Come join us as we celebrate the earth and all its wonderment. April 25 10a-6p at Root and Sprout in Birmingham. Lots of great freebies and a chance to win a tree from Goldner Walsh Nursery.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We all have stray hairs that need to be removed. Admit it.........we are humans and were hairy in places that are not so attractive. My uni-brow gets so over grown, that I need to go at it on a regular basis. Tweezerman donates $1 to the Arbor foundation with every purchase and the package is %100 percent recycled material. Who would think that plucking those unwanted hair could be earth friendly.
Coming to a store near you, is the coolest of energy saving gadgets. Watt Blocks are an easy way to stop energy vampires throughout your home. Electronics consume power while not in use and still plugged in, but these little wonders can stop all that lost energy with one step on your way out the door. Just plug them in to other devices and get to stepping. Brilliant.......
Ok....... so its not available in the states yet, but I do love good design and the label on this organic soda pop is really great. Will keep you updated when it arrives state side.
I have been blogging a lot about cosmetic's and beauty products lately. Here are some of the seals on packaging that you should look out for and take into consideration when purchasing new items.
#1. Eco-Cert - This french label requires 10% of total product to be organic
#2 Natural Product Association - The contents of these products must be 95% natural and free from harmful synthetics.
#3 USDA Organic - The products must be made with at least 95% organic ingredients.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Clean Well makes some great smelling and acting products that are safe for you and your children. I purchased some orange/vanilla foaming hand wash at my favorite store Root and Sprout in Birmingham Michigan and every time in wash my hands, the smell of the orange/vanilla puts a smile on my face. www.rootandsproutnow.com or www.cleanwelltoday.com for more info
This weeks posts seem to be all about beauty and glamour, which makes me happy, so I could not forget Kyyote designs to add to the mix. Amanda Loos hand makes some really delicate and beautiful Eco-friendly jewelry , that I cant say enough about.....the feather earrings above are yummy. www.kyyote.com
Well I purchased one of Plank designs yoga mats recently, because mats don't last and you can recycle the versions they offer. When I got home I checked out the website www.plankdesigns.com and discovered this fabu bathrobe made from 75% bamboo and 25% organic cotton. It sure was not cheap at $195 but it looks great and is earth friendly.
Tip #4... Plant a tree
This tip is really simple.......Plant a tree this spring. It provides shade for your home, oxygen for you to breath, helps pollinate other plants and makes your yard look better.
You can never be too young, or too old to go green. The girls @ Teens Turning Green have got the Eco-bug and are turning out some yummy products for your face and body. Bravo girls for making a difference on planet earth. Try the Sea Foam Facial Cleanser, Its like washing your face on the beach. Visit the site at www.teensturninggreen.com for the story about the girls and product info.
Rogan Gregory and Scott Hahn make some of the most earth friendly and cool clothes in town. For the second coming of Loomstate at Target, they have added extra styles for both men and women, at amazing prices starting at $14.99. Check out the collection in stores or online beginning April 19. www.target.com
As a child, I loved my Keds. Now they are making the earth a cleaner place for everyone with the launch of www.kedsgoesgreen.com . The sneaks are made responsibly with organic cotton, recycled rubber, and soy based inks and dyes. Bring out the skater kid in yourself this spring and try out a pair.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
WOW......This is the first week of teaching kids in the Detroit school system about AShirtBag's educational program "7 things you can do in 7 days to save our environment". Each child received a tree in a box kit, Eco-friendly pencil with work sheet and recycling bins for each classroom. The kids went crazy after they discovered they get a tree of their own to grow, then plant in the city followed by information about what they can do to keep planet earth clean and healthy. Thanks Diane Sampson at Logan for letting ASB help teach your science classes and I can not wait to see the trees all grown in a few weeks and work with the kids again.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Its snowing out, but I have to post this picture. I just received my first garden sculpture from Berkley Michigan's premier earth friendly artist. Willie Hahn makes AMAZING garden sculptures from salvaged-recycled metal and he created this masterpiece for me and I am so excited. I cant wait till my yard starts to grow into green-organic splendor with the help of Tim at Goldner Walsh Nursery. Look for updates and more pics with contact info about HahnMade garden goods in the future.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and take showers instead of baths. Taking a bath uses 2.5 times more water than a 3 minute shower on average. Even a dripping faucet wastes a great deal of valuable water. 10 drips per minute from a leaking faucet wastes approximately 793 gallons of water a year. That is over 4 times the amount each American drinks in a year. WOW...... Please be aware of the water you use and waste.
