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Air Pollution Masks:

totobobo.com
Totobobo mask. Transparent, lightweight, reusable respirator. Reduces pollution by 135 down to .3 microns. Pastel artist mask available also. From Singapore. $18 -25.

Appliance Parts:

www.appliancepartspros.com

Appliance Parts Pros.  Find parts for home appliances. Over 700,000 parts. 40,000 part photos. Live help and good prices.   Search by model #, part # or part description. Van Nuys, CA.

www.partselect.com
PartSelect.com has been a leader in helping do-it-yourselfers with their home repair needs by providing repair parts and the know-how to fix their household appliances and consumer electronics since 1999. More than 2 million repair parts available, repair guides, pictures and diagrams help guide you to the exact part you need. Be prepared -- the home page talks for 30 seconds. Ships from east coast or Canada.

 

Artist's Supplies:

Polymer clays that stay soft at room temperature or harden in an oven are made from PVC and sometimes contain phthalates.
Dry-erase and permanent markers (solvent-based) contain petroleum solvents and sometimes chemical fragrances -- steer clear!

www.utrechtart.com

Utrecht offers some Environmentally Friendly, aka 'Green' Art Supplies. Find art supplies that have been constructed with recycled materials, use renewable energy sources, create less pollution either in their manufacturing process or in their ability to be recycled or use raw materials that are grown in a sustainable way.

www.ecoartworks.com

Eco Art Works Earth Friendly Non-Toxic Craft Supplies. Safe for you and the environment. Shipped out of California.

 

Assorted Merchandise:

www.lehmans.com
Lehmans - Jay Lehman founded the store in 1955 to serve the local Amish and others without electricity. His vision was to preserve the past for future generations. His goal was, and still is, to provide authentic, historical products to those seeking a simpler life. From soup to nuts...Ohio.
www.ecowise.com

Eco-Wise.  Green Building, Home & Kitchen, Green Cleaning, Lawn & Garden, Appliances, Babies, Furniture & Bedding, Green Living, Bath & Body, Books, Clothing, Natural Pet Care, Office Supplies, Toys. Ships from Austin TX.

www.branchhome.com

Branch. Sustainable furniture, kitchen accessories, decor. San Francisco.

www.climatecooler.com

Climate Cooler. All of your everyday purchases at the same prices from hundreds of the Internet’s most popular stores, but, Cooler calculates the pounds of greenhouse gas produced in the process of manufacturing, shipping and selling the product you purchase. The store then pays Cooler a fee, which they invest in a project that will eliminate the greenhouse gas pollution created by the product you purchased.

www.organicbug.com

Organic Bug offers a wide variety of quality contemporary eco-friendly, fair trade and health-oriented merchandise. Departments: Women,Men,Children,Personal Care, Jewelry, Books,Media & More,Home,Garden,Organic Pantry, Pet Shop.

worldofgood.ebay.com

World of Good.com by eBay an online marketplace of Accessories, Art, Bags & Purses, Clothing & Shoes, Food, Gift Baskets, Health & Beauty, Holiday, Home & Garden, Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Resources & Learning, Toys & Sports.

www.organic-vida.com

Organic Vida sells a wide range of natural organic and fair trade products for a healthy lifestyle. From kitchen to sunscreen, spices to sneakers. Ships from Graham, KY

www.together.com

Together, select a few energy saving products or ideas, and watch how your choices, added to the actions of millions of other people adds up.  An initiative of the Climate Group, site calculators measure the impact each time anyone takes up one of the partner solutions. Links to partner sites and products.

www.allgreenthings.com

All Things Green.  Clothing, lighting, skin care, vintage. Nice washer pendant lights. Ships from CA.

www.greenfeet.com

GreenFeet. Lots of fun merchandise for reasonable prices. Some DIY (Wine Cork Trivet) Eucalyptus Furniture, Soapstone griddles, lots of reuse items. Ships from  Chico, CA.

www.etsy.com

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Fun Items. Search local or green. From trivets to tees. Ships from maker.  ***

www.greennest.com

Green Nest- specializes in providing certified organic products for the home including organic mattresses, shower water filters, organic crib bedding, indoor air purifiers and natural floor carpet.   Irvine, CA.

www.peacefulvalleygreetings.com

Peaceful Valley.  Good for handmade soaps, recycled glassware, eco-clocks, bags made from recycled men's suits, organic clothing, gifts.  Ships from Oregon.

www.cheapuncle.com

Cheap Uncle. Organic Search brings up close outs from numerous retailers. There is no rhyme or reason to order of search results.

 

Babies:

safemama.com
Safe Mama. A child safety, product review, product recall, health, well-being, non-toxic, eco conscious resource for baby stuff.
www.cottonbabies.com

Cotton Babies. Organic Diapers, non-BPA Pacifiers, bottles, etc... Ships from St. Louis, MO.

www.babyworks.com

Babyworks.  Carries a wide selection of natural baby care, and specializes in cloth diapering, offering plenty of information too.   Carries the full line of Bi-O-Kleen cleaning and laundering products,etc... Ships from Portland, Oregon.

www.totallyorganic.us

Totally Organic.  Bedding, clothes, diapers, mattresses, toys, accessories. Ships from Florida.

www.diapersafari.com

Diaper Safari carries a large assortment of products by Aristocrats, Bumkins, Bummis, Bravado, Kushies, Polar Babies, Prorap, Weleda, Snappis, Bi-O-Kleen, Allen's Naturally, and Plushies. Ships from Florida.

www.cozycocoon.com

Cozy Cocoon is a one-piece baby body sock for swaddling newborns, made of stretchy cotton. Designed in soft stretchy cotton knit, you simply roll it up over the baby and baby is completely tucked and held. Ships from Long Island.

www.mommyauctions.com

Mommy Auctions - Buy and Sell Kids Clothing with other moms! Free to list, free wanted ads, you pay a 5% fee if your item sells.

maineclothdiaper.com
Foaming Baby Wipes Solution Made with All Natural gentle ingredients...including a very mild glycerin soap, calendula, and Apricot kernel oil. Use it to gently clean and wash baby's bottom. Maine Cloth Diaper Company.
www.diaperjungle.com
Diaper Jungle. Recipes for making your own Baby Wipes Solution. learn how to make your own diapers, etc...
mightynest.com
Mighty Nest - research, get advice and buy natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place. Based in Illinois.

 

Bags/Multi-Use:

www.reusablebags.com

Reusable Bags that are practical, stylish, durable and logo-free. All made from sustainable, high-performance materials and in accordance with fair labor / fair trade practices.  Great prices, nice designs.  Ships from Chicago, Illinois.  ***

www.ecobags.com

Eco-Bags quality bags at great prices since 1989. Great simple, useful bags, string, hemp, canvas, etc...   Ossining, NY.

www.terracycle.net

TerraCycle take waste, process it, and turn it into a useful product.  Bags made from drink pouches and plastic bags. New Jersey.

www.chicobag.com

Chico Bags, lightweight nylon bags that sqrunch back up into their own little bag taking up minimal space...Keep one in each pocketbook...

www.everybodygreen.com

Everybody Green.  The Reuse Bag-Holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags. Keep a few in the purse...a few in the glove compartment… Their Pear Bag is made from Recycled plastic water bottles. Free shipping & handling. Ships from NY.

www.envirosax.com
Envirosax designer reusable bags. Chic, inexpensive and compact, lots of fun designs, prints, colors. Super strong, holds 44lbs, fully washable - won't fade. San Diego, CA, Australia, Hong Kong, UK and Germany.
www.bazurashop.com

Bazura Shop- recycled market, lunch, etc., bags made by a women's cooperative in the Philippines of colorful and non biodegradable juice containers, recycled rice bags and advertising banners. Great designs, good prices. Ships from Ontario, Canada. ***

www.ellavickers.com

Ella Vickers -Recycled Sailcloth Collection is eco-friendly & handcrafted in the USA using yachts sails from around the world. Nice.* $50-170.  Ships from North Carolina.

www.ebags.com

English Retreads handbags and accessories from repurposed inner tubes. Made in Boulder, CO.

www.jpmonkey.com

JP Monkey. Sophisticated-looking reusable fabric grocery bags, made in the USA. Ships from Santa Barbara.

www.artisangear.com

Artisan Gear line of hemp bags. Nice hemp market bag. Ships from Oregon.

www.envicorp.com

EnviToto. Lightweight canvas rectangular tote for food shopping. Nice design. $20 ships from Texas.

