Posts Categorized: green things

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what we’re loving : hand wash from Seventh Generation

Unruly Things for Seventh Generation

summer time with a 3 year old boy can only be described in one word – MESSY. ok two words – messy and FUN! Wolf spends every afternoon playing outside, whether he’s digging in his sand pit, watering anything and everything with the hose or his new latest favorite activity – plucking weeds out of the flower bed, resulting in dirty, dirty hands. thankfully he’s pretty good about coming inside and washing up.

we’ve been enjoying this brand new natural hand wash from Seventh Generation. it comes in three fresh scents, works great and leaves hands feeling soft. plus, its hypoallergenic, plant-based formula is made with no dyes or other icky stuff. so I feel better knowing that each hand washing is not only fun, but safe! keep an eye out for it in retail stores soon.

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{images by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things & Seventh Generation. this post is in partnership with Seventh Generation but rest assured, the thoughts and words written are of my own opinion. thank you to companies like Seventh Generation for not only making the world a better place, but for keeping this little blog alive.} 

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silver sage organic

ok you Tampa people, this one is especially for you! Silver Sage Organic, the newest and only eco-friendly boutique in Tampa, has just opened it’s doors. everything in the store from hair & skin care, handbags, home decor, jewelry, stationary, baby gifts is organic, all natural or made from recycled materials. owner, Amanda Brzozowski, has done a wonderful job of expressing her passion for the environment by giving South Tampa a place to indulge in boutique shopping. I can’t wait to check it out on my next trip home to Tampa.
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farmer’s market

Chelsea reminded me that the Farmer’s Market is now open downtown. buying food locally is not only good for the environment, it’s fresher than anything in the supermarket and it’s good for your local economy. buying directly from family farmers helps them stay in business. plus, an experience at the farmer’s market is always fun. pick up some flowers, fruits and veggies, fresh bread, and other local treats. dlb and I are planning a trip to the Saturday Market down by PSU this weekend.
take the opportunity to be eco-friendly and find some delicious produce and visit a farmer’s market this weekend. ride your bike there and don’t forget your reusable shopping bag! Local Harvest is a great site with lots of resources to find a Farmer’s Market in your area.
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baggu

investing in reusable shopping bags is one of the easiest things that you can do in an effort to becoming more green. not only are they super convenient, but they are smart too. these bags from Baggu come in a lot of different colors and are offered at a pretty fair price. and they don’t contribute to that growing collection of paper bags under your sink!
most grocery stores are beginning to offer reusable bags at the check out for a pretty cheap price. we’ve got a bundle of the Whole Foods bags, but I kind of like how small and compact these Baggu bags fold up. I could throw a bunch of them in my purse. that way they wouldn’t be accidentally left at home.
{from baggu}
{an example of a large company going green? Whole Foods is going plastic bag free today and they will no longer be offering plastic as an option}
{want a little more perspective about the growing problem with consumer waste? Chris Jordan, a photographic artist, has compiled images portraying everyday items that contribute to the growing problem of waste on our planet. his series, titled Running the Numbers, really puts it into perspective. 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the US every five seconds, can take thousands of years to break down in a landfill.}