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Barefoot Yoga Eye Pillow

Barefoot Yoga Silk Eye Pillow

Barefoot Yoga Silk Eye Pillow

 

 

I know the Barefoot Yoga Eye Pillow is technically supposed to be for your eyes which worked quite well and totally helped after a difficult yoga day but what really made me love this was when one night I had a terrible knot in my shoulder that I couldn’t get rid of and my first thought was of the silk eye pillow. I will admit the first time I put it in the microwave I was soo excited that the pillow got perfectly warm and stayed that way for quite sometime. The second time there may or may not have been some sparks due to the metal zipper that closes the pillow shut which I didn’t realize was there. I unzipped the pillow and put the contents in a bowl and microwaved that, make sure to use something that has a lip so it is easy to pour back into the bag. I kept the bag on my shoulder for probably 20-25 minutes and I was in heaven! My shoulder totally felt better and the smell of the lavender was amazing after being heated up. I use the eye pillow all of the time now. If I feel even the slightest bit of tension I warm up the insides and relax stress away. I am not sure if you are supposed to do this or if it damages the flax seed/lavender that is in the eye pillow but it is better than any heating pad or patch I have ever used. I like that if I want to add other herbs to the pillow I can because there is only a zipper and some silk between you and the pillow contents.  The zipper allows you to to empty the contents and hand wash the pillow .   Barefoot Yoga uses ceremonial sari designs for some of their eye pillows to add a bit of spice to their already awesome multi-purpose pillows.  There are more than 50 different designs/colors to choose from. If you need to relax for whatever reason or even want to meditate this silk eye pillow is totally for you and you won’t have to break the bank luckily for you the silk eye pillows are on sale right now!

Product Description: Escape from it all with our 100% Barefoot Yoga silk aromatherapy eye pillows. Made in India from ceremonial sari designs and solid colors. Filled with flax seeds and dried lavender, these soft and cooling eye pillows work as a mood tonic, antidepressant, headache remedy and detoxifier. The shape of the pillow contours to your face adding gentle pressure and blocking out light, relieving tension and calming active muscles around the eyes. Used for deepening relaxation during Savasana, meditation and afternoon naps. The pillows are hand-washable, refillable, and adjustable (zippered opening). Click here to view all eye pillows.

Night Owl Journal Jotter


I cannot express how large of a crush I have on Night Owl Paper Goods. The designs are adorable, the products are made here in the USA & are eco-friendly! The Peacock Wood Jotter is a fave design of mine because I have a thing for peacocks. I must have a to do list on me at all times so this little note pad is perfect for me or for the student in your life to make sure they keep track of all of their assignments/tasks! Once you are done with the pad you can use the wooden cover and back as a decoration for a craft or!
The wood used for Night Owl notbooks. pads, cards and accessories is beautiful. A simple idea with creative designs that are catching to the eye. They describe their style as folksy which for me gives their products such an innocent feeling.
Besides the designs you can choose from you can also design your own! This is perfect for events or even if you want to spruce up your children’s school supply arsenal.
Night Owl Paper Goods main goals are to conduct business in a manner that encourages and inspires respect for the environment and the community. Night Owl creates their products using environmentally-sound methods and conduct their operations in an environmentally-responsible manner.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
• 3″ x 4 1/2″
• Eco-friendly sustainably harvested birch jotter pad
• 75 Blank 100% post-consumer recycled pages
• Packaged in a clear envelope
• Wood & paper are 100% biodegradable & recyclable with paper goods

EcoBadge

I was really excited to try the EcoBadge in my home to see how the levels of ozone were in my home and if my efforts of greenness are really as effective as I always hope they are. I put one EcoBadge test in the kitchen while I was cooking and another in the bedroom over my beloved bed. I waited the instructed hour to let the EcoBadge test soak up as much ozone as it could and I was happily surprised that the EcoBadge test card reader said the levels were relatively low. The EcoBadge test card reader is color/number coded so you can match the color of your card to the reader and the color is rated at a certain number. On the back of the reader there is a chart which explains how healthy the levels are for you. My rooms were both between a 10 & 20 which is good according to the badge and the levels are quite low in my home which makes me feel better about our green efforts.
I also tested two areas in my office because where my green efforts are usually thwarted. However I didn’t get any reading at all in the office which was a little disappointing. Maybe I didn’t put the EcoBadge tests in the right areas but either way I know my home is safe!

