Students (18+) are asked to curate the ultimate green dorm room or living space on Pinterest!
Lots of great prizes including a $250 Gift Certificate from BuyGreen.com !
Taking care of our planet is a responsibility that we all share.
Green isn’t just about buying organic, repurposed, or recycled, it’s about integrating thoughtful practices into all aspects of daily life. If we stop, think, and start taking simple steps for the planet – then we are each doing our part. Project Green Dorm (PGD) is a great place to start!
PGD is a back-to-school resource to help you move from conventional to conscious living. Each of the twelve categories highlighted, here features a “look book” of items that the TTG team considers best in category – products we have vetted for safety, sustainability, and efficacy. Whether 100% recycled paper, USDA certified organic deodorant, or a locally grown organic peach, use this resource to become informed and support companies, and people, that lessen the impact on health, communities, and the planet.
Individual and collective choices are powerful. As a global populace, our demands of the planet are unsustainable. So buy less and buy smart! Look for labels like USDA Certified Organic, Non GMO Verified, BPA Free, Fair Trade, and 100% post-consumer recycled. Read ingredients and make sure the ingredients are listed on every package you buy!
Informed consumers that opt for greener alternatives are changing the world! Let us know if you have products that you want to add to our list!
I was so thrilled when the BuyGreen website gave me the opportunity to review one of their products, a toy. They gave me this super eco-design Dump Truck for my son. It was a timely surprise for my son because he is doing so well in school.
When the package was delivered, I waited until my first grader arrives from school so he can open it himself. I can tell that he was so excited and anxiously awaiting to see what’s inside. As soon as he opened it, he saw this huge dump truck and he was giggled. You can tell from the look of his face.
I was so amazed at this toy because it’s really strong and sturdy, even a little boy can get on it without having to worry of breaking it apart, that’s how strong this truck is. The quality is excellent. Their Green toys are recyclable and believe it or not, their toys were made from the recycled milk containers that we drink from every day. You really get your money’s worth from this toy because it’s durable and it’ll surely last for years unlike any other regular toys that break easily. Rest assured that their toy won’t harm my child for it is eco-friendly and has no metal axles in it.
By the way, this toy is approved and tested by the following;
- Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
- Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
- California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
- FDA regulations for food contact
- Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
- International standards EN71 and ISO 8124
Harvest contains only natural, plant-based ingredients formulated to remove waxes, chemicals, soil and other contaminants. Its ingredients are comprised of filtered water, plant-derived surfactants, vegetable derived glycerin & inorganic mineral salts. One active ingredient includes a complex of bio-ingredients which are biologically active phytochemicals present in their natural state in certain fruit matter. The product is 100% organic, contains no known volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and contains only GRAS materials. EcoDiscoveries Harvest does not contain phenols, quaternary compounds, chloride (or chlorine dioxide), triclosan, terpenes, phosphates, or SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate).
Ingredients: Filtered water, coconut based surfactants, naturally derived citric acid, and a blend of naturally occurring enzymes
We love these bottles and we think you will too! Get your here! http://www.buygreen.com/lifefactory.aspx Many sizes and colors available on BuyGreen.com
Lifefactory makes safe, simple and smart environmentally friendly and health conscious products. Lifefactory products were created to provide consumers a choice in safe and well designed essentials for babies and adults.
Read the by Michele at Bonkers4Coupons blog – http://bonkers4coupons.blogspot.com/2012/08/healthy-home-starter-kit-review.html You can start cleaning safe and green too! http://www.buygreen.com/healthyhomecleaningkit.aspx
Review: I had a wonderful opportunity recently to review the Healthy Home Starter Kit from buy green.com.
But first I would to share some information about the company buy green.
This amazing company not only promotes Eco Friendly products for a better living but they also give back 1% of their sales to environmental causes.
Just like consumers, they love to buy products for their families and for the goodness of our planet.
Buy Green even offers great green living tips and resources to help you discover how to reduce waste. They even offer products for consumers and for commercial use.
Hey everyone! My next review is for BuyGreen.com. Buy Green is a great website that sells a variety of eco-friendly products and by variety I mean VARIETY. Like from bags to bottles to building materials. AWESOME! As their website says: “Our mission at BuyGreen is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience. We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer. The products you buy every day make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to “buy green”, the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services.”
