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recycled sea glass earrings in green


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Oceano Seaglass created these beautiful earrings from reclaimed and recycled green sea glass perfectly shaped and polished by mother nature and dangled from hand formed and polished recycled sterling silver.

a fashionably fitting Earth Day gift  – $35

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day gift – Julia Pott Mix Tape illustration


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Every Earth Day celebration should include a little art – that, in combination with my having made a couple of mixed tapes back in the day and my burning affection for all things ‘eco’ – draws me to this print’s message and imagery.

Artist Julia Pott does some great, eclectic illustrations.  This is an A3 Print (16.54 in by 11.69 in) and it features animals & ships & mountains with text reading ‘You Made Me a Mix Tape, now you’re my boyfriend’.  It is full color and printed on 192 gsm archival matte paper.  Signed and dated on the back – this print will make a great Earth Day gift.

$25 @ Julia’s online shop

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PA dairy farmers to turn manure into compost + cash


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A new age in local waste management is dawning.  In a move that will keep the Chesapeake Bay watershed just a little cleaner, local and regional leaders today broke ground on an innovative facility that may be the first-of-its-kind to turn both excess manure from local farms and waste from yards and kitchens into compost and prevent polluted runoff from reaching Lancaster County’s streams and rivers.  By composting manure from local farms, food waste from local schools and restaurants, and leaves and yard waste from Manheim Township, the new facility — Oregon Dairy Organics — will turn trash into treasure for organic farmers, home gardeners, landscapers, and park and athletic field managers.  Oregon Dairy Organics will be selling finished compost by this fall.

source: prnewswire

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toxic & non-toxic produce – the Dirty Dozen


EARTH WEEK TIP:  Spring brings lots more local, fresh produce to market and as we know, organic, locally-grown produce is best for your body and planet.  But if you can’t buy organic all the time, which fruits and veggies contain the most and least pesticides?

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Here’s a handy Shopper’s Guide outlining the top 12 fruits and veggies that contain the most pesticides when grown conventionally, and the Top 15 that contain the fewest pesticides.  Available at no charge, you can download the pdf, print it out and take it with you when you shop; or it’s also available as an app from iphone.

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Be sure to try to Buy These Organic (most toxic):

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Peaches
Strawberries
Apples
Blueberries
Nectarines
Bell Peppers
Spinach
Kale
Cherries
Potatoes
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)

Not necessarily a must-buy; The Clean 15 (lowest in pesticides):

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Avocado
Sweet Corn
Pineapple
Mango
Sweet Peas
Asparagus
Kiwi
Cabbage
Eggplant
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Grapefruit
Sweet Potato
Honeydew Melon

viaEnvironmental Working Group

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deal of the day – OpenSky + Earth Week


UPDATE: MARCH 2011 : WE HAVE CLOSED OUR OPEN SKY SHOP.

Here’s a very special offer taking place not only today, but now through Friday, (April 19-23) in honor of Earth Day’s 40th.

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Anyone who purchases any item from our OpenSky eco boutique will receive:

  • a free Earth Day Storybook.
  • An automatic entry to win a customized Organic Beauty Package from SweetP’s.  This luxurious gift set includes:  Organic SunBlock, Hand & Body Wash, Therapeutic Bath Salts, Organic Hand & Body Lotion, Organic Hand & Body Whip and the winner gets to choose their favorite scent from over 20 toxic-free options.
  • good karma — 15% of all Open Sky profits will be donated to Waterkeeper Alliance – a nonprofit, dedicated to preserving and protecting water from polluters.

We’ll be featuring new and exciting green goods in our shop every month.  These are products that we use and love; and we hope that you enjoy them, too…happy Earth Day, everyday!

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