As I was sifting through my daughter's bookshelves I found "An Eco-Friendly Online Shopping Guide" by Hillary Mendelsohn and Ian Anderson. I've only gone as far as "E" but these are the sites that particularly grabbed my attention:
EarthTechProducts.com 's mission to to present alternative energy ideas to people who don't "live" alternative energy. Not only do their "products match the aesthetic & hip style of the world today but also the world's ever-changing needs."
Did you know that there was such a thing as a solar backpack or a solar-powered iPod or a solar-powered cell phone charger? Yup, they have them. And solar lighting, crank flashlights and radios, fingerprint safes and door locks and other gadgets.
The company is commended over and over about the products and the service.
Then I checked out CardboardDesign.com. Recycled cardboard is used to create ecologically friendly modern furniture and accessories. Check out the new American-made "WishFrame," the "HemisphereChair" and liquid cardboard "things."
Finally, BranchHome.com has some very cool unusual items, including a chair made entirely of recycled plastic waste, a 100% cork chaise lounge, and felt napkin hugs.
Being eco-friendly can be very useful and attractive, indeed!
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