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Great Green Gifts for Her

The holidays are right around the corner and in case you are wondering what she wants here is a small list of awesomeness that I know I want and I am sure she will love too!!
Remember if you must purchase please do so as greenly as possible! I know it is difficult and some people you know and love my still be boycotting the green scene but try to change their minds!

Kaia House Gift Guide I have recently stumbled upon Kaia House and their gift guide has gifts for everyone at excellent prices! Kaia House bath and body gifts look soo delish I cannot wait to try them for myself so I know she will love them too!!

Save up to 40% off on Last Minute Gift Sets forHer. Find exactly what you need at Juara.  I have written about a few of  Jaura’s amazing products like their Coffee Body Scrub which is totes to die for! Juara offers an amazing selection of  Vegetarian skin and body care products that smell and feel sooo good! Perfect for any lady that likes pampering!

Pure Citizen or LovingEco are two of my fave places to shop and play! If you have seen all of the VIP sites like Beyond the Rack, Gilt or even Shoe Dazzle which sell fur, leather and other animal bits & pieces where you know the merchandise is less than ethical LovingEco & Pure Citizen are much better options! She can choose from cosmetics, accessories, clothes and even make donations if she chooses!! Get her a gift certificate from LovingEco and she will have regular access to soo many amazing ethical/green brands!

Fun gifts for her from Ecoist I know you are probably convinced that I work for Ecoist but I do not! I just love their accessories! If she isn’t in to purses look at their accessories or creative home decor ideas! I promise she won’t be disappointed if you get her a gift from here! Shoot even a gift certificate might just be the ticket!

FREE UPS GROUND Shipping From 12/8 Thru 12/19 On Any Order Now At Coyuchi.com! Click Here! Have you ever slept on organic cotton sheets? If not you needs to ASAP. They are the smoothest, comfiest, classiest sheets I have ever dreamed on! I promise you she will love them too! Easy to clean, great to sleep on and clearly excellent for the environment!

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Trilogy Signature Trio

Trilogy Trio

Trilogy Trio

 

 

 

 

Save $22 on Trilogy Today Just in time for the cold weather and the holiday season you get a Trilogy Trio for only $29! This trio usually goes for about $51 total and you can have it for the awesome price of $29!

 

 

The Trilogy Trio comes with:
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml
Trilogy Face Care Cream Cleanser 20ml
Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream 50ml

This set is perfect if you have never tried Trilogy products before or if you want to give someone a sample of Trilogy items that may have never used their products before! The trio is a perfect stocking stuffer, Secret Santa or any holiday gift for that matter. Get it while the price is still hot! What is also super cool about Trilogy is that the packaging is biodegradable!! Just thought I might throw that in there.

November Save Your Green

It is holiday time!!! This is an expensive time of year forever one so we at The Green Beagle want to help you save your green while being green for the holidays. If you have to spend money give it to companies/business that hold the same values as you do.

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Is Your 4th Going to be Green?

Green Fourth of July

I understand that the 4th is all about the red, white and blue but let us not for get the most important color in our pallet GREEN! As with many holiday’s the 4th of July is full of over indulgence. You may not be able to keep fireworks from going off but you can do your part to make your 4th of July as green as possible.

1. Don’t use disposables. If you are having a party or going to one please make sure to use reusable or biodegradable  utensils. If you prepare ahead of time you can keep the dish use to a minimum and there are plenty of kinds of drink cup markers to keep everyone from using every cup in the house.

2. Purchase your menu as locally and organically as you can. No need to go crazy with your food. BBQ menus can be simple and healthy. No one wants to eat a ton of food on a hot summer day anyway.

3. Keep the noise pollution to a minimum. Fireworks are going to be loud enough so there is no reason to have music blasting at every house on the block. Be considerate of your neighbors, animal and people alike.

4. Get active! It is nice outside go swimming, bike riding, or for a walk. Set up a volley ball or badmitton net. There are plenty of activities you can do on summer days and since the days are longer you have alot of time to stay out and play.

5. Use solar lighting or candles once it gets dark. I know everyone wants to stay out long enough to see the fireworks but don’t leave a million lights on outside it is just plain wasteful. The sun shines much longer in the summer so let solar lighting gather as much as it can to save up for the evening festivities!

6. Don’t use fireworks! There are plenty of community/town shows to see. Fireworks are really harmful to the environment so the less they are used the better. Not only are they dangerous and illegal in some states they are just for vanity. Create your ownhome made light crafts or watch other peoples. You don’t need to celebrate America’s independence with fireworks, create your own less harmful celebrations and traditions.  After all that is what we wanted independence for anyway right?

