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IWC Schaffhausen
Jun 30, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen

 
In 1868, an American man by the name of Florentine Ariosto Jones created a company that would quickly garner a reputation as one of the premier luxury watch manufacturers in the world. Almost 150 years later, IWC Schaffhausen has maintained that reputation and is now as committed to reducing their carbon footprint as they are about creating masterful watches. As a member of the International Climate Group, IWC has taken great strides toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions as…
 
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Earth Day Network
Apr 21, 2016

Earth Day Network

 
As another Earth Day approaches, celebrate the advancements that have been made and take a moment and reflect upon changes that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to ensure a more sustainable future for us all. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the Earth Day Network has been a leader in the environmental movement, providing events to raise awareness, coordinating group activities, and motivating people to take action to protect the planet. On this 46th Earth Day,…
 
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Introducing the New 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid
Feb 18, 2016

Introducing the New 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid

 
Volvo is guided by the belief that “good design is a way of life, not a luxury”.   The new 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid is an embodiment of Volvo’s stated elements of luxury: effortless safety, intuitive technology, and uncluttered design. Twin Engine Options The XC90 T8 is designed with a spacious cabin with standard seats to accommodate 7 adult sized passengers.  It is luxury appointed with soft leather and birchwood while offering three different twin engine versions…
 
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Green Series Fitness
May 5, 2015

Green Series Fitness

 
When you go the gym for your workout, the environmental impact of the equipment you use may not even cross your mind. There is, however, a lot to consider about how your gym exercise and the equipment you use affects the planet, from its drain on the power grid to its recyclability. Many companies don’t think twice about how making, using and retiring their exercise products affect the environment. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Green Series Fitness aims to…
 
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Jonäno
Mar 22, 2015

Jonäno

 
When you find yourself looking for new clothes, it can be difficult to find stylish, high quality clothes that come from an environmentally and socially conscious company. Buying clothing that doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment or on the people who produce it is an important thing to consider. Jonäno is the kind of company that cares about style, simplicity, and minimizing the impact that producing their clothes has on the environment and communities. Jonäno was…
 
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miYim ® toys
Mar 2, 2015

miYim ® toys

 
Deciding what toys we feel comfortable giving our children can be hard. It brings to mind questions like “What is this made from? Is it safe? What was the impact on the environment during the manufacturing process?” We want our kids to have safe toys that also preserve the planet for our children’s future. John Chae is the CEO of the Hosung NY Company. In 2002, he and his wife received devastating news - his wife was diagnosed…
 
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Amber Lotus Publishing
Feb 16, 2015

Amber Lotus Publishing

 
Amber Lotus Publishing sells beautiful, original books, greeting cards, journals, and calendars. Amber Lotus, however, is unlike any other card or journal manufacturer. Amber Lotus has a commitment to preserving the environment that is unprecedented in the paper goods market. Amber Lotus was founded in 1988, initially to earn funds in order to support the struggling and troubled nation of Tibet. Though they still support projects that aid Tibet, their mission and company expanded to a broader…
 
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NatureBox
Feb 2, 2015

NatureBox

 
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially between meals. When hunger hits, it becomes much more difficult to ignore those high-sugar, high-carb snacks that call your name. The best way to block the siren song of corn chips or donuts? Have a healthy snack on hand when your stomach starts growling. Buying the right foods at the grocery store can be tricky. Not everyone has the time or desire to spend the majority of a shopping trip…
 
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Parnassus Investments
Jan 7, 2015

Parnassus Investments

 
Knowing who to trust with your money can be a difficult choice. There’s never any guarantee when you’re investing. However, some companies make a point of ensuring that all their investments not only have good returns but are ethical as well. Parnassus Investments, based in San Francisco, is a forerunner in ethical investments. Parnassus is an independent employee owned company, and has several safeguards in place to ensure that the investments they make don’t have any cause for…
 
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MONIQUE PÉAN
Dec 23, 2014

MONIQUE PÉAN

 
If you are looking for stunning, natural jewelry designed by one of the world’s leading jewelry designers, consider looking at MONIQUE PÉAN. Their jewelry is not only visually stunning, but is the forerunner of environmentally friendly and ethically produced jewelry. Created in 2006, MONIQUE PÉAN is known for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Many pieces contain fossilized walrus ivory or fossilized dinosaur bone. These materials are also ethically obtained as MONIQUE PÉAN ensures that all diamonds and fossils are gathered,…
 
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The BMW i8
Dec 9, 2014

The BMW i8

 
BMW has been hard at work creating yet another one-of-a-kind vehicle. The BMW i8 is a sports car unlike any other - a plug-in hybrid that drives like a sports car but has the gas mileage and emissions of a compact car. Now eco-conscious car lovers have the opportunity to own a car that combines the best of both worlds. In the works since 2008, the BMW i8 system contains BMW eDrive technology and a TwinPower Turbo 1.5…
 
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GreenChoice Bank
Jul 13, 2014

GreenChoice Bank

 
Green banking and green investing have become popular recently as people seek out money solutions that are both financially stable and environmentally or socially responsible. GreenChoice Bank has been offering financial products and services to people and businesses that support the environmental, social, and financial needs of customers, communities, and the Earth. Boasting a LEED platinum certified flagship location in Chicago’s innovative Green Exchange building, plus two branch locations that are both convenient and sustainable, GreenChoice Bank offers…
 
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Bioneers 2014 Conference
Jun 24, 2014

Bioneers 2014 Conference

 
What are Bioneers? If you’ve never heard the term, then you haven’t been introduced to this group of social and scientific innovators founded by Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simon in New Mexico in 1990. At that time, the name and the non-profit organization it described were focused on providing a way for people from all geographic locations and walks of life to connect and collaborate to work on solving some of the world’s most complex social and environmental…
 
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Are You Surfing With the Wave Tribe?
Jun 3, 2014

Are You Surfing With the Wave Tribe?

 
If you are a surfer, a lover of the ocean, and passionate about the environment, then Wave Tribe is your tribe, because the people who make Wave Tribe’s surf products care as deeply about the Earth as they do about catching the next great wave. In fact, it was during an epic surf trip in Baja in 2007 that Wave Tribe founder Derek Dodds made a startling realization. Their group’s U- Haul load of boards, bags, and equipment…
 
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The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
May 13, 2014

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

 
What happens when you combine the sleek and stylish Lincoln design with an eco-friendly gas and electric motor and powertrain that achieves 45 miles per gallon? The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, which delivers a comfortable, responsive ride with top safety ratings, loads of options, and the latest in on-board technology. For more than 50 years, the Lincoln name has equaled American luxury, and now the luxury sedan class has a new competitor in the bold and distinctive MKZ Hybrid. …
 
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Eco Swim
Apr 20, 2014

Eco Swim

 
It’s that time of year again . . . the weather is slowly warming up, and thoughts turn to summer. Putting away the winter clothes and bringing out your warm weather wear might remind you that your old bathing suit probably won’t cut it for another season. If you dread that age-old problem of finding a new suit that fits, flatters, and feels good, let’s offer another solution: a suit that does all that and is good for…
 
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Eko Bear
Apr 6, 2014

Eko Bear

 
Have you ever watched a young child learn to sort the recycling from the trash? Linda Peters did when her son was young, and she was struck by how quickly he understood the difference between the two. When he was a bit older, she set out to find him some Eco-friendly toys to play with, and was frustrated by how difficult it was to find green kid’s toys at her local shops. Already interested in having her own…
 
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Once Again Nut Butter
Mar 18, 2014

Once Again Nut Butter

 
It was a chance suggestion that brought Once Again Nut Butter to life. Madison, Wisconsin’s Mifflin Street Co-op founders Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter left the area to head to New York in hopes of starting a distribution center and bakery. One of the items they possessed was a barrel roaster, and after a suggestion that they try making peanut butter with it, they decided to give it a go. This was 1976, long before the many benefits…
 
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Cortizza
Feb 24, 2014

Cortizza

 
When you think of cork, what comes to mind? That cork board that held your important notices in your college dorm room or the one that displays memos in the company break room? What if there was more to cork than meets the eye? Turns out there is! Much more, if you ask Diane Thompson, founder of Cortizza, a company that designs, manufactures and sells handbags and accessories made from – you guessed it – cork. While the rest…
 
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Sentinel Investments
Feb 10, 2014

Sentinel Investments

 
Have you ever wished you could do more with your money? What if you could grow your investments while helping companies that are doing good in the world and, in turn, provide future generations with a bright green future? Sentinel Investment company  is a Vermont-based asset management firm that builds investment portfolios based not just on returns, but on ESG . . . that is, Environmental Stewardship, Strong Corporate Governance,  and Good Relations with employees and communities. It’s a…
 
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Po Campo Bags
Jan 25, 2014

Po Campo Bags

 
Be prepared for your friends and acquaintances to ask that question when you carry one of Po Campo’s bike, yoga, or travel bags with you. These fun and functional carry-alls are both stylish and practical, and look as at home strapped with the exclusive CONNECT system to your bike as they do accessorizing your favorite new outfit! Po Campo was the brainchild of Maria Boustead, a Chicago-area industrial designer who was searching for an appropriate bag to accompany her on…
 
