tie 🙂

Find It Here: Etón

Paper Sleeves Over Plastic Boxes

cd-sleeves.jpgWhat: Paper CD holders

Features: Instead of plastic jewel cases, store loose CD’s in these paper sleeves, made from recycled chip board

Green Factor: Each sleeve is 100% recycled, made up of 56% post-consumer content and is processed chlorine-free

Bonus: A pack of five sleeves costs less than $5!

Find It Here: BuyGreen

Paper Culture

Paper CultureWhat: Paper Culture modern announcements, cards, stationary and more.

Features: Exclusive announcements, invitations, cards and stationary personalized just for you! With inspiration taken from brands like Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs, each Paper Culture design is fresh and unique, printed on high-quality card stock and backed by a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Green Factor: Paper Culture’s entire catalog is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper that was produced using wind power. Envelopes and packaging are made from recycled material, and best of all? Paper Culture plants a tree for every order they receive!

Bonus: Save time & headaches by using their Mail & Message service–you cover the postage and leave the rest to Paper Culture. They’ll address, stamp and mail your cards on your behalf! Wow! Check their web site for more details.

Find It Here: Paper Culture

Win It: We’ve partnered with Paper Culture to give away THREE $25 voucher codes for the Paper Culture web site to THREE lucky winners!

Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter PC05 as the giveaway name and name two ‘Life Events’ that Paper Culture creates designs for. Giveaway ends 05/31/10; $25 value. Open to US residents only. Official Rules

Yoreganics

yore-minis300.jpgWhat: Yoreganics

Features: The Yore Laundry Trio Sampler from Yoreganics consists of three all-natural, organic laundry products. First up are soap nuts – from the Soapberry tree, native to India and Nepal, the outer shells of the dried fruit berries create a natural soap when agitated in water. Paired with them are two organic stain-removal products – an organic spray to use on fresh stains, and a non-toxic powder, Brightens and Whitens, for marks that are harder to get out

Green Factor: Soap nuts are 100% natural – you won’t find chemicals or toxins in this kind of detergent. Brightens and Whitens is non-toxic, free of chlorine bleach, fragrances or phosphates and is environmentally safe; the stain remover spray is made with USDA certified organic materials.

Bonus: Yoreganics also has a line of bodycare items, as well – check the web site for the rest of their wares!

Find It Here: Yoreganics

Win It: We’ve partnered with Yoreganics to give away a prize package consisting of one Yore Laundry Trio Sampler (includes soap nuts, Brightens and Whitens, Stain Remover) and an organic Simplement flavored lip balm, an organic foaming soap and one organic silky shea facial bar to one lucky winner!

Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter YO05 as the giveaway name and tell us what product is pictured on the Yoreganics home page. Giveaway ends 05/28/10; $28 value. Open to US and Canadian residents. Official Rules

Shoes, Made Simple

simpleshoe.jpgWhat: Sustainable, sweet lookin’ shoes

Features: It may have taken a few years, but the folks at Simple Shoes have discovered their company’s focus: making 100% sustainable shoes. Simple shoes come in a ton of styles to choose from and range in sizes from infant to adult. They’re built to last, and I know that for a fact–my first pair of Simple’s lasted me well over a decade!

Green Factor: Simple uses recycled car tires (for soles), post consumer recycled paper, hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, natural latex and a host of other recycled and natural materials to make both their shoes and packaging

Bonus: Free domestic ground shipping on all orders!

Find It Here: Simple Shoes

Weekly Green Round Up

How You Can Help Clean Up the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster  by The Big Green Purse — Diane has put together an excellent article detailing things you can do to help with the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As a Gulf Coast resident, this is of special interest to me and I hope even if you are nowhere near the region affected, that you will consider helping somehow. One way is to donate hair, pantyhose and pet fur. No, I’m not kidding!

Recycled Artwork by Oooh Baby Green Living and Parenting Ideas — J. Claire wrote a post about using art from old children’s storybooks that aren’t in readable condition. I love storybook illustrations and think this is a super cool way to honor an old book that would otherwise go to the landfill.

Ecological Footprint by The Curious Case of Mommyhood — Bridget wrote an interesting post about knowing your ecological footprint, the importance of buying local and consumerism in the industrialized world. You may think you’re doing everything right but the devil’s in the details!

Kids Cook Monday: Strawberry Cream Tart by FoodieTots — Check out this yum-azing looking strawberry cream tart recipe, complete with photos and video, that FoodieTots and her son are making for Meatless Monday.

Taking the Stairs by The Not Quite Crunchy Parent — Maryanne talks about how a move to the suburbs has changed her family’s habits from walking and taking public transportation to driving everywhere. This summer, they’re going to change all that!

Also Check Out: Surf Sweets candy giveaway

Surf’s Up!

jellybeans2.pngWhat: Surf Sweets organic gummy candy and jelly beans

Features: An all-natural, organic candy that provides 100% of your recommended daily Vitamin C intake and includes Fruity Bears, Gummy Bears & Worms, Gummy Swirls, Jelly Beans and more.

Green Factor: Surf Sweets candy is made with all-natural, organic ingredients and none of the bad stuff like trans fats, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), corn syrups, gluten and artificial colors and synthetic flavors.

Bonus: Surf Sweets are USDA certified organic, made in the USA and three products (Fruity Bears, Gummy Swirls, and Sour Worms) are vegan. Their candy is produced in a facility free of wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, nuts, fish, and shellfish.

Find It Here: Surf Sweets

Win It: We’ve partnered with Surf Sweets to give away a variety pack of Surf Sweets candy AND a Surf Sweets t-shirt to one lucky winner!

Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter SS05 as the giveaway name and tell us how many packages of Surf Sweet candy are pictured on the home page. Giveaway ends 05/19/10; $25 value. Open to US residents only. Official Rules Giveaway has ended.

Lice Logic

lice_logic.jpgWhat: LiceLogic

Features: If you’ve got kids, there’s a fair chance you will eventually have a run in with head lice (if you haven’t already) and the only thing worse than having a case of it in your household are the conventional treatments used to get rid of it. I mean, who wants to dump a bunch of nasty chemicals on their child’s head? Enter LiceLogic and their line of non-toxic products, designed to not only treat head lice, but prevent it as well.

Green Factor: LiceLogic products are enzyme and plant-based, non-toxic and pesticide-free. They’re biodegradable, safe for infants and meet all FDA guidelines

Bonus: Ingredients such as peppermint and lemon mean no nasty chemical smell! And? LiceLogic makes house calls! Check their web site for details

Find It Here: LiceLogic

A Wake-Up Story


Please take 3 minutes to watch A Wake-Up Story. It’s a must-see for parents, parents-to-be and anyone who cares about the health and well-being of future generations.

Find it Here: Healthy Child, Healthy World

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