April 30, 2012

Solar Butterflies and Frogs

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Place this clear box in a sunny window and its solar Floating Butterfly will hover over the center flower. What a great way to cheer up an invalid or a buddy at work. If you prefer your butterflies free-flying, the Monarch can be mounted or placed on a stand and will show off its 4 3/4" wing span.

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This Solar Amphibious Flower and his green leaves will bounce around when struck by the sun and you can watch this Frog swing on a sunny day.

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April 22, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day With An Act of Green

It's Earth Day, so take some time to participate in one of these ideas. A Lot To Say creates clothing, tote bags and other products out of 100% Post Consumer Recycled Plastic. Visit or join Recycled Products, a co-op with plenty of solutions.

Plant a tree by purchasing items from IOGEAR partners, a surf board from Loose Fit Surf Shop, a handbag from Ecoist or a book from Eco-Libris.

The Earth Day Network has a list of events nationwide, many of them include recycling projects. At the very least, recycle some of your unusable newpaper, cardboard, plastic, or glass at your local center. For more ideas, visit the official Earthday Network.

(Thanks, Jamie)

Via Earthday Network

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April 16, 2012

Honest Tea to Begin The Great Recycle

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Honest Tea has started a project that it hopes will eventually lead to recycling as many bottles as it sells. The Great Recycle is starting off in NYC by collecting a day's worth (47,000 empties) in a 30 ft. tall bin in Times Square Monday, April 30. If you want to attend, bring yours and you will get points that can be redeemed for more Honest Tea, t-shirts, and tickets to concerts, sporting events and Broadway shows.

(Thanks, Peter)

Via PR Web

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April 9, 2012

As You Sow Helps Save the Planet

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McDonald's previously removed Styrofoam in its food packaging and has now decided to partially wean out polystyrene beverage cups in favor of double-walled paper. The move comes after a 2011 shareholder resolution from environmentalist group As You Sow. The measure didn't pass but the fast food company decided to replace the cups in about 15% of its U.S. locations, about 2,000 restaurants total.

We guess that is a good start. Even Starbucks is switching over to cups that are either reusable or recyclable. Outdated and unusable electronics are now recycled by businesses and soda companies reuse much of the plastic in their containers We cringe every time we are given our restaurant leftovers in a Styrofoam container to the point where we bring our own plastic containers.

Companies like As You Sow make a difference. Around since 1992, they are concerned with saving the planet and release studies concerning business practices and their efforts to reduce waste. They recently reported that over 200 billion beverage containers were sold last year and over 130 billion of those were either incinerated or left in landfills. AYS further noted that recycling occurs only 33% of the time, down from 54% twenty years ago.

So it sounds like it is up to all of us to pick up the fight. Consider alternate energy forms like solar and wind. Buy rechargeable batteries, bring your own containers, recycle your old papers and go paperless when it comes to bills. Most importantly, work with programs like As You Sow that are trying to make a difference. They have certainly earned the honor of being a Solar Snob Site O' the Week.

Via As You Sow

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April 2, 2012

Easter Bobbleheads

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Easter is coming up April 8 and instead of the usual plushies and chocolate eggs, how about a Bobblehead Bunny? Good for sunny windowsills , he will shake his paws and move his head when hit by the sun. This 4-pack contains 2 4.5" blue bunnies and 2 pink ones.

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If you want a chorus to go with your bunny, these 4" Dancing Chicks come in a 3-pack. They flap their wings and move their heads in that avian kind of way.

Via Solar Bobbleheads

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