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our green house – fab finds for green gifts

Here are a few of my faves from to yours, for the upcoming holiday season.

bioviva – award-winning, eco board game, $34
twig crayons – 8 colors in a birch basket, $22
organically grown – toddler’s tee shirt, $22.50
jack frost pine-scented, soy candle, $21
Isabooties – vegan baby booties, $26
seek balance – long-sleeved organic cotton ladies’ tee, $38.50

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Carbon Offsetting Car Insurance with Ibuyeco

Ever feel guilty about driving your car around, knowing that you’re contributing to global warming? Well, for you U.K. drivers, Ibuyeco, a carbon neutral car insurance company, can help you offset your carbon emissions. Ibuyeco invests the money they receive from their clients, into renewable energy and energy sustainable projects, thereby offsetting CO2 emissions from cars. Ibuyeco will save 1kg of CO2 with an eco-friendly project somewhere in the world, for every 1kg of CO2 that your car will produce each year.

aei1.jpgThe money you spend on car insurance will be spent saving the Earth’s atmosphere. For a list of some of the projects that your money will be invested in, check out their Web site.
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JULY 15, 2009 UPDATE: IbuyEco recently changed their policy.  Now, for every policy purchased by a customer, they make a £5 donation to an eco charity.  They no longer automatically offset their car’s yearly carbon dioxide emissions, but they give every customer the option to offset if they so desire.

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a mixed bag of green news


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tranSglass – recycled glass becomes art


Artecnica collaborated with Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization providing assistance to artisans worldwide, and Guatemalan craftsmen to bring Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje’s designs to reality. Each, one-of-a-kind tranSglass piece is a unique combination of old-world craftsmanship and sophisticated design.

Pictured is the new tranSglass® collection.

The new collection features vases, candle holders, carafes and tumblers crafted from recycled bottles. Buy @

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