Super cute pack of 2 at discount: http://www.ecobold.com/products/1906-reusable-snack-bags-pack-of-2 If you take snacks or lunch to work, or if you have kids, you can't miss these reusable snack bags by Beneterre. They're made with cotton and are lined with non-dyed nylon that is lead-free, phthalate-free, BPA-free and PVC-free (aka vinyl-free). It's a fantastic replacement to plastic bags since you won't have to keep buying them or throwing them out. It's also very stylish. If you take breakfast or lunch to go or if your kids take snacks to school with them, I'm sure you'll love these. It's very easy to open and close and the food won't fall out of it. After doing some research I found that some people microwave with plastic bags, can you believe it? Others even boil these bags with food inside! "What's for dinner mom?? Lead!" These snack and sandwich bags can be used for nuts, fruits, veggies, sandwiches, and the nice thing on the small pouch bags is that you can tie it to anything, be it your baby cart, inside your purse, and even tie to a backpack if you're going for a hike or a picnic! What a brilliant idea. It won't give you extra weight to carry as some reusable metal boxes weight more and you can fold it when you're done. It's also great if you're in a diet and just want to carry a couple of handfull of snacks, not more, not less! They're very easy to clean, either with a wet cloth or just dump it in the washing machine and air dry them. I'm actually going to start doing the math for you, to take the work out of your shoulders, let's say you buy a pack of 3 which comes with 50 bags each (150 bags total), most people will either use it once, maybe twice and rarely three times, so let's go in the middle and say you'll use them 300 times. Plastic bags: $7.50 for 300 times (cheapest price) Reusable bags: $9 for I'd say at least 1.5 years (547 times) The difference is $2 for another 247 days in which you're saving $5 if you were to get another pack to last you another 300 days. On top of that they're at a discount today at $5.40 each. Hopefully you can follow me, but since I'm a terrible instructor, I don't expect you to. But wait, now let's count the potential cost to your health and for these chemicals getting into your blood stream: BPA: $1? PVC: $2? Lead: $3? Phthalate: $1? Hospital bill? Priceless Oh and wait! What about the environmental cost? Plastic take centuries to biodegrade, now imagine every individual in the US using one snack plastic bag per day? That's 300 million going to landfills and I'm not even counting the grocery store bags because then you'd just faint on the staggering number! My point is that you don't put a price tag in putting your health in danger, since hospital bills can go into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that's not even counting the headache, the mental cost, and the entire family being down, etc. Beneterre bags come in a variety of colors to choose from and very cute designs that are not only for kids but also for adults (I'm a huge fan of mine!). It's a great replacement for disposable bags, foil and plastic wraps.
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http://www.ecobold.com/tire-recycling-company-west-coast-rubber-recycling/ West Coast Rubber teaches and shows you how a tire recycling company works. A friend of mine introduced me to the owner, Gary Kerr, and I spent an entire afternoon talking and walking through his tire plant and learning about the whole process. They're super experts and can even tell if a tire is good to be recycled by smelling the used tire! We also learned that the most difficult part of doing this work is the cost of the machines? I wouldn't doubt it because they have to be very strong and there are several steps on the recycling process. We visited the back of the plant and have some really neat things to show, especially the shredding machines. Green facts: approximately 242 million tires are discarded every year in the Unites States alone? Out of these: - Less than 7% are recycled - 11% are burned for fuel - 5% are exported The remaining 77% are sent to landfills, stockpiled or illegally dumped. The end result of recycling them could be several things. Here is what West Coast Rubber talk about each of their final product: Playground cover: known as the safest play surface on the market, GroundRubber Meets CPSC Surface Guidelines, as well as ASTM Guidelines (F-1292-99, and F-1951-99). At a depth of 6 inches, it provides the most shock absorption in playgrounds available on the market today. With GroundRubber installed, playgrounds are twice as safe as those with tan-bark, sand, pebbles and most other surfaces! Another cool fact is that it has the unique ability to reduce injuries due to falls from a critical height of over 12 feet! You can actually take an egg and drop it from a height of 12 feet and watch it bounce. They say that it might cost a little more, but it only needs to be installed once. Landscape cover: made 100% from recycled truck tires. GroundMulch is a long lasting alternative to a natural mulch product, that will not require an annual replenishment. GroundMulch will give you many years of long lasting beauty! Horse Arena Cover: it offers one of the safest and most resilient footings available for horses. GroundRubber can dramatically enhance the performance and comfort of your horses, and is appreciated by Dressage and Hunter Jumpers alike. GroundRubber is also odorless, and requires less watering and dragging than other footing products. Molded products: Slide tiles: besides providing a slip-resistant safety surface, Groundrubber slide tiles are also easy to install and maintain. Wheel stops: being made of rubber, they can absorb and redistribute impact, and reduce risk of damage to vehicles or property when parking. They also last longer than conventional concrete wheel stops and they are virtually maintenance free. Anti fatigue mats: these mats provide much-needed cushioning comfort, reduce fatigue, and improve productivity for your employees. The non-skid surface is impact and chemical resistant. The underside has protruding nubs which enable air circulation and keeps the floor dry. Anti-fatigue mats are fully washable and easy to maintain, and can be cut to specific dimensions. They all come in several different colors you can choose from. It's non-toxic and safe. Benefits of recycled rubber products: - 100% California Recycled Tires - Guaranteed 99.9% Steel Free - Excellent shock absorption - No Annual Replenishment - Does Not Attract Vermin - Environmentally Safe - Does Not Decompose - Helps Control Dust - Reduces Puddles - Easy to Maintain - Long Lasting
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Get this composting bin and free shipping here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/2519-100-recycled-composting-bin Composting is becoming very popular and lots of people now want to learn how to compost. It's very easy and very rewarding. There are three basic rules to composting: 1. Only add raw fruits or vegetable scraps, everything goes: pits, skins, even when they're moldy 2. Turn it about once a week 3. Use the result, a black healthy soil, in your garden, flowers, trees and give it to friends To get started, you will want to get a composting bin, the one we highlight is made by the Happy Gardner and has free shipping. It's very strong and easy to assemble, we assembled it in literally five minutes. Then, put the bin in a location you'll want to keep on for the next few years, either with full sun throughout the day or partial sun. Some people recommend that you begin the compost by putting about a foot of straws and dry leaves, but it's not really necessary. You can now begin to put all kinds of raw fruits and vegetable scraps: banana peel, orange peel, seeds, tomato vine, coffee grinds (you may also leave the paper filter), coconut shell, and any other fruit or veggie you have. Make sure it's only raw, no processed or cooked food, do not add any bread, dairy, meat or fish. Consider your composting bin to be on a "gluten free raw vegan diet". I also recommend getting some worms from your local nursery to get the breakdown going a few weeks after starting. One of the reasons not to put cooked vegetables (unless they were steamed and with no seasonings or oils) is that it will not only attract unwanted animals and insects but it will also likely make your composting go bad entirely, even killing the worms. Once you have it going, make sure to turn it about once a week. If you live in a dry area, make sure to sprinkle about a gallon of water every three weeks or so, just make sure that the compost is healthy. If you didn't add worms at the beginning stages, you'll probably see them coming around six months after you started your compost. When you see them, do not panic, they are the life that keeps it strong and helps make a very healthy fertilizer, also called black hummus, which is one of the best things for your plants. Congratulations! Now you have a compost going. Your bin will give you a very rich soil that you can add to your garden and flowers. This soil is as good as it gets. Lastly, if you live in an apartment you still have a couple of options, the first is to talk to the management and ask them to get a community compost going where everyone can contribute (imagine how much trash you'd be diverting from landfills!). The second is to keep your fruits and vegetable scraps separate in a container and give it every week to someone who has a composting bin. There are also indoor composters which is something that we will be reviewing in another few months. We hope you enjoyed learning how to compost and will get your bin going soon, you'll see what a huge difference you're making not only in our environment but also in your own garden.
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Get them here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/91-hankybook-3-set-paisley-green-vine-pink-lotus-patterns We now offer HankyBooks, an organic cotton handkerchief for you and your kids at a great discount! The handkerchief books are made of super soft and absorbent 100% organic cotton pages which are bound together -- therefore the name HankyBOOK- within a protective cover. No more used and dirty handkerchiefs in your pocket! You can use the inside pages of the HankyBook for all different kinds of purposes like blowing your nose, cleaning baby dribbles or wiping off dust and dirt. There are no limits! The protective cover ensures that your hands and pockets remain clean. What is also really great about them is that they are made of 100% organic cotton, reusable and washer & dryer safe! Instead of using regular tissues that are produced by cutting down trees, you can get the reusable Hankybooks which are organic AND reusable. Leslie Uke, the founder and inventor of HankyBooks, wanted to address the problem of tissue and clutter waste, and steer people towards a non-disposable culture. Since she has been dealing with a 'leaky faucet' all her life, she got frustrated with regular tissues and the resulting red nose, so she invented a practical solution. All HankyBooks are handmade from either second-hand fabrics (used for covers only) or 100% organic fabric. So you are not just doing a good deed for your nose, but also for the environment. Hankybooks can be ordered individually or in packs of three. They offer a variety of HankyBooks such as Red Fish Blue Fish, Pink Lotus, White Paisley, Green Vine and Baby Letters. The packages of three can be one style only, or a combination of styles. So get your own HankyBook today with our coupon code that is already included in our discount price!