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Captain Planet Foundation
Jan 11, 2014

Captain Planet Foundation

 
If you or your children are of a certain age, you may recall a popular Saturday morning cartoon featuring five Planeteers from five continents who summon planetary elements to help them protect and take care of planet Earth. The show was the brainchild of media mogul Ted Turner, and began airing in 1990. In its 6-year run, the popular cartoon ranked number 1 in ratings, aired in over 100 countries, and won Emmys, Environmental Media Awards, Parents’ Choice…
 
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Burton Snowboards
Dec 15, 2013

Burton Snowboards

 
Snowboarding, to those who embrace it, is more than just a sport. It’s a lifestyle choice and a way of thinking about the world and the people in it. It may be thanks in part to Jake Burton, founder of snowboard and apparel company Burton, that the sport has taken on the laid back, cool, earthy vibe it has today. For although the avid snowboarder and businessman jokes that he invented snowboarding when he opened his board-making business…
 
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Divine Chocolate
Nov 27, 2013

Divine Chocolate

 
Have you seen Divine Chocolate's colorful, eye-catching chocolate bars? Or bitten into their rich, creamy flavors, ranging from Dark to Mint to Toffee? If so, then you may not have realized that the chocolate you ate was doing good for the farmers who supplied the cocoa, and the planet itself, too! How is this possible? It's because Divine Chocolate founded their chocolate company with both the Earth and their "farmer owners" in mind, along with the premium chocolate…
 
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The 3rd Annual Eco Arts Awards
Oct 27, 2013

The 3rd Annual Eco Arts Awards

 
People who are passionate about an idea often love to share that passion with others, and what better way to do that then through creative arts? That's the idea behind the Eco Arts Awards, an annual competition that allows songwriters, artists, photographers and writers to share their creativity with the world while promoting an ecological theme. The international competition accepts entries in four categories: Songwriting, Literature, Fine Art, and Re-purposed Materials in Art and Design from amateurs, professionals…
 
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Calfee Design Bicycles
Oct 8, 2013

Calfee Design Bicycles

 
Sometimes an idea is so good, and the events leading to its execution so perfect, that it seems as though it must be the work of fate. That's a good description for the story of Calfee Design, a carbon fiber and bamboo bike maker based in San Francisco, CA, that became known thanks to the crossed paths of a world famous cyclist and a man with a sculpture degree and a vision. When cyclist Greg Lemond and bike…
 
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Gucci is Green
Sep 22, 2013

Gucci is Green

 
Gucci is known the world over for high-end Italian fashion. The Gucci logo, two capital "G's" intertwined, has become the symbol for luxury and craftsmanship in handbags, shoes and clothing. Although the brand has been offering glamorous fashions since 1921, the fashion house has recently taken steps to meld their iconic focus on luxury with a new focus on modern fashion design's responsibility to sustainable practices. The result of this green focus is several new initiatives that maintain…
 
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Disney Friends For Change
Sep 9, 2013

Disney Friends For Change

 
Kids are sometimes the best and most enthusiastic ambassadors for change. Whether it’s taking on a cause, starting a club, or encouraging others to do good in the world, kids can make a big difference in improving their lives and the lives of everyone around them. In recognition of this special quality possessed by many children, Disney created the Friends For Change program, a way for kids to get involved in helping people, their community or the whole…
 
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Cadillac Hybrid ELR
Aug 24, 2013

Cadillac Hybrid ELR

 
Cadillac is working on a brand new model, and it should be available starting in 2014. Called a "future car" by the automobile company, it lives up to this description in more ways than just its arrival date. It’s the first Cadillac to feature a hybrid engine, and is not only distinguished by its environmental friendliness, but also its drivability and styling. If you’re looking for a car that will give you the luxury look and feel  you…
 
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Ecojot's Fine Paper Goods
Aug 10, 2013

Ecojot's Fine Paper Goods

 
There’s just something about fine quality paper goods that make many people giddy. Cracking open a new journal or finding the perfect set of whimsical notecards tends to awaken the spirit just a little. Or maybe it’s putting that stack of fresh new notebooks and supplies in your kids’ backpacks for the first day of school, or letting that blank sketchbook page speak to you as you contemplate what to draw. The quandary for many, however, is how…
 
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PNC
Jul 14, 2013

PNC

 
A financial institution that has been in operation since before the Civil War and today has over 6 million customers in 19 states and Washington, D.C. is not generally known for a high level of sustainability and social awareness. However, most large financial institutions are not PNC, the Pittsburgh-based banking, investment, mortgage, and financial service company that has a reputation for both their highly tailored and effective services, and their status as an environmental leader. PNC’s commitment to…
 
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Maid Brigade
Jul 4, 2013

Maid Brigade

 
Is your home healthy and clean? It will be when you use Maid Brigade's Green Clean Certified® home cleaning service. The only house cleaning service that has the Green Clean Certified designation, not only will Maid Brigade leave your home sparkling clean from top to bottom, they also use products that are better for your family's health and better for the environment. If you've never considered hiring a cleaning service before, now might be a great time to…
 
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Jun 8, 2013

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

 
At the upcoming 40th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, held high up in Colorado's San Juan Mountains on June 20-23, 2013, the focus is as much on keeping the Earth green as it is on keeping the "Festivarians" grooving. Since the festival first began, the organizers, Planet Bluegrass, have focused on ways they can offer an entertaining music experience while leaving a small carbon footprint. Despite the fact that the organization has expanded over the years to include not just…
 
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Sanani Coffee Company
May 25, 2013

Sanani Coffee Company

 
Is there any better way to start your day off then with having the time to relax and enjoy a great cup of coffee? It’s that one coffee that you look forward to getting up in the morning for: a fragrant, rich aroma, a full and lively taste, the one that brings your mind and your senses to life for the day. The Sanani Coffee Company knows that coffee drinkers are very particular about their preferred coffee, and…
 
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Under Armour GREEN
May 12, 2013

Under Armour GREEN

 
Performance apparel is an athlete's best friend. It doesn't matter if you are exercising in the heat of summer or the cold of winter, if you're wearing well-made athletic performance gear, you will still be dry and comfortable. The latest technology in athletic apparel was originated by Under Armour, the company that makes gear for athletes to help them perform better. In an effort to continually improve and innovate their product line, Under Armour has developed workout gear…
 
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Lara Miller
Apr 28, 2013

Lara Miller

 
It takes a creative mind and a talented eye to turn the architectural and cultural influence of Chicago into an eco-friendly fashion line, but that's exactly what designer Lara Miller does. Not only do her distinctive clothing designs reflect a love of geometrical shapes and a modern aesthetic, but the careful selection of Earth-friendly fabric, commitment to sustainable design, and use of hand looming and knitting show a rare attention to environmental impact that many fashion labels don't…
 
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Artterro Eco Art Kits
Apr 16, 2013

Artterro Eco Art Kits

 
Kids are a naturally creative bunch, and it seems parents are always searching for new ways to help encourage that creativity. Who among parents hasn't bought that new flashy, colorful box that claims to be filled with hours of creative fun, only to have a box full of plastic packaging and a "cookie-cutter" project that was done in an instant, or left in the dust by an uninterested child? Creative kids love interesting, fun, eye-catching materials that inspire…
 
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Ferrari Goes Green
Apr 7, 2013

Ferrari Goes Green

 
Ferrari is the symbol of Italian sports car engineering: sleek, fast, powerful, and . . . green? That's right, Ferrari's newest direction applies all the knowledge and prestige that comes from being one of the most well-known luxury sports car companies in the world with their finely tuned Formula One racing legacy, and brings Ferrari into the future as a green industry leader. As Ferrari designed and engineered the HY-KERS 599 concept car, they didn't just add electric…
 
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BRELLI
Mar 25, 2013

BRELLI

 
How often do you think about your umbrella? Chances are, it's when you can't find it when you need it, or when it has a problem, like when the spokes fail or the canopy turns inside out in the wind. There is an alternative to that basic black nylon umbrella with the metal spokes, and it's called a BRELLI. BRELLI umbrellas are made from special BRELLIX film, a material that is durable and strong, and eco-friendly bamboo. Each…
 
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Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Mar 16, 2013

Zhena's Gypsy Tea

 
Sometimes life's most difficult moments can also bring life's greatest successes. This was certainly true for Zhena Muzyka back in 2000 when she was a new mother attempting to care for a son born with a severe birth defect. Instead of feeling defeated, Zhena brainstormed ways she could make enough money to keep up with her son Sage's rising medical care costs, as she had no health insurance at the time. With a small bit of seed money…
 
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Green Century Funds
Mar 5, 2013

