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elk antler dog chew


Could there be anything better for a hound, like me, than chewing on an all-natural chunk of elk antler?  seamwtoylksup_1_1_1.JPGThese classic dog chews are sourced from a trusted, farm-raised herd of Minnesota elk.  Wapiti Labs Elk Antler Chews are said to be the longest lasting chews on the market. These naturally shed antlers won’t splinter like other hard chews, and they’re great for healthy teeth and gums.  They’re a 100% natural source of over 40 essential nutrients promoting strong bones and healthy joints.

No elk were harmed in the making of this chew…

(med. chew $9.99/ lg. $13.99) from the premiere purveyor of eco dog products – – don’t forget to use code: OliveAC at checkout to receive 10% off.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

4 Great Green Giveaways – project BLUE

Project BLUE is generously sponsoring this Great Green Giveaway so we’re spreading the eco love in four different ways.  4 lucky readers will each receive 1 of the following gifts for guys or gals:  boardshorts, shades, backpack or tee shirt.


4 Winners, 4 Prizes – enter to win one of the following:

  • Billabong Peace (women’s): $39.95; made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Billabong Sonic Boom (men’s): $59.50; made from recycled plastic bottles
  • O’Neill: $28 (men’s t), $26 (women’s t); organic cotton w/soy based inks; choice includes a limited edition Vote the Ocean t
  • Electric polarized shades: $129.95-$169.95, depending on style; eco packaging
  • DAKINE surf pack:  Oceana (women’s) $75.  Recon (men’s) $70; made from (PET), recycled plastic bottles


Seven competitive brands (Billabong, DAKINE, Electric, O’Neill, Famous Wax, Nixon and Reef) in the multi-billion surf dollar industry have come together with a complementary product line under the Project BLUE umbrella to make a difference and clean-up the oceans and beaches.  A portion of the proceeds of each sale supports the Surfrider Foundation and their coastline protection initiatives worldwide.  This is an awesome brand partnership that’s two years young.  Innovations and eco benefits have taken place on several levels — to date, more than 5 million PET bottles have been diverted from landfills and turned into stylish boardshorts using the Eco Supreme Fabric (the same fabric Billabong uses in the project BLUE boardies for men and women).  Jump in and get on board.
To Enter, simply:

  • check out project BLUE @
  • Then leave a comment on this post, answering the following:  “What’s one easy way you personally try to reduce your environmental impact?”
  • Add the following address to your email address book: m at

Four winners will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email. Contest ends Friday, October 9, 2009 at 11:59p (EST). Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize, or offer is null and void. Winners’ names will also be included on this post. Giveaway includes free shipping, anywhere in the USA.

*One entry per person.
*EXTRA CREDIT If you have your own blog, you can post about the giveaway with a link back to this giveaway post. To make sure we know, you can come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog post. If you Twitter, you can tweet about the giveaway (once per day), and be sure to refer to @altCon, and leave a comment linking to the status. You can also receive additional entries 3 more ways: subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or friend us on FaceBook. (If you’re already a subscriber, just enter a comment to let us know.)  Time’s ticking, so start clicking – good luck!

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DIY Deodorant: better for you + the planet


What today falls into the niche of “DIY” (do it yourself), is in fact the longest human tradition there is.  It’s funny that today we need people to teach us how to do it ourselves, that we can’t fathom making things we find essential.  Do it yourself-ism is a quiet, but effective way of protesting the consumerism that has gripped us.  By taking the few extra minutes to make your own shampoo, deodorant, shirt or whatever it is, you’re turning your back on big companies and bringing your health and well-being back into your own hands.  It may not seem like a big deal when you do, because it isn’t, it’s what we’re made to do.


Take, for example, deodorant.  Many people consider it a daily necessity (and perhaps more people should).  Rather than going to the store, look for a few things in your cabinets: (more…)

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handcrafted baby hats – Three Fish Shop


Handcrafted, designer hats made with loving care from organic cotton, merino wool and the finest natural yarns.  What a lovely way to protect your wee one from harsh fall winds and blowing leaves.

hats for newborns, tots and children range from around $20 to $40 @ threefishshop’s esty store

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