Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids

Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids

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The holiday season is just around the corner. The season of giving also means presents! We’ve researched our favourite eco-friendly gifts for kids from baby to teen. Here’s our top picks: 1. International Arrivals Beeswax Crayons – Set of 24 These crayons are made from natural beeswax and come in bright, vivid colours. They also come in a triangular shape for ergonomic fit. Writes on black paper too! $12.95   2. HaPe Quattro Quattro is a fun strategic game for ages 3+ and made from highly renewable bamboo and water based paint. $40.00 3. Skylar Luna Red & Silver Stars Long Sleeves Pajamas We love these comfy, cozy pajamas made from organic cotton and packaged in a reusable linen pouch. Sizes range from baby to size 10 kids. $39.00 4. Glob All Natural Paint Kit A natural and non-toxic paint set – perfect for the little artist. Comes with 6

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Review: Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid, Eco Friendly Cup

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When we first came across this product, we thought it was a genius idea. The Cuppow lid turns regular canning jars into eco friendly cups that are transportable. Another (one of the many) uses for mason jars. Use it to hold all your favourite beverages. We like it best for smoothies on the go. Blend your smoothie at home, pour into your canning jar, pop on the Cuppow Canning Jar Drinking Lid and it becomes an environmentally friendly travel mug – its as simple as that. You can transport drinks easily by switching between the jar lid and Cuppow drinking lid. Lids come in lots of fun colors and are BPA-free rigid plastic. We love this limited edition pink color which supports The Living Beyond Breast Cancer Organization. With purchase, 5% of proceeds are donated.   Not only is Cuppow convenient but eco-friendly. They say a single person using the Cuppow

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eco friendly products for office or school

5 Eco-Friendly Essentials For School or Work

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Get organized this fall by choosing from one of these great eco-friendly product picks. Online stores that specialize in green products for school or office continue to emerge as well as big box stores now offer a wide range of eco-friendly office supplies. There’s so many more options available now that are kinder to the environment. We’ve rounded up our top 5 must-have products that not only look great but also are functional: 1. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle: After trying several different brands, Klean Kanteen is still a favourite. Made from high-quality, food-grade, stainless steel, these bottles last forever. The classic 18oz size fits perfectly into a bag without taking up too much space. Lifetime warranty and dishwasher safe. 2. Lunchbots Quad Stainless Steel Container: These stainless steel food containers are made from high quality stainless steel, are easy to clean and pretty much unbreakable. We love the four compartment container because

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Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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Looking for a neat gift for Dad this Father’s Day? We’ve rounded up 4 great eco-friendly gift ideas that he’ll be sure to like. Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Cream – Made from certified organic ingredients, this shaving cream will soothe Dad’s skin and keep it hydrated. Shop here: www.pacificshaving.com Tom’s Earthwise Moss Men’s Vegan Classics – These shoes are constructed with a blend of natural hemp and recycled plastic bottles – including the insole! And with every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. Shop here: www.toms.ca Baggu Case for ipad – A stylish ipad case made from recycled cotton canvas and lined with recycled PET fleece. Perfect for Dad on the go and comes in many stylish colors! Shop here: baggu.com Alternative Apparel Printed Crew T-Shirt – This T-shirt is made from organic cotton and natural dyes found

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Our Picks: Summer Picnic Essentials

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Who doesn’t love a great summer picnic? Picnics are a great way to get people together, share dishes & enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s a few of our eco-friendly picnic essentials including Caboo table napkins (of course!): 1) Bambu Coiled Bamboo Salad Bowl – This salad bowl will look great on any table or picnic blanket. This salad bowl is made from coiled bamboo, shaped by hand, coated with a food-safe lacquer from the cashew nut tree and then finished with a even more durable food-safe lacquer. 2) Bambu Curvy Servers – These unique shaped salad servers go perfect with Bambu’s coiled bamboo salad bowl. Made from certified organic bamboo. 3) Picnic Plus Eco Picnic Set – This picnic basket has everything. Hand woven with dye and chemical free cotton insulated lining, this basket includes 4 wine glasses made from recycled glass, 4 natural cotton napkins, 4 bamboo plates & bamboo utensils as well as

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Best of Bamboo Bicycles

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Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource that can be used to make a wide range of consumer products. Bamboo’s natural properties make it an ideal material for products even such as bike frames! Here’s why: It’s strong and durable: Many Asian countries use bamboo for scaffolding and reinforcing concrete so we know it’s strong and perfect for creating a sturdy bike frame. Bamboo is also naturally resistant to wear and tear such as scratches and nicks. Smoothness and Vibration Damping: Bamboo bike frames resist damage from stress of impacts and apparently have natural shock absorbency even greater than aluminium, titanium, and steel. Eco-friendly: Bamboo is a natural, renewable and sustainable material. It has a low CO2 footprint compared to aluminium or steel because it reduces emissions from smelting metal. Although not yet mainstream, bike frames made from bamboo are gaining popularity, and for good reason. If you are in

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Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

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We’ve rounded up some unique gift ideas that are sure to please mom. Here’s some great eco-friendly gift ideas for mother’s day that go full circle by giving back making that much more special. Mar Y Sol Beautiful accessories handmade through fair trade partnerships with artisans in Madagascar using sustainable materials like jute, raffia, and seagrass. We love Mar Y Sol tote line in its bright colours and unique patterns – perfect for summer. Shop here: www.shopmarysol.com   Refresh Glass Wear These 12 oz glasses come in sets of four in a variety of colours. We love the mixed colour set. Custom etching is also available to personalize this gift for mom. Refresh makes functional art made from from recycled wine bottles collected within the community. The Refresh 10 million bottle rescue mission strives to keep bottles out of landfills and re-purpose them into functional pieces. Shop here: www.refreshglass.com   Upcycled

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Bamboo Bath Accessories

5 Stylish Eco-Friendly Bathroom Accessories

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Looking for a bathroom update? These eco-friendly bathroom product finds are stylish and good for the planet: 1) Rock Candy Life Shower Curtain Rock Candy Life’s shower curtains are stylish and are 100% recyclable, chlorine and PVC-free. Choose from an array of fun patterns. Find Here: www.rockcandylife.com 2) Bambeco Organic  Cotton Sumptuous Towels Luxurious bath towels made from 100% organic cotton in a great selection of colours. Find Here: www.bambeco.com 3) Coyuchi Organic Cotton Wave Rug Made from 100% organic cotton and sourced and woven in India. These rugs can also be used in the bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else you fancy. Find Here: www.coyuchi.com 4) Crate & Barrel Bamboo Bath Accessories Crate & Barrel’s bamboo bath accessory line is made from eco-friendly bamboo and rust free zinc. Find Here: www.crateandbarrel.com 5)  West Elm Bamboo Leaning Bath Shelf This Leaning Bath Shelf is made of rapidly-renewable bamboo and recycled plastic bottles. Find

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