Green Century Funds

 
Where you choose to invest your money makes a statement. Traditional investment strategies place your dollars in a portfolio of companies designed to bring you a return on your investment, without placing any particular value on the type of company represented in the portfolio. Green Century Funds believes that there is another way to approach investing, a way to bring a return on your dollar while putting those same dollars to work for the betterment of the environment…
 
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Mink Shoes
Feb 24, 2013

Mink Shoes

 
You've finally found the perfect pair of shoes to go with that outfit . . . they fit just right, are the right color, and have the flair you are looking for. The only problem? They are made with animal-based materials and are not eco-friendly. Do you compromise your values for fashion, or stick to your convictions and pass up those gotta-have shoes? Now, that's a choice you don't have to make, thanks to Rebecca Mink's fashionable vegan…
 
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Robbie Adrian
Feb 24, 2013

Robbie Adrian

 
Do you love the idea of healthy, organic items for your baby but are disappointed by the lack of color and style in the organic items you have found? Robbie Adrian was and decided to do something about it. That idea led to the formation of Robbie Adrian Luxury Organics, where Robbie, together with Susan Doris, designs and produces luxurious blankets in beautiful colors that are safe and healthy for your precious little one. Using 100% certified organic…
 
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Atayne Apparel
Feb 13, 2013

Atayne Apparel

 
Some companies are born out of the need to solve a problem for people, or provide a necessary service. Some companies are born out of an experience that completely changes how one views the world. Atayne is one of those companies that came into being because of an eye opening experience had by its founder, Jeremy Litchfield. He was running in hot weather while wearing a red shirt. When his run was finished, he was dismayed to discover…
 
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The Environmental Media Assoc.
Feb 4, 2013

The Environmental Media Assoc.

 
Media surrounds us, all day every day, it seems. From television to movies to the Internet, celebrity culture seems a part of our daily lives. What if it was possible to use that power to benefit a worthy cause? This is exactly what the Environmental Media Association (EMA) does. Since 1989, the EMA has used celebrities, television and movies to help bring awareness to environmental issues. Sometimes, the message is subtle, such as having characters in a sitcom…
 
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Reef Bike
Jan 21, 2013

Reef Bike

 
Maybe you've been looking for an easy and convenient way to get around that is fun and eco-friendly, or maybe you would love to be able to ride a regular bike but can't for health reasons. If so, a Reef Bike may be just the solution for you. The Reef Bike is an electric powered bike (e-bike) that is a great alternative to driving in the city, for navigating country roads just for fun, or even because you…
 
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Vectrix
Jan 5, 2013

Vectrix

 
Imagine zipping along your neighborhood or city streets on a comfortable electric vehicle that not only boasts zero emissions, near-zero maintenance, and mere pennies to operate, but on top of all that is almost completely silent to operate! If that sounds like music to your ears, then you will be interested in Vectrix personal electric vehicles. Fun to drive, easy to own and almost completely harmless to the environment, these stylish scooters allow you to make a large…
 
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Benziger Family Winery
Dec 22, 2012

Benziger Family Winery

 
What makes a great wine? Is it the grapes? The love and care that goes into creating the wine? The aging of the wine? Every winery and vineyard has their own ideas about what makes a wine great, and Benziger Family Winery is no different. However, this winery puts as much thought and care into crafting their wine as they do tending their farm and their business, making sure the product and the process are as green and…
 
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The SOi Company
Dec 9, 2012

The SOi Company

 
During the holiday season, having a lighted scented candle to brighten up your space is a welcoming and festive touch. But the hidden dangers of most commercially sold candles might be enough to ruin anyone's holiday spirit. Most candles are made from paraffin wax, which is a fuel refining byproduct. It's the stuff that's found at "the bottom of the barrel" at the end of the petroleum refining process, and contains known carcinogens that are released into the…
 
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Gunas
Dec 3, 2012

Gunas

 
It is possible to have a love of luxury designer handbags and totes, without compromising your eco-conscious, cruelty-free philosophy. Gunas bags are designed and manufactured to be high-fashion enough for celebrities and eco-friendly enough for even the greenest fashionista. And just in case you think luxury bags are only for women, taking a look at Gunas' collection of  travel bags, laptop bags and messenger bags for men will change your mind. With a focus on creating completely vegan…
 
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Domini Social Investments
Nov 18, 2012

Domini Social Investments

 
If you've been thinking more carefully about your investment strategy, or you are looking for a place to invest your money that will make financial sense for you while helping create a healthy environment and more socially responsible economy, you may be interested in "social investing." Domini Social Investments is an established investment firm that may be able to help you reach those goals. The idea behind their investment products and services is to help you make your…
 
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Estella’s Designer Infant and Children’s Clothing
Nov 9, 2012

Estella’s Designer Infant and Children’s Clothing

 
There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling clothing out of the closet that your children won’t wear. They complain that it’s too itchy, or too tight, or too drab, and while they fling it to the floor, you lament over the money wasted and wish that you could find beautiful, simple clothes and end the clothing battle. Estella Children’s Clothing understands. Their New York-based store has both the sophisticated fashions from around the world that you are looking for,…
 
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Timberland Earthkeepers
Oct 29, 2012

Timberland Earthkeepers

 
Timberland products are often associated with the outdoors simply because their shoes and boots help you get out there and enjoy being in the natural world. But people may not realize that Timberland has also been a champion of preserving the outdoors for future generations through sustainable manufacturing practices, responsible building and expansion, and environmental preservation and advocacy. Although they are focused on being green as a company, Timberland’s Earthkeepers line of boots and shoes take environmental commitment…
 
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Sambazon
Oct 21, 2012

Sambazon

 
Is it possible to save Brazil's Amazon rainforest? “Changemakers” Ryan and Jeremy Black, founders of Sambazon, made it their mission to try after a vacation to Brazil in 2000. After trying the country's famed acai berries, the two men immediately started hatching a plan to found a company that would introduce the amazing fruit to the world, turn a profit, and save the rainforest. Were these goals too big? Not to Ryan and Jeremy, who stuck to their…
 
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University of Colorado’s Sustainable Stadium
Oct 13, 2012

University of Colorado’s Sustainable Stadium

 
As the fans crowd the 53,613 seats at Folsom Field to cheer on the “Buffs,” and the team takes to the SportGrass stadium floor, you would think game day would be the only thing on most people’s minds. But at “America’s Top Green University,” a ranking given by Sierra Magazine to the University of Colorado in 2009, fans, students and staff alike are also constantly thinking about keeping Folsom Field a zero-waste facility and making sure the venue…
 
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Eileen Fisher Clothing
Oct 7, 2012

Eileen Fisher Clothing

 
Beautiful, simple, sustainable clothing. Back when Eileen Fisher was working as an interior and graphic designer in 1984, one thing became frustratingly clear. The clothes she wanted to wear didn't exist. So, with some ideas in her head and a longing for simple shapes and beautiful fabrics, Eileen set about creating the clothes she wished she could wear. She found an overwhelmingly positive response to the sample styles she created for one show in New York City and soon…
 
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Driven Eco
Sep 27, 2012

Driven Eco

 
When many people think of luxury chauffeured transportation, the first thing that may come to mind is the huge, gas guzzling limousines or luxury vehicles that are often used. Driven Eco, an environmentally conscious luxury transportation service with a worldwide reach, hopes to change that perception. Like most transportation service companies, Driven Eco places a focus on customer service in order to ensure repeat business, but then Driven Eco takes it one step further. In addition to only…
 
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InviteSite
Sep 11, 2012

InviteSite

 
There are no shortage of companies that offer printed or do-it-yourself invitations and other stationary. However, if you are looking for invitations that are unique, eco-friendly, and a step above the rest, then you need to look no further than InviteSite. The company offers a variety of eco-friendly wedding invitations that are printed on "treefree" and alternative fiber papers with eco-friendly ink. Not only are the products available through InviteSite good for the planet, they are beautifully designed…
 
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The Honest Company
Sep 2, 2012

The Honest Company

 
What does an A-list Hollywood mom do when she can’t find the all-natural, eco-friendly baby and home supplies she is looking for? If the star in question is Jessica Alba, then the answer was to start her own business, The Honest Company, together with co-founder and product officer Christopher Gavigan. As parents, they both felt frustrated with the lack of safe, eco-friendly product options available, and decided that the old adage was true: if you want it done…
 
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Linden Surfboards
Aug 15, 2012

Linden Surfboards

 
There is nothing more exhilarating for a surfer than catching the perfect wave on a surfboard that is responsive and well crafted. Gary Linden knows this and has been making some of the industry’s best surfboards for 40 years in his small warehouse and retail shop in Oceanside, California. As an avid surfer himself, Linden understands the needs of surfers and crafts his boards with the precision and care that comes from experience and passion. He also is…
 
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Neuaura Shoes
Aug 5, 2012

Neuaura Shoes

 
If you want to be dressed in eco-conscious style from head to toe, you may be interested in Neuaura's stylish cruelty-free fashions for your feet. Whether you love a cute wedge, soft and comfy ballet style slip-on, or a breezy sandal for summer, Neuaura has a shoe that won't compromise your eco-conscious beliefs. When Arti Upadhyay left her job designing shoes for a small footwear company to start her own shoe design business, the lifelong vegetarian knew the style and…
 
