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Now you can feel just a little bit better about going shopping…

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Today shoppers are starting to opt for the Green version of everything. It may be the trend, but it’s helping us all out nonetheless. Until now, it was a bit difficult to find exactly what you were looking for. Fortunately, it has become more common to find local stores that carry eco-friendly products and even easier to find great eco-stores online. What used to be frumpy and inconvenient has now become fashionable and simple to use. Some of the eco-stores carry a wide range of products that can help you to simplify your life. But be careful what you shop for, some stores might try to convince you that something is not damaging to the environment without really having any reason to say so. What does organic, all-natural, or eco-friendly mean? It means the products are less wasteful and less toxic than mainstream products.

From eco-friendly items such as make up and beauty products to large ticket items like water heaters, refrigerators and composters, we are able to compare prices, and potential environmental gains from the product’s use. For instance, when you use a Nature Mill composter it “recycles its weight in waste every 10 days, diverting over two tons of waste from landfills over its life. This reduces emissions of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas produced when organic matter decomposes in oxygen-starved landfills.”

Of course you can also find websites such as,, which will help you to completely overhaul your home from toilet paper to appliances. If you are looking for something more luxurious, check out Vivavi for some great pieces with intentional green design. Pristine planet offers links to a range of items from eco-friendly clothing to services for wedding and event planning. If you are looking for gift baskets, go ahead and check out Fresh Unlimited for organic fruit and gifts.

Whatever you may be looking for, somewhere out there has an eco-friendly way of doing it. It may take a few extra bucks or a few extra minutes, but it’s well worth it when it comes to saving the planet and being socially responsible.

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