The folks at natural beauty brand, Collective Wellbeing, generously provided me with 3 products for the purposes of this Tried and True Green Products Review…Although Collective Wellbeing launched in 2004, this beauty brand didn’t hit my radar til just the other day. (more…)
GSky Plant Systems recently unveiled the largest green wall system in North America at the world-renowned Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Longwood’s redesigned East Conservatory Plaza wing features a 4,072 sq ft green wall, displacing the title of North America’s largest green wall from the PNC Bank building in Pittsburgh by over 70 percent.
The green wall at Longwood Gardens is unprecedented in size, but its long-lasting plant support system makes it one of the most advanced green walls in the world. The wall’s 47,000 plants provide as much oxygen as 90 fourteen foot-tall trees and clean over 15,500 lbs of dust and harmful toxins per year.
The backbone of Longwood Garden’s wall is GSky’s Green Wall Panel System which features advanced technologies that allow plants to thrive in atypical environments.
Photo Credit: Longwood Gardens, L.Albee
Yogurt lovers just got an eco-friendly bonus…Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt company, introduces the first yogurt cup made from plants. Beginning today, every Stonyfield Farm multipack yogurt cup will be made from plant-based plastic. The new, sustainable container slashes carbon emissions by nearly half (48%) and places Stonyfield in the forefront of the growing sustainable packaging industry, a market segment expected to reach $142 billion by 2015.
Stonyfield makes this positive change with no increase in price on any of its multipacks. The new cups look and feel just like the petroleum-based polystyrene (PS#6) cups they replace, the only difference is the new “Made From Plants” stamp on the bottom.
I’m on a mission. I have been since the day I decided to kick throw-away water bottle convenience in favor of something healthier and less wasteful. Over the past few years, I’ve bought and tested dozens of BPA-free plastic, stainless steel and glass vessels… and right now, I’ve settled into a nice rut with a couple of standbys: a Precidio glass bottle for my cold drinks (so pretty with its birds-on-a-wire design) and a generic insulated stainless steel thermos for my hot tea. Both dutifully serve their purpose and until I drop the glass bottle (which will no doubt occur before year end), I’m content with lugging either on my daily ventures. (more…)