EcoBadge Fresh Air Kit

EcoBadge Fresh Air Kit

EcoBadge offers personal readers that you can wear to see how you are being effected on a daily basis in your normal surroundings. EcoBadgealso offers teacher guides and student projects for monitoring air pollution.

About EcoBadge:

The Company was founded in June 1983 to promote and distribute non toxic pest control products. The founder, Gary W. Short, a long time allergy / asthma sufferer was interested in developing and marketing products that would increase public awareness of illnesses that are exacerbated by environmental conditions.
In 1990, Mr. Short came up with the idea of developing an inexpensive method of measuring ground level ozone. In 1992, the first production run occurred. In 1993, the first education books were published by the Company.
Vistanomics, Inc is committed to educating the public on environmental issues. Ozone air pollution is a serious public health problem, and it’s not just isolated to ozone non-attainment areas in densely populated urban areas in the U.S.. It’s a world wide health issue. Ozone air pollution damages crops and is created not just by automobile emissions reacting with sunlight. Biomass burning in developing countries is a major contributor.

My Mini Greenhouse

Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

In our efforts to have the awesomest organic garden ever we decided to buy a mini green house to keep in our sun room until the seedlings were ready to plant! The mini greenhouseholds tons of little seedlings. You can remove the plastic cover and attach heat lamps to the sides for added growing potential which what we have done.
Being that is has been foggy and raining for almost two weeks in NY I am so glad that we kept our little seedies in our green house so they have yet to be drowned but I am afraid by the time the weather gets reasonable it might be too late! Either way the mini green house has helped us keep many seedlings alive much longer that last year. Now all we have to do is plant them!
The Mini Greenhouseis light enough to pick up and put outside to let your seedies get sun and then bring back in the house at night. You can remove and replace the plastic cover if it gets to muggy out and you want the plants to breath. This is the perfect starter green house for newbies at gardening or if you live in a city or don’t have a yard of your own.

survival seed vault

Eco-Friendly Office Chair

Eco-Friendly Office Chair

Eco-Friendly Office Chair

I don’t know how many of you sit in an office all day but I know I do and I always wonder what other choices of seating we could have that might be better than what we are currently sitting on. I know the cushy faux leather or cloth monstrosities always look uber comfy but maybe we could do better than that. After all after a short amount of time these chairs get worn and thrown out to go where? In a landfill? I wonder how long it would take to break down considering they are mostly metal and man-made materials? Where do these large clunky chairs go when they are old and worn?
To answer my queries I found a sort of solution! HON – 7800 Series High-Back Executive Chair is made from 36% recycled content.  HON also makes a simpler less comfy looking chair that is 64% recycled content! Now that you know maybe you could talk your boss into purchasing alternatives now!

Product Description:
*Scientific Certification System’s Sustainable Choice. 36% Total Recycled Content
*Wave-formed seat cushion distributes weight across a broader surface area.
*Lumbar support applies consistent, gentle pressure to the lower back, encouraging a proper curve.
*Upholstery contains stain-resistant protection to maintain a clean appearance.
*Casters supplied with this chair are not suitable for all floor types.

The Elaine

The Elaine

The Elaine

I absolutely love recycled accessories and my most favorite are handbags. I found this one while looking for a new handbag. I always liked seashell bags but never found any I needed to have until I saw The Elaine caught my eye and I had to have it! The Elaineis simple but elegant. The colors are perfect to use from summer right through fall. Urthbags offers many different styles of bags from recycled juice boxes to telephone books. Have you checked UrthBags out yet????

Product Description:
+ Magnetic clasp closure
+ Beautiful satin fabric lining
+ Unique tiger-like print shells
+ Interior pocket
+ Product Dimensions: 13″L x 2.5″W x 6″H.
+ Product Weight: 1.4 lbs.

If you have never heard about UrthBags here is a little about the company:

UrthBags was founded to inspire more people to become environmentally conscious & to help reduce the amount of waste generated every day. We offer stylish, unique and Eco-friendly handbags, purses & totes handcrafted from recycled & biodegradable materials by Fair Trade women’s organizations and artisans – Purses Made with a Purpose!

Monica Ralli, founder of UrthBags Eco-Chic Handbags, has created a one-of-a-kind line to help inspire people to develop a stronger sense of ecoconsciousness while making a stylish, green fashion statement. “Our handbags became a vehicle for this mission” says Ralli. “I wanted to create a line of stylish & planet friendly purses made from recycled materials that were Eco-chic, smart & green.” What resulted was a distinct handbag line that is not only making its mark in the world of avant-garde fashion, but also in the environmentally conscious community.

