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Green Gift Ideas for Tots & Kids: Holiday 2012


If you’re looking for quality Christmas gifts for the wee set this season, here are a few of our favorite planet and people-friendly things for 2012 …

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(above) You’ll enjoy poking around the Eco Kids section of Amazon.com, and enjoy free shipping for the next 8 days, too. Here are some personal faves: BeginAgain‘s 21-piece Eco Artist On the Go Travel Kit ($24); Green Toys made of recycled milk jugs & no toxic dyes (jump rope $10 & Seaplane $24.99) as well as Eco Kids Eco-Dough (made in the USA, $20 for 5 colors). A great way to keep those little ones active and stimulated.

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(above) An earth-friendly alternative to a classic … ditch the plastic Legos but keep the creative building juices flowing with Earth Blocks @ the Guggenheim Store ($27-30 for a set of 50 pieces). Made from a composite of: the bark of cedar trees, compressed dust from cedar logs, coffee beans, green tea plus a variety of other recycled materials.

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(above) Abe’s Market has a fine selection of natural, organically-derived toys, clothes and useful items like the Organic Baby Travel Kit  and Anti-Plastic Beach Toys (BPA & phthalate-free; made of biodegradable corn resin) …. both gifts sensibly priced at $19.99 & free shipping thru 12/31/12.  (more…)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

a mixed bag of green news


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photo: Nick Ut / AP

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