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Wells Fargo
Jul 29, 2012

Wells Fargo

 
The banking world isn’t often thought of for their commitment to the environment, but Wells Fargo is working hard to change that perception. In addition to offering their customers the expected financial services, Wells Fargo has made it a priority to operate in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner. From green banking options to an environmental grant program to environmentally responsible buildings, Wells Fargo’s approach to doing business is less about financial gain and more about creating…
 
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Higher Ground Roasters
Jul 19, 2012

Higher Ground Roasters

 
Coffee lovers are a loyal bunch. When they find their perfect brew, their perfect cup of joe, they will go out of their way to make sure that favorite roast is in their cup every time. Now, thanks to Higher Ground Roasters, coffee aficionados can have their perfect cup while knowing their brew is hand roasted, environmentally friendly and sustainable. It’s not often that the company that supplies one of your guilty plasures is also highly committed to…
 
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San Francisco Giants Ballpark
Jul 3, 2012

San Francisco Giants Ballpark

 
Experiencing America's favorite past time at a major league venue is an unforgettable experience: the food, the camaraderie, the thrill of watching your team pull out a victory at the bottom of the ninth inning. One major league ballpark is striving to make the experience even better by becoming the "greenest" ballpark in the country. With a firm environmental policy set in place and numerous green upgrades, the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park can claim their park is…
 
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The Lexus Hybrid Lineup
Jun 24, 2012

The Lexus Hybrid Lineup

 
Lexus vehicles have long set the standard for luxury and quality in the automobile world. Now, with their collection of hybrid vehicles, they are poised to do the same for a new revolution in responsible automobile engineering. The Lexus CT, RX, GS and LS models are environmentally conscious vehicles with the luxury touches Lexus is known for. The Lexus CT Hybrid: This sport-hatchback hybrid is affordable and loaded with features. The combination of a 1.8-liter engine with an 80HP…
 
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Wyland
Jun 12, 2012

Wyland

 
Perhaps you've seen one of the marine life murals painted by environmentally-minded artist Wyland? Beautiful, inspiring, life-size images of whales swimming gracefully in their natural ocean habitats have graced the sides of buildings around the world and became a symbol for marine conservation efforts worldwide. Since the 1980's, when he first began painting murals, Wyland has used his marine-themed works of art to inspire, teach and promote the future health of our planet. Today, Wyland is more than just an…
 
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BeginAgain Toys
Jun 2, 2012

BeginAgain Toys

 
For children, play is the gateway to the world. Through developmentally appropriate play, children learn social and academic concepts in a fun, imaginative way. Parents are often on the lookout for toys that will engage and inspire their children. The abundance of choices available today sometimes makes this an overwhelming task. Many parents are equally concerned about the safety of toys, both for their children and for the environment. Reports in recent years of lead in toys and recalls…
 
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Indigenous Designs
May 13, 2012

Indigenous Designs

 
Finding new clothing brands that use eco-friendly materials is easy now that the market for eco-fashions is growing, right? But what about companies that offer eco-friendly, organic clothing, plus make fair trade labor for native artisans a top priority? There may be only one eco-fashion line that does this: Indigenous Designs. A partnership with skilled artisans and the use of high quality organic fibers make this company stand out from the eco-fashion pack. Indigenous was one of just a…
 
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Winslow Management Company
May 4, 2012

Winslow Management Company

 
Green investing has become a buzzed-about phrase lately, as investors seek strategies that match their values and personal priorities as much as their financial objectives. Winslow Management Company has been offering green investing services since 1983, long before the boom in green investing began. With over 25 years experience, Winslow can offer something many other investment firms can't: a knowledge of green market trends and investment opportunities based on sustainable and environmentally friendly companies that have long-term growth…
 
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Black River Caviar
Apr 23, 2012

Black River Caviar

 
Caviar is one of the most exclusive luxury foods in existence. Whether you are a connoisseur of caviar or a curious newcomer to this delicacy, it helps to know where the caviar you are eating came from and that the methods used to produce the caviar were both legal and ethical. For not all caviar, nor all caviar producers, are made equal. That is why Black River Caviar, a caviar distributor based in Colorado, with farm-raised sturgeon raised organically…
 
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Patagonia
Apr 16, 2012

Patagonia

 
Patagonia is a clothing maker that cares equally about their customers and the planet. Many retailers care about their products and customers. But often, once an item is sold, the relationship between customer and retailer is finished, or at least put on hold until the next purchase. Patagonia, maker of high quality clothing and shoes for active lifestyles, takes a different approach. Patagonia may be one of the few retailers that actually encourages customers to not purchase items…
 
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Christie’s 3rd Annual Green Auction
Apr 6, 2012

Christie’s 3rd Annual Green Auction

 
Christie’s International is once again bringing its reputation and resources to help benefit four environmental organizations with this year’s Annual Green Auction, “Bid to Save the Earth 2012.” The Auction will be hosted by Christie’s at Rockefeller Center on April 11, 2012, helping bring environmental issues to the forefront in a big way just before Earth Day. With fabulous items and packages to bid on, a host of famous names on hand to help publicize the event, and…
 
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Jaguar C-X16 and C-X75
Mar 26, 2012

Jaguar C-X16 and C-X75

 
Jaguar is bringing the power and design of a traditional Jaguar into the future with two new offerings, both designed to be sleek, efficient and more environmentally friendly. The new C-X16 concept is a combination of power, technology and driver-centered styling combined with a hybrid engine and Formula One racing innovation. The concept Project C-X75 takes the Formula One association further, as it is being built in conjunction with Williams F1, who will bring their engineering expertise to the…
 
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EcoTulips
Mar 18, 2012

EcoTulips

 
As soon as daylight savings arrives, it seems like our thoughts immediately turn to Spring. For many, this means pulling weeds, buying bulbs and seeds, and transforming those sad winter yards into colorful gardens. And, as with many products we buy, we want to carefully select our plants, seeds, bulbs and garden care products to ensure that we are creating the healthiest garden for ourselves, for native birds, insects and animals, and for the environment. Nothing says "Spring" like…
 
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Chipkos Sandals
Mar 4, 2012

Chipkos Sandals

 
It's always a great feeling when someone compliments you on a new item of clothing or accessory. Wouldn't it also be great if you could smile, say "thank you," and inform them that your new item also saved 100 square feet of endangered rainforest? If the item in question is a Chipkos sandal, you can do just that and possibly inspire the other person to save another 100 square feet themselves. It's all made possible by Chipkos Footwear, a…
 
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Blue Marble
Feb 25, 2012

Blue Marble

 
Is there a connection between the Apollo 8 space mission and Blue Marble Investments, a “socially active investing firm?” The common thread between these two seemingly unrelated things is the image brought to mind by the words of the Apollo astronauts as they glimpsed "a tiny, lovely, and fragile blue marble hanging in the blackness of space." Blue Marble Investments takes that classic image as both their name and the underlying belief that fuels their investment firm. Many years…
 
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Edun’s Spring/Summer 2012 Clothing Collection
Jan 28, 2012

Edun’s Spring/Summer 2012 Clothing Collection

 
With the introduction of a bolder ethnic print on many of the pieces in the newest women's line, the Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Edun brings the design of the clothing closer to the fashion line’s core mission: developing trade with Africa. The newest collection, coordinated by the company’s creative director, Sharon Wauchob, and presented on the runway at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, is offered for purchase through the Edun website and select stores. It is an eclectic mix…
 
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New Belgium Brewing Company
Jan 28, 2012

New Belgium Brewing Company

 
New Belgium Brewing Company cares about the environment almost as much as they care about brewing rich, authentic Belgian beer. The company is showing that a brewery can remain focused on producing highly acclaimed beer while also finding ways to incorporate innovative green practices into their business and help support others who want to become sustainable. The best part is they do all of this while maintaining a joyful attitude and sense of fun. This comes through in their…
 
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Kids Konserve
Jan 21, 2012

Kids Konserve

 
In school, many children learn the three R’s early: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Now Kids Konserve products are helping them put their knowledge to use. The line of reusable lunch tote kits and other individual items such as drink containers, cloth napkins and drinking straws give kids a concrete way to combat the issue of excessive waste during school lunch. And the best part is, these kid-friendly items make reusing and doing good for the planet fun!   Why is school…
 
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Vegan Queen
Jan 12, 2012

Vegan Queen

 
Being eco-conscious doesn't mean sacrificing a fabulous sense of style, thanks to the Vegan Queen's line of handbags, totes and clutches that look just as comfortable on the runway as any Fendi or Louis Vuitton. The big difference between The Vegan Queen's line of luxury items and other big-name lines is not the price or the luxe look. It's the utmost care for the quality, eco-friendly materials and sustainability of each item. Finally, those that have long been frustrated…
 
