Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!
It's the little things that we do that can have the biggest impact, especially when it comes to helping the environment. Instead of grabbing the plastic utensils when ordering takeout, why not bring your own? The To Go Ware RePEaT Utensil Set comes with a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks that are all made from eco-friendly bamboo. The holder is made out of recycled PET plastic. A handy carabiner lets you clip it to... more
Disposable batteries are harmful to the environment, so rechargeable batteries are definitely the way to go if you want to be eco-friendly. But this Freeplay Energy ML-1 Mini Lantern takes being eco-friendly a step further by offering a self-charge system powered by a hand crank. All you have to do is simply wind the crank for about 60 seconds and you'll have enough power for up to one hour of ultra-bright LED light.
We all want to lessen our carbon footprint, but until you receive your electric bill, it's hard to tell just how much electricity your appliances are using on a given day. The Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor allows you to do just that. Simply connect your appliances into the device and quickly measure just how efficient they are. The LCD display counts consumption by the kilowatt-hour just like utility companies.
From this point forward, we're making it a point to only buy eco-friendly items whenever we have to replace something. And seeing as how we've had the same hand-me-down pots and pans for nearly a decade (and that's not counting how old they were when they were given to us), it was time to buy a new set. Cuisinart has come out with its Greenware line, which features 70 percent recycled stainless steel. The... more
Slings are great for keeping your little one close while keeping your hands free. This Organic Cotton Embroidered Market Sling by Serena and Lily is made of soft, 100 percent organic jersey cotton. It comes as one seamless piece of fabric that is machine-washable, and doesn't have any belts, buckles, or straps that might catch on anything. It's also available in small, medium, and large sizes to accommodate your little one.
The Oeuf Classic Crib just proves that furniture doesn't have to sacrifice style to be eco-friendly. The modern and sleek crib has a solid birch base, eco-friendly MDF made of recovered wood fibers, and a non-toxic white lacquered finish. The sides, footboard, and headboard are all cut from single sheets of wood panel to eliminate the hazard of loosening joints. The crib also converts to a toddler bed using an optional conversion kit.
We're all about multi-tasking. And if we have to carry a backpack around all day, why not charge our electronic devices while we carry it? The Voltaic Solar Panel Backpack allows you to do just that. The backpack uses three light-weight, waterproof solar panels that generate up to four watts of power for quick charge times. Simply plug a standard car charger into the bag and recharge virtually all hand-held electronic devices, including cell... more
Let's face it: not all of us have lots of acreage to grow our own produce. But that doesn't mean it's entirely impossible to have your own fresh veggies. Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, and organic produce almost anywhere. The book also tells you how to make the most of your soil, build a raised bed, a compost bin, and even how... more
If you keep a compost bin in your backyard, it's not always convenient to take your scraps outside each and every time you finish a meal. This Norpro Stainless Steel Odor-Free Countertop Compost Keeper will store up to one gallon of vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, eggshells and other food scraps until you have time to get them to your outdoor compost. Two charcoal filters in the vented lid prevent odors from leaking out.
We have to admit, composting used to intimidate us because it seemed so complicated. But we quickly found out just how easy it really is with the Worm Factory Composting System 5 Tray. Simply fill the bottom tray with red wiggler worms, bedding, and food scraps. As the worms finish digesting, they will migrate upward into the tray above, leaving rich castings behind. The trays separate the food scraps from the finished compost.