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green Easter goodies


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For those who celebrate Easter in a traditional, religious way, here’s wishing you a beautiful day, filled with peace and fulfillment. You might enjoy this writing on the meaning of Lent.

I’m not advocating spending that hard-earned green unnecessarily —
I was stunned to learn that, according to the National Retail Federation, $14 billion will be spent on Easter in the U.S. this year. But just for kicks, here are some kitschy, cool green finds from my quick hop around the internet.

organic chocolate or vegan Easter bunnies – via hippyshopper

Green Easter Bunny Plush Toy via Etsy’s London-based maker

felted bunny purse – via: this next

new twist for a green Easter bonnet – via hippyshopper

Easter basket as centerpiece – via Williams Sonoma

vegetable dye your Easter eggs – via craftingagreenworld

Easter sampler – organic cookies for the overly indulged pup

an old-school, retro green read – Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham

speaking of looking back – this time, last year

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

spring – time for organic gardening


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It’s springing. If you live in an apartment or condo but still feel the urge for a little gardening, planters may be the thing for you. Portable, compact, and perfect for a window sill, patio, or balcony planters can start you on your way to a wonderful container garden of fresh veggies and organic flowers. Add the right mix of sun and soil and the serenity of a beautiful garden is yours.
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One eco-friendly option in planters comes from EnviroArc, whose mission is “to promote reforestation, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and increase the use of organic, biodegradable, earth friendly products and bring about consumer awareness of the environment, their impact on it, and what they can do to make a difference.” That’s one super-sized mission, but they’re well on their way with these organic, all-natural biodegradable pots made from bamboo pulp, sugar cane and straw to form a plastic-like material. (Company is Australia-based.)

Next you’ll need some seeds. Go organic, and choose from Seeds of Change selection of 60 new introductions. Nurture your seedlings with water, sunlight, and love, and within a couple months you’ll have a beautiful potted garden. Then you can start feeling spring-like, year-round.

For a more ‘ceramic’ look in pots checkout ecoforms.com

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eco Easter bunny doll


bunny_w_outfit.jpgKeep it organic this Easter with Airytale’s adorable Knit Bunny. This green doll has finely embroidered details, is naturally colored and stuffed with natural, unprocessed and unbleached cotton filling.

materials: 100% organic cotton fabric & organic cotton and walnut pellet fill

$26.95 @ ecotoytown.com

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a mixed bag of green news


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Martha Stewart is cooking with GreenPan


aMSGP1jpg.jpgDiva of all matters domestic (yes, I saved my early years of Martha subscriptions – waaay back), Martha is offering a GreenPan collection via Macy’s. The nonstick technology, Thermalon, is ceramic-based rather than plastic-based, and purported to be a healthy alternative to traditional nonstick surfaces. When GreenPan first debuted on the cooking scene via HSN, it was met with mixed reviews — let’s see how Martha’s foray into GreenPan goes. Let us know what you think if you buy and try.

via: sustainable is good.

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