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Their site: http://buygreenware.com/Mothers-Corn_c2.htm
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Are you looking for a safe baby dish? Or an safe kids dish? Or simply baby feeding plates? Look no further, Buy Green Ware has the best one out there, a very safe, eco-friendly and green line of biodegradable baby feeding trays, utensils, cups and sippy cups called Mother's Corn. They're made out of hormone-free corn, so that means that it's 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. These corn dishes, cups and utensils will biodegrade within 1-2 years versus a 500 year time frame for a plastic tray or plastic tray or plate. It also doesn't release chemicals into our environment because the ink is non-toxic. It's safe to use even with hot water and for a baby to suck. Another great place to use these trays and utensils are in schools, kindergardens, hospitals, kids camps, baby showers, kids parties, and anything else you can imagine. Please make sure to feed your baby and kids on these feeding plates. What a difference we'd be making in our beautiful planet! Buy Green Ware even has biodegradable cutting boards and they'll be coming up with other exciting new products!
- Non-toxic ink
- Hormone-free corn
Tableware that they have: kids cups, cups with straws, sippy cups, trays, utensils and even cutting boards.Their site: http://buygreenware.com/Mothers-Corn_c2.htm
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/green-home-remodeling-spectrum-fine-homes/
What does it take to have a green home remodeling? What are the basics of making and building sustainable homes? Susan Davis from Specitrum Fine Homes gives us some hints on how to have a sustainable home on the cheap and while saving money! It's just a reminder that going green can actually save you money while creating a healthier life for you and your family. It's simply amazing how it's a win win situation!
Some of her ideas for a green home remodeling are:
- Have a home energy audit, also known as home performance audit, you can even get it for free through your city or through your energy company. Worst case you pay someone to come by, and even then you'll end up saving money by finding out what holes you need to patch or windows you might need to change.
- Another option is to have a thermal image report to see exactly where heat is leaking or air cold is getting in!
- If you're interested in having solar energy in your home, definitely make sure to have a home energy audit before installing it, you won't believe how much money you could save just by closing up holes. Not only that, you'll need a much smaller solar power and you'll end up saving money there too!
- Read the labels, find out exactly what kind of furniture you're putting inside your home, your carpet, paint, and even cleaning products can be very toxic and could be harming your health.
Here are the kinds of services they offer, in between others: green interior design, green remodeling, green architecture and green construction, home performance audit or thermal image report.More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/green-home-remodeling-spectrum-fine-homes/... more
More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/reusable-recycled-bags/
I absolutely loved these environmentally friendly reusable recycled bags made out of recycled billboard! It's a super eco-friendly bag that's going to last you a long time. Billboard is already a very strong material because it has to withstand all kinds of weather, from Summer all the way to Winter and I'm sure that these billboard bags will also last a lifetime. The company also makes recycled tote bags, and even recycled wine bags, and whomever you give it to, will keep on giving it and there's no way it will break it! So the next time you get any kind of bag, be it a farmers' market bag, wine bag, tote bag, beach bag or just a super fashionable and unique, one of a kind bag, don't look any further!
Boards 2 Bags makes them and I hope you enjoy them while helping our environment!
- Water proof
- Environmentally friendlyMore info here: http://www.ecobold.com/reusable-recycled-bags/
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This is the continuation of our Natural, Eco-friendly and Green Baby Products, an amazing guide with the safest and greenest products for your children.
Life Factory Baby bottles: they make glass baby bottles that are not only safe for your kid, but also for our environment, it's non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and FDA approved. The silicon sleeve is made with medical grade silicone. This glass baby feeding bottle will make your kid love his/her bottle as much as I loved mine ;)
Mama K's Clay: this kids clay is a fun play clay that's so safe you'd not believe it. It's made with 100% natural ingredients and they can put it in their mouth. They're scented to ease tension, calm, treat anxiety and other things in between. Ingredients list: certified gluten-free flour, salt, extra virgin olive oil, natural colors and organic essential oils.
Choices are: lavender, lemon grass, geranium, sweet orange, chamomile and cardamom and bergamot.
Piggy Paint nailpolish: this is one of the safest kids nailpolish (and adult also!) it's non-toxic and the nail polish remover is even odorless! It's a water based nail polish formula that's hypoallergenic and comes in fun, vibrant colors. Oh and of course, it's cruelty-free and not tested on animals.
Muu Furniture: this non-toxic and unique baby and kids furniture is just amazing and beautiful. They're made with sustainable wood or recycled wood and painted with VOC-free finish. The panels are interchangeable so you can change it as your kids grow (or change it from a boy to a girl theme, or vice versa). Made in the US.
Eco-Gear: this kids backpack is an environmentally friendly kids bag made with organic cotton, and is PVC free. The dyes are non-toxic, and even the few plastic components are made out of recycled plastic. They've a bunch of cute and different animal themes to chose from.
I hope you enjoyed our best baby gifts and kids products and that your child is living a safe and more natural life!
Everything in this guide would also make a great baby shower gift!