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Arbor Snowboards
Dec 23, 2011

Arbor Snowboards

 
There’s nothing better than standing at the top of the mountain with your board on a bright sunny day, where the reflection off the snow is blinding and the sky is clear and blue. It’s just that kind of experience that led Bob Carlson to co-found Arbor in 1995, after coming to the conclusion that those that enjoy what the planet has to offer also have a duty to protect her. The company began making snowboards, later adding skateboards…
 
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The BMW Active E Concept
Dec 23, 2011

The BMW Active E Concept

 
BMW is staking their claim in the electric car game with their newest concept vehicle, the Active E, which began the test phase in the United States in December 2011. The Active E, an all-electric vehicle, is the second phase of BMW's Project i, the company's exploration of a more efficient vehicle that began with the MINI E. The MINI E just ended field testing and BMW’s exploration will continue in 2013 with the BMW i3, an urban electric…
 
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Klean Kanteen
Dec 16, 2011

Klean Kanteen

 
They are piled in our landfills, tossed along the side of the road and exposing us to harmful chemicals, yet plastic drink bottles are still sold at an overwhelming pace. Currently, U.S. residents buy a half billion plastic water bottles a week! The ease of being able to grab a bottle of water on the go is a bonus for many people who are busy and want what they think is a healthy drink. However, the plastic bottle can…
 
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First Affirmative Financial Network
Nov 28, 2011

First Affirmative Financial Network

 
SRI is growing across the country, and that's very good news, especially for investors. SRI is “sustainably responsible investing,” and it's a great way to invest your money with two outcomes: growing your investment and creating a positive impact on social and environmental causes. First Affirmative Financial Network, a Colorado-based investment and financial consulting firm, is on a mission to help individuals, institutions and investment advisers find sustainable investment opportunities that are both responsible and profitable. It's a great…
 
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Stewart + Brown
Nov 28, 2011

Stewart + Brown

 
Making sustainable, eco-friendly fashion that looks like it just came from the runway is no easy task. But it is the passion of Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, who since 2002 have been using their combined design and graphic art skills to produce clothing collections that are unique, cutting edge and, above all, environmentally ethical. It is their belief that high design can be done using the Earth's resources responsibly and that giving back is just part of doing…
 
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Opportunity Green’s 5th Annual Conference
Nov 10, 2011

Opportunity Green’s 5th Annual Conference

 
Wouldn’t it be great to have some of the most innovative and knowledgeable green thinkers together in one room to share ideas, inspire and teach? Karen Solomon and Mike Flynn, the co-founders of Opportunity Green, thought so, too. This year’s annual conference, to be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios on November 9-11, features a wealth of information, ideas and action steps for today’s sustainability-minded businesses.   Opportunity Green was formed in 2007 and has grown exponentially since that…
 
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Numi Teas
Nov 3, 2011

Numi Teas

 
Studies abound touting the heath benefits of drinking tea. From beneficial antioxidants to disease prevention powers, tea is the healthy, comforting drink of choice for many. But how do you choose between all the teas on the market today? And are all teas made equal? Even healthy drinks need careful label reading to determine what is actually contained in the product. Some teas, although marketed as all natural, actually contain flavoring, fragrances, oils and a tea dust that requires…
 
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YummyEarth
Oct 26, 2011

YummyEarth

 
In the post-Halloween candy check, most kids will groan with disappointment at the appearance of “healthy” candy treats in their trick-or-treat bag. YummyEarth is changing those groans to shouts of delight, one sweet treat at a time. As the nation’s number one organic candy company, YummyEarth is redefining healthy candy. No longer do parents have to worry about candy loaded with high fructose corn syrup, or feel sad because they have to deny their allergy-prone, gluten-free or nut intolerant…
 
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Fisker Automotive
Oct 18, 2011

Fisker Automotive

 
Is it possible, in these economic times that have seen the near collapse of the American automobile industry, for an American car manufacturer to successfully produce luxury vehicles that are also environmentally responsible? It is possible if the company is Fisker Automotive, maker of the world’s first premium electric plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. This Anaheim, California-based company is committed to the “belief that environmentally conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style or performance.”   The Fisker Story   Fisker Automotive is…
 
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Green Field Paper Company
Oct 3, 2011

Green Field Paper Company

 
There’s something about putting pen to paper that is calming and just a little old fashioned in these days of laptops, tablets and smart phones. Writing a note, writing in a journal, or sending a personal card to a friend has much more meaning now that so much of what we do is electronic. However, the fact still remains that in order to make paper, we need to cut down trees. Or do we? If you purchase one of…
 
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New Resource Bank
Sep 26, 2011

New Resource Bank

 
The experience of banking has become largely impersonal. We don’t even need to go inside the bank to conduct our business. If you are seeking a new banking experience, first imagine going into a bank building to open a new account. You are attracted to a large display of materials featuring local green and sustainable businesses by the entryway. You look for the bank tellers, but only see a group of friendly-looking people sitting at desks. One of them…
 
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Theo Chocolate
Aug 31, 2011

Theo Chocolate

 
Is there anything better than chocolate? If you are a die-hard chocolate lover, you might think there isn’t anything better than a rich, creamy bite of chocolate. But how about if that rich, creamy, organic, all natural bite of chocolate is made by a company whose intent is “to change the way the cocoa industry does business” for the betterment of the world? This is the passion and mission of the people at Theo Chocolate, the first and only…
 
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Argington Furniture
Aug 21, 2011

Argington Furniture

 
  When artist Jennie Argie and architect Andrew Thornton had their first child, an idea was also born. In order to provide other parents with beautiful, safe, environmentally-minded children’s furniture, the couple launched Argington Furniture. With a designer’s eye for high-end modern design and a parent’s care for the health of babies and children, Argington bridges the gap between eco-consciousness and aesthetically pleasing modern design. Yes, you really can have both. At Argington, Jenny and Andrew create each…
 
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RIGHT AS RAIN
Jul 8, 2011

RIGHT AS RAIN

 
In case you haven’t heard, RIGHT AS RAIN is a new design label that offers one-of-a-kind, high quality organic silk shirts. These unique shirts highlight the difference between the concept of natural beauty and the man made ideal. The men behind the concept are 31 year-old Italian designer, Francesco Mugnaini, who had worked as a fashion designer in Milan and 41-year-old Sebastian Runde, a Scottish organic farmer. The two met and decided to combine their…
 
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Green White and Blue
Jul 1, 2011

Green White and Blue

 
With your 4th of July celebration just around the corner, it seems like the right time to take stock in a Green, White and Blue celebration.  Whether you are having friends and family over or have been invited to someone else’s cookout, there are plenty of planet friendly ways you can contribute to the festivities. Start with eliminating your Styrofoam use. There are many recyclable alternatives that are colorful and sturdy for your outdoor dining adventures.…
 
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Feb 24, 2011

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

 
If you are searching for an environmentally friendly luxury car that will significantly minimize your carbon emissions, then the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL electric vehicle deserves a look-see. As part of the Mercedes Benz’s strategy “AMG Performance 2015,” the leading luxury brand is working toward decreasing fuel utilization and emissions. This state-of-the-art “green” super sports car is the latest development set to rock the market by 2013. According to Mercedes Benz Chairman Ola Kallenius, “It is our goal…
 
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Schimmel Art
Nov 16, 2010

Schimmel Art

 
Wonderful works of art evoke different emotions and reactions and can truly touch your soul. But does the world of art touch the soul of our planet a little too much? How much consideration is given to the environment when artists are producing these fantastic and beautiful creations? Sandhi Schimmel Gold has taken up the challenge of merging the creative, and often flamboyant, art world with protecting the environment. And she does it with finesse; in her own words…
 
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Calvert Investments
Nov 1, 2010

Calvert Investments

 
Making a decision on where to invest your money is never easy. There are a range of criteria you might use to evaluate each opportunity. With an increasing number of companies offering socially responsible investing (SRI), the obvious course of investment can be marred by hidden details, fees and small print. Calvert Investments has been leading the transparent field in SRI for years and has worked hard to make the decisions easier for…
 
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Nike Considered Eco-Design
Oct 22, 2010

Nike Considered Eco-Design

 
If you want top performance matched with an eco-design focus then have a good look at the Nike Considered range of athletic shoes and outerwear. The Thinking Behind Sustainable Shoes In the 1990’s Nike developed the Reuse-A-Shoe program where consumers would drop off old athletic shoes and Nike would then grind up the material, mix it with manufacturing scrap and reuse the matter to manufacture new sports surfaces. To current day, they have since recycled more than 21 million pairs of…
 
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Luxury Luggage
Oct 15, 2010

Luxury Luggage

 
Heading off on a trip is always an exciting time, but finding a piece of stylish and eco-friendly luggage to carry your precious belongings in can be more of a challenge. Well you need look no further. Heys USA, dubbed by Spirit Magazine as “the bag to get you there in style”, has expanded their Green Initiative collection to include an eco-friendly line created from 100% recycled materials. Heys USA have recognized that today’s discerning consumer is demanding an item…
 