 

Batteries:

www.ritzcamera.com

Quantaray Super Z, Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) AA rechargeable battery set by PowerGenix.  30% more voltage available for high drain digital cameras and accessories. Contain no toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or mercury and are the most recyclable rechargeable battery on the market. Coming soon to all Ritz Camera stores or on line, ships from Irvine Calif.

usbcell.com

USB Cell recharges at any usb port.  With over 15 billion batteries thrown away each year, and with the increasing demand for portable power... this helps.  Ships from Texas.

www.thomas-distributing.com

Thomas Distributing, NiMH Recargeable Batteries and chargers.   Confusing site but lots of battery chargers at okay prices. Remember NiMH are least toxic on this site.  Ships from Illinois.

www.ccrane.com

C Crane. NiMH Recargeable Batteries,  Solar Powered Battery Charger and more... Fortuna, CA.

www.greenfuji.com

Fuji EnviroMAX long-life, disposable batteries contain no harmful mercury, cadmium, or lithium, nor are they packaged in  PVC plastic. Just hitting the market, check site for where to buy.

www.poweritanywhere.com

Medis 24-7 Fuel Cell Power Pack is portable power system designed to keep your handheld devices operational while you are on the go. The 24-7 Power Pack provides sufficient energy to provide up to 30 hours of talk time to an average mobile phone or 60-80 hours of play time for an average iPod. Once activated- good for 3 months $30.

 

Bedding:

www.whitelotus.net

White Lotus.  Natural and organic mattresses, crib mattresses, pillows, futons, furniture and more...free shipping or discounts for pick-up.  Ships from New Jersey.

www.earthsake.com

Earthsake.  Certified organic cotton/wool or natural bamboo fiber linens. Chemical-free all natural mattresses and pillows.  Bedroom furniture, beds & baby cribs made from sustainably-harvested forests. Ships from Berkeley, CA.

 

Bicycles:

www.rentabikenow.com
RentaBikeNow partners with more than 250 bike shops around the country to help people find a bike to rent. A drop-down menu on the site, opens a list of bike shops that offer rentals. Rental takes a few clicks on the website.
www.econvergence.net

Pedal-Electric (PedElec) Bicycle Plans. Convert your bike to be part time electric.

www.strida.com

Strida. Urban folding Bike- light, ultra-portable, greaseless, rustproof and vehicle-friendly- folds in seconds and rollable when folded.

www.eco-wheelz.com

eCo Wheelz, Specializes in Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters and Electric Mopeds. Free shipping from Plymouth, MI.

www.zapworld.com

ZAP stands for Zero Air Pollution. ZAP Electric Cars, Scooters, Bike kits. Santa Rosa, Calif.

 

Bicycle Power:

www.econvergence.net

Pedal-A-Watt Bicycle Generator allows you to drop your own bicycle in the included stand, pedal and create 15 to 25 vdc at 5 to 10 amps (150 to 200 watts at 12 to 20 volts DC). The Assembled Pedal-A-Watt includes the bicycle stand, generator, adjustment knob and instructions.  Can buy plans as well.

www.econvergence.net

The Cycle Charger.  Charge a Cell Phone, iPod, Blackberry, Garmin GPS, any GPS or any other device that you can plug into your car's cigarette lighter plug while riding your bike.

www.peddlerswagon.com

Path to Freedom.  Stationary Bike Blender Kit- Prop your bike up on your stationary bike trainer and you have a human power generation station where ever you choose. Includes: rear bike rack, Mini-B3 base unit, OsterPitcher. For use with a stationary bike trainer (Trainer not included). Ships from Pasadena, CA.

 

Blogs:

www.greatgreengoods.com

Great Green Goods is a shopping blog whose products generally fall under two main categories: 1) products that help you live lighter on the earth or 2) products made out of recycled or sustainable materials.

www.thegoodhuman.com

The Good Human. Environmental blog- but find it very helpful in regard to purchases.

 

Books:

www.bookmooch.com

Book Mooch. Give books away. Get books you want. A community for exchanging used books. There is no cost to join or use the web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.

www.paperbackswap.com

Paperback Swap- Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade. No processing charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself from over 3.3 Million.

www.bookswim.com

BookSwim- online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and college textbooks directly to your home, without the need to purchase. They stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics with free shipping both ways. Read your books as long as you want, no late fees. Plans start at $10 a month.

www.campusbookrentals.com
Campus Book Rentals rents new and gently used textbooks for less than the cost of buying the book new or lightly used.
www.chegg.com
Chegg Textbook Rentals and E textbooks.
Half.com
Half an EBay Company, textbook superstore. Buy or rent.

 

 

Climate Counts Guide rates companies from 0 to 100 and ranks them against their main competitors.
Scores companies using 22 questions that determine if they’ve:
• Measured their climate footprint • Reduced their climate impact
• Supported (or blocked) progressive climate policy initiatives
• Made their climate protection efforts public and transparent.

www.climatecounts.org

 

Charity:

www.charitynavigator.org

Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. ***

www.tisbest.org

TisBest Charity Gift Cards give the card bearer the opportunity to chose the charity.  Recipients spend the Charity Gift Card by donating to a charity they chose- from over 200 carefully selected and responsible 501(c)3 nonprofits listed. Seattle-based.

 

Cleaners:

www.mrsmeyers.com

Mrs Meyers uses naturally derived ingredients whenever possible from corn, sugar cane, coconut and palm- some use of safe synthetics. All products scented with organic and natural essential oils. Ships from Minneapolis, MN.

www.seventhgeneration.com

Seventh Generation. Cleaners made with veg based soaps or 'safer' chemicals- see ingredient descriptions on website. Paper products are made from recycled paper and contain no chlorine. Store locator- or links to on-line stores. Good coupons on site.

 

Clothing:

www.ethicalfashionforum.com
Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is a not for profit network focusing upon social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. The EFF network connects individuals, businesses, and organisations interested in a more sustainable future for fashion. Lots of resource info here...
www.patagonia.com
Patagonia on eBay = Common Threads Initiative, an online storefront where consumers can buy and sell used Patagonia clothing through eBay. Patagonia takes no commission. Note: Patagonia is one of the greenest producers of clothing, continually trying to better their environmental impact.
www.swapstyle.com

Swapstyle is an online fashion swap party where you can Swap Clothes, swap accessories, swap cosmetics, swap shoes and lots more with people from all around the world.

www.clothesmadefromscrap.com

Clothes Made From Scrap, Inc. manufactures clothing and accessories made from recycled plastic soda bottles and reclaimed cotton. Plain recycled T-shirts, hats, totes, etc., suitable for logos. Small selection. Ships from FL.

www.goodhumans.com

Good Humans. Hemp and Hemp/Organic Cotton Clothing. Ships from Santa Cruz, CA.

www.earthfashions.com
Earth Fashions products are made with 100% pre-consumer recycled fibers, which come from clippings and cuttings leftover by mills throughout the United States. These fibers are re-processed in Mexico to create new yarn and fabric which is then turned into the products you see on this site. Bajas, jackets, blankets. Plaids and outdoorsy stuff. Not organic! Ships from NJ.
www.keokjay.org
KeoK’jay (meaning bright green or fresh in Khmer) is a social enterprise whose primary goal is to provide jobs for women with HIV in Phnom Penh, Cambodia through the production of handcrafted fashion. 'Environmentally friendly' t-shirt, skirts, accessories. See contact page for where to buy.

