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Back to School 2013 Save Your Green

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Back to school season is here already can you believe it! Time just flies and I feel like summer only just got here. I am not at all ready for fall no matter how much I love it. I am ready however to save you money on your fave green stuff for back to school! There is no reason to pay full price for items that you have to purchase. As always if you can reuse or recycle anything you have from last year I say go for it but that is not always a possibility so here are some great deals and discounts I have found from some great ethical stores!

Save 35% on Glob – Paint Set at GreenCupboards! Offer ends 8.18.2013.

Save $10 off $50 in our back-to-school category at GreenCupboards! Offer ends 9.15.2013.

Eco-Friendly Products on sale!! Just in time for Back to School!

Receive 10% OFF all lunchbox orders with code LUNCHBOX2013. Code Expires 9/30/2013

Take an Additional 10% off Eco-Friendly Furniture

Gaiam Annual Sale – SAVE UP TO 75% OFF Now At Gaiam.com & Get Free Shipping On Any Order Over $100! Click Here! Use Code: AFGASHPJ3 At Checkout!

Get 5% off Keetsa Tea Leaf Supreme Mattress plus FREE Ship. Use code “KEETSA5POFFSUPREME” at checkout. (Exp 08/31/13) – Shop KEETSA Now!

On sale at VivaTerra. Save up to 50% on natural home décor, organic gifts and more.

FREE SHIPPING! Yea! In the United States on orders over $100 (after discounts)

ethicalDeal.com

Sale On Fair Trade iPad Cases – Over 15% Off

Vegan Soaps and bath products at LUSH.

Save 20% on All Trilogy Rosehip Oil PLUS Great Free Gift

Free Shipping AND 20% off Entire Purchase at Abe’s Market!

Receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49 with code SUMMER2013! Coupon only valid for UPS Ground Shipping. Coupon does not include furniture, over-sized items and orders shipping outside of the contiguous 48 United States.

Ethical Cashmere = Click Here

VITAMIN SALE!! Buy 2 or more and Save! Plus get FREE SHIPPING on any order of $25! Hurry, sale ends soon!

FREE shipping when you spend $100 from Coyuchi.com. Use coupon code: Organic100

Eco-Fashion Faves For This Summer

I have been looking high and low for some great ethical accessories and outfits for the soon to be super fabulous summer and I have really found some amazing items!!! You don’t want to miss out! These great green finds are perfect for you or as a gift! Don’t miss out on some superb eco-fashion faves!!  All of these eco-chic finds are from Clean Spirited or Pure Citizen. Two great places to find eco-unique awesomeness.

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt

 

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt is amazing! The colors are beautiful as well as the pattern. You can wear this shirt with either a pencil skirt, leggings or even some denim shorts! Perfectly paired with a blazer for cooler nights and BOOM! A dollar from every purchase at Clean Spirited is donated to environmental causes. Description: Sleeveless back zip peplum, great with a pencil skirt or leggings.GREENOLA Made by women entrepreneurs in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Empowering Women progressing towards a greater purpose: to create positive impact on the world, while encouraging revolutionary thinking. – Made by Greenola, 100% Cotton Kitenge, Made in Kampala, Uganda, by women entrepreneurs, Back Zipper, Machine wash cold, hang dry.

Fuchsia Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat

Fuchsia Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat

 

Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat comes in 5 super cute colors that you can make use out of hear round. I wear ballet flats all of the time because they are comfy and really look cute with almost any outfit. Description: The non-absorbent material has anti-microbial properties that resists the growth of bacteria, odor, and mildew.  The shoes are machine washable and easy to sanitize. The  factory and design team are located just north of Atlanta in Buford, Georgia. The Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat is recyclable! When it’s time to retire your well loved shoes, you can take them to any recycling facility that accepts items labeled as #3 under the International Universal Recycling Code. Alternatively, OKA b.’s can be sent back to our factory where we will happily recycle them into new pairs.

Recycled Skateboard Bangle

Recycled Skateboard Bangle

 

Recycled Skateboard Bangle is beyond cute! Wood accessories are perfect for summer! I really love that each piece is different from the next so no two can be exactly alike!! Description:  MapleXO’s jewelry is hand produced from recycled skateboards in many color variations from subtle and sweet to loud and crazy. Since almost all skateboards are made from 7-ply Maple Wood these bangles are super strong and durable, but delicate enough to rest sweetly around a wrist.  Each item is one of a kind and slightly varies from one another. The shape and size are the same as the photo, but shades and patterns will vary.