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Luxury air travel
Oct 6, 2010

Luxury air travel

 
For many of us, business and personal demands mean traveling by air is unavoidable. The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) estimates that about 2.2 million passengers per day traveled globally on US airlines during the summer months. That results in a significant amount of jet fuel being burnt. Also, in today’s fast-paced world, reliance on a conventional airline to make sure you get to important meetings on time can be quite risky, sometimes inconvenient, and often time consuming.…
 
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Eco-Vintage Jewelry
Sep 30, 2010

Eco-Vintage Jewelry

 
Vintage jewelry evokes images of beautiful and ageless pieces handed down through generations.  With this in mind, jewelry designer Mark Edge has crafted a sustainable jewelry line with an eco-vintage theme. His pieces are stunning and stylish and at the same time tread lightly on the Earth. “Vintage jewelry lines have the potential to look old and worn out, but I melded the old and new to create a fresh look,” explains Mark, “being timeless and elegant.”  Mark's Inspiration Mark was…
 
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VeeV
Sep 30, 2010

VeeV

 
Gaining a reputation as the latest super-food, Açai berries are becoming a popular ingredient around the world, with devotees including Oprah, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, musician Sting and pro-surfer Kelly Slater.  These dark purple berries contain over 50% more antioxidants than other better known berries.  A well kept secret of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, the Açai berry has been catapulted into the limelight.  The Açai berries are now influencing the palates of the most discerning of consumers.  Fusing Açai berries…
 
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The GreenShows
Sep 15, 2010

The GreenShows

 
For those of you that are tuned into sustainable fashion design I am sure you understand that this has been a very exciting week in NYC.  New York Fashion Week has been in full swing since last week but the highlight of the Manhattan experience just wrapped up last night. For the third season in a row, The GreenShows has brought the best of eco-designers front and center to the international fashion world.  The GreenShows took place in stylish Chelsea,…
 
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Porsche Hybrids
Aug 15, 2010

Porsche Hybrids

 
No Substitute for Porsche Hybrids Porsche continued its leadership role in luxury sport hybrids by recently unveiling its hybrid super sports-car, the Porsche 918 Spyder, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and Auto China in Bejing. By giving this beautifully designed concept car the “green” light, Porsche will add the 918 Spyder to the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV as the luxury automaker moves toward a more environmentally responsible line of vehicles. The most likely model year for release of the…
 
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Deborah Lindquist
Jul 27, 2010

Deborah Lindquist

 
With a blend of earth-friendly materials and the rebirth of certain fabrics, Deborah Lindquist takes eco-couture to new heights. The cutting edge style of her clothing encourages the boldest of organic fashion forward consumers to explore the beauty of eco-friendly fashion. Based in Los Angeles, Lindquist launched her company in 2004 and has since made quite a bit of noise in the green clothing community. Rocker Girl Meets the Gypsy Lindquist has combined recycled vintage cashmere,…
 
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Life is Good
Jun 3, 2010

Life is Good

 
Fun loving designs and comfortably relaxed styles make the organic fashions from Life is Good a must-have part of any casual wardrobe.  Whether you’re lounging at home, backpacking in the mountains, or enjoying some time on the green, you’ll find an organic tee that will fit the moment perfectly.  Good Karma: Organic Fashion by Life is Good Made from 100% organic cotton, the Good Karma fashion line offers the fun and comfort expected from Life is…
 
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Linda Loudermilk
Jun 1, 2010

Linda Loudermilk

 
When you watch the models strutting down the runway in Linda Loudermilk’s luxury eco-fashions, the very last words that will come to mind are boring, plain, or frumpy.  What you will notice is that her breathtaking designs are edgy, stunning, beautiful, and sexy.  The greatest thing about her high-end clothing designs is that the pieces are made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo, sea cell, sasawashi, and soya.  Looking Fabulous and Feeling Even Better When Linda Loudermilk hit…
 
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Organic Fashion for Kids
May 28, 2010

Organic Fashion for Kids

 
Kimonos have a long history in Japan and at one time, represented the dominant style of clothing worn in the country. Nowadays, the concept of the kimono has entered mainstream cultures – appearing in silk wrap dresses and seductive organic cotton blouses. From bamboo onesies to colorful summer dresses, the kimono style has also made a profound impact in the designs of eco-friendly clothing for children. In Japan, the kimono is an attractive piece of clothing…
 
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The System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
May 27, 2010

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

 
  Rice is an essential part of cuisine in many countries – especially when it comes to preparing an array of international dishes. As you settle into the latest green restaurant or want to embrace a more ecologically sound method of cooking, consider an approach that has taken more than 30 years to cultivate. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) involves methods that alter the way rice is typically grown. In the end, you…
 
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GreenSewn
May 24, 2010

GreenSewn

 
With mesmerizing colors dancing around your neck, tied across your forehead, or draped over your shoulders, GreenSewn provides luxurious fashion accessories with their stylish, eco-friendly wraps and scarves. Recycling vintage saris from India, GreenSewn supports green business practices by transforming the already vibrant material into one-of-a-kind masterpieces – full of color and character. The GreenSewn Process – At a Glance Usually measuring 15 feet or longer, the sari is a traditional garment worn by women in India.…
 
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Dixon Eco-Friendly Golf Balls
Apr 9, 2010

Dixon Eco-Friendly Golf Balls

 
Whether you’re teeing off at Justin Timberlake’s eco-friendly Mirimichi golf course or competing for a championship record, Dixon Golf promises to green your game with the first line of golf balls to combine high performance with an eco-friendly design. The Dixon Golf Ball Lineup From start to finish, Dixon Golf balls are 100% eco-friendly.  Every product in the Dixon line is manufactured from renewable materials without using the chemical-laden metals and synthetic compounds found in most balls. …
 
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SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle
Apr 9, 2010

SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle

 
Touted as being one of the easiest to ride, the Eneloop brand SANYO Synergetic Hybrid Bicycle is also one of the greenest forms of personal transportation – in terms of energy use. While the company has been making electric bikes for quite some time, the past couple of years have seen a growing interest in the United States. SANYO has also responded by including a variety of upgrades and new features. Features of the Eneloop You don't…
 
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Trees Atlanta
Apr 9, 2010

Trees Atlanta

 
Improving the city of Atlanta, Georgia one tree at a time, Trees Atlanta has blossomed into a nationally recognized citizens group aimed to protect and improve Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating the public. Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and spread more than 75,000 trees across the city of Atlanta with more than 20,000 large shade trees decorating the downtown area. Trees Atlanta was founded in 1985 – a joint effort involving Central…
 
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Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Mar 16, 2010

Monin Gourmet Flavorings

 
Little luxuries are some of the most important – whether it’s stirring rich and delicious Hazelnut-flavored syrup into your morning coffee or adding a white chocolate sauce to your favorite sinful desert.  Monin Gourmet Flavorings provides a whole line of these little luxuries that will make a difference at family dinners, coffee or tea time, or for special occasions. About the Products: Monin is probably most famous for their line of syrups – more than 100…
 
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Environmentally Conscious Celebrations
Mar 3, 2010

Environmentally Conscious Celebrations

 
Today, consumers interested in hosting an environmentally conscious celebration can select green invitations, use energy-saving equipment, and provide biodegradable eating utensils. With careful planning, nearly every detail of a baby shower, wedding celebration, anniversary soiree, or birthday party can stay in line with your eco-initiatives. To send eco-friendly party favors home with guests, consider the following suggestions: Wedding Favors – Lavender Wedding Rice Serving as a symbol of fertility and good fortune, tossing…
 
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Environmental Financial Rewards
Mar 1, 2010

Environmental Financial Rewards

 
Xcetera is the University of Oklahoma’s campus convenience store – a place where students can get their daily sweet-tooth satisfied, pick up necessities and stock their dorm refrigerators.  Recently, they’ve implemented a reward program designed to give environmentally-conscious students a break on groceries – something most college students can definitely use – involving reusable bags. How it Works When students shop at Xcetera, they’re encouraged to use their ‘Crimson and Green’ Xcetera reusable bags rather than opting…
 
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Hannah Teter
Feb 26, 2010

Hannah Teter

 
Hannah Teter is the Winter Olympian with a golden heart, as the American snowboarder has been spreading the wealth of her success in many life-changing ways. Using the notoriety of her Olympic accomplishments and by embracing innovative ways to green her actions, Teter is making headlines with her most recent plans –living a life that accommodates the environment and places less stress on our natural resources. After the fervor of the Vancouver Olympics die down and…
 
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Eco-Jewelry Designer
Feb 24, 2010

Eco-Jewelry Designer

 
When most of us walk through a sun-speckled forest or sink our toes into the sandy shore, we’re relaxed and full of peace.  For Tiffany Kunz, these activities might be the inspiration for a brand new piece of eco-jewelry, or even a whole collection!  In fact, finding geodes as a child had such a lasting effect that it prompted her to create her most recent collection, Concord – a combination of sparkling rough stones set in recycled, hammered metal. …
 
