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Great Green Giveaways WINNER


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Great Green Giveaway random drawing has just drawn to a close, and Jean Fischer is today’s lucky winner.

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Compliments of online retailer, Let’s Go Green, Jean will receive an eco-friendly Picnic Sampler and compliments of ecoSMART, she will also receive an organic-based, Insect Repellent Bug Spray…for keeping those pesky insects away while enjoying that picnic.

Thanks to everyone for entering. Our next Great Green Giveaway begins on Friday, so stay tuned…

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hee Lounge – upcycled fridge parts


heelounge.jpgDesigner Hee Welling looked past the week-old slice of pepperoni pizza lying dormant in his fridge and envisioned this stylish, little lounge chair.  Welling added a powder coating to upcycled refrigerator parts and created this indoor/outdoor chair.

Sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious when in the recycling mode.

find it @ design within reach

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fabrik intro’s eco-friendly simpletech [re]drive


redrive.jpgMake that home office of yours just a little greener with Fabrik’s new SimpleTech [re]drive.  The Fabrik press release calls it, ” the world’s most energy-efficient, resource-conscious, Turbo USB 2.0 external storage and backup drive.” Features a handsome, sustainable bamboo and recyclable aluminum enclosure, eco-friendly packaging and Energy Star® power adapter. It utilizes Turbo USB 2.0, which delivers up to 25 percent faster performance than USB 2.0.

Plug n’ play simplicity for both Mac and PC users.

retails for around $159.99

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a mixed bag of green news


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  • Should a few bears stand between a state and potential oil company profits? Alaska Seeks to Reverse U.S. Polar Bear Decision – reuters
  • Is this the old independent John McCain making a comeback? McCain Opposes Farm Policies Popular in Midwest – yahoo! news
  • We can all trust in the Bush administration’s record on honesty and forthrightness…Open Science Promise on Mars Probe Data – bbc
  • Could I get a pillow over here in stall 5…Cows Get VIP Treatment – ananova
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bourgeois boheme – fashion with compassion


Cofounded in 2005 by husband and wife team, Alicia Lai and and Van Tran, U.K.-based Bourgeois Boheme believes “that one should not trade ethics for fashion, nor sacrifice style for conscience.” Vegan fashionistas rejoice.  Every product in their line is fair trade made in Portugal, and free of animal ingredients — from cruelty-free footwear, bags, belts and wallets to cosmetics. Their Earth Goddess collection features black micro-fibre, an 80% biodegradable leather look-alike that is entirely animal friendly and their casual flats and sneakers feature natural rubber and sisal soles.

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From their exclusive Boutique line for men and women, here are some fab ethical finds:   the perky, handmade Penelope wallets (£32);  Ertha mary-jane, made of hemp, with removable strap (£60); and just in time for fall’s big focus on belts, the Bau Belt (black or brown, £40) with a slinky fold-over style.  See what’s in store for guys, here.

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