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2011 Green Resolutions

2011 Green Resolutions

2011 Green Resolutions

As we say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011 it is that wonderful time of year where you make promises to yourself that you never keep. Instead of promising yourself things like saving money, losing weight or being a better person turn it all around and make a resolution that could encompass all of those resolutions you never stick to! I have compiled a list of resolutions that should be much easier to stick to that I hope will become a part of your everyday life.

1. Just say NO to disposables! Always keep reusable bags, bottles and utensils in your car, office, or house. Many stores now give discounts to you if you BYOB (bring your own bag or bottle). I have reusable utensils in my office, at home and I even bring them with me when I go out just in case. It may sound nuts but it works and can save you lots of money. Reusable Shopping Bags, Good Life Water Bottles Order Here!,

2. Educate yourself! Promise to learn even a little about your impact on our environment. Investigate where your purchases come from or at least investigate your purchase impact. Your small changes can make huge differences in the way you live your life for everyone. Going Green Today Click here!, Environmental Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide

3. Plant Something! When the time comes this year plant something. It doesn’t matter what and it really doesn’t take that much effort. Contribute to the environment, you might like it! Plant Trees as a Gift, Organic Seeds

4. Recycle! I still know many people who don’t care about recycling. I know some area’s don’t even have adequate recycling facilities or systems but take it upon yourself. Go to a bottle return or check out the items you are buying some companies do exchange programs. Talk to people in your community and see what they do or if they would be interested in starting a recycling system locally. There are many green companies now that are willing to take your garbage and upcycle it into something else! Flings Recycle 4-pack Bin, Rubbish!: Reuse Your Refuse

5. Donate! Give a donation to an environmental/animal charity. There are plenty out there that all need support. You can donate even $1 or purchase from their online stores. That could be a great excuse for why you had to go on a mini-shopping spree! Help raise money for Sierra Club., Adopt An Animal At ShopNWF.org To Help Conserve Wildlife!, or Become a member of WSPA and help end the inhumane treatment of animals around the world..

6. Buy Local! Make an effort to purchase as much as you can from local businesses and farmers. If you help your local community it will help you and your family just as much. There is a responsibility that has been forgotten about regarding our local communities. Everyone has gotten so used to taking care of our own spaces while damaging others. We have forgotten the importance of community and involvement. The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget,

7. Travel Efficiently! Instead of running errands all week pick 1 day you can get it all done. Make lists, get out your coupons, and figure out the most efficient route to get to all of the places you need to get to. You will save on gas, money and time. No more forgetting to get something or having to run out last minute. It may also save on your car maintenance costs if you are effective enough. If you own a GPS set all of the destinations and have the GPS give you the quickest route to all of the places. You might just be surprised at all the time and money save. Garmin Portable GPS Navigator, Recycled Note Pads or they have one of this for almost everywhere eat.shop nyc: A Curated Guide of Inspired and Unique Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island

8. Clean up your Act! You spend alot of time in your home and you like it to be clean. Instead of using all of the hyped up soaps, cleaners and detergents try to go green. Method makes amazing products right here in the USA that are safe for the environment and your family. There are plenty of other cleaning companies that are concerned with the environment and create their products as such. Try replacing the soaps, detergents, cleaners, wipes, dryer sheets and dusting products with green companies. You will save money, the environment and have an exceptionally clean and lovely smelling place to live. Method Biodegradable & Non-toxic Bathroom Detox Cleaning Kit or Eco-Discoveries,

Going Green Today

New Twist on Wee Wee Pads

ShamWow

ShamWow

I know you might be thinking who cares about wee wee pads it’s about to be Christmas but they are incredibly expensive especially in multi-dog homes and they are just like diapers.  Who needs the added expense or garbage.  After seeing a commercial for Shamwow I got an idea! We have 2 medium/large dogs and from living in New York City for so long our older dog is used to using a pad and going out side. Our puppy doesn’t have that good of a concept of going outside. Now that we are in a house we needed something that was much less wasteful.

Shamwoware absorbent, washable, reusable and last for a long time. I will admit they do not last forever but we do wash and disinfect them more than regularly. This is an excellent way to avoid waste for wee-wee pad trained dogs. You have to put something reusable under the pad as well because the Shamwows don’t prevent anything from going through to the floor but we bought a plastic mat from a dish drying rack and use that to go underneath. Being that the holiday’s are right here this is a perfect last minute gift for your pets or pet loving loved ones!