I was sent a Life Factory water bottle and a free tote bag! Life Factory water bottles are actually glass water bottles. I heard glass water bottles are the best, for instance they’re BPA free. BPA actually gets released into water from certain plastic bottles and this chemical can increase diabetes and heard disease. I heard Life Factory’s bottles in particular were good and I really do like this one.
As Buy Green’s website says: “Glass is your best material for any beverage. The Life factory beverage bottle is a great way to use a glass reusable bottle. This silicone sleeve is free of plastics and is 100% non-toxic. These glass beverage bottles and sleeves can be boiled or put in the dishwasher together. The plastic ring, plug and cap contain no polycarbonates and are food grade, FDA approved and recyclable. The sleeve provides a good gripping surface.”
I really like this water bottle, but I have a love/hate relationship with the sleeve. It’s hard to take off to wash. I know you can keep it on and wash the bottle in the dishwasher but this doesn’t help the people that don’t have dishwashers. I do love that they help protect the glass though and it feels really well, so yes love/hate sleeve.
I love the wide mouth because it is very easy to refill via water fountain and the little handle up top is super easy to use a keychain or whatever to attach it to your bag, that’s what I do!
Overall, I really enjoyed Buy Green and their website and this water bottle. It is awesome, definitely check out Buy Green if you feel like shopping and helping out the planet!
Buy It! Head on over to Buy Green’s website and browse their awesome selection!
See all the Life Factory products here – http://www.buygreen.com/lifefactory.aspx
I live in Portland, Oregon and our city has decided that a portion of us will have city mandated composting. I’m all for being environmentally friendly, I just don’t like the way they went about it. Here’s how it works:
1. Our large compost bin will be picked up every week rather than bi-weekly.
2. Our trash will only be picked up once every other week instead of every week.
3. The city provided us with a counter top compost bucket to use.
4. The city raised our rates.
Do I like the idea of composting? Yes.
Do I like that I am now only allowed half the amount of trash and have to pay a significantly higher rate? NO!
Do I like that compost bucket they provided? No, I don’t. It was cheaply made, way to large for our counter top, and was an eyesore. There was a huge “Portland Composts!” right on the front of it.
Even though I can’t change the city composting programs and the rates they are charging I do have control over the counter top composting bucket I use. The issued compost bucket was a stinky mess and broke apart with a few months, needless to say, I was not happy!
This last week I ordered a new compost bucket from BuyGreen.com. I’ve heard many great things about this company and decided to check out some of their items for myself. One of the items that caught my eye was the BioBag Max Air II Composting Bucket. With this item I would be able to toss that old composting bucket into our recycling bin.
The Max Air II Composting Bucket is unique in that it is vented on every side, allowing food waste to breath and therefore not collect as much heat and moisture, which contributes to rotting and odor. As an added precaution against odor and rot, you can use a Bio Bag, also sold on BuyGreen.com. The Bio Bags make disposal so easy! You simply grab the bag of waste out of the bucket and toss the entire thing in your outside composting bin. Plus, your Max Air II Composting Bucket stays clean and fresh when you use a Bio Bag as a liner.
I also want to point out a few aesthetics of the Max Air II Composting Bucket. This product is a dark green, and blends in easily to most kitchen decors. I have no problem letting it sit out on my counter top as it has no smell and looks appealing. The bucket is 8″ tall, 9 1/2″ wide and 8″ deep. If you’d rather, you can attach the composting bucket to the inside door of your kitchen sink, as it has hinges to do so.
You can buy your own Max Air II Composting Bucket at BuyGreen.com for only $9.00. The Bio Bags can be purchased for your Composting Bucket for only $3.85, which it much less than what I’ve paid for similar bags at the grocery store.
I feel confident in recommending both BuyGreen.com and the Max Air II Composting Bucket to those looking for a great product from a reputable company.
Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, shares how she reduced her plastic consumption from 100 pounds a year to just two pounds. Terry has been collecting her own plastic waste for the past five years and blogging about it on her site. She says people are addicted to the convenience of plastic and simple steps can change the way plastic is consumed day to day.
One of Terry’s favorite facts is plastic can be found in chewing gum. How much do you know about plastic? What steps can you take to avoid using unecessary plastic?
Call 312-923-9239 to ask Beth Terry your plastic questions.