 

Coffee:

sweetmarias.com

Sweet Maria's Drip Coffee Brewers, Paper Filters & Filter Cones. Sells raw coffees. Good reviews. Good selection and good prices on organic coffees. Lots of info ! Oakland, CA.  ***

 

Coffins:

www.naturalburialcompany.com

Natural Burial Company-  Imports, Markets, Distributes Natural Burial Products. A distributed network of producers, etc., all working together in Asia, North America, the UK and Europe. Blog like-lots of info here.

www.ecopod.co.uk

Ecopod is a revolutionary design in coffins made from naturally hardened, 100% recycled paper. Currently UK based but available Internationally.

www.ecoffinsusa.com

EcoffinsUSA was born from the desire to supply Ecoffins to the United States while minimizing the carbon impact of single-unit transportation.  Bamboo Coffins and Banana Caskets. Colorado.

 

Composters:

www.terracycle.net

TerraCycle.  Rotary Composter made from a wine barrel, rain barrels, Worm Poop Fertilizers and more...  Good information.  Ships from New Jersey.

www.composters.com

GreenCulture, Inc. Nine different styles. From Solar Digesters to Automatic Indoor Composters.  Ships from Lake Forest, CA.

www.naturemill.com

Nature Mill. Under the cabinet compact apartment composters. Pet composters. Sold on-line or thru dealers.

www.realgoods.com

All Food Recycling Compost Kit with Bokashi through the use of effective microbes or Bokashi - a Japanese word meaning "fermented organic matter" Uses fermentation rather than putrefaction to decomopose food waste indoors in 10 days! $75, refills $12. Real Goods ships from West Chester, OH.

www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy. 10 composter styles. Ships from Milwaukee, WI or BC, Canada.

search.ebay.com/worm-factory

E-Bay. Large selection of Tray Worm Composters.

www.greenfeet.com

Greenfeet.  Composters + 1 Pet Composter.. Ships from  Chico, CA.

 

Cookware:

www.amazon.com

CorningWare Creations Cookware...good prices, safe, nice looking. Amazon.

www.amazon.com

Enameled cast iron saucepans will not leach anything harmful into your food. Amazon.  

www.amazon.com

Cuisinart GG-12.  GreenGourmet Eco-Friendly Nonstick Hard Anodized 12 Piece Cookware Set. Or buy seperatly.

www.greenfeet.com

Greenfeet.  Cast Iron and Soapstone Cookware. Ships from  Chico, CA.

boroughfurnace.com
Borough Furnace, a two person design and prototyping studio who produce cast iron cookware with careful dedication to handmade, heirloom quality craftsmanship. They use recycled materials and produce locally when possible. Two frying pan designs available on their site made of upcycled cast iron. TN based.

 

Cosmetics:

www.lavera.com

Lavera was ranked #1 in a study on safe cosmetics conducted by Oeko- Germany. 250 organic and natural based products include anti-aging skin care, sun protection, color cosmetics, face, body, baby and hair care. Sold in more than 12,000 locations in 25 different countries. Sunscreen is highly rated. Ships from Kirkland, WA.

www.coastalclassiccreations.com

Coastal Classic Creations, is committed to the development of cosmetics and personal care products made without any toxicants. Fair trade, organic when possible, cradle to cradle packaging. A California Corporation.

www.cargoplantlove.com

PlantLove™ is a collection of eco-friendly lipsticks. The lipstick case is  made entirely from corn. What's more, the box the lipstick comes in grows wildflowers when planted. $2 from every lipstick sold will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

www.saffronrouge.com

Nvey Eco Organic Makeup completely formulated from certified organic plant and mineral ingredients. Numerous warehouses in U.S. and Canada.

www.greenfeet.com

Greenfeet.  Limited Selection but safe ingredients at great prices. Ships from Chico, CA.

www.bewellstaywell.com

Natural Solutions- holistic beauty, body & bath. Large selection of cosmetics. They urge customers to purchase samples first. Ships from  Salem, OH.

 

Cottage Crafts: see fair trade as well...

spiralfoundation.org
Spiral Foundation. Handmade goods - over 1000 artisans employed in Vietnam and Nepal. Helps the disabled, especially those in Vietnam who have been adversely affected by Agent Orange. From handbags to bedspreads, to clothes, to bowls.
www.globalgoodspartners.org

Global Goods Partners, a non profit, dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice by strengthening women-led development initiatives for marginalized communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Shop by product, country or producer. Housewares, scarves, bags, stationary,etc.

www.worldwomenwork.org

WorldWomenWork sells clothing, jewelery and home goods made by Asian and African women on its website giving all profits to women and conservation projects. Small selection and expensive, but quality items.

 

 

 

 

Coupons:

www.retailmenot.com

Retail me Not.  Popular “green” Coupon Codes. From Zipcar to Gaiam. Top “green” Merchants are listed on left, although some merchants listed have few green products.

www.dailyedeals.com

Daily Deals. Online coupons, coupon codes, promotions, and discount online shopping deals. Big names. From Macys to pet food to travel.  Have to search hard for green, but there.

print.coupons.com

Coupons.com. Exclusively food and personal care. The day I looked there was one coupon for organic soup. But, since there is no search bar, you need to look at all the coupons, and most of them are for processed, big industry items.

www.couponcabin.com

Coupon Cabin. Coupons from popular retailers, usable in-store or online. From Books to furniture. Good for free shipping codes. It is difficult to find green items on this site. But you may luck out if you know exactly what you want.

 

Designer Clothes:

www.weartodaygonetomorrow.com
Wear Today Gone Tomorrow is a unique national women's designer clothing rental website that specializes in dresses, tops, jackets and skirts. Rents high quality, well-known authentic designer clothing weekly for 90% off retail prices.
www.renttherunway.com
Rent the Runway. Rents the whole wardrobe, dress, bag, jewelry and they even send 2 sizes, in case your first pick is too loose or tight.

 

Electricity Usage Monitors:

www.amazon.com

Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor. How much electricity does your home or office appliance use? Connect your appliances into the Kill A Watt, and assess how efficient they are. A large LCD display counts consumption by the Kilowatt-hour.  $20.

 

Electronic's Chargers:

www.econvergence.net

Cycle Charger.  Charge a Cell Phone, iPod, Blackberry, Garmin GPS, any GPS or any other device that you can plug into your car's cigarette lighter plug- while riding your bike.