 

KindLabel Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee

KindLabel Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee

Kind Label Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee is a great purchase seeing as rescuing animals is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Every time you make a purchase of a Kind Label product a portion of the proceeds go to The Humane Society. Description: Luxurious Pima Cotton & Modal fabrics blended together to make a super soft and sexy wide neck drapey tee.. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt is donated to The Humane Society of the United States (hsus.org).  The shirt is made from  50% Supima Cotton and 50% MicroModal the world’s softest eco-friendly fabric.  Hand-printed with eco-friendly inks in USA. 

JP Selects

Find LovingEco's Beauty Bag on http://www.jpselects.com/beauty-skincare/loving-eco-beauty-bag/loving-eco-beauty-bag.html

 

 

JP Selects is a company which has made it it’s mission to broaden the horizons of sustainable green businesses. JP Selects helps these small companies with advertising and even global distribution and logistics. Not every brand is the absolute greenest but they do make they all have conscious aspects whether it is using recycled packaging, purchasing carbon offsets or being biodegradable.
JP Select’s variety of products go from fashion to home to pet to health and wellness. If conscious shopping is important to you than you are bound to find a brand that you are already loyal to and definitely new ones to start trying.
If you are interested in trying JP Select’s featured brands you can check out their How We Select section to make sure their processes are up to your standards.

About JP Selects from their own mouth:
Our Mission
We are committed to scouting the world for the best up and coming brands and entrepreneurs who are making a difference with more sustainable products and by giving back.

Who We Are
Named after our co-founder, humanitarian and entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, at JP Selects we scout the USA and the World for the best up and coming brands and entrepreneurs. Every brand on JP Selects is vetted and tested by our team to ensure the quality of their products and the sustainability of their production. To further help emerging brands reach a broader audience, JP Selects also provides support with global distribution and logistics.

JP Selects and the brands on our platform believe in supporting the environment and society, and we all contribute to important causes, because as our founder says, “Success unshared is failure”. Be the first of your friends to discover our emerging brands, all while making a difference.

About John Paul DeJoria
John Paul DeJoria is the co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron Spirits, and now JP Selects. He is a renowned humanitarian who, from humble beginnings, has dedicated his life’s work to improving the well-being of millions of people across the world.

John Paul and his wife, Eloise, believe that each of us has a daily responsibility to make the world a better place. With the philosophy that “Success Unshared is Failure”, John Paul has launched this innovative enterprise that will bring a multitude of ethically-conscious brands to public attention.

Eco Icons
All our brands support sustainability and great causes. You can find eco icons on brands indicating the value that each brand puts on sustainability, social causes and the way each brand makes this a better world. The key below explains what each of the icons represent – view How We Select to learn more.

Save Your Green For February


 

 

It has been a while since I have updated the save your green page and I do apologize but now it is back and better than ever! Spring is on its way and you know that means great deals and discounts on winter and summer merchandise. You don’t want to be left out of ways to keep your eco-life great and green!

 

Eco-Friendly Products at UncommonGoods.com.

Save up to 50% Off with NOVICA Daily Deals! Handmade Gifts Everyday!

Check out the sale section at Clean Spirited

Keen-Wah Decadence: 100% Organic Dark Chocolate with raw cacao, quinoa & chia. Use code “KEEN” for 20% off

Forces of Nature FREE SHIPPING use coupon code ‘SHIPFREE’

Save an additional 15% off these 100% bamboo sheets that are subtly cool and extremely breathable, plus it boasts a softer touch than a 700 thread count cotton sheet.

Check out what’s on sale at Eco Party Time!

Superfoods infused Vegan Organic Chocolates make the perfect holiday gift! Save 20% with coupon code “KEEN”

Save 15% on OrigAudio Portable Speaker Set. Not only the speakers are portable and self powered, they are made up of recycled material. The Eco-friendly Speakers can be folded to fit your backpack or laptop bag.

Save 20% on all Eat Cleaner products. Code: EATCLEAN; expires 3/19/13

Birthdays come and go. Give the gift that lasts a lifetime. Make a difference with charity: water today!

Deal of the Week: 50 Piece CitiBlocs Building Blocks Only $9.99

Save up to 75% on quality herbs, vitamins, and natural beauty products at Botanic Choice!

Free Shipping on All Oogaa Products with code OOGAAFREE. Shop Now!

Additional 10% OFF Anji Mountain Rugs. Shop Now!

Ring In The New Year With 50% Off Select Items! Now At Coyuchi.com! Click Here!

Save 15% on all orders over $99 at EverythingYoga.com. Use code SAVE1599 at checkout.