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http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/106-green-holidays This green holidays we'd like to say have a Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year. I'd like to specially thank everyone for their support throughout the year, for every kind comment or word of encouragement, thank you so much! Ecobold has come a long way and has many great things cooking for you. In this video we give you two ideas for sustainable holiday gift ideas: #1 green gift idea: Type a nice letter saying how much everyone in your life is important to you, tell what you appreciate the most about them, what you admire the most and what you'll never forget that they've done for you (maybe picking you up at 3am at a bar when you were crying over being dumped by your ex?!). How many people usually get this kind of letter? Not too many! Why not start this trend that sends good messages to the world? #2 green gift idea: if you're not that sentimental, just give them a gift certificate valid for a "how to party" where you'll teach everyone your favorite hobby, be it knitting, be it making wine or beer or just teaching a dog how to sit! Imagine what a great time you'll have with all kinds of friends?! We have a few shout-outs to several people that were really kind to us this year, I'm sure we're forgetting some but please forgive me and comment here so I can put you in the next shout-out. Green companies shout-out: they're the ones who retweeted our tweet that said: Attention all green companies! Retweet this and you'll be included in Ecobold Xmas video shout out!! Have a great green holiday season and make sure to subscribe for our newsletter to keep up to date with every video here: http://www.ecobold.com/one_million_trees_project
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/non-toxic-cookware-xtrema/ Non-toxic cookware is hard to find, but Xtrema makes it easy for you. It's the only safe non-stick cookware available in the market as far as I know. It's safe and healthy because all materials are inorganic natural minerals from the earth's crust. It's a company that I've been watching and looking forward to even before they had a pan out in the market. This cookware line cannot be scratched, it doesn't peel, it's healthy, and simply awesome. It's made with ceramic and even the coating is made with 100% natural ceramic materials and it is environmentally safe. Another great fact is that the non-scratch ceramic cooking surface on the Xtrema cookware is non-reactive and 100% non-toxic. No odors or gases are ever released during the entire cooking process, even if the cooking temperatures exceed 2500 F. To clean, just do it like any other metal cookware with any kind of sponge you usually use, even the heavy duty ones! Why is Teflon bad for you? Teflon non-stick pans are made with a chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which is known to increase infertility and some scientists say it may be more harmful to the environment and human health than DDT, a pretty impressive record to break. It is said that when a Teflon pan reaches around 446F it starts to offgas toxic particules, at 680F it releases six different toxic gases, two of them are carcinogenic, another two are global pollutants and one is MFA which is a chemical that's lethal to humans at low doses. Xtrema cookware takes 18 days to make from beginning to end, another few great things about them is that the surface resists bacteria and it won't stain. It's the next generation of pots and pans that are not only safe for you, but also for our planet. They have all kinds of pots and pans from bakeware to cookware, teaware and even sets of 3, 6 and 16 pieces. I got a beautiful wok and have been loving it ever since! All instructions on how to cook with it are at their website One beautiful thing the founder, Rich Bergstrom, says at their website and that EcoBold agrees 100% is this: "I truly hope and pray that the effort that we put forth and their results will both honor and glorify God." Well said Rich, I'm sure you already have many blessings coming your way! Highlights: - Natural - Non-stick - 100% safe - Won't peel - Non-scratchable
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The Think City Electric Car test drive was very fun, this is a small and affordable car that will be available for sale in the US in the next few months and we really look forward to it. The fully charged car goes as far as 100 miles and it's a perfect weekday car to go to work and drive around the city. The car was brought from Michigan to California for a special event and we were lucky enough to drive it. The Think City electric vehicle looks small from the outside but is fairly large and tall on the inside, I felt really safe driving it. It's a little noisy inside but nothing bad. The maximum speed is around 70 miles per hour (112 Km) and they didn't want to tell me how much it would cost but I have my guesses ($10,000 to 15,000) since, well, it's made out of plastic. Another benefit of the body is that it wouldn't get scratched. The car comes with a radio and has an option for a GPS, two things I definitely need! Other interesting facts are that the battery lasts 100,000 miles or a minimum of ten years, something other cars won't live to see! Lastly, the first maintenance check is at 40,000 miles. Think EV is a Scandinavian company that calls themselves "one of the most carbon efficient car companies in the world". I just took a look at their new Think City design and I like it much better than this one we test drove. I hope we'll be able to see them take over the roads of major US cities and our very own garages! What could be better than never going to a gas station, never having to change the oil and never having to change the filter again?! I also discovered that this car has only five moving parts versus a conventional car that usually has hundreds of moving parts, making it much harder to break and easier to find out a problem when it arises. With gas prices skyrocketing (will it ever end?) it makes me even more excited to drive cars such as Think City. Of course it can't be as fun as the Tesla but it's an amazing automobile. Check out our Tesla Test Drive here: http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/19-tesla-roadster-test-drive
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/biodegradable-plates-and-utensils/ These biodegradable plates, utensils, cups and other biodegradable products are done by World Centric and are 100% compostable, GMO-free (my favorite part) and non-toxic. They are all disposable paper plates, disposable utensils and cutlery, disposable cups that will safely compost back into the soil within a few months of disposal. Now it's the right time to party! Several offices and companies are currently using biodegradable plates and utensils in their break room, and I encourage you to bring up the idea of using eco-friendly plates and utensils at your office! The biodegradable bags were also very strong and it's just a great replacement to anything made out of plastic. World Centric started as a non-profit and is now a leading manufacturer in the industry, making biodegradable and disposable dinnerware and other products for all kinds of occasions. Highlights: - GMO Free - Compostable - Biodegradable Good for: - Parties - Picnics - Offices - Schools - Universities - Restaurants - Coffee shops - Conventions - Conferences - Trade Shows - Break Rooms World Centric going the extra mile: Kim is working with cities that currently don't do composting or don't have an area to do so, imagine if she can convince even one city to do that?! If you live in an apartment complex, you can ask management to consider providing an area for composting. Cities ahead of the game: Seattle passed a law in 2003 requiring all houses to have a composting bin. San Francisco has just passed a law which requires people to sort their food scraps (which will be collected in a separate bin). Know of other cities that mandate or encourage composting? Let me know! Other things they have at Worldcentric: biodegradable containers, biodegradable straws, biodegradable bags, recycled paper, biodegradable utensils, biodegradable bowls, biodegradable trays, biodegradable plates, biodegradable cups and biodegradable clamshells.
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http://www.ecobold.com/eco-friendly-and-non-toxic-baby-products/ Even though I'm not a mom, I definitely appreciate Zo-li's eco-friendly and non-toxic baby products. All of their baby products are BPA-free, lead-free, phthalate-free and great looking! One of my favorites is a sippy cup with a soft straw that will go down the bottle if the baby turns the bottle to drink, it's such a smart idea. Zo-li has also been getting several awards for their amazing line, some of them are from Parenting Media and Cool Mom Picks. Here is a list of the things they make: baby bottles, sippy cup with straw (Zoli calls it the bot), non-slip diaper changing mat, battery operated nasal operator, gummy stick (also known as teething stick), munch/clover (munch silicone teether), silicone travel place mats, on-the-go travel formula and snack dispenser (this looks useful!) and even anti-colic replacement nipples. All colors are beautiful, light on the eye and everything is very stylish. They make it very easy to be a parent and if I ever have kids, I'll definitely look for their products. Why are non-toxic baby products important? Take for example a research done by the Environmental Working Group found that newborns umbilical cord blood has an average of 287 different chemicals, in which: - 180 cause cancer in humans or animals - 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system - 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. A few years ago we were putting fire retardant chemicals on our pajamas, we had to go and prove that it caused more harm than good. Now we must prove that such chemicals should stay away from our furniture, linens, paint and products that we put on our bodies. So, thank goodness we have companies such as ZoLi who shares the same vision as ours and are able to produce better products! Even if you're not a parent, when you're invited to a baby shower, make sure to introduce the mom to be to safe products. Highlights: - BPA free - Lead free - Phthalate free This is what they have to say about themselves: Your baby's health is our number one priority. That's why ZoLi is committed to giving parents safe, worry-free solutions to real-life challenges. Through a dedication to environmentally friendly manufacturing, we provide parents with premium products made from the safest and best possible materials, ensuring a healthier future for your baby. ZoLi's products blend substance, sustainability, and style for a modern design that both reflects and enhances it's utility. Creating products to make parent's lives easier while growing a greener future for their children.
