Ask for green for Christmas

November 30th, 2007


Not money, of course. If you’ve been wanting to go more green, but need a few tools to make it easier, add them to your Christmas list. That way, when someone asks you what you want for Christmas, you can talk about reusable shopping bags and all that fun stuff! Here are some ideas to help you:

  • Thoughtful Tees are available from Gaiam. For each organic cotton shirt purchased, $5 is donated to a good cause associated with the shirt. For example, if you get the koi tee, $5 is donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Plus, lets the shopper easily add $2 to the order for planting a tree. (Koi shirt image from Gaiam.)
  • If you are looking for an easy alternative to wasteful plastic cutlery in your lunch box, try this interesting option: Stainless Steel Cutlery Set.
  • This EarthTote reusable shopping bag stands up like a paper bag and there’s nothing girly looking about it at all. I know some men don’t like to use cloth shopping bags…
  • Burt’s Bees asks, “Don’t like the idea of coating your lips with a derivative of crude oil? Neither did we.” Try some beeswax on your lips instead of petroleum. Available in a recycled plastic tube for around $3. A good thing to find in your stocking.
  • Permanent coffee filters are a perfect alternative to paper filters. Not only will you never have to buy another paper filter, but your coffee will taste better too.

4 Responses to “Ask for green for Christmas”

  1. Virginia Lee on November 30, 2007 10:28 am

    That koi tee is lovely. Excellent suggestions as always, hon. Your remark about men and cloth shopping bags made me giggle. 🙂

  2. chocmoon on November 30, 2007 7:21 pm

    Thanks Virginia.

    It’s true about some of the reusable bags out there. A lot of men would not use them because they look like purses.

  3. Virginia Lee on December 3, 2007 4:09 pm

    I wanted to stop in and tell you that when I went to the store yesterday I got my cart from a lady who had two fabulous reusable shopping bags full of her groceries. I made sure to compliment her green living which seemed to make her day. Yay for Greenies!

  4. chocmoon on December 3, 2007 7:24 pm

    Virginia, I think it probably did make her day! I haven’t yet seen anyone else using a reusable shopping bag.

    It’s great to encourage it, and it makes us reusable users feel less lonely!

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