 

Exchanges:

www.swapacd.com

Swap a CD. Swap CDs that you no longer listen to with other club members. In exchange for mailing the CD to them, you earn credits good towards any other CD in the club library of over 217,299 CDs.

www.swapadvd.com

SwapaDVD- share DVDs with people all over the country. More than 60,000 DVDs currently available. Free registration when you have 10 DVDs you are ready to list for exchange.

www.paperbackswap.com

Paperback Swap- Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade. No processing charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself from over 3.3 Million.

www.bookmooch.com

Book Mooch. Give books away. Get books you want. A community for exchanging used books. There is no cost to join or use the web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.

www.swapstyle.com

Swapstyle is an online fashion swap party where you can Swap Clothes, swap accessories, swap cosmetics, swap shoes and lots more with people from all around the world.

Fabric:
www.textileexchange.org
Textile Exchange is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain -– from farmers and raw material providers to brands, retailers, and consumers.
www.fabric.com
Fabric.com See the Eco-Friendly & Organic Boutique. Free Shipping on orders $35 or more. Ships from Marietta, GA.
www.nearseanaturals.com
Near Sea Naturals organic cotton fabrics and notions, organic wool products are also from the United States, organic merino wool comes from California and Australia. Hemp fabrics are from socially-responsible facilities in China, while yarns, notions, and useable goods come from various sustainable enterprises worldwide. Pecos, New Mexico.
modgreenpod.com
Mod Green Pod are printed on an ultra-soft but sturdy and strong organic cotton cloth upholstery-weight organic cotton suitable for a wide variety of upholstery and home decoration projects. Austin, Texas.
www.daisyjanie.com

Daisy Janie offers organic cotton fabrics, printed with modern,original designs by Owner Jan DiCintio. All fabrics are self-produced by DJ and are sold on a wholesale and a few designs retail. Wyomissing, PA.

 

Fair Trade: see hand-made as well...

www.equalexchange.com

Equal Exchange, founded in 1986, is the oldest and largest for-profit Fair Trade company in the US. Organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by democratically run farmer co-ops in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

www.mountainroseherbs.com

Mountain Rose Herbs.  Great prices on quality teas, herbs, spices, oils.  Bulk available. Ships from Eugene, OR. ***

www.gaiam.com

Gaiam.  Fair Trade clothing, quilts, throws, jewelry, accessories... Ships from Boulder, CO.

www.frontiercoop.com

Frontier. Fair Trade teas, spices, bread mixes, cocoa, sugar. Also manufacture organic essential oils, spices. Ships from Norway, Iowa.

www.giftswithhumanity.com

Gifts With Humanity is the retail division of Global Fair Trade Crafts. Homegoods, jewelry, t-shirts, personal items from around the globe. Based in Edgewater, Florida. ***

www.creativewomen.net

Creative Women. Ethiopian Hand Woven Textiles. Store Locator info or contact for help.

www.hemp-sisters.com

Earth Divas is a new Hemp Sisters' brand of products featuring handmade, natural fiber, fair trade accessories made by women's co-ops from around the world. Fun bags. Ships from PA.

spiralfoundation.org
Spiral Foundation. Handmade goods - over 1000 artisans employed in Vietnam and Nepal. Helps the disabled, especially those in Vietnam who have been adversely affected by Agent Orange. From handbags to bedspreads, to clothes, to bowls.

 

Feminine:

www.divacup.com

DivaCup is a non-absorbent menstrual cup that collects menstrual flow. It is soft and smooth, so cannot be felt and will not leak when inserted properly. Lists store where available or purchase online through Drugstore.com.

www.mylunette.com

Lunette menstrual cup.  Made in Finland of 100% medical-grade silicone, one cup lasts 5-10 years when used correctly. Pads, too. Ships from Australia.

jadeandpearl.com

Sea Pearls Reusable Silk Sea Sponge Tampons. Natural sea sponge tampons, sustainably harvested and reusable for six months or more, Sea Pearls are economical, easy to use, and earth friendly. $13.00, ships from Florida.

www.lunapads.com

Lunapads cloth pads are available in vibrant 100% cotton prints and colors, 100% certified cream-colored organic cotton, or bamboo. Made in and ships from Vancouver, BC.  

Flowers:
www.thecrimsonpoppy.com
The Crimson Poppy. Handmade paper flowers. From weddings to hair pieces. Oklahoma.
www.etsy.com
Flores Del Sol. Modern floral and moss designs made from preserved flowers. Numerous designs but the craspedia is gorgeous. New Jersey through Etsy.

 

Food Storage:

www.reusablebags.com

Reusablebags offers a lined sandwich/snack bag called “Wrap-N- Mat” that unfolds as a placemat with a Velcro closure. Machine wash and air dry. Plus stainless steel food carriers, etc... Ships from Chicago. ***

www.laptoplunches.com

Laptop Lunches Bento Box Set. Sustainable lunch containers that are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe. Ca.

happytiffin.com

Happy Tiffin containers are high quality food grade stainless-steel and 100% BHA free. Santa Barbara, Ca.

www.bag-e-wash.com

Bag-E-Wash is a first-of-its-kind dishwasher accessory that allows you to easily clean and reuse your plastic food storage bags. $10. Ships from Minneapolis, MN.

www.planetbox.com
Planet Box. High quality stainless steel lunchboxes. Lunch transportation for the green generation. With stickers. California.
www.kidskonserve.com
Kids Konserve offers a complete line of reusable food storage options from complete waste-free lunch kits to individual reusable containers and beverage bottles, all made from the safest, non-leaching, bisphenol-A free (BPA), lead free and phthalate free materials. Kids Konserve products are all available on their website and in select retail locations. See their website for list of stores. Nice designs. Arizona.
www.goodbyn.com
Goodbyn lunchboxes are made from recyclable food-safe plastics: #5 polypropylene (lunchbox and bottle lid) and #2 high-density polyethylene (bottle). Animal design geared toward young children. Comes with stickers. Offered nationwide + in stores or on-line.
www.lunchbots.com
Lunch Bots. Stainless steel containers. Nice pictures of food eye candy for kids. California.

 

Furniture:

www.eco-furniture.com

Eco-Furniture made from recycled materials, ecologically harvested timber, and other earth friendly ingredients. Lake Forest, CA.

www.branchhome.com

Branch, Great 'hip' designs and sustainable too. Nice things here. San Francisco.

www.vivavi.com

Vivavi offers modern style, eco-friendly furniture and home furnishings. New York.

www.vivaterra.com

VivaTerra furniture from sustainable sources...Seating, tables, beds, wall accents, bedding, etc. Pueblo CO.

getknu.com

Knú's unique, original designs are manufactured in West Michigan by Industrial Woodworking Corporation. Good sustainability policies. Pricey, but unique.

www.environmentfurniture.com

Environment Furniture the materials used in Environment’s collections are either reclaimed, recycled or repurposed wood and canvas, providing true diversity in both appearance and texture. The company uses new wood procured from only strictly managed certified forests. Many pieces feature one-of-a-kind boards that have been exposed to the natural elements for decades and acquired a truly “weathered” look that no manufactured artificial distressing can replicate. Showrooms in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Orange County. Pricey, but nice designs.

www.iannonedesign.com

Iannone Design Ltd. is a Philadelphia based design/build firm dedicated to the creation of eco-friendly modern furniture.

www.abundantearth.com

Abundant Earth. From outdoor recycled plastic furniture to tire swings to organic mattresses.  Westbrook, Maine.

 

Green Gadgets:

www.gaiam.com

Gaiam Green living section. Simple solar devices, emergency and off-grid accessories and educational eco-toys and gadgets. Ships from Louisville, CO.

 

 

Each day over 60,000,000 plastic water bottles are disposed of in U.S. landfills.