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http://www.ecobold.com/reusable-produce-bags/ These reusable produce bags by Blue Lotus are really neat. I always see reusable shopping bags available all over, but never reusable produce bags. And the best thing about this one is that it's made with organic cotton! It's very eco-friendly, made out of cotton and when you're done using it over and over again, you can put it in the composting bin and it will biodegrade! You can use it for all kinds of produces. They have four different sizes small for nuts and seeds, medium for bulk food: rice, flour, sugar, and large bags for large leafy greens such as salad, kale, collards, you can bring your bags home with your produce in them, moisten them and put it in the refrigerator to keep it moisten and crisp. Don't forget to shop for your produce at your local farmers' market! Highlights: - Reusable - Organic cotton - Biodegradable
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More info and link here: http://www.ecobold.com/biodynamic-compost-by-malibu-compost/ Have you ever looked for biodynamic compost? Malibu Compost makes this amazing compost that goes far beyond organic and beyond fertilizing your plants and soil, they have rescued cows and donate a percentage to rescue places. If you have flowers, a garden or just grass that needs some food once in a while, this is likely the best fertilizer you'll ever see. It is made with cow manure And the proof that it's one of the best composts ever? They've just launched and are selling on over 100 stores! What an impressive feast for a new company. It's funny how sometimes you can just tell that everyone at a company is great, that a company's vision is carried along from morning to night, and there are good people all over this product. I spent some time surfing Malibu Compost's site and by seeing their funny comments here and there I can just tell that they're having a good time while taking care of our planet and their cows. They're so nice, they even give gardening tips! Highlights: - Biodinamic - Donates % to cow rescue efforts Here's a little more detailed information about biodynamic composting, from their site: Dairy cow manure endows the earth with powerful fertilizing and healing forces that chicken manure, steer manure, horse manure, and bat guano simply don't have. Why? Because a dairy cow has an unequaled digestive process which is enhanced by cosmic-life giving forces in her hooves and horns that enable the nitrogen in her manure to re-kindle life within the earth. Our products are certified biodynamic by Demeter® USA, the American chapter of the world's only certifier of Biodynamic® farms and products. Demeter's strict standards ensure crops are grown with the avoidance of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, utilize compost and cover crops, and set aside 10% of the total farm acreage for biodiversity. In order for our product to bear the Demeter logo, it must be made with certified Biodynamic ingredients and meet strict processing standards to ensure the purest possible product. These standards ensure the dairy cows that provide the manure that is the basis for our compost receive no genetically-modified feed and have access to the outdoors. Further, we ensure our farms grow at least one third of their cows' diet on the property, make efforts to reduce pathogens, and make minimal turns on the compost, thereby enhancing compost fertility. As a result of all this earthly and cosmic care, Bu's Blend™: 1. repairs your soil's ecosystem 2. absorbs moisture 3. builds soil by increasing the vital humus content 4. protects against erosion 5. saves water 6. eliminates the need for pest controls and soil foods 7. works on all soil types 8. promotes healthy root growth 9. heals your soil and heals your soul
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More info and coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/reusable-gift-wrap/ This is an eco-friendly gift wrap! Never buy paper wraps again! Reusable gift wrap by Lucky Crow, also known as a fabric gift wrap, and can be used over and over again so you'll never have to buy another paper wrap or gift tissue paper again! This is even better than recycled gift wrap, don't you think so? These reusable gift bags made out of cloth can be used for a holiday gift wrap, or birthday, or even a special occasion such as an anniversary or graduation. You also won't ever have to wrap gifts with tape or use scissors and get frustrated with it. It produces no waste, it has a lace that comes attached to it, and it's a very sustainable alternative to the usual trash producing gift wrapping that we're used to. You can also make your own if you're gifted in the arts and crafts arena! Lucky Crow helps and supports their local economy by making all bags locally. One more thing: if you keep giving gifts with these reusable wraps within your own household, you'll save lots of money on wrapping as this can be used and reused over and over again throughout the years. I wish I had thought of this before! You can even wrap wedding party favors or birthday party favors with these cute bags or even get their reusable wine bags. I also just saw on their website that you can download and print free gift tags, so make sure to check them out! Sizes: mini, small, medium, large, wine bags, and you could also just get a set with several different fabrics and sizes. Highlights: - Reusable - Made locally - Saves money - Organic fabric - No trees were cut
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Buy at 25% off here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/31-organic-energy-bar The GoodOnYa Bar is a gluten free organic energy bar that is great for breakfast and as a snack before/after the gym or exercising. Their new gluten free version is delicious and you'll get fulfilled just by eating half of one bar. It's one of the best organic energy bars I've seen simply because of their ingredients. Founded by the principle that "every ingredient matters" GoodOnYa bars have nothing less than a great taste and great ingredients list. Our of their three different bars, the one with the least amount of raw ingredients is 55% on the peanut butter chocolate bar. The nutritional information is also great, an average of 7 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and 22 grams of carbs. Every single ingredient of this organic energy bar is organic, they're so good and go above and beyond in so many ways that they even won the Ecobold Awards for best food company. What also helped them win is their commitment to the planet and its people. GoodOnYa is a Green Certified Business, they've banned plastics from the company, they recycle at work, they use local vendors as often as possible and are members of several environmental foundations and non-GMO associations. There are three flavors to choose from: breakfast, peanut butter and peanut butter dark chocolate. Make sure to place a note under notes to seller Don't forget to get it at our discount price of 25% off your order! Highlights: - Soy-free - No fillers - Dairy-free - GMO-free - Gluten-free - 55 to 76% raw - Organic ingredients - Organic flax seed in all bars (rich in Omega 3 which helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure) More info from their website, written by their founder Kris Fillat: The GoodOnYa bar is a natural extension of the deli. Our customers are always looking for something quick to grab. We bought a variety of bars over the years, but we found ourselves bored and at times shocked at the nutritional content. As an athlete I have lived on bars! In places like Cuba and Korea finding a nice pre-game pasta meal wasn't always easy. I developed a passion for finding, and eventually making, healthy food taste great. Our entire deli menu is selected with the health of our customers in mind. We are constantly looking for better, healthier, unprocessed alternatives. Our bread and tortillas are Organic, our meat is minimally processed and totally natural. We even use hormone free milk and Organic and/or Fair Trade Coffee. We care about what we eat and we care about you. This nutrition bar is unlike any other on the market. Our motto is "Every Ingredient Matters" because every single thing that goes into each organic nutrition bar has a nutritional purpose. You can read about each of our Organic Nutrition Energy Bars by clicking on the link. There are no fillers. Other companies bulk up their bars with things like puffed brown rice. Sounds healthy, and it's not that it's bad for you, it's just nothing. It's air. It's a filler. Our bar weighs 57g, and when you see one you will notice the size. There are bars out there that are 3x as big and weigh 40g. It is a protein bar, a fiber bar, a snack bar, an energy bar, a nutrition bar. It's food! Our Breakfast Bar has 24% of the fiber you need in a day and 7.6g of bio-available protein in only 2oz's. It tastes so good someone told us when we were starting out we could market it as a healthy chocolate chip cookie. And if you are reading this you probably already know how delicious it is. But we want you to feel good about what you are eating and who you are supporting. We will never cut corners. Our goal is education. Health. Our goal is nutrition. "Every Ingredient Matters"... you matter. Ingredients list: Breakfast bar (76% Raw): organic flax seed, organic maple syrup, organic raw hemp seeds, organic raisins, organic raw Brazil nuts, organic unfiltered olive oil, 70% organic dark chocolate, celtic sea salt, organic vanilla, Peanut butter honey (60% Raw): organic roasted valencia peanut butter, organic raw honey, organic raw blonde flax seed, organic raw sesame seeds, organic raw hemp seeds, celtic sea salt, organic vanilla, Peanut butter dark chocolate (55% Raw): organic valencia peanut butter, organic raw honey, organic raw blonde flax seed, organic raw sesame seed, organic raw hemp seed, organic dark chocolate, celtic sea salt, organic vanilla
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/atmospheric-water-generator-by-ecoloblue/ EcoloBlue is a company that makes atmospheric water generators, in other words, it's a water filtration system that will have you drinking water from air! How eco-friendly and green is that? EcoloBlue atmospheric water generator prices can vary from $999 for their EcoloBlue 28 (11 stage filter process and 28 liters per day) to $1,699 for the EcoloBlue 30 (12 stage filter process and 30 liters per day). It dispenses both hot and cold water and the screen is just very cool. EcoloBlue estimates that their price per gallon varies from 20 to 45 cents. The filtration process is reverse osmosis and you've the option of adding vitamins and minerals back into the water. It's fresh water from thin air! After navigating through their site I saw that they now have a solar panel bundle, here's some info on that: 2000 Watt Peak Solar Kit -- EB 30, Panels, Controller, Inverter, Cabinet, Cables. An OFF-GRID Solution for the EcoloBlue 30 Atmospheric Water Generator. The EcoloBlue 30 only requires 300 Watts to operate efficiently. The EB30 is specially equipped to efficiently operate at a lower consumption rate when attached to Solar Power. This EB30 Solar Panel Kit will allow the EB30 to generate between 1-3 Gallons Water / day depending on the humidity conditions and sun conditions. This solution is intended for Emergency use or Off-Grid use. This kit is modular and can be expanded depending on individual needs by adding extra solar panels and extra batteries to allow for longer runtime. As you can probably tell I was somewhat skeptic that a water generator could literally make 8 gallons of water every day, but after a friend confirmed that it's possible, especially in a humid area, I decided to release this interview, I just hope it's true and hopefully one day I can actually get to do a real EcoloBlue review!
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http://www.ecobold.com/products/4050-wool-bolus-pillow/ We all have a very close relationship with our pillows because we sleep at least 1/4 of our lives. That's the reason why you should most definitely buy an organic wool pillow (and that's why we decided to do a video review). Little do people know that their pillows can be made with petroleum based chemicals, foam and even plastic materials and such items must be fire retardant. According to the law (in California at least) the pillow must stay near an open flame for 12 seconds and NOT catch on fire which means that companies must comply with the law, and they do that by using fire retardant chemicals. Such chemicals offgas and YOU end up breathing as you sleep. This is a travesty to our health and the health of children (who are affected even more since they're building their immune system) and we don't even know it! Well now you do and the good news is that there are great alternatives out there. We are reviewing today this organic wool pillow, the wool comes sheeps that are raised organically in California and the pillow is handmade in Oregon. I talked to the owner a few times and can definitely feel her passion as she explains her pillows, she really loves what she does and makes sure that the entire process is sustainable, cruelty-free and the mill that she works with the farmer to encourage predator-friendly approaches to keep the sheeps alive such as guard dogs and guard llamas (who'd know that llamas keep wolves away?!) Once the wool is removed, it's processed without the use of any harsh chemicals such as Chlorine or moth-proofing chemicals. It's cleaned with a mild biodegradable soap. Wool also naturally keeps dust mites away, mildew (since it's a very breathable fabric) and even bed bugs! One of the questions she gets the most is: "Is this wool pillow washable?" And the answer is YES! They developed a completely washable pillow for you. So throw it in your washing machine and you're good to go. The cover is made with unbleached organic cotton, and it comes in a biodegradable bag, so I ask you, does any pillow better than this even exists? I don't think so.
