Organic Chocolate: Organic Food

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ALTER ECO Fair Trade has a new line of organic gourmet chocolates. While chocolate is one of the most quintessential gifts for this holiday, many don’t realize that the conventional production of cocoa involves labor exploitation, unfair wages and the use of toxic pesticides. By purchasing Fair Trade and […]

shoesVegan Shoes: Organic Fashion

Oh how cute are these platforms? 3 and a quarter inch heel, 100% cruelty-free, reminiscent of old Hollywood. And ON SALE now for $30.96! Can’t beat that price! Especially because gray is the color right now, and it looks good on everyone (add a little pink polish to those tootsies and these shoes are ready […]

Last Year’s Prom Dress: Recycle This

It’s February, spring is just around the corner.  And every high school girl knows what spring means: prom season. Ahh, yes, that first time many of us get dressed to the nines, actually pay someone to do our hair, our nails, maybe even our makeup (if we’re feeling extraordinarily lazy). Prom is often the biggest […]

Fruit and Veggie Wash: Organic Food

Ever wonder about how clean your produce gets from just washing it with water? Even organic produce can be sprayed with natural substances such as sulfur, copper, dolomite, Bacillius Thuringensis, and diatomaceous earth, according to the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets website. If you want something more, here’s a simple recipe to make your own. To make: […]

Put a (Metal) Fork in it: Green Tip

One minute of convenience can have an untold negative impact on our landfills when it comes to disposable plastic utensils and paper goods. When packing your lunch for work, or for your kids’ school lunches, take the time to pack washable plates and utensils in a re-usable lunch bag. Most disposable utensils and food containers […]

Sesame Street Organic Juice: Organic Food

Even Big Bird is getting into the act. Apple & Eve‘s Sesame Street line of juice boxes now includes Sesame Street Organics 100% Fruit Juice Boxes. The all-natural, organic, 100%-fruit juice is fortified with calcium and contains a full day’s supply of Vitamin C. The new line showcases three Sesame Street characters dressed as a […]

My Eco Valentine: 5 Great Gifts under $25

Every holiday is an opportunity to shop in an environmentally manner.  OK, we know you hear this from us all the time.  But just think…if the only thing you change this year is making a conscious effort to spend your gift dollars on gifts that take the environment into consideration, that’s one big change! Not […]

Favorite Eco Brand: Reader Tips

Some go mad for Method, others flock to Burt’s Bees. If you ask our favorite eco brand, and you would have to get us under duress to give just one favorite, it’s Seventh Generation. They think of everything! For example, Seventh Generation liquid and powder laundry detergents are now formulated to be effective in cold […]

New Eyes for the Needy: Do Good

New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit organization founded in 1932; its mission is to improve the vision of the needy, both in the United States and overseas. Last year alone, New Eyes for the Needy provided new prescription eyeglasses to 5,538 people in the United States. Recycled glasses are collected in the U.S., […]