 

Hand Made:

www.etsy.com

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Fun Items. Search local or green. From trivets to tees. Ships from maker.  ***

www.creativewomen.net

Creative Women. Ethiopian Hand Woven Textiles. Store Locator info or contact for help.

shop.indegoafrica.org

Indego Africa, a non-profit. By donating or buying from Indego Africa, you are investing in hope and hard work - a future for courageous Rwandan women. Beautiful baskets. Houston, TX.

 

Hats:

www.pazapparel.com

Paz Apparel. Recycled Brazilian canvas hats and bags, organic cotton Peace T-shirts. Based in New Jersey.

www.hempys.com

Hempy's. Hemp Beanies, Hemp Hats. Made in the U.S.. Ships from San Diego.

www.goodhumans.com

Lost Coast Hemp via Good Humans. Hemp hats. Santa Cruz, CA.

www.zuss.com

Zuss. Looking for a different look?  A recycled rubber 'gothic' hat might do the trick. Hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Ships from the Netherlands.

 

Health:

www.mothernature.com

MotherNature vitamins, supplements, herbs and other natural, organic and healthy living products. New York, NY.

www.rain-tree.com

Raintree Nutrition, is involved in researching, developing, importing and marketing non-timber rainforest products with special emphasis on the important medicinal plants of the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Hemp Products:

store.naturalnirvana.com

Natural Nirvana based in Florida.  Hemp Bags, hats, shoes, organic cotton towels, Indian goods, vegan goods.

www.rawganique.com

Rawganique Eco Apparel. Hemp jeans, hemp sheets, hemp curtains, hemp paper, etc...  Nice stuff.  Ships from BC, Canada.

www.hemp-sisters.com

Hemp Sisters.  Great hemp hats and handbags. See Earth Divas section as well.

everything.hemp.com

Hemp.com. Hemp hats, t-shirts, skin care, food, paper.

merryhempsters.com

Merry Hempsters organic hemp lip balms. Must purchase by case. Ships from Oregon.

www.thehia.org

Hemp Industries Association is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. This page links to member websites.

Herbs:

www.poppyswap.com
Poppy Swap is an e-commerce site for herbalists who make their own products. Their goal is to provide an affordable venue for people to get their products on the market. Do you have your grandmother's recipe for curing a sore throat or heirloom seeds to share? Based in Washington state.

 

Home Heating:

www.blackanddecker.com

Black & Decker. Thermal Leak Detector. Easily spot hidden energy leaks in your home. Move the light around your house. When the temp changes by 1, 5 or 10 degrees F (user adjustable), the light will change to red or blue to indicate a hot or cold spot. $50.

 

Insect Repellent:

www.homs.com

Bite Blocker; organic, plant based insect repellent. Proven 97% effective! Sweat-proof and Child-Safe, with 4-8 hours of protection. For pets too. The USDA has reported Bite Blocker to be as effective as 15% DEET! In USDA studies Bite Blocker was the most effective natural based product tested. Sport Bio-Block SPF 20 Sun and Insect lotion with zinc oxide lasts for 6 hours. Ships from NC.

www.amazon.com

Natural Insect Shield with Catnip Oil, Extra Strength 4 fl. oz. by Alternative Health & Herbs. 100% Pure Catnip Oil combined with 100% Pure Citronella Oil. Iowa State University Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip, is about ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET. Ships from NY through Herbal Remedies. $8.50.

www.amazon.com

Repel Plant-based Lemon Eucalyptus, a plant-based chemical repellent considered by the CDC to be as effective against mosquitos as deet at the same concentration. In tests it gave 8-hour protection against both ticks and mosquitos. However, oil of lemon eucalyptus product labels specify that they should not be used on children under three years old. Ingredients listed are 40% Oil of lemon eucalyptus, 60% other ingredients...if you go to the Repel site they do not list the other ingredients on their site. Listing it here because Consumer Reports recommends as their natural choice.

 

Inventions:

www.core77.com

Greener Gadgets Design Competition. Core77 partners with Greener Gadgets to produce a design competition aimed at generating outstanding design innovations for greener electronics. The top 50 entries are published online for voting and commenting.

 

Jewelry:

www.beadforlife.org

Bead for Life.  Giving impoverished Ugandan women a chance to change their and their families' lives.  They make gorgeous handcrafted paper beads from recycled paper and turn them into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  Ships from Boulder, CO.

www.greenkarat.com

Green Karat carries jewelry considered to be ‘mostly' green- made from recycled precious metals or fair trade, etc... Houston, TX.

www.tooprecioustowear.org

Too Precious to Wear.  Coral Reinterpreted: A jewelry collection inspired by the ocean. Bid on items designed by big names through Charity Buzz.

 

Kitchen Misc.: see also cookware, food storage,

www.lehmans.com
Lehmans - Jay Lehman founded the store in 1955 to serve the local Amish and others without electricity. His vision was to preserve the past for future generations. His goal was, and still is, to provide authentic, historical products to those seeking a simpler life. From soup to nuts...Ohio.
www.branchhome.com

Branch, kitchen accessories- great design and sustainable too. Cork bowls, biodegradable utensils, etc... San Francisco.

www.totallybamboo.com

Totally Bamboo. Countertops, cutting boards, utensils, everything bamboo. San Marcos CA.

www.realgoods.com

Aeromatic Oven. A small, high efficiency glass oven that cooks foods as quickly as a microwave. Grill, broil, bake, fry, toast, steam, roast, crisp. Real Goods. Ships from CO.

 

Lawn and Garden: See Rain Barrels also...

www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy. 4 styles of push mowers, electric mowers and weed control products. Ships from Milwaukee, WI or BC, Canada.

www.automower.us

Auto Mower. The worlds first fully automatic, quiet, solar-powered, zero-emission robotic user friendly lawn mower. Very expensive !

www.cleanairgardening.com

Clean Air Gardening. A good selection of Rain Barrels, push mowers, organic fertilizers, compost bins. Dallas, TX.

www.gardensalive.com

Gardens Alive. Environmentally responsible products that work. Vegetable Gardening, Flower Gardening, Home Orchards, Backyard Birding, Organic Pet Care, Lawn/Soil care, Pest/Weed control.

www.plowhearth.com

Plow & Hearth- unique, home and lifestyle products. Not all green, need to search on site for finds such as open-weave jute leaf sacks, perma-mulch made from recycled tires, composters, rain barrels, eucalyptus furniture. Birdhouses galore. Madison, Virginia.

www.gardeners.com

Gardener's Supply- composters, living wall kits, solar lights, reforest teak furniture, rain barrels, Intervale Organic Compost. Committed to a Greener Future... Vermont.

www.closetheloop.com

Close The Loop.  Recycled Rubber Mulch, Glass Mulch, Cocoa Shell Mulch. Recycled plastic fence. Tire planters and swings, rubber pavers. Ships from PA.

 

Light Bulbs/LED:

www.usfirst.org
FIRST® Green e-watt saver, an exclusive, state-of-the-art, 7-watt/450 lumen high-performance LED light bulb that features longer life and significantly lower energy consumption. FIRST®Green e-watt saver bulbs are now available through local Science fund raising teams. For information on how to purchase an e-watt saver bulb from a FIRST team near you, contact:  [email protected] $19.99
www.qnuru.com
Qnuru LED Light bulbs. 80% energy savings, no toxic gases or chemicals, a longer lifetime than any other light bulb available, and natural, flattering color.Albuquerque, NM
www.ewg.org

Environmental Working Group's Lighten Up in '09: Shoppers Guide to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs- highlights the best CFLs, guide helps you use CFL bulbs safely in your home.

www.ccrane.com

C Crane. LED Lightbulbs and light fixtures. Ships from Fortuna, CA.

www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy.  LED light bulbs, Christmas lights and CFls.  Ships from Milwaukee, WI or BC, Canada.

www.theledlight.com

LEDLight.com- find everything made with LEDs. From loose leds and led drivers to finished LED fixtures, LED Light Bulbs, LED Landscape Lighting, LEDs for Indoor and Outdoor Signage, LED flashlights, etc.   Carson City NV.