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More info here http://www.ecobold.com/recycled-purses-and-bags/ It was great to meet the owner of Jajaja Purses, Suzanne Kinavey, she's so nice and her recycled purses and handbags are very cool and different. She started Jajaja with her two sisters, they take old curtains, draperies, upholstery, scraps, and fabrics from yard sales, estate sales and second hand stores and make really neat, original and one of a kind handmade purses and handbags. There are five upholstery companies who let them take their scraps and end of bolts, to make their bags. The scraps would have otherwise become garbage in a landfill. All purses have a unique pattern and look because it can't be replicated. How cool is that? You'll never run into someone who has the same purse or handbag as you! They also recycle clothes and draperies to make the purses. You could also call their purses repurposed, reclaimed, or vintage. The bags are unique and one of a kind. Each bag has its own history or story and you can also order wholesale or custom handbags. Imagine in 8 years how many pounds of scraps and old curtains they have saved from going to landfills? Highlights: - Unique - Vintage - Recycled - Reclaimed - Handmade - One of a kind
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/natural-chewing-gum-glee-gum/ Glee Gum is so far the best natural chewing gum in the market, as you can imagine, I was very happy to do this review! They're the last gum in the US to be made with its original ingredient: chicle. Chicle is a natural ingredient that comes out of a tree called the Sapodilla tree, the one from Glee Gum is harvested in Mexico by the so called "chicleros". It's taken out of the tree just like maple syrup, a process that does not kill trees, in fact it's aimed at preserving them, which ends up helping the entire eco system that the tree participates on. You can see the entire process from tree to Glee at their website. Did you know that other "fake" chewing gums can have several chemicals? Most of them have artificial colors, sorbitol (sugar alcohol that the body metabolizes slowly), aspartame (artificial sweetener), acesulfame potassium (another artificial ingredient), BHT which stands for butilated hydroxytoluene an ingredient that in the 70's there was some controversy by some scientists that said that this ingredient caused hyperactivity in children. Some companies decided to voluntarily drop this ingredient while others still have it. Glee Gum has a bunch of natural flavors: triple berry, cinnamon, mint, bubblegum, peppermint and spearmint. My favorites were cinnamon, mint and the assorted box. This super natural gum can't get any better! They also have something really cool: a "make your own gum kit". I'd love to have tested that one out and make my own! Highlights: - Vegetarian - Wheat free - Gluten free - Additive free - Lactose free - 100% natural - No preservatives - No artificial colors - No artificial sweeteners - Helps protect our environment - Recycled cardboard packaging Here's some information on why this process is sustainable and helps several families, from their website: We at Verve, inc. believe that consumers can make a big difference in determining the fate of the earth. We hope that everyone takes an active interest in learning where their products come from and how they get to other parts of the world. We cannot exploit the earth's natural resources indefinitely without facing disastrous consequences. An alternative is sustainable development — economic practices which create a balance between ecology and economics, providing jobs and expanding regional development in a way that sustains the environment. This is a vision that can be supported by conscientious consumers and by the thoughtful sourcing of products. Sustainable economic systems are committed to ensuring that the products being harvested will continue to exist in the future. For example, sustainable logging projects call for specific trees to be cut down according to a long-term plan, while engaging simultaneously in reforestation projects. Sustainable economics in forestry also focus on generating markets for non-timber forest products, such as medicinal plants, oils, nuts, waxes, and resins, like chicle. Chicle, the sap which is the main ingredient in the gum base of Glee Gum, comes from the Sapodilla (ironwood) tree. Sapodilla trees grow in the forests of southeastern Mexico. Chicle is important in the forestry economy there, second only to lumber. The Mexican states of Campeche and Quintana Roo produce an average of 300 tons of chicle a year, enough to help support over 2,700 farming families (campesinos). The skilled farm laborers who harvest the chicle are called chicleros. Because there is a market for chicle, and because the sustainable harvest of it provides an economically viable way to make a living, chicleros have good reason to invest in the maintenance of the forest. Glee Gum's history: In 1992, the concept for Verve was born when we visited an economically depressed chicle-producing community in Northern Guatemala. Up until then, we had never really thought about how chewing gum was made. When we realized its origins, we learned that prior to the synthetic resins, chicle was the basis of the entire industry. Our goal was to support chicle-harvesting by purchasing chicle. With this goal in mind, Verve was born, and with it our first and most popular product, the Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit. Today, Verve provides a sustainable source of income for those communities while simultaneously offering fun, educational, and environmentally friendly activities for kids. Glee gum donates 1% of their revenue to environmentally friendly causes. They also give away six scholarships to the children of the chicleros if they study environmental studies or sustainable forestry. Another cool fact is that Verve is a family owned business. They currently sell Glee Gum on several grocery stores such as Trader Joes, Cost Plus, Wild Oats, Whole Foods and others, this goes to show you that a small family business can go far if making an awesome product.
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More info and 25% off coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/tie-products/ These tie products by Rumpel Silk Skin are incredible. The owner, Spring Garrett, makes all kinds of things out of recycled ties. We have reviewed three tie products: her tie wallet, neck pocket and the back purse. But she also makes quite a few other things such as wine holder, tie skirt, a little snake toy, pouches and bags, cell phone pockets, and even a tie pillow! Here's a little bit of history on the ties she uses: silk ties are beautiful examples of textiles at their finest. In their original purpose ties are worn by men as a signal to the world. These ties say something about the wearer...what they do, what they like, how they feel. Now these ties communicate something else that the wearer of Rumpelsilkskin creations desires and delights in making the most of what we have. Rumpelsilkskin's garments and accessories are a fun and easy way to add zest to a simple outfit. Wear them over a plain colored knit top with jeans or dress pants and you have an outfit that won't soon be forgotten. You'll get many compliments as people recognize the form of the ties but have never seen them worn that way before. The shape of the ties and their fabrics inspire the creation of a wide variety of items from garments and pillows to pouches and wallets. I invite you to explore these fun and unique creations and see how beautiful going "green" can be. Highlights: - Recycled tie - True nature lover!
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More info and 25% coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/cork-products-by-corkologie/ These cork products by Corkologie are very cool and easy to assemble, the wine rack literally took less than two minutes to put together and it can hold anywhere from three to nine wines. You can arrange the rack as you want, by having just one row, and place it vertically if you'd like. In this review I go over why cork is eco-friendly, sustainable, and how it benefits not only our environment but also thousands of people. On top of the base wine rack and wine charms they also have: wine strip, napkin holders, place card holders, cork tea light candle holder, wine cork boards, cork board sheets, cork basket, magnet wine corks, mouse pads, cork placemats, spice rack, tool bucket, bracelet and earrings made out of cork and even a journal! Don't forget to use their coupon code for a 25% off discount in their entire store! (besides the gift cards and handmade products). Highlights: - Recyclable - Renewable - Sustainable - Compostable - Biodegradable - Made in the US The cork facts I mentioned on the video were taken from Corkologie's brochure and here is a more detailed version on why is cork green: Cork has been used ever since it was discovered by the Greeks and the Romans more than 1,000 years ago. It comes from a unique oak tree growing naturally throughout the Mediterranean region--and has properties that man still can't reproduce. When it comes to cork, most people think wine stoppers and memo boards. But thousands more uses exist. The valve seals on most musical instruments are made of cork. Without it, the clarinet wouldn't hum, and the sax wouldn't wail. The center of all major league baseballs is made of cork. If you like watching that ball sail out of the park, it wouldn't be happening with cork. The best part about cork? It's Sustainable. Cork trees are harvested every nine years by carefully peeling the outer bark from the tree. The bark regenerates to produce hundreds of pounds of cork throughout the tree's 150-year lifecycle. It's Plentiful. There's enough cork in Portugal alone to meet global demand for centuries to come. Countries in the Mediterranean, Asia and North Africa are also cultivating cork. It's Recyclable & Biodegradable. Cork products are 100% recyclable and completely biodegradable, so it reduces waste in landfills. It's Supportive. Cork forests support entire ecosystems around the globe that are home to many endangered species and offer jobs for local workers. In Portugal alone, cork forests provide employment to more than 100,000 people.
