Cool Outrageous Stuff: September 2012

Teak serving platterTeak Entertaining
As the weather cools, outdoor entertaining is on the list! If you plan to serve a little nosh, use this teakwood serving and cutting board, responsibly harvested in Central America. It can be a wonderful green gift for your hostess friends too!





Send a text, save a whale


Send a Text, Save a Whale
Who says you can’t use your phone for a good cause? With Zlango, a mobile messaging app, you can now generate and donate funds by simply clicking the “send” button. Proceeds from Zlango’s “Ocean Pack” go directly to the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to ocean preservation.





Reusable red party cups

Party On!
Red cups are not just for college parties anymore! Invented in Phoenix in 2007, the creators of these reusable red cups wanted some sustainable drinkware with a fun, party-time feel. Red Cup Living products are reusable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, keeping more plastic and toxins from sneaking into landfills and bodies.

Get Hip!
Get HIP with the CYCLE, and redecorate your home with cute products from recycled and repurposed items. Whine barrels used as candle holders and cutting boards, tables and bird feeders made from reclaimed wood rescued from old boats and school houses, and vases designed from old glasses are just a few of the “hip” finds you’ll love! This store has the contemporary and cool vibe of green.


Flings Bins
Having an outdoor party with no recycle bin? No problem! Need an insta-trashcan? No problem. With one flick of the wrist, you’ll have an instant pop-up container to gather your recycling. Flings Home Recycling Bins are a convenient and green addition to any entertaining opportunity. Bins range in size from 6.5 to 13 gallons.






Sweet Notes
Send a sweet note with stationery inspired by nature. Owner Laura Morrish of Le Canot Rouge (the red canoe) is passionate about the environment and holds her products to the highest standards in green. Her cards are printed chlorine-free, use FSC-certified and 100% post-consumer recycled fiber paper, and the ribbon used around the cards is 100% natural linen. Also, 10% of gross sales is donated to animal welfare causes.



Seashell Coasters
As you walk along the beach, you see a piece of seashell and pick it up…you look again and see another piece, and then another…imagine all of those pieces placed together to create something useful for the home. EcoSeaTile makes tiles and many gifts and home furnishings from discarded shell fragments from lobsters, oysters, clams and more — and 50% of the tile is made with recycled, post-consumer waste.

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