Get FREE Shipping on Orders Over $49 at GreenCupboards.com. Shop Now!

Vegan Soaps on sale at LUSH.

Save on Over 15,000 Eco-Friendly Products at GreenCupboards.com. Shop Now!

Save with Trilogy Triple Savings at Beautorium

Priti Dark Winter Kit

Priti Dark Winter Kit

 

 

Just in time for the cold weather! The Priti Dark Winter Kit includes 4 polishes that are sure to make you and your nails happy! Priti Polish is toxin, cruelty, gluten, and dairy free. The polish is made using Fair trade and sustainable production as well as being vegan and implementing smart packaging.  Priti has a variety of colors and sets to make anyone happy.   Now you no longer have to worry about the strong smell polish generally emits and you can still keep your nails pretty!  Priti Polish sets are great gifts for the fashionista you know and love! Shop the end of year clearance sale at ecomom. 35% Off Over 1000 Items. Ends Dec. 31st.
Details: Kit includes 369 – Magic Man Iris (Deep glossy opaque plum), 603 – Nigra (Dark glossy charcoal grey), 678 – Silver King (Sheer with silver glitter), Packaged in an eco-friendly brown purse.
THREE FREE NAIL ENAMEL INGREDIENTS: Butyl Acetate – an organic compound common used as a solvent. Colorless, soluble found in many types of fruit. Such as red apples and used as flavoring in candy, and baked goods. It also has the sweet smell of banana. Ethyl Acetate – an organic compound has a pungent smell like pear drops. It is colorless and used as a solvent. Nitrocellulose – a long lasting film forming agent derived from cellulose. Acetyl Tributyl Citrate – colorless non-toxic liquid used as a food adadative. Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer – intermediate for the synthesis of surface coating in dyes and adhesives. Isopropyl Alcohol – the non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde Stearalkonium Hectorite – a thickening agent to make sure all the glitter doesn’t sink to the bottom. Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer – an organic compound used as a food flavorrant ingredient found in mushrooms, and lichen. Citric Acid – obtained from citrus fruits. ALL COLORS HAVE BEEN FDA APPROVED

Edible Art Supplies

Edible Art Supplies

Edible Art Supplies

 

 

Wee Can Too makes edible art supplies which are probably one of the coolest things I have seen. We know it is important to cultivate creativity in our youth but sometimes we have to consider the options of ruining the house or eating the supplies or even getting the art all over themselves instead. Even if a child doesn’t ingest the paint/marker/crayon etc. it can be just as scary when they get it all over them. The contents in some everyday art supplies are plain scary.
Wee Can Too has taken all of these fears into consideration to bring parents and teachers alike a slew of great supplies that are non-toxic, vegan, contain no wheat or sugar and are completely edible if the young artist decides to taste test their artwork. Wee Can Too offers 8 different edible art supplies that are sure to please parents and kids. You can also feel better when your pet wants to be helpful or investigate the scene and tracks paint all over the place or want to taste test the supplies as well you can be less nervous about expensive vet trips.
Wee Can Too is great for school too I think. Teachers can worry a little bit less about their students eating crayons or ruining their clothes during craft time or art class.  I really am excited and can’t wait to try some of these products myself.

Here is a little more about Wee Can Too:
The eco friendly, organically edible paints are amazing. They are completely safe for your kids and edible in case they decide to put their little hands into their mouth, which has been known to happen while finger painting. Already capturing the east coast market, we are moving to the Midwest with our finger paints, making baby, toddler, and children painting fun again! Wee Can Too is all the rage with mommy bloggers, autistic children for art therapy, babies, toddlers, and we would love to share them with you!

Organic Dry Hair Shea Butter

Organic Dry Hair Shea Butter

Organic Dry Hair Shea Butter

 

 

Warm weather is creeping up on us and with all of the outside time your hair will take a beating! Especially those of you who may color it. You don’t want your hair to look like fried straw right? Here is a great organic/vegan dry hair treatment from one of my fave places Just Natural Organic Care. Here is a little blurb about this super awesome leave in dry hair shea butter:
Dry hair needs instant hydration and nourishment to keep it looking and feeling healthier.Natural butters nourish, soften and protect hair leaving it shiny with fewer flyaways. This natural shea butter for dry hair restores moisture and adds volume to your hair. It closes hair cuticles to make your hair less porous and therefore more resistant to damage.
This leave in treatment is rich in vitamins and nutrients that promote
strong, healthy hair growth.This natural hair butter will moisturize, de-frizz and give you definition with soft hold without leaving residue or weighing hair down.