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/organic-natural-vitamins-rainbow-light/ Rainbow Light has recently launched a certified organic natural vitamins line. After checking our Rainbow Light office in Santa Cruz and talking to their CEO, Linda Kahler, I found out about their new cool recycled packaging called Ecoguard that is currently saving 6 million bottles from landfills. It's completely BPA free, food grade and EPA approved. Rainbow Light has been making natural health vitamins for over 25 years and they were the first one to make food vitamins! How cool is to interview the very first company to make all natural vitamins with food ingredients?! They have: men vitamins, women vitamins, including prenatal vitamins, pet vitamins, teen vitamins, multivitamins, energizing, protein power supplements, omegas, thinberry diet (weight management) and even dog supplements in between others. A little more information about Rainbow Light, from their website: At Rainbow Light, our mission is to make a difference in the health of people, pets and planet. For nearly 30 years, we have delivered measurable, sustainable health benefits that create a difference you can feel by adhering to four key principles of business: Formulate bio-balanced products that deliver health performance results * Therapeutic, proven potencies with metabolic co-nutrients * Digestion-enhanced with enzymes, botanicals and probiotics * In a base of targeted superfood concentrates Employ sustainable business practices that promote planetary wellness * In 2010, our 100% PCR recycled, 100% recyclable Eco•Guard™ bottles will keep 6 million bottles from landfill and ocean annually * Eco•Guard™ marks 20th anniversary of Rainbow Light's first commissioned packaging impact study, demonstrating a history of environmental awareness Participate in high-impact global aid programs * Founding supporters and platinum level sponsors of Vitamin Angels, donating more than 15 million prenatal and children's vitamins since program inception * Life-saving nutrition fights disease, birth defects, infant and maternal mortality, and fosters cognitive and physical development * Continuous local support for the Santa Cruz-based Second Harvest Food Bank * Ongoing support for NUTRIR Barranquilla, supporting impoverished children in Columbia Committed to natural products success * Received 2009 Vity Award for Best Women's Health Supplement (Women's One Multivitamin) by Vitamin Retailer Magazine * Received 2009 Best of Supplements Award (Men's One Multivitamin) by Better Nutrition Magazine * Made in the USA in our own manufacturing facility
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/organic-and-recycled-t-shirts-2/ TS Designs, a wholesale company of organic and recycled t-shirts. TS Designs is a company that makes organic cotton t-shirts as well as recycled shirts. They use water based inks that are PVC-free and phthalate-free, safe for you and our planet. One of my favorite things about this organic cotton t-shirt is that it feels lighter, natural, it just feels right when you wear them. They've a cute "Clothing Facts" in each t-shirt that tells you what exactly makes it green, eco-friendly, sustainable, and safe. The recycled shirt is made out of recycled soda bottles and a smaller percentage of recycled cotton, it's also PVC and phthalate-free. They have a few different styles to choose from, tank tees, baby, teenagers, from short sleeves to long sleeves and even reusable tote bags. You can choose from twenty different colors, on top of the standard white shirt. TS Designs is is Green Seal approved by Green America and is also a Certified B Corporation. Hightlights: - PVC free - Phthalate free - Made in the US - Water based ink - Recycled or Organic cotton Wholesale for sustainable t-shirts: organic and recycled t-shirts. There are three options to choose from with TS Designs: organic cotton, recycled or local cotton. The minimum order for white/natural shirts is 72, and the minimum for color shirts is 200. More info about them, from their site: TS Designs is a custom t-shirt printer. Here's how it works: * Come up with a design for t-shirts * Learn about the shirt styles we offer for your design or supply your own shirts * Learn about the shirt color options we offer * Request a quote for the type and number of t-shirts you want * One of our fine salespeople will send you a quote and work with you to finalize your order details * Submit your order! Our shirts and printing method are not only more sustainable than most, they're also of superior quality! Hightlights: - PVC free - Phthalate free - Made in the US - Water based ink - Recycled or Organic cotton
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http://www.ecobold.com/green-cleaning-products/ Green cleaning: Which are the best green cleaning products out there? If don't know which ones are the best green cleaning products, you'll learn it here, we've done some extensive research on the best ones and explain you exactly what makes them green. We'll show you which companies made into the list and how easy it is to go green with house cleaning products. Keywords: green cleaning products natural cleaning products green cleaning supplies clean green organic cleaning products kid friendly cleaning products
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Browse each item at http://ecobold.com This is a special Holiday Gift Guide with 30% of + free shipping. CLICK ON EACH ITEM BELOW to find the product page. The list below is in the order which was presented in the video. 1- Rum soap bar at $4.75: http://www.ecobold.com/products/3932-cambridge-rum-natural-soap 2- Stainless steel lunch box + water bottle $23: http://www.ecobold.com/products/3976-waste-free-lunch-kit 3- Pack of 3 reusable bags (holds 20 lbs) $13.99: http://www.ecobold.com/products/77-reusable-grocery-bags-pack-of-3 4- Organic baby clothes $19.60: http://www.ecobold.com/shops/Tomat 5- Organic handkerchief pack of 3 at $12.95: http://www.ecobold.com/products/91-hankybook-3-set-paisley-green-vine-pink-lotus-patterns 6- Organic hair pomade at $9.99: http://www.ecobold.com/products/1149-product-pomade-for-hair 7- Laundry ball at $31.50: http://www.ecobold.com/products/3854-smartklean-laundry-ball If you don't know what to give to friends, family, men, women or kids we have affordable ideas for all types of people. Prices are all below $31.50 and include a 30% discount and free shipping on all items. These are some of the best gift ideas out there: natural, non-toxic, organic, healthy items for the entire family this Green Christmas and Holiday Season. Enjoy!
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http://www.ecobold.com/gifts-for-fathers-day/ Have you thought about what could be the most unique, cool, fun, different, original and green ideas for Father's Day gifts? We have! And we've come up with some really neat things for all kinds of dads. From the gardener kind, to the sports type, to the super healthy dad and even to the video game fan kind of dad, we've got it all! And the most important thing is that they're also eco-friendly. Hope you enjoy it and have a great Father's Day!
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Buy them at 30% off here, today only! http://www.ecobold.com/products/48-bpa-free-bags 2 bags included, small and large! Are reusable lunch bags what you're looking for? Fresh Snack Pack makes what are probably one of the best you'll see, these snack bags are BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead free, PVC-free, and It can be used as a snack or reusable sandwich bag. You'll save money from buying other disposable bags (that might contain some of these chemicals), and just as important, save lots of trash from getting into our environment. You can give it to your kids to take to school, you can take them to work, a hike, picnic, or even the movie theater. Fresh Snack Pack makes for a waste free lunch that you'll never feel guilty about its footprint! Their tagline says "Kid tested, Mom invented" love it! Their reusable lunch bags and reusable snack bags are made with EVA, which is a type of plastic that does not require a plasticizer and is bisphenol-A (BPA) free and phthalate free, so it is considered to be non-toxic. It's also PVC-free, lead-free, easy to clean and it has been tested and approved by several kids and moms across the globe! Use the 30% discount (coupon included in price) available through our website. A little background on how Fresh Snack Pack was born, from their site: While living in Japan for three years in the 1990s, Crystal Figlietti was impressed by the way that they used bento boxes for packing lunch, and carried their own hand towels to use in the restrooms and she became less wasteful as a result. The Japanese culture and way of life had a great impact on her and continues to influence her daily. Disposable baggies just couldn't be a part of the picture. "There has to be a way to have the convenience of disposable bags but without the waste. Our first fabric versions posed a problem because, as a former fabric designer who has been to domestic and international fabric printing plants, I realize that fabric ink and finishing are not tested for food contact. This finish may not easily wash out and this was a concern for us. The other obstacle to this was the practical issue of wanting to see our snacks that we had packed. If my children couldn't see inside the bag then the chances of them eating everything was slim. Aside from the fact that the adolescent boys and adult testers that we had preferred to have a more traditional looking snack pack. We searched for a nontoxic plastic to replace the hundreds of baggies that we use in a given year. My family has been using the Fresh Snack Pack and we have a group of product testers gracious enough to provide feedback to us. They have really helped us make the best product that we can. In an effort to be as earth friendly as possible we have intentionally not added color to the bags or printed logos and have embossed the images on instead. We have kept the easy pack-ability associated with plastic baggies but have cut down on the waste. We can feel good about doing our part." "Our vision is to reduce waste. In a perfect world we would love to eliminate all excess packaging and plastic but we realize that technology and modernism being what they are, we are attached to plastic and its products. Without it we wouldn't have this computer. We would be without television, vehicles, cell phones, medical equipment, you can see where I'm going here. The innovation that we would love to see next would be recycling for all plastics and reduction in their use and waste." They have two sizes: snack size and sandwich size. Also, if you mail them back when its lifetime is over, they will give you 25% off your next purchase.
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One beautiful December day we went for a test drive on the much talked about, super fast electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. We also interviewed Tesla in their showroom and assembly area. It was an amazing experience and I hope that car companies will make electric cars the standard fleet coming out of their factories. http://www.ecobold.com
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You can't go any wrong with these natural skincare products by Indigo Wild. http://www.ecobold.com/natural-skincare-products-indigo-wild Indigo Wild is one of the best skincare products out there, and the ingredients are not only natural, but most of them are also organic. On top of it all they seem like a really cool (not to mention a little perv!) company, they have a very intriguing list of things that they believe on, I think you should subscribe to their newsletter to get some of that vibe ;)
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http://www.ecobold.com/blogs/68-natural-eco-friendly-and-green-baby-products-part-2 This is the continuation of our Natural, Eco-friendly and Green Baby Products, an amazing guide with the safest and greenest products for your children. Life Factory Baby bottles: they make glass baby bottles that are not only safe for your kid, but also for our environment, it's non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and FDA approved. The silicon sleeve is made with medical grade silicone. This glass baby feeding bottle will make your kid love his/her bottle as much as I loved mine ;) Mama K's Clay: this kids clay is a fun play clay that's so safe you'd not believe it. It's made with 100% natural ingredients and they can put it in their mouth. They're scented to ease tension, calm, treat anxiety and other things in between. Ingredients list: certified gluten-free flour, salt, extra virgin olive oil, natural colors and organic essential oils. Choices are: lavender, lemon grass, geranium, sweet orange, chamomile and cardamom and bergamot. Piggy Paint nailpolish: this is one of the safest kids nailpolish (and adult also!) it's non-toxic and the nail polish remover is even odorless! It's a water based nail polish formula that's hypoallergenic and comes in fun, vibrant colors. Oh and of course, it's cruelty-free and not tested on animals. Muu Furniture: this non-toxic and unique baby and kids furniture is just amazing and beautiful. They're made with sustainable wood or recycled wood and painted with VOC-free finish. The panels are interchangeable so you can change it as your kids grow (or change it from a boy to a girl theme, or vice versa). Made in the US. Eco-Gear: this kids backpack is an environmentally friendly kids bag made with organic cotton, and is PVC free. The dyes are non-toxic, and even the few plastic components are made out of recycled plastic. They've a bunch of cute and different animal themes to chose from. I hope you enjoyed our best baby gifts and kids products and that your child is living a safe and more natural life! Everything in this guide would also make a great baby shower gift!
