April 9, 2007

RabbitAir BioGP Air Purifier - On Sale for $330 (40% Off)

B000CP55VW.01-A3EGJ8JN2OW2WE._SCLZZZZZZZ_V25112185_AA280_.jpgHey folks, RabbitAir sale alert! Amazon has the air purifier on sale for $329.95, more than 40% off the retail price.

We've written about the RabbitAir BioGP Air Purifier before and have received emails from readers raving about it. We're not sure if this sale has anything to do with the Easter holiday, but we recommend you get yours now before it's gone like the Easter bunny on Monday morning.

Buy the RabbitAir BioGP Air Purifier.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

April 4, 2007

Kitchen Compost Pails

If you're thinking about composting, you should also consider a kitchen compost pail so you can keep kitchen scraps for your compost pile. Here, the key is finding one that will fit on your countertop or underneath, store your scraps, and not smell up your kitchen.

I like this stainless steel compost pail from Nor Pro. It's small and sturdy, and traps odors with a small charcoal filter disk that fits in the lid. Moreover, it's easy to clean and won't chip as you transport it out to your compost pile or clean it in the sink.

I don't think I'd fill it the way they have in this picture, though. When you squish the top down, you're headed for some yuck.

Buy a Nor Pro Stainless Steel Compost Pail.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

March 26, 2007

BabyGanics Non-Toxic Cleaners on SuperCoolBaby

A shout out to our friends Peter and Laura Kovacs at SuperCoolBaby.com for blogging about BabyGanics non-toxic cleaners.
The folks at BabyGanics have created a line of cleaning products that are safe for children, pets, and the environment. Created using all natural ingredients, BabyGanics claim to have superior performance to conventional cleaners. The cleaners have no fillers or dyes, contain no pollutants, caustic ingredients or volatile organic compounds.

You don't want your baby crawling around on a floor that's been cleaned with toxic chemicals, right? Neither do we. Thanks, Peter and Laura, for letting us know about BabyGanics.

Read more at SuperCoolBaby.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

March 19, 2007

Eco-Friendly Toilets: Waste Not, Want Not

18green.1901.jpgAmerican flush away nearly 4.8 billion gallons of water every day, accounting for nearly 40% of our total indoor water consumption. Turns out toilets are "a big player" for homeowners interested in going green, according to author Florence Williams.

Writing in this Sunday's New York Times, Williams describes "the latest in eco-friendly elimination" -- from waterless urinals to superlow-flush toilets. She discusses her own experience with the Sun-Mar nonelectric composting toilet.

I didn’t want anything to do with it at first. The idea of human waste sitting in one spot — right next to you — for months at a time is difficult to stomach, but I had little choice. Our solar-powered summer cabin has limited running water and soils that are too shallow for a septic system.
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Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

March 1, 2007

LED Lamps Infinity Flat Head Floor Lamp

B000LBXH7Q.01-A8METEVCB05GJ._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_-1.jpgYou light up my life. Or the room at least.

The Infinity Flat Head Floor Lamp contains 20 LEDs, but uses only 2-watts of electricity. We like its minimalist look, not to mention its energy efficiency.

According to the blurb on Amazon, the LEDs on these lamps never have to be replaced, saving you time, money and storage space. Plus, the LEDs use a fraction of the power (80-90%) required by conventional filament bulbs.

Infinity Flat Head Floor Lamps available at Amazon.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

February 27, 2007

Bamboo TV Anyone?

Looking for a way to make your boob tube habit feel a little more environmentally friendly? How about watching it on a 19" Bamboo LCD TV? According to the product description,
Bamboo LCD TVs combine technology with nature by incorporating the latest innovative technology and adopting bamboo material as a surround. The components on the cover, except for the buttons, are made entirely of bamboo. The electronic components are lead free and comply with CE and EU safety approvals.

Available at Playengine for 289.00 pounds ($483 US dollars). (Thanks Jay and Maya for sending this in!)

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

February 19, 2007

Bamboolicious: Fair Trade Bamboo Square Tray

Serving something delicious? Make it bamboolicious with this square bamboo tray from World of Good. Handcrafted of renewable bamboo and hand-painted by artisans in a fair trade family workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Available at Bamboolicious.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

February 13, 2007

Organic Wedding Flowers

Vendela-1dz.jpgOrganic or locally grown wedding flowers are just one way couples are saying "I do...care about the environment."

OrganicBouquet.com has helped established a national market for organic flowers, working with small and large growers to encourage farming and harvesting methods such as organic, biodynamic, green label, and wildcrafted. Each of these practices aims to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Check out their bouquets at OrganicBouquet.com.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

February 5, 2007

Until Kara Organic Cotton Baby Blankets and Burp Cloths

burpcloth.jpgWhen Michelle Savin's son was sensitive to chemicals and allergens we're exposed to in daily life, she was inspired to create a natural and organic nursery for him. In 2006, she founded a company that would allow her to share her findings with other parents interested in organic living. She named the company Until Kara, after her youngest daughter.

Until Kara makes organic cotton baby blankets, burp cloths and cotton and wool mattresses, as well as simple wooden baby rattles. The products are intentionally minimalist and natural, like the values they are meant to embody.

Available at Until Kara.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

February 4, 2007

Ed Begley vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy

edbegley_HLWED_bioimage_d.jpgGot any post-Super Bowl TV viewing plans? Don' t miss the final episode of "Living with Ed" on HGTV.

In this episode, Ed drops by to visit his environmentally conscious neighbor, none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy! (I LOVE that guy!) Evidently, the two get a little competitive over who lives a greener life.

Also in this episode, Ed and his wife Rachelle head to Sundance for the eponymous film festival.

Living with Ed airs on HGTV at 10 p.m. EST tonight, Sunday, February 4th. It'll re-air on Feb 5th and Feb 17th. Check HGTV for TV listing.

Jess Brooks at Permalink social bookmarking

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