Author Archives: Carin Lynn

LED Light Bulbs

Switching to LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to lessen your carbon footprint & save big bucks on your electricity bill. is a St. Louis, Missouri based online company that offers all sorts of LED bulbs for the home, office or vehicle.
LED Bulb
One of the most popular bulbs offers is the 9 watt Globe LED Bulb, which is available in both warm white (like a traditional bulb) or cool white (white with a tint of blue that actually puts off more light). The light output is comparable to 55 – 60 watt incandescent bulb, but consumes just 9 Watts of power.

Priced as affordable as possible, extends significant savings to their customers. Plus their bulb comes with a standard 2 year warranty, however the bulb should last way longer than that.

Top 3 Reasons to Switch to LED Light Bulbs:
1- LEDs are much more efficient than incandescent lighting.
2- LEDs don’t get as hot as traditional lights, lowering the risk of fire & burns.
3- LEDs last way longer than conventional incandescent lighting.

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Eco-Friendly Cat Litter

Most cat owners use traditional clay based cat litters because they are so easy & convenient. Unfortunately, these litters are not very kind to our planet or the health of your furry feline. But there are other options out there that are just as easy and convenient, plus they smell a little better, like World’s Best Cat Litter.

World’s Best Cat Litter uses the natural absorbency of whole-kernel corn to deliver hassle-free cat care that doesn’t harm the environment. Their formulas are made of 100% all-natural ingredients and contain no synthetic chemicals, additives or artificial perfumes. So it limits odors, clumps fast, scoops easy and is pet, people and planet friendly.

World’s Best Cat Litter Eco-Features…

World's Best Cat Litter

  • Outstanding Oder Control: World’s Best Cat Litter is the only litter made from whole-kernel corn. That means it has a naturally microporous structure that keeps nasty odors and smells inside the litter.
  • Quick Clumping: World’s Best Cat Litter traps the liquid and limits the wetness from seeping, sinking to the bottom or sticking to the sides of the box.
  • Easy to Scoop: With its patented formula and quick-clumping abilities, World’s Best Cat Litter is easy to scoop. Cleanup is a breeze!
  • Long Lasting: Quick clumping keeps the rest of the litter dry. As a result, one 7-lb. bag of World’s Best Cat Litter may last one cat more than 30 days. That saves you time and money!
  • Pet & People Friendly: Because World’s Best Cat Litter is made from all-natural ingredients with no added chemicals it’s safe for cats. And unlike clay litters, there’s no silica dust for you or your cat to breathe.
  • Planet Friendly: World’s Best Cat Litter isn’t made from mined, drilled, or artificially made ingredients. It’s milled from renewable whole-kernel corn.

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Top 5 Eco-Conscious Halloween Tips

Halloween DecorationsHalloween is almost here! Just a few more weeks. Are you all ready? Do you have your pumpkins carved? Do you have your costume picked out? Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time & we’re here to help.

Here are the top 5 eco-conscious Halloween tips for 2011:

1- Buy your pumpkins from local farms
2- Create your own party decorations to reuse year after year
3- Make your own costume from recycled materials
4- BYO trick or treat bag
5- Create a compost pile for your pumpkins on November 1st.

Door to Door Organics

Door to Door OrganicsChicagoland just got a little better with Door to Door Organics, a unique delivery service that brings good food right to your doorstep.

Door to Door Organics has partnered with organic farmers to offer the freshest seasonal, local produce and the perfect selection of natural groceries to support healthy lifestyles, local farms and a healthier environment!

They also offer great planning and shop-by-recipe tools, you can be sure to get good food on to the table that is nourishing your health, your family and the environment.Door to Door Organics Box

Be good to your body & the earth by ordering fresh, local produce from Door to Door Organics.

And for all you new customers…enter in the promo code “GoGreen” at checkout to receive $10 off your first order of any of their organic produce boxes.

Naked Binder – Sustainable Office & School Supplies

Naked BinderAs the summer starts winding down and school is kicking off again; it’s time to go supply shopping and get organized.

There are lots of choices these days for folders, binders and labels but not all are eco-friendly and offer great design like Des Moines, Iowa’s Naked Binder.

Naked Binder started back in 2008 designing their 3-ring binders to look so good you won’t want to get rid of them.  They have everything you might need to impress a client, store your taxes, organize your class notes or decorate your office / dorm room, plus they are 100% sustainable.

Naked Binder Eco-Features:

  • Recycled: We use only board that is 100% post consumer waste and 100% recycled.
  • FSC Certified: Nearly all of our materials are FSC certified.
  • Stronger: Our binders have been tested to 250,000 flexes without fail, making them perhaps the strongest 3-ring binder in the world.
  • No Plastics: Naked Binder does not use plastics, vinyl or other toxins in manufacturing or shipping so everything is easily returned to the recycling stream. This takes pressure off of your waste management system, landfills and reduces the need for new production of virgin resources.
  • Recyclable: Our binders are 100% recyclable.
  • Innovating: We constantly test new materials to craft the most environmentally safe products that last longer, work better and look great.
  • Local: All of our products are made in the USA, minimizing world wide travel to get to you. Our manufacturing plant is in Des Moines IA.
  • Community: Naked Binder works and donates to two causes, education and wilderness preservation. Over the years, we have donated thousands of binders to kids who need them across the country. We have discounts for teachers and schools and have worked with organizations who are working to increase access to educational resources. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Naked Binder also works with and donates to organizations striving to preserve wilderness and open spaces.

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DIY Upcycled Book Planter

Looking to class up your average flower planters around the house? Try this unique and fun DIY project by Chrisjob over at Curbly that turns an old used book into a gorgeous one-of-a-kind planter.

upcycled book planterSupplies Needed:

  • Book
  • Electric drill
  • Hole saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Dusk mask
  • Scrap wood – 2 pieces
  • Clamp
  • Exacto Knife
  • Screen
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • White glue & small paint brush
  • Clear polyurethane spray
  • Plant with a shallow root system & dirt

Step by Step Directions:

Via: Curbly

Eco-gecko Wooden Cutlery

Eco-gecko wooden cutlerySummer equals picnics in the park, barbecues in the back yard and campfire cookouts; but being on the go with all that food comes lots of disposable cutlery, plates & napkins.

Take the first step this summer to lower your carbon footprint by switching from toxic plastic cutlery to Eco-gecko’s biodegradable and compostable wooden forks, spoons & knives.

Eco-gecko Wooden Cutlery Eco-Features:

Eco-gecko Wooden Cutlery

  • Made from FSC-certified birch wood
  • 100% natural – no coatings added to the surface of the cutlery
  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Smooth edges – making them safe for children to use
  • Strong – knives can even cut steak
  • Stylish – can be used at weddings or other catered events

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Vegan Baking: Tips for Cooking Without Eggs

Baking yummy vegan treats can be difficult. Finding that right substitute for the eggs in your recipe can make or break that mmm factor. See how Sangeeta Kumar uses common household ingredients such as bananas, tofu, flax seeds, and other foods can be used as alternatives to eggs in cookies, cakes, muffins, and other baked good recipes.

DIY Domino Drink Coasters

Before you consider an incomplete set of dominoes as trash, think about crafting some unique drink coasters for your coffee table or as a gift for a friend that is a game lover. It’s a pretty simple DIY eco-friendly project when you use this step-by-step guide by NaturalMindset.

Supplies Needed:

  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Scissors
  • Old set of domino game pieces
  • Eco-Friendly felt