UrthBags  Hip Purses & Handbags Made from Recycled Materials

Very Valentine’s Craft

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Materials

Prang Soybean BlendBiodegradable Crayon Pieces!

Wilton Petite Silicone 12 Cavity Heart Shaped Baking Pan
Scrap paper
Glitter (if you like)
Double-sided foam mounting tape
Scissors
Colored card stock
Marker

 
Instructions
Heat the oven to 250°.

Fill each mold with crayon pieces and bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes. Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips.

Once they’re cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.

Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to a 3-inch circle cut from card stock .

Suggested messages:
You color my world
Valentine, you make my heart melt
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kids Cooking Kits from Wholesome Productions

Green Reading!!

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This unique guide to saving our planet is targeted at teens and features real comments and tips by members of the MySpace community! By teens…for teens. What better way to get the message across to our future generations?

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Canadian journalist Farquharson takes readers on her 366-day journey to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, making one positive change each day.

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Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living lays out a detailed road map culled from Ed’s thirty-nine years of green living. For the first time ever, a comprehensive plan is provided, from effective conservation techniques to producing your own energy.  Starting with the energy audit, Ed shows us how to create a game plan for resource conservation in the home. Then, once an adequate baseline of resource use is achieved, he leads us into more in-depth eco-matters, such as the production of alternative energy, and how to use solar and wind energy and a geothermal pump. As Ed’s guide continues, the focus then turns to sustainable lifestyle management choices, such as home gardening, and guidelines on creating a green nursery for your children. This book covers it all–small to large–in plain language and in a progression from resource conservation to energy production and lifestyle management that makes both environmental and fiscal sense.  There’s something here for everyone–new and experienced environmentalists alike–and Ed walks you through every step of the way with helpful sidebars that outline costs and paybacks, as well as essays detailing his experiences of completing these eco-projects on his own home.

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As fun to look at as it is to use, Cool Green Stuff features a gallery of environmentally friendly fashions, jewelry, bags, gadgets, home decor, and other one-of-a-kind products that were designed and produced to make the world a cooler and greener place. Inspired by the latest reports of “cool hunters”—a new breed of trend watchers who travel the physical and virtual world in search of cutting-edge design—these products will amaze and tempt you. From a wine-bottle hanging lamp to floral bracelets made of vintage fabric, this collection showcases the imagination and innovation of leading designers at work around the world today. Some of the designs in Cool Green Stuff meet our environmental challenges head on, actually saving energy, water, and waste; others aim to tread lightly on our delicate planet. Each product is coupled with an explanation of its environmental significance, the materials used to create it, and its website so you can buy it (note: no one paid to be in this book).

Great Holiday Gifts Under $100

organic towel set

Long-fiber Turkish cotton is used for higher quality towels because of its strength and superior absorbency. The long-loop construction is beautiful textured, absorbent and durable, and also allows for quicker drying. These towels are styled with a solid section of gathered stripes at the edge of each end, for a fresh modern look.

 

 

desk clock
Elements of nature unite to create these clean-lined clocks of solid cherry wood, copper and sea-washed stone. Black hands perch on a smooth time-weathered stone, and four copper inlays mark the face. No two exactly alike, just as mother nature intended.

 

cardboard rhino
Trophy hunting goes guilt-free, green, and animal-friendly when it’s a whimsical Cardboard Safari Robbie Rhino! Robbie Trophy Puzzles are laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using slotted construction. They look great in their native brown color or can be decorated with paint, glitter, wrapping paper or other craft materials. The perfect companion for home or office and a great gift for your favorite hunter (or animal lover). Each trophy is made from 100% recyclable cardboard, a non-toxic, environmentally friendly product. All figures are packaged flat for shipping and include detailed instructions. One trophy head per package.

desk set
Eco-friendly desk set. Looks like leather but made of recycled cotton reclaimed from the apparel industry. 7 pieces: journal, note holder, pencil cup, magazine/file holder, mail sorter, business card holder. Comes in a covered box.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Kit

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Your one-stop green shopping destination for home,office and everyone in the family!

The Method line of non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products now have offer a Method Detox Your Home Cleaning Kit. The kit features Pink Grapefruit all-surface cleaner and wet wipes made from sustainable bamboo, Go Naked dish soap infused with moisturizing vitamin E and aloe, Go Naked hand wash, for high-maintenance surfaces the kit includes mint-scented, ammonia-free glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to replace all those wasted paper towels.Tote Bag is not included. Method does not test its products on animals.