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eco deal of the day: Pure Citizen


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Looking to make the world a better place and snag a good green deal? Perhaps it’s time to get on board with Pure Citizen.

Founder Amy Ludwigson and her dedicated team feature earth-friendly and body-friendly goods at 30-70% off. Just sign up for their free Daily Love email and gain entry to a slew of flash sales that last 72 hours and giveaways that last all week.

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Pick up some favorite organic, Fair Trade, sustainable, recycled and handmade goods and if you’re a do-gooder you can opt to save a little less and donate the difference to a featured non-profit. extra credit - invite a friend and receive a $10 credit from Pure Citizen.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

recycled farm machinery becomes art sculpture and home furnishings


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The landscape of our eastern farmlands is often dotted with the rusting remains of old farm machinery that’s outlived its usefulness. One couple is re-using this material with great results. Kate and Ben Gatski design and fabricate their folk art, furniture and sculptures with the reclaimed metal recovered from outdated farm machinery and the salvaged barnwood they gather from their rural Pennsylvania area. (more…)

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green halloween treats – EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crispy Rice Bars


A Tried and True Green Product Review … one complimentary bag of EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars treats was provided us for the purposes of this review. In short – they’re fun, tasty and crunchy.

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Don’t be afraid … bag in hand and ready to dole out samples, we made our way to our 12-year-old nephew’s soccer game. Adults and kids alike gave these eco-friendly and healthy treats a try and everyone thought they were “good!” After sampling 4 (it was a 2-hour game), 7-year-old brother Austin stuffed 2 more in his pockets to have later – presumably, the moment he got home.

The texture of these treats is on the order of a classic Rice Krispies marshmallow treat … flavor-wise, they’re milk chocolatey with a hint of vanilla and without a trace of overly sweet marshmallow goo. The fine print on this fine treat: (more…)

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monday’s eco news roundup


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