Meandering through my local health food stores, it’s almost guaranteed that one of Santa Cruz Organics’ juices will land in my grocery cart. I’ve always been a fan on the Raspberry Lemonade, and this past summer, I’ve had a particular taste for their tart Limeade over crushed ice. Using organic fruit purees and sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice, they’re a sweet treat on a warm day – even though I reserve most of my hydration for good ol’ filtered water and teas.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the brand had added a line of Fair Trade teas, too. Choosing between Raspberry, Mango, Lemon and Peppermint was hardly easy, and in the end, I can attest to each. Flavorful and light, with just the right amount of sweetness, they’ve become a new staple on the grocery list. Best of all, they’re packaged in glass, so there’s no worry about leeching toxins or unrecyclable plastics.
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For compulsive groomers who either spend time off-grid or just want to stop consuming toxic batteries, the PowerPlus Piranha Dynamo Shaver may provide a solution.
This wind-up rechargeable shaver will give you 2 minutes of shaving power for every 1 minute of winding. Not for you Grizzly Adams types but a potential travel shaver for normally furry humans.
£24.99 @ earthwhile.co.uk
This is the first of a two-part series on helping forests to endure for as long as possible and will guide you in future quests to buy eco-friendly paper. The second part will focus on how to become a more efficient recycler of paper-products.
Given the option of loving the oxygen-generating ornaments we call trees, or tearing them to shreds and shooing away their residents, the answer would be quite evident. The answer to which paper supplies to buy, however, is not as clear when your mission is keeping Earth’s green jacket intact. Why so challenging? As we found with plastics, the recycling logo alone isn’t a guarantee of being recyclable or from a recycled source, and the“100% recycled” claim doesn’t always mean that virgin trees weren’t assaulted. (more) (more…)