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http://www.ecobold.com/sustainable-products-by-sustainable-living-group What are some of the sustainable things they have? Poncho, shower cap, car seat cover, lab coat, shoe covers, shower curtains (much better than the other ones that can leak over 100 toxic ingredients in the first month of use!) and even a biodegradable apron if you're a chef!! Just make sure to compost it along with your fruits and veggies scraps when its life cycle is over ;)
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Buy at 36% off at http://www.ecobold.com/products/55-eco-cube This eco cube done by Way Basics is not only sustainable, eco-friendly and VOC-free but also it's super light in weight, extremely strong and easy to assemble. Now that sustainable furniture is a great new trend to follow you have one of the best ones right in front of you. 99% of the board is made with post consumer recycled paper. What they have to say about it? Eco design for the eco home. This green Cube can be a fun shelving addition to any lifestyle or storage need! Yet another ...easy solution. Yes, it's a cube. Yet once you put this most-basic Way Basics piece together, you'll find dozens of uses for it. It'll be a cubby to store toys, magazines, DVDs or books in. Use it as a source for your creative genius by decorating with storage bins, stickers and more. The Cube is fun, functional and the first building block to creating your own customized furniture ideas. Lightweight enough to easily move from room to room, sturdy and ample enough to store your largest, glossiest coffee table books. We think of this shelving as both superhero and workhorse. You can think of it as pure possibility. Here's what they have to say about the furniture qualities: Safe: Formaldehyde-free and VOC-free We treat the people of the world as our family. We want you to be safe and live the healthiest life possible. You can rest assured that our products aren't polluting the air inside your home. VOC's are chemicals that become a gas at room temperature. As a result, products made with formaldehyde will release the gas into the air. This is called off-gassing. If high concentrations of formaldehyde are off-gassed and breathed in, it could cause health problems. There is no formaldehyde in our products. We also use a water-based glue that is completely environmentally friendly, and recyclable too! Eco: Saves Trees zBoards are made almost entirely (99%) from post-consumer recycled paper, and do not consume additional natural resources like trees and the enormous amounts of water needed to make virgin paper. While very strong, paper zBoards are made from the lightest form of wood byproduct. Our patented, environmentally sound manufacturing process turns this post-consumer recycled paper into superbly strong boards that weigh 62% less than particle board with unmatched quality and durability. zBoards are the wave of the future thanks to the basic principles of being simple, fun, practical, and made from one of the simplest materials ever - paper. As founding members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a coalition united to promote environmentally healthy practices in the industry, we are helping consumers identify good furniture choices. We also strive to offset our company carbon emissions by being a carbon neutral brand. We invite you to find out more about our products, our company, and our goals. Because we're pretty sure they're right in line with yours. Comes in many colors: brown, natural, white and black. Size: Outside: Depth 11.34" | Width 22.83" | Height 30.39" Inside: Depth 11.2" | Width 20.9" | Height 14.2" Sustainably made from zBoard recycled paper and completely recyclable. Water resistant. Made to congregate and coordinate with all our other furniture - stack it or put 'em next to each other to create the design you need. Includes white backer board (required for assembly).
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More info and 25% off coupon code here: http://www.ecobold.com/eco-organic-clothing-by-tees-for-change/ Is eco organic clothing what you're looking for? Tees for Change is just what you need. This company is a well-known producer of bamboo shirts and organic tee shirts all over the US and Canada. You can find their products at 37 states around the USA, Canada, Australia, Finland, Cayman Islands and online boutiques and retail stores as well. All the shirts from Tees for Change is super soft and has a perfect fit, so it will make you feel comfortable regardless of time and situation. In addition, the company provides the unique opportunity to express yourself by creating the tee-shirt with a signature logo! Highlights: - Made in USA - 100% organic - Completely recyclable - Each purchase plants a tree Tees for Change has a big variety of colors for men and women throughout their categories of long sleeve, text cap sleeve, text long sleeve, unisex tees, tank tops and graphic tees. It's a perfect outwear for yoga classes, sports, outdoor activity and other events on your casual life. Positive quotes will create a good mood for the whole day and, according to the company "will inspire you to live life with passion, purpose and positivity". It can be also a great gift for the family and friends. If you try their unique shirts, or give it as gifts, I'm sure everyone will feel beloved and comfy! EcoBold gives you an amazing chance to have a 25% off coupon everything in their site. This is our way to make eco-friendly products more affordable for all green consumers! If you are a wholesaler and looking for bamboo shirts or organic t-shirts for your studio, spa, boutique or gym, you can have a special price and purchase conditions according to the company agreement. Moreover, you can attach your logo to any of the products you'll purchase to create a signature and an exclusive style. One more important detail is that from buying any item from Tees for Change you are helping to save our Planet! From every single purchase the company donates money to plant a tree. That way each t-shirt you've bought becomes an real tree on the Earth as well as the positive message you spread around. Make your life greener and more organic with Tees for Change and enjoy wearing them!
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/organic-mattress-and-organic-baby-mattress/ Wondering if organic mattress is worth the price? This is an amazing and informative interview on why organic mattresses are so much better not only for the environment, but also for your health. The owner of Foam Order, a store also known as Natural Sense, Mike Gorham, took us to the back of his store for a tour on how organic latex mattress are made. He tells us his story on how he has always been green focused and talks about what's going on in the synthetic mattress industry, why they can be very toxic to your health and how to know if a company sells good organic mattresses or not. He also goes over the dunlop process versus the talalay and why the dunlop is better. An organic mattress lasts anywhere from 25 to 40 years, depending on where you buy it from. Natural Sense keeps a record of every single mattress that they produce to know exactly the hardness and thickness. Their latex is certified 100% natural by the Eco Institute and the casing is made with certified organic cotton and certified organic wool. If you don't know, wool is naturally fire retardant. An interesting fact is that starting in July 2007 the law in the United States changed so that every single product advertised as a mattress must meet national flammability standards, which can be achieved naturally with wool or with synthetic fire retardants...and you know what that means...you're breathing and touching those chemicals every single sleeping hour! Your skin, other organs and your lungs are breathing in these toxic chemicals as you sleep. Another fact is that until 2005 there was a chemical put in our mattresses called PDBE, and this chemical is linked to breast cancer in women. According to Gorham, the mattress companies cannot use PDBE in the US anymore, but they do continue to use it in some Chinese foams that show up in some furniture in the US, even though they're not supposed to. This also becomes more and more toxic with time. Foam Order has all kinds of thicknesses and layers. The organic cotton layer is extra strong and they also sell foam topper, wool topper, pillow, organic cotton sheet, stuffer, beds, organic crib mattress for babies and kids, and other accessories. They even recycle their plastic! Way to go Foam Order. Highlights: - Natural - Durable - Wool inside - Natural fire retardant - Organic latex mattress - Organic cotton covering
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Get them here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/67-reusable-bags-all-in-one These awesome reusable bags have a big coupon for you, they're made by Esse Bags and come with several types of shopping and grocery bags in one adorable carry all. You can just leave it in the trunk of your car for whenever you need one, or two, or three of them. Why on earth would you want a reusable bag? I can start with a few reasons: # 1 and most important to most people: plastic bags will start to cost you money. Several cities, states and even countries have banned plastic bags, some stores have willingly started to charge anywhere from 5 to 10 cents per bag. # 2 and most important to me (and should be to you): plastic bags take hundreds of years to biodegrade, that means that the grandkids of your great great great great great great grand kid will still see that Safeway bag you used centuries ago (sorry Safeway for picking on you!). They also fill up landfills, they end up in oceans, rivers, forests and in so many trees I've seen while hiking, sick. # 3 and most important to our ecosystem: animals eat them or die from them, yup, not only kids put bad things in their mouths, animals do too, that's because they weren't supposed to exist in the first place, hello! Hopefully these are enough reasons to convince you to start using reusable bags and leaving them in your car so you won't ever forget. Also take them to my favorite place on earth: the farmers' market, the produce bags are perfect for that. In this pack: - 3 big, strong reusable black bags (no logo, yay!) - 1 big, strong, light and foldable cute green bag - 2 reusable produce bags - 1 carry all cutsie dutsie bag (ok if you're a guy, just give this one to the nearest child)
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All links can be found here: http://www.ecobold.com/green-gift-guide/ This green gift guide was especially made for you and Mother Earth. It's filled with cool gifts that are environmentally friendly and can be given to women, men, kids, friends and even co-workers. I hope you enjoy it and think green this holiday season! Secret Storage Books: what a neat idea to take unwanted, unsold, unused books that would have been otherwise destryoed and make a secret storage box that you can hide many things inside! I actually just found a video that shows how they do it, just go to their site and click on process. In the end you see that this is almost like a piece of art! Here are some ideas on what to use this storage box as: surprise packaging, coffee table organizer, remote control garage, cell phone caddy, desk organizer, camera storage and any other secret you might have! Blue Tea: the blue tea company was founded by John Reyers who inherited an ancient recipe from an elder of his tribe. The ingredients were said to pacify hostile warriors after the battles. This tea has a special ingredient called Palo Azul that's proven to enhance health. They say on their site that bioflavinoids and antioxidants found in Blue Tea have been said to have significant health benefits according to Modern Medical Research. They also say that by drinking Blue Tea one could reduce the risk of cancer. This tea contains tannings which are said to help prevent urinary tract infections. It's also caffeine free. Terracycle Speakers: these M&M speakers done by Terracycle are made with recycled M&M boxes, in fact everything Terracycle makes were previously trash, which in the green world, we call this process upcycling. They also donate a small percentage of each trash a school or an individual sends them and so far have donated over $1.5M. You can also find other cool gift ideas such as a circuit board desk clock, a bike chain frame or an oreo wrapper kite. Reusable water bottle by U-Turn 2 Tap: their reusable water bottle is fabulous, it is made with food grade stainless steel, it's BPA-free, phthalate free, the paints are non-toxic and even the cap is BPA-free There are several colors and sizes available, they've several designs to choose from and they're all made by eco-friendly artists. And last but not least, they donate 1% of their revenue to the planet. The perfect green gift for that friend who hasn't made the switch yet or your gym buddies who don't have a reusable water bottle. iPad Sleeve by Brenthaven: this company makes iPad sleeves with 100% recycled billboard. The corners are excellent protection and inside there's a faux suede liner to help keep the iPad scratch free. There's even a video on their site of them dropping this sleeve with an iPad inside from about 3 feet high, nothing happened to it. This sleeve has a lifetime warranty and is very affordable, something that their competitors can't match. Another cool thing about Brenthaven is that every marketing material is made with recycled paper and printed on soy based ink, way to go above and beyond! I hope you enjoyed our Green Gift Guide and may you have an amazing holiday season with your loved ones. Stay tuned for a couple more guides coming up before Christmas!