 

Lighting:

www.solarlightstore.com

Solar Light Store.  Solar Landscape Lights, post lights, spot lights, misc garden lights. Ships from Omaha, NE.

www.lampsplus.com

Lamps Plus. Solar lighting. Ships from Chatsworth, CA.

www.eco-lights.com

Eco-Lights- pendant lights, wall sconces, and chandeliers, as well as floor lamps, table lamps, and eco-friendly Energy Star and solar lighting. Expensive, not all green. Lake Forest, CA.

 

Motorcycles (Eco):

www.vectrix.com

Vectrix Electric Scooter. 25 hp, about equal to a current 250-300cc gas-powered scooter, exceeds 60mph, 0-31 mph in 3.6 seconds 0-50 mph in 6.8 seconds. The nickel-metal hydride batteries can supply up to 68 miles of range.

enertiabike.com

Brammo’s Enertia electric motorcycle- 280 pounds, six small lithium phosphate batteries- take three hours to charge in a regular wall socket, and  will last 35-45 miles, exceeds 50mph. Cost to run about one cent a mile.

www.zapworld.com

ZAP stands for Zero Air Pollution. ZAP Electric Cars, Scooters, Bike kits. Santa Rosa, Calif.

 

Music:

www.swapacd.com

Swap a CD. Swap CDs that you no longer listen to with other club members. In exchange for mailing the CD to them, you earn credits good towards any other CD in the club library of over 217,299 CDs.

 

Notebooks/Office:

www.papergeist.com

PaperGeist One-of-a-kind post consumer notebooks made from vintage record covers, thrift store buys and reclaimed office paper. Tampa, Florida.

www.thegreenoffice.com

GreenOffice.com is a one-stop online retailer featuring over 34,000 green and conventional office products and a comprehensive range of sustainability services designed to make office greening easy and cost effective.

 

 

Twenty five percent of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rain forest ingredients.
But a very small percentage of tropical trees and plants have been tested by Western scientists, and we are losing approximately fifty thousand species a year due to rain forest destruction.

 

Organic:

www.organiccottondirectory.net

Pesticide Action Network- Search their directory for organic cotton and organic cotton products.

   
Packaging:
www.ecovativedesign.com
Eco Cradle packaging is biodegradable and home compostable. It’s made from seed husks and mushroom roots. EcoCradle™ performs similarly to synthetic foams, but it takes far less energy to produce, is made of natural materials and is eco-friendly every step of the way. Green Island, NY.

Paper -- Eco:

www.thepapermillstore.com

Paper Mill Store recycled paper, carbon neutral paper, tree-free paper and envelopes. Orders over $199 qualify for free shipping. Ships from Neenah, WI.

www.treecycle.com

Treecycle Recycled Paper - Office and Cleaning Products - Food Service. Good Company! Most recycled paper products on the market labeled "RECYCLED" contain little or no post-consumer waste(PCW) paper, only wood chips and mill scraps. These "RECYCLED" paper products do little to address the environmental concerns of deforestation and landfills full of potentially reusable waste paper. Paper products made with PCW are the positive choice. Ships from Montana.

 

Paper-Treeless--Office:

www.sugarmade.com

Sugar Made premium paper products made from sugar cane bagasse, the fibrous residue left over after sugar cane has been crushed and the sugar extracted, and combine it with other recycled fibers to make products that are 100% biodegradable and 100% recycled. Office paper, paper towels,toilet/facial tissue, paper plates, bowls and napkins. Click on where to buy link to find on-line or store options.

www.mrelliepooh.com

Mr. Ellie Pooh sells 100% handmade journals, stationery, crafts, scrapbook/photo albums and various grades of paper made of 75% Sri Lankan elephant dung.  Only basic bonding agents such as alum and rosin, along with water soluble salt dyes for coloring are used. No bleach. No Acids. On-line or in stores. Help save the elephants.

www.islandnet.com

ECO-Source Paper. A composite of 40% hemp, 40% flax and 20% cotton. Wrapping paper, book stock and card stock. Ships from BC, Canada.

Paper-Treeless--tableware and compostables...

www.earth-centric.com

Earth-Centric sells natural renewable products made from starches extracted from corn, potato, tapioca, or other plant and vegetable matter, combined with biodegradable polymers. Biodegradable tableware, bags and food containers.

www.thesugarcane
papercompany.com

Sugar Cane Paper Company’s paper products are made from recycled sugar cane bagasse, the fibrous residue left over after sugar cane has been crushed and the sugar extracted. 85 percent is recycled waste (bagasse) and the remaining 15 percent, recycled paper. Sugar Cane Paper Company products use only ECF chlorine-free bleaching and are 100 percent biodegradable. They are also recyclable and can be composted. Napkins, Toilet and Tissue Paper, Towels and dinnerware. Call for pricing. Ships from CA.

www.sugarmade.com

Sugar Made premium paper products made from sugar cane bagasse, the fibrous residue left over after sugar cane has been crushed and the sugar extracted, and combine it with other recycled fibers to make products that are 100% biodegradable and 100% recycled. Office paper, paper towels,toilet/facial tissue, paper plates, bowls and napkins. Click on where to buy link to find on-line or store options.

www.ecoproductsstore.com

Eco Products environmental foodservice products. Treeless cups, containers, utensils, plates, napkins, compostable bags. Since 1990 ships from Colorado.

Pens:
www.dba-co.com
DBA 98 Pen is the only 98% biodegradable pen in the world. It’s also the only pen to use ink composed of simple, environmentally responsible ingredients. Produced at a wind-powered facility in the United States, it was designed as a responsible alternative to the wasteful and often toxic pens we use almost every day. NY,NY $3.

 

Pest Control:

www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy. Safe, natural pest control products.
Shipping facilities in Milwaukee, WI, and in BC, Canada

www.bio-block.us

Bio Block. Organic Insecticides and Pest repellents. Eco Organic Blender Herbicide and Poison Ivy Killer, Bio Block® Wood Insect Treatment, Eco-Shield Insecticide Organic Plant & Yard Spray, Bio Block® Organic Home Pest Control.  Ships from NC.

 

Pets:

www.onlynaturalpet.com

Only Natural Pet Store offers natural dog and cat products of the highest quality consistent with a holistic approach to pet health. Their goal is to greatly improve the health, happiness, and longevity of pets lives. ***

www.westpawdesign.com

West Paw Design is a small manufacturer of high-quality pet products made in the USA while minimally impacting the environment. Products manufactured in Bozeman, Montana.

www.flushpuppies.com

Flush Puppies. Super biodegradable flushable dog poop bags. 45 bags $9 includes shipping. Tampa, Florida.

www.envirokats.com
EnviroKats™ is the first cat litter made from 100% recycled materials that is also 100% reusable! Why use strip mined minerals when you can use recycled tires? Just rinse and reuse! One $39.99 18-pound EnviroKat box is recommended for every two cats in a household. Made in Arizona. This is a great product!!! ***

 

Power Strips:

www.smarthomeusa.com

Smart Surge Protector automatically turns your peripherals off if you forget.  Works with the sleep mode of all computers. Pays for itself in energy cost savings in as little as six weeks. Ships from LI, NY. Also remote surge protectors, occupancy sensors, etc...