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Solar Iphone Charger

Isun Power

Isun Power

I personally don’t have an iPhone because that is too much phone for me but I sure do swoon over them. Now you iPhone owners can be even cooler with your new solar power chargers!!  EcoloBlue Life & Energyhas the Isun solar charger. Never be out of juice again! This is a very cool item! I am now on the hunt for one for my blackberry because I refuse to be trumped by these iPhone owners yet again! This is the perfect holiday gift for any iPhone owners. A little stocking stuffer and it is only $49.99!

Product Description:
Introducing the first solar charger for the iPhone ever made. Exclusively sold at EcoloBlue Life & Energy. Simply charge-up the iSun via the built-in solar cell, attach it into your iPhone, and voilà! Never worry about plugging it into the wall again. The iSun can also be charged via the iPhone USB cable, AC adaptor, or car adaptor.

Compatible with:
•iPhone
•iPhone3G / 3Gs
•iPod nano

Specifications:

•Built-in Lithium-ion 800mAh battery
•Miniaturized polycrystalline solar panel, working under sunlight or bright artificial light.
•“Plug and Play” technology
•CE, FCC and Rohs complian
•1 year warranty

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Green Thanksgiving

Green Thanksgiving

Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and I know you might be wondering how you can make your holiday meal as green as possible so I have been doing my research! After reading many green articles these are the points I have seen the most:

1. Go Vegetarian! The clearest way to go green is to not buy a turkey and just have a complete vegetarian meal. Meat eating has a serious effect on our environment. However I feel most people either don’t believe how bad it is or would say our 1 turkey won’t make a difference so I have an alternative. Find a turkey as locally as possible. Even ones you can kill yourself. I think this may have enough of an impact on your family to not want to eat any animals again. If that option is also not available go as organic, hormone free and free range as possible. Convincing people to go green isn’t always as quick a process as we would like so try to compromise without ruining the fun of the holiday.

2. Go Organic!Buy all of your foods and ingredients organically. Most local grocery stores carry organic brands. Don’t be fooled by all natural that isn’t regulated by the government so any company can safely say all natural and technically mean it.

3. Go Packageless! Find items with as little packaging as possible. Usually if you are buying fresh fruits and vegetables no packing is necessary just pick the items out of the bins. If packaging is a must try to find items that are packaged in reusable ways so after Thanksgiving you can use the packaging to give out left overs or store other food.

4. Go Potluck!: At any event it is only good manners to never go any where empty handed. Take advantage of this for large holidays. Ask each guest to bring 1 item and let you know ahead of time so you can plan accordingly. The host can save on money, no one will be stuck with massive amounts of left overs and if you also ask your guests to bring their own tupperware they can take home any left overs they want!

5. Go Reusable!Since this is a huge meal and you want it to look nice don’t use paper utensils. Go all out! Use the good stuff. I know washing dishes is a pain but again if people bring their own items and bring something to carry left overs in that cuts the amount of dishes you will use down considerably. This will also help you save water. You won’t be able to avoid doing dishes at all but if you set up an assembly line of a washer, dryer and then someone to put the dishes away it won’t be so much of a chore.

6. Use less energy!You will be cooking in the kitchen which will keep some of the house warm. There will also be many people in one area so instead of putting the heat on full blast use small decorative sand bags around windows and doors to keep the heat in. If it is too hot no need for the a/c just open a few windows around the house! It is winter after all so take advantage of the natural air conditioning.

7. Decorate Creatively! Reuse old decorations from last year. No need to buy new ones. When shopping for decorations make sure you look for ones you know will withstand the test of time. Also look online for decorations you can make out of house hold items or even ones you can incorporate into the dinner.

8. Stay Local!Participate in the 100-Mile Thanksgiving challenge from Treehugger. If you haven’t heard of it yet click here. It is very important to keep all of your meals as local as possible. This is a great way to keep local economies afloat as well as creating much less waste and pollution.

9. Give Back!The reason for Thanksgiving is to give thanks sooooo, in doing so maybe make it a new family tradition to plant something in honor of the day. Plant Trees as a Gift.

10. Get Carbon Credits!If you cannot get out of staying local for your holiday event then you can purchase a carbon credit to make up for it. A carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit representing the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e).

11. Donate Your Fat! Many companies now use animal fats and oils to turn into bio fuel. This is a way businesses can save money. Check out your local businesses and see where you can make a donation.

12. Stay Green! Use the tips and ideas from this holiday and carry them over to every holiday or event you attend. The more often you incorporate greenness into your lifestyle the quicker it becomes second nature. You can also encourage others in your circle to do the same!

If you have any other tips or ideas let us know! We would love to hear them all!! Send in your pictures or tips and we will post them on the Beagle!

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