I always like to look at the ingredients on products who make claims that they are organic, vegan, natural so if you are like me and want to know what you are putting on your body here is a list Just Natural Organic Care provides as they do with all of their products:
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Illipe Butter, Mowrah Butter, Fenugreek Extract, Grapeseed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange Blossom, Rosemary, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Atlas Cedarwood, Chamomile Extract, Horsetail Root Extract, Nettle Root Extract, Marigold Extract.

Organic Hair Products

Homemade Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog
Vegan Eggnog

Believe it or not I was never really much of a fan of eggnog. I always thought it was gross. The BF however loves it and would probably drink it by the gallon from November through February. In an effort to keep crap consumption down I found a healthier more peaceful version of eggnog that I thought many of you might appreciate. I will admit I haven’t tried it yet but after perusing many-a-recipe this seems to be the best.

Ingredients:

•21 oz extra-firm silken tofu
•2 cups soymilk (almond,rice or any other milk you prefer)
•2/3 cup light brown sugar or organic honey
•1/4 tsp salt
•1 cup cold water
•1 cup rum or brandy
•4 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
•20 ice cubes
• organic cinnamon
• organic nutmeg

Preparation:

1. Place the crumbled tofu and soymilk in a blender with the sugar and salt.
2. Blend until very smooth.
3. Scrape this into a large bowl or pitcher, and whisk in the water, rum or brandy, and vanilla.
4. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until serving time.
5. To serve, blend half of the mixture in the blender with 10 of the ice cubes until frothy.
6. Repeat with the other half.
7. Serve in glasses with nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Green Halloween 2011

GREEN HALLOWEEN

Green Halloween

 

 

 

 

Every year I like to do a list of things you can do to help make your Halloween a bit greener for everyone. Here are some trends I noticed last year that I thought would be great to make traditions! I also did some research on other green articles that had excellent tips for this years green Halloween attempts.

1. Make your own costumes! You know you have most of the supplies at home so get on with it. Yes, it can be time consuming and maybe it won’t always look as amazing as a store bought one but DIY will save you money and probably force you to be more creative if you lack sewing skills. I know I have said it before but do you want to spend a ton of money on something you might get one use out of?

2. Buy only organic or vegan candy. Make sure you know where your candy is coming from and what is in it. You might inspire someone else to go green as well. Generally kids don’t know or care as long as they see candy. On holiday’s like this it is about quantity for them not quality so sneak in some good stuff and who knows it might become their new favorite kind.

3. Yeah I’m going to say it…REUSABLE BAGS! I know the pumpkins are traditional but they are crap! Places like Nubius Organics have reusable Halloween bags or make your own! You need things to keep your children occupied in the colder months right! Have them do some work and get creative. You can again save some money.

4. Have a neighborhood Halloween party. Help keep your children save and coordinate with other neighbors on food, costumes and activities. This way you can make sure everyone does their part and most importantly trick or treaters can stay safe. I have notice around me many of the schools host the parties or parents will have one to keep children off of the streets. This cuts down on litter and destruction that generally happens on Halloween not to mention on transportation.

5. Make your own decorations. You know you have ones that you are considering throwing out or some creepy things you have in your attic or basement. Get to using them! You can save money (see a theme here) and reuse stuff you were probably going to throw away. If you have kids you know you have stuff around the house that is “crafty”. Make it a game for your children and get a little cleaning done at the same time. Take time to fix up old or broken decorations.

6. Go local when you need your pumpkins, gourds and produce. This is a great time of year to go to farm stands and local stores. They have amazing produce now! I know in some areas the weather hit pretty hard but you can get your corn stalks and hay from a farm near you. You know a house with real decorations opposed to fake plastic ones is way creepier! Plus you are helping out your local community.

These are all simple and possibly repetitive ways to keep it green. If you follow these simple steps for the years to come you can really impact your children, home and neighborhood! You know that will make you feel down right special so do it!

Veggie Date

Veggie Date would have been really helpful to me years ago. I am lucky enough to have found an eco/ethical person that shares my interests anyway. Veggie Date is an amazing idea I am surprised I haven’t looked for a site like this sooner.

free trial meet vegetarian singles

At Veggie Date you pay a one time fee of $49.95 and you are set to go meeting single veggies of all sorts. Veggie Date isn’t only for dating but meeting other people that share your same values about our environment and animals.
I ready many of the testimonials and must say that most people seem to have gotten married and those who haven’t do not seem disappointed in the least. I love sites like this! Please check out Veggie Date for yourself and let me know what you think.

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