 

Product Comparisons:

 

Rain Barrels:

keetsa.com/blog

Keetsa. How to make your own rain barrel.

rainwaterhog.com

Rainwater HOG modular tanks catch and store your rainwater for reuse  on  your garden and even in your house. With a capacity of 51 gallons, a footprint of 1.3 sq ft and vertical head of 6 ft, Rainwater HOG modules can fit under decks, up against walls and along side passageways.

www.aquabarrel.com

Aquabarrel Rain Barrel — Rain collection and storage device.  Plastic Barrel. Can purchase DIY plans. Gaithersburg, MD.

www.cleanairgardening.com

Clean Air Gardening.  A good selection of Rain Barrels, push mowers, organic fertilizers, compost bins.  Dallas, TX.

www.rainxchange.com

Rain Xchange by Aquascape. A revolutionary landscape system for capturing and reusing rain water. Also sells a rainbarrel. Chicago, Ohio and more.

www.plowhearth.com

Plow & Hearth- unique, home and lifestyle products. Not all green, need to search on site for finds such as open-weave jute leaf sacks, perma-mulch made from recycled tires, composters, rain barrels, eucalyptus furniture. Birdhouses galore. Madison, Virginia.

www.gardeners.com

Gardener's Supply- composters, living wall kits, solar lights, reforest teak furniture, rain barrels, Intervale Organic Compost. Committed to a Greener Future... Vermont.

www.realgoods.com

Real Goods Rain barrel. Heavy-duty, yet thin, recycled food-grade polyethylene rain barrel. $134 + $69 shipping from West Chester, OH.

 

Recycled Goods:

www.thriftyplanet.com

Thrifty Planet Resource Guide is a database of businesses in the United States that sell recycled or previously owned merchandise.

www.closetheloop.com

Close The Loop.  Recycled Gifts. Recycled pens, pop-top belts (!) and earrings, bicycle chain bracelets. Hand knit plastic bag hats and bags. Tire planters and swings. Good prices. Ships from PA.

www.terracycle.net

Terra Cycle- Products made from waste. Bags made from juice boxes, plant food, cleaners. Ships from NJ.

ecologicdesigns.com

Ecologic Designs a sustainable manufacturer of soft, durable goods in Boulder, Co.  Currently makes goods from Vinyl Billboards, Rubber Inner Tubes,  Wetsuit Neoprene and Nylon Climbing Ropes.

 

Renewable Energy:

www.altestore.com

AltE-a retailer of renewable energy goods. Provides not only the expertise and the technical service the Do-It-Yourselfer needs but also a place for learning & sharing with others who have the same passion. Making Renewable Do-able. Solar, wind, batteries, kits, etc...Good prices/service.  Hudson, Massachusetts. ***

www.sierrasolar.com

Sierra Solar Systems- solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro-electric generators, solar hot water, solar gadgets, ovens, refrigerators, etc.  Grass Valley, CA.

 

Rentals:

www.bagborroworsteal.com

Bag Borrow or Steal. Borrow or Rent the Latest Authentic Designer Handbags, Purses, Sunglasses, Jewelry, Watches, and Accessories. Rent by the week, the month or longer. Ships from Middleton, WI.

www.bookswim.com

BookSwim- online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and college textbooks directly to your home, without the need to purchase. They stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics with free shipping both ways. Read your books as long as you want, no late fees. Plans start at $10 a month.

 

Rugs:

www.realgoods.com

Real Goods--Recycled Turkish Rugs are hand-crafted by fair-trade thai artesans who recieve a fair wage for their craft. The durable multicolored polypropylene strands are made from 100% discarded post-consumer soda bottles. Ships from Ohio.

www.realgoods.com

Real Goods--handmade flip flop doormats keep foam-rubber wastes from sandal manufacturing out of landfills by transforming them into tough but lightweight doormats. Colors vary. Made in Philippines. Ships from Ohio.

 

 

Approximately 84 Billion plastic bags are used each year in the U.S.

 

Safety Issues:

www.cpsc.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent federal regulatory agency, conducts research, issues product standards, obtains recalls, and disseminates information to consumers.

www.watoxics.org

Washington Toxics Coalition, non-profit, good site for issues, toxic toy info and safe products.

www.healthystuff.org
HealthyStuff.org is home to over 15,000 test results on over 5,000 common items including pet products, women's handbags, back-to-school products and more. HealthyStuff.org focused on a subset of chemicals that could be detected by the XRF technology: lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine and mercury. HealthyStuff.org also contains information on consumer products that contain chromium, tin, and antimony. But not all chemicals of concern (e.g., Bisphenol A) can be screened using this methodology.

 

Shoes:

simpleshoes.com

Simple Shoes. Committed to making their products 100% sustainable. Ships from Ventura, CA.

www.pegasusshoes.com

Pegasus Shoes -- comfort footware, see vegan and non-leather offerings... Woodstock, NY.

www.mooshoes.com
Moo Shoes large variety of vegan shoes and accessories. NY, NY.
www.lacanadienneshoes.com
La Canadienne Sustainable, non-toxic, eco-leather shoes and boots. Fair trade. Montreal, Canada.
www.vibramfivefingers.com
Vibram FiveFingers - Bikila designed specifically for near barefoot running. For running and fitness. Not the greenest of materials but they're a natural. Concord, MA.

 

Skateboards:

www.bamboosk8.com

BambooSK8, is an OEM bamboo provider to the skateboard community providing quality 100% bamboo skateboards and veneers. Lists dealers.

 

Soap/Shampoos:                    Beware triclosan, triclocarban or fragrance...

www.emporiumnaturals.com

Emporium Naturals. Natural Soap & Shampoo 'Bases', Essential Oils, Essential Oil Blends, Herbs, Herb Colorant Sets, Oils and Butters, Clays, Hydrosols, Waxes, Lip Balm Bases, etc.... Make your own.   Cohasset, MA.

www.vermontsoap.com

Vermont Soap. Great Organic Ingredients. Great Prices. Bars and liquids, cleaners as well.

www.rockymountainsoap.com
Rocky Mountain Soap Company. Only (really) natural ingredients. Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
www.justnaturalskincare.com

Just Natural. Organic soaps, shampoos, skin care. Expensive but good ingredients. Ships from Florida.

www.lushusa.com

Lush hand made soaps, shampoos, deodorants, face care, body creams- made from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, essential oils and safe synthetics. 70% sold without packaging. Stores worldwide- for U.S. ships from Vancouver, Canada. ***

www.greenfeet.com

Greenfeet.  Shampoos, Conditioners, Personal Care Products. Ships from  Chico, CA.

www.pangeaorganics.com

Pangea Organics. Organic Body Care- No petrochemicals, parabens, GMOs or synthetics. Ships from Shelton, CT.

 

Soda:

www.sodaclub.com

Soda Club. Carbonated soft drinks at home at the push of a button. No electricity, no batteries. No more transport of soda bottles and no more disposing of bottles. Company refills your empty cylinders.

 

Solar Accessories:

www.voltaicsystems.com

Voltaic Backpacks. Fabrics are made from recycled PET i.e. soda bottles. Mobile solar power generators designed to charge virtually all handheld electronics. Their portable generator can charge a laptop as well. Based in NY.

www.solarc.de

Artbag24 shoulder bag with exchangeable covers, making it possible to switch between a variety of designs. Built in integrated solar module to recharge an accumulator or small electronic devices. To buy see www.solar2go-usa.com

 

Solar Chargers:

www.gaiam.com

Gaiam. Large selection of Portable Solar Chargers.  Ships from Louisville, CO.

www.solio.com
Better Energy Systems develops and markets portable clean technology products for travel, work, and play. Makers of Solio solar chargers. London and Berkeley, CA.

