Green Goods: Verterra dinnerware

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

You’ve got party plans. And your regular dinnerware just won’t accommodate the crowd. What’s the green solution?

There are several options on the market, including recycled plastic plates and pressed paper plates that will biodegrade (shout out to Chinet; who knew?). But there’s only one product we’ve seen that covers the green spectrum like moss on rocks: Verterra disposable dinnerware.

Green Goods: Sierra Club Socks

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Socks, they’re a universal holiday gift. Anyone can use ’em, and most anyone would appreciate an extra pair, which is why the Sierra Club settled on having a sock drive to help the homeless this season.

Buy a pair of Sierra Club brand socks (made by Devmir Inc., based in North Carolina) in a blend of organic cotton, bamboo and recycled synthetic fibers, and the conservation group will donate a pair to The National Coalition for the Homeless. Sierra Club also will get 10 percent of the proceeds in this mutual effort to raise money for Sierra Club and donate one million pairs of socks to people in need.