While shopping the Spring Fling this weekend, I came across Jennifer Joys hemp change purse and wonderful hand dyed fabrics. Its really nice to see so many cool people making great earth friendly stuff here in Detroit. Bravo Jennifer and check out all her stuff at www.jenniferjoycreative.com
I met Taryn Boyd at the Spring Fling Craft Thing this weekend and was amazed at the beautiful rugs she hand crafts from recycled shirts.... WOW WOW WOW they are the coolest things and she is the nicest gal. Visit her Esty shop for more earth friendly rugs and bomb necklaces. www.talkingsquid.etsy.com
Cool cards for all occasions is what is up for grabs at www.pancakeandfranks.com I purchased some b-day cards for friends and thank you cards for everyone else made from 100 percent recycled card stock and they use only nontoxic inks to print them. Send some cards today, everyone loves to get Eco-friendly notes in the mail.
David De Rothschild has written this handy book with 77 essential skills to stop climate change or just live through it. With resource info and a great chapter on 10 simple steps to help fight global warming, you cant go wrong picking this book up at your local book store or online at www.amazon.com
The Holidays are coming around again, and who doesn't love flesh flowers at the dinner table?Consider some native potted plants from your local nursery or an organic bouquet from www.organicbouquet.com They offer blossoms grown using sustainable techniques and offer beautiful blooms.
Juice Beauty's new USDA organic beauty products are wonderful. The collection features healthy ingredients and contain NO parabens, petroleum, proplene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. I know that's a lot of chemical info to swallow, but its all good and even better for your skin. I purchased some Organic facial wash at my local Whole foods and within one week, my facial skin is no longer dry from the winter winds. Its available at Sephora, Whole foods, Nordstrom or online at www.juicebeauty.com
The girls at Root And Sprout come up with the best ideas and sell the coolest stuff for kids and your home @ 474 North Old Woodward in Birmingham Michigan. The Bump club is a great new program offered at the shop for moms and Laurie Tarasi has joined forces with Root and Sprout to offer her talents as a photographer for all your families photo needs. www.rootandsproutnow.com or www.laurietarasiphotography.com for all the details.
This little lumbar bag is made from 100% recycled PET fabric and is great for hiking or a quick trip around town. The Vibe ll has enough storage space to keep all of your stuff organized and compact, while exercising or just running errands all for $25. If you purchase this cool little bag, it will save 4 plastic bottles from the landfill and make you look cool doing it.I purchased it in black, but other color options are available. www.moosejaw.com 877.666.7352
Tip #2 Conserve Energy
Don't just turn off the lights and electronic appliances that your not using, unplug any electronic device that isn't in use. The electricity we generate is responsible for 38% of CO2 emissions in the U.S. which makes it the largest overall contributor. Even when items like your toaster, radio, tv and cell phone charger is turned off but still plugged in, they use energy. UNPLUG YOUR STUFF.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Today from 12-7 pm @ The Loving Touch Pool hall in Ferndale is the coolest little craft fair in town. Shannon McCarthy presents different designers that showcase hand craft goods and wonderment's. Designers such as Jennifer Joy, White Owl and Talking Squid make eco-friendly goods out of all kinds of sustainable materials. I purchased some amazing recycled cards from Shannon and sent them off to friends in minutes. Check it out at www.comfortablylovely.etsy.com