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GoodOnYa
Feb 12, 2010

GoodOnYa

 
For the healthy shopper looking for a satisfying boost in nutrition, you might want to take a look into the GoodOnYa selection of organic nutrition bars. With the motto, "Every Ingredient Matters," each organic ingredient serves a nutritional purpose. To boot, the company sends out their tasty morsels of goodness in cutting-edge green packaging.  In the end, you wind up munching on a combination protein, fiber, energy snack bar that essentially creates the ultimate nutrition…
 
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Achieve Balance Inside & Out
Feb 10, 2010

Achieve Balance Inside & Out

 
Eco-friendly yoga gear is the perfect companion to your workout.  Whether your goal is improved health, less stress, or personal harmony, chemical and toxin-free yoga accessories will enhance your results without disturbing the environment.  Kulae offers a range of eco-friendly products designed to provide you with ultimate comfort and an all-natural yoga workout.  All Kulae yoga gear and accessories are recyclable, biodegradable, and are free of harmful toxins like BPA, PVC, and cadmium, as well…
 
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Join Our Green Sales Team
Feb 5, 2010

Join Our Green Sales Team

 
The Green Connoisseur is looking for an experienced, environmentally conscious national online sales representative.  This is a telecommutable position that could be based out of NYC or California.  If you are eager to live and work in your passion zone and feel that you meet the qualifications below, contact us at [email protected] Responsibilities Conduct consultative sales of online advertising to select green and sustainable companies to drive revenue for our network of web-based publications. Maintain a high volume…
 
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Eco-Friendly Fishing
Jan 25, 2010

Eco-Friendly Fishing

 
Your next fishing trip could take the environment into consideration, as well as create a healthier community for fish and other marine life. Becoming familiar with the latest in eco-friendly fishing not only helps preserve waterways, but also enhances fish populations and secures fishing expeditions for future enthusiasts. A few suggestions include:  Biodegradable Fishing Line Turn away from monofilament and fluorocarbon products by purchasing Bioline Biofilament – a 100% biodegradable fishing line that provides an earth-conscious…
 
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Hope For Haiti Benefit
Jan 21, 2010

Hope For Haiti Benefit

 
“I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”  - Edward Everett Hale Most individuals are aware of the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti last Tuesday – as well as the rising death count which is the result of that quake.  What some people may not be aware of is that millions of…
 
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Miss Brittany’s Organic Fun Dough
Jan 12, 2010

Miss Brittany’s Organic Fun Dough

 
Play dough is a timeless play date companion that has provided young children with hours of creative, educational fun.  Both homemade and store bought varieties have been available for many years and are typically non-toxic and kid-friendly.  Traditional play dough, however, contains preservatives, binders, and other not-so-friendly ingredients – not to mention the petroleum based plastic and wasted paper contained in the packaging.  Miss Brittany, a New York City preschool teacher with a Master’s Degree…
 
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Eco-Jewelry Making: Recycled Jewelry Supplies
Jan 6, 2010

Eco-Jewelry Making: Recycled Jewelry Supplies

 
Taking a quick peek around the web, it’s easy to find scads of beautiful jewelry for sale.  From unique bangle bracelets to earrings and brooches, there’s no shortage of options for every style.  However, when you decide to create your own beautiful designs, you’ll want to make the best choices regarding your supplies – and keep the environment in mind. Recycled Glass Beads Beads and Pieces has a large supply of beads in many different styles and…
 
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Give Them A Green Nursery
Jan 5, 2010

Give Them A Green Nursery

 
You want to bring your baby home to a nursery full of soft and comforting things that will continue to be functional as your baby grows. Finding eco-friendly baby furniture and accessories that fit the bill can seem like a daunting task.  However, with this handy guide, you’ll be choosing great green baby furniture in no time. The Basics You’ll probably start thinking about the basics first – the crib, changing table, etc.  Once you have these…
 
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Eco-Friendly Credit Cards
Dec 14, 2009

Eco-Friendly Credit Cards

 
Eco-friendly credit cards and green banking options are providing consumers with new ways to minimize their impact on the planet.  From carbon offsets and charitable donations to eco rewards and planet-friendly cards, today’s financial institutions are taking initiatives to improve the planet. Plastic-Free Plastic A joint effort between Sony, Mitsubishi Plastics, and Dai Nippon Printing has resulted in the world’s first non-petroleum based credit card that is capable of multi-functional chip applications.  Nearly half of the materials…
 
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Men's Eco-Accessories from Guffly
Dec 7, 2009

Men's Eco-Accessories from Guffly

 
Many companies and individuals creating eco-friendly accessories focus on women.  From high heels to hair clips, it’s not difficult to find great eco-friendly stuff for the girls, but what about the guys?  Below, you’ll find 5 whimsical eco-friendly men’s accessories from Guffly that are perfect gifts or ‘just because.’ Shirt off Your Back Recycled Wallet This cute wallet is made from recycled clothing, and features four card inserts and a money slot.  It’s a great idea…
 
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Does “Green Investing” make Sense for you?
Oct 19, 2009

Does “Green Investing” make Sense for you?

 
A recent study by the PNC Financial Services Group found that over 70% of well-to-do Americans (those with at least $500,000 in investable assets) have “green” values and a strong interest in environmental issues and encouraging companies that follow a socially responsible path. The fact that these socially responsible investors (SRI) now actually make up the majority of investors is a relatively recent development in the industry and reflects the changing values of our society. In…
 
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Eco-Luxe at Rouge Tomate in NYC
Sep 21, 2009

Eco-Luxe at Rouge Tomate in NYC

 
The Green Connoisseur will be attending the Eco-luxe event at the Rouge Tomate in New York City on September 22, 2009.  As a member of the press, we will be bringing you the latest and greatest the sustainable luxury market has to offer.  Be sure to check back with us soon for the event highlights and TGC Select offerings from this inaugural Eco-luxe affair. By Elizabeth…
 
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The Growing Trend of Green Wedding Couture
Apr 16, 2009

The Growing Trend of Green Wedding Couture

 
In a more than 50 billion dollar per year industry, millions of couples take the plunge into matrimonial bliss without even realizing that their walk down the aisle packs a significant environmental punch. Alongside travel plans and decorations, traditional wedding attire greatly impacts the planet. However, a growing trend is on the rise, thanks to eco-conscious couples who choose to embrace conflict-free diamonds, soy inked invitations, and ‘green’ bridal wear. From dresses fashioned with sustainable fibers to recycled vintage creations,…
 
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Home-Brewed Organic Beer
Mar 16, 2009

Home-Brewed Organic Beer

 
Today, there are over 3 million Americans who buy organic food for both health and environmental reasons. If you are one of those consumers and you enjoy a cold beer, you already have several reasons to try your hand at organic brewing. Organic beer is rapidly escalating in popularity and has been increasingly noted as award-winning in home brewing contests sanctioned by the American Homebrewer’s Association. If you find yourself near San Fransisco, CA on June 18 - 20,…
 
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The Greenest, Cleanest SUV on the road
Mar 5, 2009

The Greenest, Cleanest SUV on the road

 
Imagine driving over 600 miles on a single tank of gas in your luxury SUV – with the new BlueTec line from Mercedes Benz, what sounds like a dream is now a reality. The models incorporating the latest clean diesel technologies by Mercedes offer “20 to 30 percent better fuel economy without sacrificing quality or performance,” according to technology communications agent Rob Moran. Following the huge success of the sleek and sporty, 40-mpg E320 BlueTEC sedan in California,…
 
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Babycakes NYC offers Nationwide Delivery
Jan 25, 2009

Babycakes NYC offers Nationwide Delivery

 
Valentine’s Day isn’t Valentine’s Day unless you get something sweet, scrumptious and delicious from your ‘someone special.’ Unfortunately, this can leave health-conscious and allergy-prone individuals feeling a bit disconnected. If you’re searching for mouth-watering and tasty yet healthy treats for the ones you love on Valentine’s Day, BabyCakes NYC has exactly what you need! BabyCakes NYC features desserts that are:- Gluten and Wheat Free- Casein Free- Refined Sugar Free- Soy Free- Egg Free- Vegan - KosherWhile most of BabyCakes…
 
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The World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers
Jan 23, 2009

The World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers

 
Nobody thought it was possible this year. With arguably the toughest schedule in the NFL, The Steelers set out on a quest to impose their will. That… is exactly what they did. Even when our fast and furious starters where, at the least strained and sprained and at the most unconscious, we never took our eye off the prize. If it sounds like I’m taking this personally, you are reading me correctly. As we look forward to next…
 
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Fashion — meet your Ecoconscience
Jan 23, 2009

