November 27th, 2013
Sure they call it Black Friday, but that’s no reason to lose your green attitude. Here is a list of some of the Black Friday specials we found at retailers who specialize in organic and sustainable products. Keep it merry.
November 18th, 2013
Put your shopping dollars where they can do some good. Consider buying artisan gifts from the Philippines, hard hit by Typhoon Haiyam earlier this month. See a sampling these unique goods, made sustainably and imported by Ten Thousand Villages.
September 18th, 2013
Electric lawn mowers have made big strides in recent years, becoming more powerful and more reliable. Many features and cutting sizes rely on personal preferences, but lean toward the newer lithium ion batteries over older lead acid batteries if possible.
August 28th, 2013
Give plastic an inch and it seems to take a mile. Look how it’s insinuated itself into the school year shopping. It coats binders and notebook covers, encases pens, glue and tape and bags our sandwiches. The only trouble is much of this plastic is headed for the landfill right away. Still, we found this one cool plastic item to be irresistible.
August 6th, 2013
Nancy’s Gone Green is one of a growing number of small retailers that are selling “sweat shop free” clothing. Some of it is organic. Some is fair trade. Some is vintage. And a growing segment is USA made. Nancy’s Gone Green has offerings from all these arenas. We talked with co-owner Mary Savoca about how ethical clothing can be affordable and amazing.
August 6th, 2013
Vintage sunglasses at American Apparel include aviators, big plastic movie star shapes and perennial favorites like those round Polo and Lennon-like specs your dad wore before “hipster” was a term.
June 27th, 2013
Those single-serve coffee machines that have swept the planet — you know the ones — are creating a mountain of plastic waste, a blizzard of tiny disposable cups, most of which cannot even be recycled. This coffeemaker and coffee club plan offers a biodegradable alternative.
May 9th, 2013
Mother’s Day is not especially green. It’s more likely to be dipped in red roses and served with bright yellow potato
salad. It could be heralded with pink carnations or homemade orange juice. If it’s forgotten, it’s draped in the blues. It’s almost everything but green. But it could be green, and it should be. Who better than the gardener of human capital, to receive gifts that pay it forward?
May 8th, 2013
Ever drink from your water hose, or water the vegetable garden with it? You could be ingesting traces of lead, cadmium and phthlates, among other difficult to spell toxic chemicals. Healthy Stuff.org helps us cut through toxic array with an annual test of sample hoses. Here are three winners.
April 9th, 2013
Genetically modified foods are everywhere, having crept into processed foods as key components, such as corn oil, corn flour, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, soy isolate, invert sugar and on down the food label. How can a consumer cope? Until GE foods are labeled, shoppers have to ferret out the non-GMO foods and ingredients.
March 7th, 2013
iGozen is a veggie wash and everyday cleaner that’s pushes sustainability frontier. It’s free of dyes, synthetics and fragrances, and it’s clamped down on packaging. Does it perform? Read on.
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December 10th, 2012
Tis’ the season where children transform into angels for fear of being put on Santa’s naughty list and financial panic ensues in parents. But who said a quality gift could only come from the department store? This holiday season, we have compiled a fun list of DIY gifts even the least creative person can handle, trust us. Happy Crafting!