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Nestle Toll House Recall – E. coli alert

Cookie monsters out there — beware!


Right now, if you happen to have Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough refrigerated products in any form, including some ice cream — do NOT open the package.  Nestle has voluntarily issued a recall of these products…

Note: we’ve been alerted that Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream products and brands manufactured by Dreyer’s, including Edy’s and Nestlé branded ice cream and frozen dessert/snack products aren’t impacted.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Eco Flip Flops – 3 Great Green Giveaways from FeelGoodz

UPDATE:  JULY 1, 2009 – It’s official!  Congratulations to our 3 lucky winners:  Deborah R., Amy P. and Kathy P.

Here’s some more exciting news!

Kyle, the CEO of FeelGoodz would generously like to offer those who entered this Giveaway but didn’t win, 25% off when you buy a pair online at the FoolGoodz shop…simply email Kyle directly:  kyle (dot) berner (at) feelgoodz (dot) com.

(the original Giveaway post follows)

Summer’s here, and the time is right for flip flopping around town, pool, beach or home in eco hip style.



Thanks to our pals at feelgoodz, 3 lucky readers will each receive a pair of sexy, 100-percent recyclable and biodegradable straps and soles.

Pick your favorite pair from a choice of 16 color combos, and feel good from head to toe knowing your flops are not only cool and comfy, but also compostable, (once they wear out, feed them to your garden).  Each prize valued @ $19.99, plus free shipping anywhere in the U.S.A. or Canada.

How to enter: (more…)

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comfy hemp dog bed from bambeco


seamstudious___1_2_1.JPGI’m in the market for a new bed.  These eco friendly hemp numbers from Bambeco seem to fit the bill.  The 100% hemp cover is removable, washable, mildew resistant, antibacterial, antifungal and grown without pesticides – we’ll have to test the durability.   Bambeco says their hemp fabric is made with non-chemical, earth friendly azo-free dyes. Their hypo-allergenic bed inserts are “green fiber,” made of recycled post consumer plastic bottles; and are channel quilted to keep the fiber in place.   A perfect platform for an eco-canine snooze-fest.

prewashed & preshrunk – in Brown, Blue, Red, Orange and Green; sm $120, med $140, lg $160 @

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a melange of green news


  • I think it’s time to start worrying.  CO2 Levels Highest in Two Million Years – natgeo
  • One problem. They’re white now and will turn pink later…Pink-Phobic Baby Flamingoes – ananova
  • With my mouth, my political career would be over before it started…(video) Mayor Breaks Up Fight, Calls Kid “Fatso” – aol news
  • Twitter this and Twitter that…Twittering Air Pollution Levels in Beijing – yahoo! news
  • I’m sure this film will soon be everywhere. Film Review: Bruno – bbc
  • It’s a two-seater. Hydrogen-Powered Car Unveiled in UK – reuters
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mac & cheese upcycled notebook

macandcheesenotepad_1.jpgThis journal’s for all you eco-hipsters working in design or slaving away at an ad agency.  Take this out in your next brainstorming session and you’ll make quite a statement about your personal style, the cheesy quality of your life, your affinity for Warhol-style pop art, and/or your festering mac & cheese addiction.

Ivy Lane Designs created this upcycled notebook from a landfill-bound Kraft Mac & Cheese box and 50 acid-free, blank, white, recycled pages (100 front and back). Backed with heavy-duty chipboard.   All for $8.

checkout this and other eco-friendly upcycled and recycled stuff @ Ivy Lane Designs Etsy Shop

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