You can watch Part 1 here: www.ecobold.com/natural-eco-friendly-and-green-baby-productsThis is the continuation of our Natural, Eco-friendly and Green Baby Products, an... more
These organic cotton underwear by Couture Cottons are adorable and will make your man fall head over heels (or heels over head, depending on his personal preferences). Organic cotton underwear, soy underwear or bamboo underwear make it a sustainable, eco-friendly, safe, breathable and allergen free underwear. These organic fabrics (or soy, or bamboo) Some things that Couture Cottons carry are: cute panties, thongs, boy shorts, and even camisoles, which are my personal favorite in terms of comfort hehe. Well, if I'm very single, all I need is an organic sleepwear, no?!
Here are some key points about each sustainable fabric, directly from their website:
Benefits of Organic and Sustainable Fabrics:
• Softer and safer than conventional cotton fabrics
• Lasts ten times longer than conventional cotton
• Processed without harsh toxic chemicals
• Allergen Free
• Breathable fabric
• Pesticide free
• Soft and luxurious like silk yet without the chemicals and wrinkles
• Sustainable resource that is biodegradable and can be grown without pesticides
• Allergen free
• Soft and feels similar to cashmere
• Sustainable fabric
• Rarer and softer than organic cotton
• Environmentally friendly
• Allergen Free
- Soy underwear
- Organic underwear
- Bamboo underwear
EnjoyThese organic cotton underwear by Couture Cottons are adorable and will make your man... more
Knock knock, green housekeeping coming!
After doing some extensive research I found some of the best green cleaning products out there. Hope you enjoy!
Here are just some of the products they all have: dish soap, liquid hand soap, toilet bowl cleaner, limescale remover, detergent, carpet cleaner, stain remover, laundry powder.Knock knock, green housekeeping coming!
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City Grazing’s goat herd lives on Cargo Way, near Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco.
Landscaping by goat is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas across the nation. Besides being amazing and engaging creatures, goats are much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than a gas-powered lawn mower. The animals also provide natural fertilizer, which can help to restore degraded earth and natural soil organisms. Goat grazing is also much safer to our water supply than the use of...City Grazing’s goat herd lives on Cargo Way, near Heron’s Head Park in San... more
How can you keep your food fresh and your drinking water cool in a hot third world country? The pot-fridge is the latest in a range of savvy inventions for the poor in the developing world. An idea revived by NGOs working in Africa, this nifty invention is now being used by farmers and their families in warm climates to preserve their food and keep the insects away. This desert cooler does not require electricity or any power source, apparently making it ideal for poor rural villages and sustainable living fans. According to the NGOs, a pot-fridge will keep your tomatoes fresh for almost three weeks and all it takes is some sand, water and two pots. Is it time to give up on ‘white goods’ and get earthy? The programme shows us how to make one.How can you keep your food fresh and your drinking water cool in a hot third world... more
Finally, the ministry of defence are taking environmental concerns seriously. Their new critically acclaimed range of green ammunition will continue to reduce the threat of insurgents, terrorism and war but will ensure that a broader impact on the environment is minimised. From reduced-lead bullets to recyclable explosives, developments put forward are part of a major investment in ecologically-sound equipment and logistics.Finally, the ministry of defence are taking environmental concerns seriously. Their... more
- Solar power
- Salvaged door
- Recycled glass
- Non toxic paint
- Made out of straw
- FSC Certified Wood
- Double pane windows
- Water catching system
- Energy star appliances
- Drought tolerant landscapeHighlights:
- Solar power
- Salvaged door
- Recycled glass
- Non toxic paint
Even though I'm not a mom, I definitely appreciate Zoli's products. Take for example a research done by the Environmental Working Group found that newborns umbilical cord blood has an average of 287 different chemicals, in which:
- 180 cause cancer in humans or animals
- 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system
- 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
A few years ago we were putting fire retardant chemicals on our pajamas, we had to go and prove that it caused more harm than good. Now we must prove that such chemicals should stay away from our furniture, linens, paint and products that we put on our bodies. So, thank goodness we have companies such as ZoLi who shares the same vision as ours and are able to produce better products!
- BPA free
- Lead free
- Phthalate freeEven though I'm not a mom, I definitely appreciate Zoli's products. Take for... more
Bleach cremes, skin softeners and skin softeners contain hazardous chemicals. Manufacturing process add environmental pollution while the chemicals pollute our environment and water level inside earth. We are offering alternatives to these creams. Our home remedies are very environmentally friendly and safe while keeping our world green.
* Oranges are available easily and we use them frequently. Get some orange peels. Dry them in sunlight. When they are dry (make sure they are fully dry) grind them well so that it becomes powder. Now add some milk to it and make a nice paste. You can rinse it after 15 minutes with lukewarm water. It is an excellent remedy to cleanse your skin and whitens your skin as well. Can be used regularly on daily basis.
* Gram flour is considered good for skin whitening. It has a whitening agent in it. Make paste with two spoons of gram flour, a little lemon, milk cream and a pinch of turmeric powder. This paste can be used all over the body.
