Jump Start to Green

logo.gifSo, let’s say you’re ready to start making some changes to your lifestyle to be a little more eco-conscious but you’re not quite sure where to start. Fear not, my friend, for Jumpstart to Green has you covered. Their Jumpstart Essential and Jumpstart Complete Kits have everything you need to start making the small but important changes to a greener lifestyle. The Essential Kit comes with four CFLs, a Kleen Kanteen water bottle, a toilet tank bank, shower timer, and three euro sponge cloths. The kit also comes with a 6-page guide to going green (we like that they’ve made it short and sweet), a junk mail reducer kit and more. Upgrade to the Complete Kit and you’ll also receive a Smart Strip power strip, refrigerator thermometer, hot water temperature card, and an extra reusable grocery bag. Now the best part…using their kit actually pays for itself within a month or two! Not only will you be doing something good for the Earth, you’ll be doing something great for your pocketbook. Jumpstart to Green estimates that their customers save over $90/month with their kit. Just think of all the organic fruits and veggies you can buy with that extra money!

Find It Here: Jumpstart to Green

Win It! We’re giving away a $59 Jumpstart Essential kit that includes more than TEN go-green items, including a Kleen Kanteen, shower timer and more! Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “JS55” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: What is one item available in the Jumpstart Complete Kit that is not available in the Jumpstart Essential Kit? U.S. residents eligible. Enter by 10/7/08. Contest closed. Congrats, Karen K.

Fair Trade Finger Puppets

fairtradealpacawoolfingerpuppets.gifTry as I might to avoid battery-operated toys, we still have several of them in our home. Not surprisingly, most of these toys don’t work because I’m notoriously bad at replacing batteries — hence, my love for anything not battery-operated. Plus (and I think this goes without saying) batteries are pretty ungreen and thus when we highlight toys on The Green Mom Review, you’ll pretty much  never see “batteries required” on the packaging. Take these finger puppets available from Best Baby Organics. If you’ve got fingers and an imagination, you’re ready to play! Now, that’s my kind of toy! Hand-knitted by Peruvian Artisans in the Andes Mountains, these fair-trade finger puppets come in over 90 different animal and characters including jungle, farm, domestic, exotic, ocean animals, insects, cartoons and more! You can designate which five puppets you’d like or let Best Baby Organics pick for you and be surprised.

Find It Here: Best Baby Organics

Win It! We’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to Best Baby Organics! Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter “BB65” as the giveaway name and provide the answer to this question: What is your favorite eco-product available from Best Baby Organics? All readers eligible. Enter by 10/6/08. Contest Closed. Congrats, Susan!


FixYaIs your Tivo acting funny? Is your toaster burning the bread instead of toasting it?  Don’t throw them away — fix them — at home! Check out the FixYa community for help with your fix-it questions and find over 9 million users sharing and connecting over household and tech support tips.  FixYa offers 24/7 network support without the pain of being on hold for ages. Of course, we think FixYa is super cool because repairing and rehabbing stuff instead of tossing it is WAY green. Oh, and for you handy types — sign up to become an expert and earn some green for your wallet, as well!

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Action Alert: Breast Cancer Fund

BCF action alertHere at Green Mom Finds, we like to share great eco-friendly products but we also like to help raise awareness on serious issues such as the connection between the environment and breast cancer.   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is renewed interest in the U.S. Congress to launch a war on cancer headed up by Sens. Ted Kennedy and Kay Bailey Hutchison. One growing area of concern is the effect of toxins and chemicals found in our communities and workplaces.  Make your voice heard by taking a few seconds to send a message to your representatives. The Breast Cancer Fund works for legislative reform and as an advocate for environmental health policies.

Find It Here: Breast Cancer Fund Action Alert

Hip Hippy Hooray!

61-jlmlesol_sl500_aa240_.jpg Calling all veggies, vegans, pescatarians, and really anyone who loves their food and the Planet — we’ve got the cookbook for you! Bruce Brennan, host of the PBS show The Hippy Gourmet, has now published 150 of his recipes in the new cookbook, The Hippy Gourmet’s Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating.  An advocate of CSAs, community gardens and local farmers’ markets, Bruce dedicates the introduction of his book to discussing the importance of eating organically and sustainably grown food as much as possible, eliminating waste, exploring new food cultures, eating less meat, and just plain enjoying food. Learn how to cook your first Vegetarian North African Stew or keep it simple with a Veggie Stir Fry. One thing is for sure, you don’t have to consider yourself a hippy to enjoy this book. Banana Fruit Mania Muffins anyone? Yum-meee!

Find It Here: Amazon.com

For Your Little Honey Bunny

1205708070166-1142242183.jpegToday in our forum, we are giving away this adorable “honey bunny outfit” from Kee-Ka, courtesy of City Living Baby! The outfit is made of 100% organic cotton using low impact dyes. Perfect for boy or girl, size 3-6 months. Click here for details on how to enter.



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