 

Solar Cookers:

solarcooking.org

Solar Cookers International, nonprofit marketplace. 5 models- $25 to $300. Your purchase helps support SCI's work around the world. Cookbooks, videos, pots. ***

www.gaiam.com

Gaiam. 5 solar oven styles. $100-300.
Ships from Louisville, CO.

www.eartheasy.com

Earth Easy. Three solar oven designs. Shipping facilities in Milwaukee, WI, and in BC, Canada

 

Solar Electric:

www.realgoods.com

Real Goods carries solar electric products from the world’s foremost Photovoltaic (PV) brands and manufacturers, including Sharp, Everstep, Sanyo, Kyocera, Evergreen, Uni-Solar and others. Ships from Ohio.

 

Solar Lights:

www.solarlightstore.com

Solar Light Store. Solar Landscape Lights, post lights, spot lights, misc garden lights. Ships from Omaha, NE.

www.realgoods.com

Portable Solar LED Lights. Solar lights, modules, chargers, flashlights and lanterns. Real goods. Ships from CO.

 

Sun Protection: Sunscreen

cosmeticsdatabase.com

Environmental Working Group's cosmetics database list of the safest and most effective sunscreens. ***

www.kinesys.com

KINeSYS picked as the safest and most effective spray sunscreen in an investigation of nearly 1,000 brand-name sunscreen products (cosmeticsdatabase.com). Search for a retailer here.

www.californiababy.com

California Baby Suncare products are non-chemical and tear free. Unlike chemical sun filtering agents, their sunscreen lotions and sticks sit on top of the skin scattering and reflecting UV rays. Ships from Los Angeles.

www.trukid.com

TruKid. Sunny Days Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, SPF 30+. Face and Body stick voted one of the top sunscreens for safety by the Environmental Working Group. Ships from Oakland, CA.

www.kabanaskincare.com

Kabana Green Screen Organic and Natural UVA & UVB Sunscreens, gels, soaps, deodorants,lip balms. Great simple ingredients ! Green Screen Natural Sunscreen is rated well on the Environmental Working Group's Safe Cosmetics Database. Lafayette, CO.

www.badgerbalm.com

Badger Balm. 100% Natural, Certified Organic ingredients, highly rated for safety and effectiveness by the Environmental Working Group. Lip balms, sunscreens, soaps, etc... Ships from NH.

 

Sun Protection to Wear:

www.SunGrubbies.com

Sun Grubbies clothing, men's and women's sun hats, sun protection swim wear, as well as hard-to-find UV protective items such as sun gloves, sun protection umbrellas, a UV blocking neck drape, a sun protection nose guard, and plus size SPF clothing. San Diego, CA

www.solarweave.com

Solar Weave. Woven and knit cottons, nylons, polyesters and stretch fabrics and t-shirts in a variety of colors, constructions and styles. SPF fabrics effectively block at least 97% of UV during the equivalent of two years of normal wear tear. Inexpensive. Ships from WA.

www.spfstore.com

SPF Store. Sun Protection Center-The SPF line of fabrics has been chosen by NASA. Swimwear, hats, shirts, etc... good prices. Ships from  Madison, WI.

www.sunprecautions.com

Solumbra hats, shirts, pants and accessories are designed for all day sun protection. Solumbra fabrics provide greater than 30 SPF and block more than 97% of both UVA and UVB rays. Expensive. Seattle, Washington.

 

Swap: see exchange and rentals...

 

T-Shirts with a message:

www.weaddup.com

We Add Up organic cotton t-shirts are printed by hand with a unique number. Your number represents your place in the sequential global count of all the people who are taking steps to help stop climate change. On the back of each shirt is a word or phrase that describes an action almost anyone can take to reduce their carbon footprint. Choice of action. $25. Ships from Mentor, OH.

Toys:
www.globalgreenpals.com
Global Green Pals. Soft 12-inch dolls made of Oeko-Tex 100 certified organic cotton. Dolls are stuffed with 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic PET bottle stuffing. Detailed embroidered faces, removable clothing and high play value. Machine washable. Each doll comes with a detailed character tag that tells your Pal's story and offers kid-friendly green tips on how to help the Earth. Winner of Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence 2009, Dr. Toy's Best Green Product 2009, and Mom's Best Award 2009. $15. on Amazon. Ages 3+
www.inspirationgreen.com/eco-toys-for-ages-6-10.html
See Products blog for lots of toy suggestions...Babies, 3-6, 6-10...

 

Toilet Paper:

tissue.greenpeace.ca

GreenPeace. Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, Napkin and Tissue Buying Guide.  Important !  Marcal is a good choice as well.

Underwear:
www.ibexwear.com
Ibex Outdoor Clothing. Merino wool undergarments - its Balance line of underwear for men (briefs for $32, boxers for $45) and women ( $25-$29 and bras from $35-$69). The company also offers D-Lux ($45) and Zepher ($52) boxers for men, as well as Zepher long johns ($80) for men and women. Vermont.
www.smartwool.com
SmartWool makes Merino socks and undergarments, such as the mens’ Microweight Boxer Brief ($45) and three long johns for men and women ($60-$75) of varying weights.

 

Vehicle Conversions:   See Vehicles page-  Biofuel, Hybrid to Electric, Natural Gas, Solar, Water.

 

Videos:

www.swapadvd.com

SwapaDVD- share DVDs with people all over the country. More than 60,000 DVDs currently available. Free registration when you have 10 DVDs you are ready to list for exchange.

 

Water Bottles:

www.bamboobottleco.com
Bamboo Bottle. Bamboo outside, 17-ounce glass bottle inside. Comes apart for dishwasher cleaning. Super idea! $25. Ships from Portsmouth, NH.
www.reusablebags.com

Reuseable Bags. Good selection of well priced stainless water bottles. Ships from Chicago, Illinois.

www.newwaveenviro.com

New Wave Enviro. Eastar resin. This product is FDA approved and NSF  51 certified-an Eastman Chemical material. Also sell stainless bottles. Store locater or buy on site.

www.greenfeet.com

Green Feet. Stainless water bottles. Ships from  Chico, CA.

mysigg.com

SIGG bottles are aluminum and lined with a 'secret' formula the Swiss manufacturer claims- exceeds FDA requirements. But why is it secret? Fun assortment of designs.

www.tappening.com

Tappening  a campaign designed to educate about the  unnecessary waste of money, fossil fuels and resultant stress on the environment caused by the bottled water industry. Sells BPA-free and stainless bottles.

 

Water Filters:

www.waterfiltercomparisons.com

Water Filter Comparisons. Information on the performance, costs and value of home water filtration products. For profit site to discourage bottled water use, but useful info.

www.zerowater.com

ZeroWater. Patented 5-stage Ion Exchange filters eliminate all Dissolved Solids, they’re also recyclable. Available in stores or online.

 

Water Reuse/Generation:

www.watersavertech.com

AQUS  system conserves water by reusing greywater from the bathroom sink to flush the toilet. $395.00 plus $20.00 for shipping from Kentucky.

www.cleanwater.myxziex.com

XZIEX Atmospheric Water Generators is manufacturing machines that filter, treat and purify water, taken from the air we breathe. Memphis, TN.

 

Wind Power: See Wind Page.

 

 
 
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