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http://www.ecobold.com/wanderlust-festival-a-green-music-and-yoga-festival/ The Wanderlust Festival sounds like a very exciting Yoga and Music Festival. Just by interviewing one of the organizers, Sean Hoess, I was drooling over the idea of going! Well okay I don't think I can stretch as well as these professional yoga people, but I'm sure I can learn by then! They say that they are a very sustainable festival because they focus on local sourcing, organics, reusing, and carbon offsets. There's a waste reduction system in place where they recycle, compost and introduce biodegradable materials that ends up diminishing the trash footprint of the festival by 80 to 90 percent. On top of that there are water filling stations for everyone to fill up their bottles. There are also several activities going on during the day, and that includes hiking, a midnight yoga class, concerts by some jazz bands and some amazing food and organic wine. In the 2010 festival they even introduced a local farmers' market, which is an amazing idea! You can rent a hotel room (they have partner hotels), camp or rent a house near by the festival. What is a Wanderlust? According to them, the word Wanderlust dates back to the 19th century, the age of Romanticism. People across Europe and the US reacted to the first signs of urban sprawl, overpopulation and industrialism by losing themselves in nature, the visual arts, music and emotion. They feel that Wanderlust's creative and spiritual community is just a large family of modern Romantics, people for whom nature acts as a muse. Nicely said! Highlights: - Yoga - Biodiesel - Composting - Organic food - BYO Water bottle - Meditation and lectures This is what they say about the location in Squaw Valley: Squaw Valley provides the perfect natural setting to meditate, contemplate, or just get away from the concrete and crowding of our large cities. Take the cable car to the top of the mountain and you can wander for hours across ridges and meadows where there aren't even any trails. Or go for a five minute hike out of the Village and you'll find yourself on an immense network of paths interspersed with streams, rock climbs and wildlife.
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/nepalese-paper/ I recently came across Nepalese Paper owner and he told us about how it's made, why it's green, how strong it is and above all, how cool it is! Nepalese Paper introduces a broad range of the handmade paper, made from the inner bark of the wild shrub, known as "Lokta". This bush has an ongoing growing process, even after being cut. Nepalese Paper was established in 1995 with the main objective of supporting the developing Nepalese traditional craft industry, thereby improving a family's standard of living in the rural and urban areas. Today, several stores carry Lokta paper. The company's items are different and exclusive. You can find wedding albums, photo albums and frames, journals and diaries, address books, stationary and boxed card sets, prayer flags, gift & wine bags, wrapping paper and other cool products. Due to the long fibrous handmade paper, it has a nice texture, it's durable and strong. You will be surprised by the variety of colors -- they have everything, from plain light colors to dark colors with beautiful prints. Also there are in different sizes on each product category. It can be a useful gift to your relatives and friends! Interesting, unusual, unique, eco-friendly and 100% green, they will love it!!! For wholesale the company has special offers, terms and conditions. Highlights: - Light - Strong - Durable - Tree free - 100% natural - resistant to any insects How is Lokta paper made? According to Nepalese Paper, the Lokta bush is an evergreen shrub of the Daphne species, found in the mountainous parts of Nepal above 6500 feet. They can grow up to 10 feet in height and 2 inches in diameter, and are usually ready to be pruned four years after they sprout. Although there is no uniformity regarding the method of pruning, the modern method employing sharp knives, is considered superior to the older, traditional practice of breaking and tearing down the stalks. The harvesting of Lokta also serves other important purposes as well. It allows the plants root growth to accelerate to help hold the soil in place during the two monsoon seasons Nepal gets every year, and it is the only export crop the remote villages have, thus giving them a sustainable form of income, making for a better standard of living. Historically, all Nepalese legal and legislative documents are printed on Lokta paper because it is so durable. This authentic tradition has caught on with international interest because of the environmentally sound, and natural production.
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This organic energy bar is great as a snack or before/after the gym! 25% OFF coupon here http://www.ecobold.com/organic-energy-bar-the-goodonya-bar/ The GoodOnYa Bar is an organic energy bar that is great for breakfast and as a snack before/after the gym or exercising. It's one of the best organic energy bars I've seen simply because of their ingredients. Founded by the principle that "every ingredient matters" GoodOnYa bars have nothing less than a great taste and great ingredients list. Our of their three different bars, the one with the least amount of raw ingredients is 48% on the peanut butter and the peanut butter chocolate bar. Every single ingredient of this organic energy bar is organic, they're so good that they even won the EcoBold Awards for best food company. What also helped them win is their commitment to the planet and its people. GoodOnYa is a Green Certified Business, they've banned plastics from the company, they recycle at work, they use local vendors as often as possible and are members of several environmental foundations and non-GMO associations. Don't forget to use our coupon code to get a 25% off discount on your order! Highlights: - Raw (at least 48%) - Organic ingredients - Biodegradable packaging More info from their website, written by their founder Kris Fillat: The GoodOnYa bar is a natural extension of the deli. Our customers are always looking for something quick to grab. We bought a variety of bars over the years, but we found ourselves bored and at times shocked at the nutritional content. As an athlete I have lived on bars! In places like Cuba and Korea finding a nice pre-game pasta meal wasn't always easy. I developed a passion for finding, and eventually making, healthy food taste great. Our entire deli menu is selected with the health of our customers in mind. We are constantly looking for better, healthier, unprocessed alternatives. Our bread and tortillas are Organic, our meat is minimally processed and totally natural. We even use hormone free milk and Organic and/or Fair Trade Coffee. We care about what we eat and we care about you. This nutrition bar is unlike any other on the market. Our motto is "Every Ingredient Matters" because every single thing that goes into each organic nutrition bar has a nutritional purpose. You can read about each of our Organic Nutrition Energy Bars by clicking on the link. There are no fillers. Other companies bulk up their bars with things like puffed brown rice. Sounds healthy, and it's not that it's bad for you, it's just nothing. It's air. It's a filler. Our bar weighs 57g, and when you see one you will notice the size. There are bars out there that are 3x as big and weigh 40g. It is a protein bar, a fiber bar, a snack bar, an energy bar, a nutrition bar. It's food! Our Breakfas Bar has 24% of the fiber you need in a day and 7.6g of bio-available protein in only 2oz's. It tastes so good someone told us when we were starting out we could market it as a healthy chocolate chip cookie. And if you are reading this you probably already know how delicious it is. But we want you to feel good about what you are eating and who you are supporting. We will never cut corners. Our goal is education. Health. Our goal is nutrition. "Every Ingredient Matters"... you matter. Ingredients: Breakfast (68% Raw): organic raw blonde flaxseed, organic raw hemp seeds, organic raw Brazil nuts, organic raw sunflower seeds, organic thompson raisins, organic fair trade chocolate, organic oats, organic maple syrup, organic unfiletered olive oil, organic vanilla, celtic sea salt. Peanut butter honey (48% Raw): organic roasted valencia peanut butter, organic raw honey, organic oats, organic raw hemp seeds, organic raw blonde flaxseed, organic vanilla, organic raw sesame seeds, celtic sea salt. Peanut butter dark chocolate (48% Raw): organic roasted valencia peanut butter, organic raw honey, organic oats, organic raw hemp seeds, organic fair trade chocolate, organic raw blonde flaxseeds, organic vanilla, organic raw sesame seeds, celtic sea salt.
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Buy 6 large wool dryer balls at a great price here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HE4WQS8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01HE4WQS8&linkCode=as2&tag=ecobold-20&linkId=e2e4f01607b3ce3430cc0277658b5706 This package comes with 6 large wool dryer balls, 100% wool from New Zealand. A fair trade product. Note that some wool dryer balls in the market are not 100% wool (only the outer part is wool), however we made sure that this product is 100% wool. Wool dryer balls: do they work? Absolutely! And not only do they work, they also save energy. These felted wool balls will make your dryer an energy saving dryer. Not only that it will keep you laundry clean and toxic free. There are no fragrances or anything synthetic about them. When we tested and reviewed them, I was simply amazed by how long it has been lasting and how much safer it is from anything else out there. Wool is a natural material that has no toxic ingredients releasing into your clothes, no fragrances, no funky chemicals. It's also been lasting for a while and I'm pretty sure that it will last at the very least five years, if not ten. So far we've only been using four at the time, but you can use as many as six wool dryer balls if you have a heavier laundry load. Bottom line on the review: I recommend it 100% and with absolutely no regrets. You'll save lots of money, not only for not buying other drying sheets but you'll also save on energy since they help decrease the drying time by at least 25 percent! Not to mention wearing clothes with no synthetic chemicals that could potentially get and harm your body. An incredible green product! Highlights: - Handmade - 100% natural - Fragrance free - Cuts drying time - Save on electricity - Use for several years - No synthetic chemicals - Save on fabric softeners - Wool doesn't harbor bacteria They're also great to dry cloth diapers, sheets, and other things and will definitely cut drying time. So to answer your question: they do work! Use the link above to get a discounted price on them!