Source: http://save-environment.com/general-environment/environmentally-friendly-ways-for-a-soft-bright-glowing-and-white-skin-home-remediesBleach cremes, skin softeners and skin softeners contain hazardous chemicals.... more
- Acid free
- No toxic agents
- Vegetable based ink
- Made out of limestone
- No water consumptionHighlights:
- Acid free
- No toxic agents
- Vegetable based ink
- Made out of... more
Like Miami during Art Basel or Milan during Fashion Week, the town of Reims, France was buzzing with activity during its most important two weeks of the year—the vendange, or grape harvest. Last year Veuve Clicquot invited us to Reims to learn what happens before the vendange (check out our CH video); this year they invited us back (along with our friends from Notcot, Yatzer, Frizzi Frizzi, and Materialiste) to help with the harvest itself.
You probably already know that the method for making Champagne is used around the world, but only sparkling wine made from three varieties of grapes (pinot noir, chardonnary and pinot meunier) grown in France’s Champagne region can be called Champagne. Efforts are being taken to certify the area as a UNESCO-protected region (Saint-Émillion and the Loire Valley are also certified), which will further enhance the cultural, physical and commercial roles the region plays.
Our trip included visits to many of Veuve Clicquot’s facilities and vineyards, including its beautifully renovated Hótel du Marc, (below). The 1840 manor has been part of Veuve Clicquot’s heritage for more than a hundred years, and is among the first of its age to be completely overhauled with 21st century environmentally-friendly systems. We also toured the cellars and a pressing center.
On a perfect Sunday morning we woke up early and headed to the Manoir de Verzy, which overlooks one of the more than 400 vineyards owned by Veuve Clicquot. This grand cru vineyard is where grapes for La Grande Dame are grown. After picking the grapes we went to the nearby pressing center, where we watched our grapes be pressed. The juice of grapes from each variety and field is stored separately in steel vats, where it goes through its first round of (malolactic) fermentation.
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http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2009/11/celebrating_veu.phpLike Miami during Art Basel or Milan during Fashion Week, the town of Reims, France... more
Nothing is wasted at the London-based charity Africack which collects bodily waste from across London and ships it out to Africa for use as an organic, environmentally friendly fertiliser. From Africack's East London collection point and processing centre, we learn how our own pooh can save the world. Next time you visit the loo, spare a thought for the needy and contact your local Africack centre.Nothing is wasted at the London-based charity Africack which collects bodily waste... more
This winter, New Year's Eve revelers will have a close-up view of Times Square's first environmentally friendly billboard powered entirely by wind and sun.
But the billboard might not be quite as dazzling as some of its high-powered neighbors along the Great White Way.
Construction on the 35,000-pound sign advertising Ricoh Americas Corp. is to begin this month across the avenue from the building where the ball drops on New Year's Eve.
Powered by 16 wind turbines and 64 solar panels, the sign is expected to save $12,000 to $15,000 per month in electricity costs. Ricoh, an office equipment and document storage supplier, estimates the sign will also keep 18 tons of carbon out of the environment.
The billboard will be lit by floodlights rather than light-emitting diodes. It won't have a backup generator, so it could go dark during a long period with little wind or sun.
But Ricoh spokesman Ron Potesky said the sign's turbines will probably be able to keep the billboard lit even after four days without breezes or bright sun.
"The point is that there are ways of being environmentally friendly to the planet, even on a billboard," Potesky said.
A lighting ceremony for the 126-foot wide, 47-foot tall sign is scheduled for Dec. 4.This winter, New Year's Eve revelers will have a close-up view of Times... more
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The glass of the future will be made from renewable materials such as sugars, fatty acids and alcohols thanks to a discovery made by scientists in Germany.
The research team have discovered an enzyme in a strain of bacteria that can dramatically improve the production process of acrylic glass - otherwise known as Plexiglas® or Perspex®. The new process eliminates the need for petrochemicals and replaces them with cheap renewable substances.
Traditional glass production processes come at a huge cost to the environment, producing 185kg of CO2 for every tonne of glass made. The industry alone is estimated to pump out more that half a million tonnes of CO2 a year. The production of acrylic glass is no better - It takes 2 kilos of petroleum to create just 1 kilogram of acrylic glass.
Despite its dirty production acrylic glass is already a low cost, light weight and UV resistant alternative to glass. You'll find it on your car's brake lights, Led Zeppelin's drum kit or at hockey games when players get slammed up against the safety glass.
The discovery of the new enzyme by the teams at University of Duisburg-Essen and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research will shift the process from a resource hogging chemical production to a cleaner biotechnological procedure that can create the ingredients for acrylic glass from natural products such as fatty acids and sugars.
Does this mean that the glass of the future will be tasty too? It may give new meaning to the saying 'don't lick the glass'.
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(http://www.glass-ts.com/News/PressArchive/PressReleases6.html - glass CO2 facts)The glass of the future will be made from renewable materials such as sugars, fatty... more