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mother’s day – green gift ideas


Celebrating your mom can be as simple as writing her a beautiful, heartfelt note, or spending time with her, and making her feel extra special. If you’re inclined to spring-for a treat of some sort, make sure that it fits her personality, that it’s useful, and will be of value to her. Here’s a round-up of good, eco-savvy ideas …

  • For the magazine lover — either a subscription to Organic Spa (printed with earth-friendly dyes and eco-conscious paper manufacturing), or Natural Home (printed on paper that is made with 100% de-inked, post-consumer fiber and is processed chlorine-free).
  • modern gifts for the modern mom from MoMA online
  • …eco-conscious Get Clean supplies from Shaklee
  • Everybody loves the country rooster, and Bergdorf’s. Thanks to Haute Nature for this fun find, from Bergdorf Goodman. Set of 4 recycled glass tumblers, $48.
  • Or gift her a membership to a worthwhile organization:

national audubon society (check out their bird feeders)

nature conservancy (with a $50 membership, receive their publication)

sierra club (lots of good info and perks)

How will you celebrate Mom?

Related: Green your Mother’s Day, (5.02.09)

a mother lode of an eco mother’s day (5.03.08)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007



Howtopedia is a new site for DIY enthusiasts. Founded by a Swiss non-profit, this wiki-styled site is a collaborative resource for those looking for the how-to and why on many topics. Stop in and grab an idea for how to recycle rubber or provide your own. The site is new, so many topics and projects are yet to be covered. Dig in.

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Nature’s Calling t-shirt

SST_CALLING_LIME_500_1.JPGMission Playground brings us this 100% organic cotton tee with a nice green message. MP is all about Fair Trade manufacturing, preserving the planet and making a nice t-shirt.

Pictured is the men’s short sleeved t-shirt in lime.

Is it for you? Regularly priced @ $24, but now on sale, $12, @

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gnagno – strange little creature

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat, this is not a green product. The “alternative” nature of this creepy little stuffed “thing” is conceptual not sustainable. Gnagno is a plump little euro-doll, that when dissected via it’s zippered abdomen, reveals a batch of crazy internal organs with names like, Brian Zero, Art Tank, Testy Bezzy and Paul Mooney (brains, heart, intestines and lungs). The Gnagno contains 5 funkily designed internal organs each with its own pair of disquieting eyes. Only in Europe now – it will be going worldwide in September.

€45 @
(paypal only – shipping included in Europe)

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wednesday’s mixed bag of green news


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