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More info here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/4148-greenshave-all-natural-shaving-cream This natural shaving gel by Oliveology is the best you'll find out there. It's made with 100% natural ingredients and one of them is extra virgin olive oil which helps moisturize your skin much faster. A natural and safe alternative for a shaving gel that's better for you and for the environment. They say that most shave products contain irritating chemicals, which dries the skin. Oliveology contains no irritating chemicals, and in fact will moisturize your skin because of the olive oil. It combats ingrown hair and prevents cuts and bumps. On top of everything else it preserves the life of your blade and razor. Blades need oil, not foam and the oil helps keep its live much longer, which will also save you money. It works well with all skin types, and it's especially recommended for sensitive or dry skin, as well as hypoallergenic skin. And yes, this is for men, women and for the ladies out there, yes you can use this for the bikini area. Oliveology was founded by Andy Bello from Naples, Italy and back there they use olive oil for almost everything. His parents, after they were done cooking, had remains of olive oil in their hands and instead of washing it, they'd rub it in their face. At the age of 80 they had better looking skin that most 50 year old who were using chemical products in their face. And this is how the company started. Per their website, please note that Oliveology is a soothing oil gel. Foaming agents don't influence the quality of the shaving experience, and can actually irritate skin. They also cause oxidation of the blades, shortening their life spa. Save money by using our coupon code for a 25% off discount. They have two different sizes and the small one can be taken in your check in bag. They will also be coming up with other products such as a natural body gel, shampoo and other skincare products. Highlights: - Natural - Fragrance free - Hypoallergenic - No artificial colors - Extends life of blade Ingredients list: Purified water, olive oil, denatured alcohol (from corn), glycerin, hydroxyethyl cellulose (from cotton) isopropyl myristate (from coconut oil), vitamin E, aloe vera, sangre de grado extract, potassium sorbate & sodium benzoate.
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Use coupon here: http://www.buygreenware.com/Mothers-Corn_c2.htm 25% off discount code: sp-ecobold-101 Our link: http://www.ecobold.com/safe-baby-dish/ Are you looking for a safe baby dish? Or an safe kids dish? Or simply baby feeding plates? Look no further, Buy Green Ware has the best one out there, a very safe, eco-friendly and green line of biodegradable baby trays, utensils, cups and sippy cups called Mother's Corn. They're made out of hormone-free corn, so that means that it's 100 percent biodegradable and compostable. These corn dishes, cups and utensils will biodegrade within 1-2 years versus a 500 year time frame for a plastic tray or plastic tray or plate. It also doesn't release chemicals into our environment because the ink is non-toxic. It's safe to use even with hot water and for a baby to suck. Another great place to use these trays and utensils are in schools, kindergardens, hospitals, kids camps, baby showers, kids parties, and anything else you can imagine. What a difference we'd be making in our beautiful planet! Buy Green Ware even has biodegradable cutting boards and they'll be coming up with other exciting new products! Highlights: - Safe - Antibacterial - Non-toxic ink - Compostable - Biodegradable - Hormone-free corn Tableware that they have: kids cups, cups with straws, sippy cups, trays, utensils and even cutting boards.
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Buy it here: http://www.ecobold.com/products/13-coconut-sugar I recently tried coconut sugar, which is the most amazing sugar you'll ever taste, and I'm not kidding. Coconut World makes this great sugar and it's very sustainable because it's made with the sap of the tree (not from the nut). It's also a very tasty alternative to standard sugar. SaraJean Cameranesi's mom is the one who started this passion, by creating a coop called Sustainable Rural Enterprises which helps rural coconut farmers increase their livelihood opportunities and income, she wanted to help them increase their market and Coconut World was born. You can even find delicious recipes on their site, I really enjoyed the taste and can't wait to see it at every coffee shop I go to. Sara also talks a little bit about how her business started, a beautiful story: Coconut World was inspired by my mother, Perla Manapol, who is a tireless proponent of creating opportunities for those who are less fortunate and want to improve their livelihood. Since 1999, in her capacity as president of Sustainable Rural Enterprise, she has traveled the globe, working with private companies and government agencies to raise awareness of the myriad of byproducts and to train villagers on how to add value to their coconuts. Highlights: - 100% natural - No additives - No pesticides - No chemicals - Helps farmers in the Philippines A little more information about them, from their site: Coconut sugar is one of nature's best sweeteners. Farmers collect tree sap from the stalk of the unopened flower buds and boil it. As it cools, it crystallizes. The result is an aromatic sugar that looks and acts very much like brown sugar. Its pleasing, light caramel flavor sets it apart from cane sugars, stevia, agave syrup, and artificial sweeteners. Use it in sauces, meat rubs, and exotic dishes. It is great for baking, especially desserts. It complements fruit and, my favorite, chocolate. It dissolves easily and is perfect to sprinkle on oatmeal and to sweeten hot and cold beverages. Coconut World's 100% All-Natural Coconut Sugar is made by an award-winning Philippine producer. No pesticides are used in the growing of coconut trees, no chemicals or additives are used during sugar production. We guarantee its purity and its award-winning quality.
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Their link: http://store.mrelliepooh.com/grca.html Use coupon code at checkout: ecobold Our link: http://www.ecobold.com/elephant-dung-paper/ This cool elephant dung paper will make your day. I found this company Mr Ellie Pooh a while ago while browsing the Green Festival and found out that they have all kinds of recycled elephant dung paper products, from greeting cards to note pads to stationary products. Another really neat thing they make is recycled business cards, yes, also out of elephant dung. Highlights: - Natural - Acid-free - Toxic-free - Compostable - Biodegradable - 75% Elephant dung paper - 25% post consumer paper Here's some more in depth info from their site: Sri Lanka is home to about a tenth of the estimated global total of 40,000 Asian elephants in the wild. Elephants are not being killed in Sri Lanka for their tusks, as tuskers are rare; they are not being killed for meat, since no one eats elephant meat; they are not being killed for their hides, since there is no market for elephant hides in the leather industry. Instead, elephants are being killed simply because they interfere with agriculture. Since 1950, it is likely that more than 4,000 elephants have been destroyed as a direct consequence of the conflict between man and elephant. The elephant is running out of space in Sri Lanka. Most of the protected areas inhabited by elephants are small, less than 1000 sq. Km in size (900 sq. Miles). Nevertheless, elephants, especially the bulls, may range over hundreds of square kilometers in the course of a season. Their sheer size and gargantuan appetite mean that elephants and people cannot live together where agriculture is the dominant form of land use, unless the damage they cause to farmers can be compensated. There are no easy solutions for resolving the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. Much will depend on how rural people perceive the worth of the elephant. to stop the wanton killing of elephants requires changing the perceptions of the farmers who suffer constant depredations from the animals. Many are now convinced that the only way elephants and human beings can exist successfully in the same environment is through finding ways to use the elephant as a sustainable economic resource. Elephant dung may be that resource. It is a commodity that is freely available. On average, an adult elephant produces about 180-200 kg (500 lbs) of it per day. Moreover, it provides a way of converting a liability into an asset in conflict areas. Until now, no one had any use for it. However, project Maximus, designed to manufacture paper from it, may help change the perception of the farmers of the economic value of the elephant in conflict areas. Since an elephant's diet is all vegetarian, the waste produced is basically raw cellulose. Thoroughly cleaned and processed, the cellulose is converted into a uniquely beautiful textured product, marketed as "Ellie Pooh Paper". This acid free, linen-like papyrus-type paper can be formed into art and construction projects, notebooks, cards and assorted gift items where the only limitation is ones imagination. These products have proved extremely popular among many in the local population and among foreign tourists. Although this paper may not completely resolve the ongoing human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka, its use for the benefit of the farmers who suffer from elephant depredations will certainly go some way in raising the tolerance of the farmers towards the elephant. If the elephant is used as an economic asset that contributes meaningfully to the welfare of teh people, then the people themselves will not want to see it disappear from their area. In the final analysis, all of our conservation efforts will be futile if we do not have the support of the local communities. "Pachyderm Paper" can plan an important role in the conservation of its provider.
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This is an eco-friendly water system for homes. You can find this product online at: http://www.ecobold.com/home/eco-friendly-water-purifier-system/After I visited and reviewed Hydro Logic Water Purifier, I realized how big the extend of our water system problem is. Hydro Logic Water System has been out for a while and they produce one of the best systems I've heard of. They're green and eco-friendly all the way to the plastic, which is made out of castor oil instead of petroleum. They also introduce important minerals back into the water (which in my opinion is much much better than the pure reverse osmosis systems). Their home filtering system is about 60 percent more efficient than other reverse osmosis systems in the market. It's also much smaller and can fit under almost all sinks. I'm sure you've heard before that plastic bottles are polluting our environment. But the extend of it is disastrous and might even shock you: every year over 30,000,000,000 plastic bottles are produced in the US alone! Our of these only 14 to 20 percent are actually recycled. Not only that, plastic bottles can release chemicals into the water when left on the heat (so hopefully you never drank water after you left a bottle in your car on a hot Summer day). One thing that baffles me is that the water bottle industry is not regulated at all, if you buy "drinking water" you're probably buying tap water. Interesting fact: the $100,000,000,000 industry that is spent every year on plastic water bottles could give clean water to every human on the planet! Highlights: - Plastic is recyclable - 1/2 the size of typical reverse osmosis systems - Saves $ that you'd otherwise spend buying water - Saves about 400 gallons of water/year per person - 60 percent more efficient than other reverse osmosis systems in the market - Internal & external plastic fillings are made from Castor oil plant (no petroleum) - Most RO systems use 5 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of good water, this one is 2 to 1 - Saves the environment because you're not polluting it AND your water isn't traveling hundreds of miles to get to you Above and beyond: Rich thinks we shouldn't be allowed to import H2O from other countries, which I thought could be a great new law!
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