Fashion — meet your Ecoconscience

 
“Remembering you’re alive is key, health is wealth!” – Stella McCartney Say goodbye to the traditional concepts of athletic gear, as the Adidas by Stella McCartney Spring/Summer ‘09 collection brings a welcomed sense of style to everyday active pursuits. Appealing to golfers, gymnasts, runners, and tennis pros – McCartney delivers fashionable, lightweight performance fabrics and other sustainable features saturated with a passionate regard for ecological responsibility. The Adidas by Stella McCartney collection does not use leather or fur; and organic…
 
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Organic Champagne: Celebrate with Sustainable Delight
Dec 29, 2008

Organic Champagne: Celebrate with Sustainable Delight

 
With the celebratory twist of a cork, popping open a bottle of champagne has become a timeless symbol for romance, weddings, Valentine’s Day, job promotions, and bringing in the New Year. However, before the ingenious notion of organic champagne took flight, the true intensity of distinct flavors and enchanting hints of fruit were often diminished. Today, organic vintners cultivate liquid masterpieces free of pesticides and extra sulphite, which allows the natural essence of champagne to captivate. Organic ChampagneGrapes cultivated…
 
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Make your New Years Extra Special with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar
Dec 26, 2008

Make your New Years Extra Special with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

 
If you’re looking to make your holidays a little more special, then you should definitely add some Tsar Nicoulai American caviar to your shopping list.San Francisco-based Tsar Nicoulai is recognized as a leader in sustainable sturgeon production around the world, according to spokeswoman Alicia Engstrom. The company’s proprietary tank-farming techniques have significantly reduced the threat to declining wild stocks, while its use of water from its own natural aquifers and unique recycling programs have made the company truly earth-friendly,…
 
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Eagles Soar with GO GREEN Campaign
Dec 11, 2008

Eagles Soar with GO GREEN Campaign

 
In 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles led the way as the first professional sports organization to implement an environmental strategy. Their GO GREEN Campaign continues to impress today. The Eagles have instituted comprehensive recycling programs and renewable energy purchases as well as initiating programs such as tree-planting, using organic and pesticide-free materials on their playing fields, and recycling cooking oil which had been used in the team’s kitchens and concession areas for the production of bio-diesel fuel.According to Don Smolenski,…
 
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Little YOLO: The Sprout Collection
Dec 9, 2008

Little YOLO: The Sprout Collection

 
    Like many of the best things in life, the Sprout Collection came about organically. “Pregnant women and women with small children naturally gravitate to our product because of what is not in it,” says YOLO Colorhouse representative Valerie Fishman. “Creating a color palette specifically designed for children was a natural progression.” YOLO is a sustainable paint manufacturer, so the question of what’s not in the product is certainly a pressing one for consumers. The answer is volatile organic compounds (VOCs),…
 
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Preserve the Planet, One Gift at a Time
Dec 4, 2008

Preserve the Planet, One Gift at a Time

 
No matter what the occasion – holidays, birthdays, baby showers, weddings or something else worth celebrating, there’s an eco-friendly way to wrap your presents with style. In most cases, when it comes time to shop for gift-wrapping items, we end up with an excess of wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbon, tape and all those other little things needed to make a present look attractive. Fortunately, there is a way to wrap a gift without spending too much money on…
 
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John Hardy
Dec 2, 2008

John Hardy

 
On one of John Hardy’s new bamboo-inspired cuffs, a simple set of squares ring the band for all the world to see on the recycled silver, couture bracelet. Inside, however, on the back grill, the jewelry boasts a secret story worn next to the skin: 26 bamboo trees will be planted on the island of Nusa Penida when you buy this sterling silver Bamboo Wide Kick cuff. The text weaves among a scene of Nusa Penida, the Balinese island near…
 
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The Sustainable MBA
Nov 2, 2008

The Sustainable MBA

 
The business of business is to make money. It’s unlikely that will ever change. However, companies and the people who manage them are becoming increasingly aware that to make money in a rapidly changing world and diminishing resources, they need to generate revenue in more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible ways. So, while the objective of business remains making money, innovative and progressive businesses are starting to adopt a more open management style. Placing greater emphasis on ethical behaviors…
 
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Lean, Mean and Green – Onboard the Tesla Roadster
Nov 2, 2008

Lean, Mean and Green – Onboard the Tesla Roadster

 
“Designing a more sustainable and secure world will make us all safer and healthier.” – Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union and Founder of Green Cross International. When looking at the new Roadster from Tesla Motors, you wonder if the founders of the company discussed their innovative new motor with the former Russian president. After all, the views of both parties could hardly be more identical – something that is inherently clear when you go underneath…
 
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Pearl Hydrogen Bike
Nov 2, 2008

Pearl Hydrogen Bike

 
It’s a beautiful day, you have some errands to run, but you wish you had an alternative to your boxed in car? Your answer has arrived: meet the Pearl Hydrogen Bike. Park bike, part moped or scooter, the Pearl Hydrogen bike offers you the option of moving along by pedaling or by a fuel cell sans any emissions. When motorization is this sweet it might be hard to opt for the exercise. First coming onto the market in…
 
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Ship of Cool: Eco-Friendly Vessel has Speed Boat-Lovers Buzzing
Nov 2, 2008

Ship of Cool: Eco-Friendly Vessel has Speed Boat-Lovers Buzzing

 
That’s what two Dutch marine engineers have created in the form of the Czeers MK1 speedboat that runs solely on quiet, oil-free solar energy. The MK1 is the brainchild of Nils Beers and David Czap – two engineering students who blended their names and their talents to create the fastest environmentally sound speedboat on earth. One night at a local pub, the two began discussing the possibilities of a powerboat that was earth friendly. Scribbling furiously, the first rough…
 
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An Active Outdoor Company that’s Keen on the Environment
Nov 2, 2008

An Active Outdoor Company that’s Keen on the Environment

 
When Portland, Oregon-based Keen Inc. decided to rethink how socks were made, the company figured if there were right shoes and left shoes, then why not a right sock and a left sock. So Keen set about making socks that fit each foot perfectly – no extra fabric meant no extra bunching. But it wasn’t just about the fit; it was also about crafting more sustainable socks. Keen uses natural, renewable materials like Merino wool and organic cotton…
 
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Changing the Color and Minds of Money
Nov 2, 2008

Changing the Color and Minds of Money

 
Gaming enthusiasts—and we are talking about gamblers—might refer to “green” as that which gets folded into one’s wallet. Such tender works when it comes to debts public and private. However, what about the debt to the environment? A new breed of gaming company is betting that they can make “green” more than the color of money. EGM Green is one of the leaders in spreading the green concept to pastures perhaps more commonly described by sand. “Las Vegas…
 
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Nudo Olive Oil
Nov 2, 2008

Nudo Olive Oil

 
When it comes to green luxury foods, locale is a big deal. Connoisseurs know that just as wines produced in regions like Bordeaux or Burgundy each have their own unique characters, olive oils are also distinctive products of their environments. While it’s easy enough to compare, for example, a Tuscan and a Sicilian olive oil, the Nudo Company takes this concept one step further by intimately acquainting customers with its individual groves in the foothills of the Italian Sibillini…
 
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Sustainable Beauty
Nov 1, 2008

Sustainable Beauty

 
What makes life worth living? “Give us bread, but give us roses,” goes the famous labor poem, and song, as true today as ever. Sustaining ourselves is not about sacrificing beauty, especially natural beauty. Organic flowers fill our lives with great color, scent, and appearance while contributing to a better world. With $40 billion spent annually on floral goods, consumers who insist on organic standards will have a substantial impact on people’s lives. Organic Bouquet stands out as the…
 
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Hanna Helps
Nov 1, 2008

Hanna Helps

 
If you saw them on a kid at the playground, you might not realize that Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothes are particularly green. After all, they’re made out of soft knit cotton, not nubby hemp, and the bright colors are a far cry from the muted earth-tone spectrum that some eco-consumers have come to expect. For children and parents, these features may be an important part of Hanna Andersson’s charm, especially once you realize that the clothes really are green…
 
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No More Dirty Gold: Your “Green” Gold Options
Nov 1, 2008

No More Dirty Gold: Your “Green” Gold Options

 
Gold is a timeless luxury that has been valued throughout civilization, but how many consumers know where the gold we wear comes from? Unlike most manufactured products that are at least marked with the country where it was made, it is incredibly difficult to know what path your gold has traveled to end up in a ring or a watch. Unfortunately, almost all of the gold produced in the world is “dirty gold” – gold that is stripped from…
 
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360 Vodka: Eco-Luxury Vodka
Nov 1, 2008

360 Vodka: Eco-Luxury Vodka

 
Weston, MO’s McCormick Distilling is now offering Vodka 360, their entry into the burgeoning eco-friendly luxury spirits market. McCormick says that Vodka 360 is the “world’s first Eco-Luxury vodka.” What makes this vodka so green? The answer: everything. From 360’s energy-efficient distillation process that saves 200% more energy than tradition distillation systems, to their recycled packaging, to their reusable bottle stoppers (send them back in the postage-paid envelopes and they’ll make a $1 donation to an environmental organization), 360 Vodka…
 
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