Saturday, December 19, 2009

Copenhagen Climate Summit Wraps Up

I'd like to think that any time you can assemble world leaders together to discuss global climate issues is a good thing. While many participants and observers feel the global powers-that-be (notably the US, China and the UK) fell short - as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted, Copenhagen was an "essential beginning" []

Check out's article: COPing With the Stars: The 13 Biggest Players to Emerge from Copenhagen. You might be surprised to see Sen. John Kerry and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke made the list, but I have a feeling we'll be hearing much more in the months to come from these thirteen. 

There is much work to be done - and all of us are responsible to help. Knowledge is power, but for many around the world, Copenhagen has been a series of TV news sound bytes and tweeted updates on Twitter.  It continues to be so much more.   For more information, check out Wikipedia's article(s) on the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference and the Kyoto Protocol.  

Monday, November 23, 2009

From Milk Jugs to Tea Sets

Ever wonder what happens to your gallon milk jugs you put in your curbside recycling bin? It's possible they were made into tea sets, dishes or other toys for small tikes by a company called Green Toys Inc. located here in California.

According to their website: "All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws. It's cool to buy USA, but also think about this: transportation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses. We all know driving less is good for mother nature, but did you ever think about how many miles a toy logs before it ends up in your local store?

Green Toys environmental mission even extends to our packaging. We strive to minimize packaging, and all of our boxes use as little material as possible. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So, not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy to open for those little fingers just itching to get at the toys!!"

They're pretty cute too!  I'm thinkin' Santa is extra jolly when he sees these on a Christmas list...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Green and Frugal Holiday Ideas

Whether you've decided to scale back on Thanksgiving and Christmas expenses out of budget necessity, or just because you believe that "less is more", here's a few recent articles full of green and frugal Holiday ideas for everything from decorating your table to finding gifts for the eco-conscious:

How to Make an Inexpensive Holiday Centerpiece -  With a little creativity and items from your garden or pantry, you can make simply beautiful table centerpieces for the Season, with little or no money spent.

How to Recycle Last Year's Holiday Cards  - From scrapbook pages and wall decor to placemats and gift tags, there's a great way to recycle cards from previous Winter holidays.

5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the Eco-Conscious  - If you are looking for great gift ideas this Holiday Season for friends and family that embrace a greener lifestyle, or perhaps you yourself are committed to reducing your own carbon footprint, here are five ideas to consider.

"No longer forward nor behind 
I look in hope or fear; 
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here."
[John Greenleaf Whittier]  

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Green Networking - Connections with the Eco-Conscious

Looking for other eco-conscious folks to connect with? Perhaps you are consider a career move and want to find green jobs in your area...or you'd like to connect with an eco-activist group and get involved in a local (or global) project. Whatever the reason, know that there are tons of people in all shades of "green" that are looking to connect to! has lots of helpful tips in their article Green Networking Made Easy, as does's The Art of Green Networking: 15 Tips From a Reluctant Schmoozer

Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites can be good places to connect online (which can also lead to some offline connections as well).  I've recently started compiling my own Twitter Green list - feel free to snag a few followers -- we're all in this together.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eco-friendly Homes for Greensburg - Check out the Winners

As you may have heard, in May of 2007 a tornado leveled the town of Greensburg, KY. In the aftermath, the town, along with several architects and other green-minded businesses embarked on a quest to rebuild Greensburg as a model green town. Check out the winners of the eco-home challenge held by There are some truly inspiring home designs in this group! Who knows, you may be inspired to build your own green home (or neighborhood). has plenty of free and affordable house plans to get you started.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Think Green for Sports

Now that the Holiday Season is almost here, it's time to perhaps consider some eco-friendly options for the sports enthusiasts on your gift lists. There are a growing number of companies that are providing green sports products, from sports balls made from recycled materials to recycled wood golf tees, making it easier to "think green" when it comes to buying sports equipment. Here are a few green ideas to get you thinkin' :

  • Check out Fair Trade Sports website which carries a line of sports balls for soccer, football, basketball, etc. that are certified green and fair trade.
  • Beyond the "new" products, there's also companies like PlayItAgainSports which has over 350 locations in the US and Canada, where you can buy and sell used sports equipment (for parents, that can be a pretty budget-friendly way to get a few items from your Christmas list), or 
  • where you can purchase quality used golf balls by the bucket. 
  • Even big box stores like Target and Walmart carry eco-friendly gift ideas for the sports enthusiasts. Organic t-shirts, eco-friendly water bottles... just to name a few.
  • Looking for an eco-friendly skateboard? Check out

For more reading, check out a great article on the eco-impact of professional sports around the world: "Blowing the Green Whistle on Sports" at

Friday, September 18, 2009

Eco-friendly Driving - Lessening Our Carbon Footprints

For many of us, walking or using public transportation is not a viable option for getting around on a daily basis, however, there are still plenty of ways we can strive to lessen our carbon footprints.

  • Combine errands that are usually spread out over a couple of days into one trip.
  • Park and go inside to order food as opposed to using the drive-thru.

  • Carpool with neighbors or co-workers at least once a week.

  • Buy eco-friendly car parts (like oil filters)
  • Keep your car maintained. Change the oil, check the tire pressure, and regularly replace the oil filter.
  • Drive an eco-friendly car. Yes, there are some affordable options - The one pictured is the Alpin Hybrid Concept Car. More info here

  • For more eco-friendly driving tips, check out the EPA's Drive Wise page.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Reader

I'm an avid reader, but I rarely buy new books and magazines for myself. Originally, I was doing this because of my "genetically instilled" thrifty values - my mother was the queen of yard sale bargains when I was a kid, and I'm happy to say that particular trait didn't skip a generation!

Reading enriches our lives and creates lifelong readers and book collectors. Of course, that in itself is the main reason for the number of vast home libraries and collections. However, according to some reports, as many as 30 million trees are cut down in the U.S. alone to be used in the production of new books and magazines.
So how do you continue to enjoy reading, but minimize the effects on the environment? By becoming an eco-friendly reader. Here are a few ideas to get started: Read the full article here

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Solar Energy - Can We Make a Difference?

Sun Chips thinks so. By creating their product using solar energy, they're a corporation headed in the right direction. Check out one of their commercials from YouTube:

thinks so too.

"SolarAid aims to enable the world's poorest people to have clean, renewable power. Solar power leads to better education, health, safety and income by allowing poor communities to cook, pump water, run fridges, store vaccines, light homes, schools, clinics and businesses, power computers and homes, farm more effectively, and much more.

SolarAid carries out DIY solar projects - training local communities how to build small scale solar devices such as solar powered radios and lanterns - and installs small solar systems for community centres, medical clinics, schools and other such communal infrastructure."


What do you think?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hope, Medicine & Healing Freebies

With all the controversy swirling around Healthcare reform in the U.S., I decided to post some Healthy "freebies" :

Hope, Medicine & Healing is a *FREE* book that is being offered by the Oasis of Hope Hospital in San Diego, CA. Oasis provides alternative cancer treatments designed to improve the mental, spiritual and physical quality of patients' lives.

The Federal Citizens Information Center has a vast collection of informative brochures on health topics (as well as family, food, small business, housing, etc.). The majority of the publications you can order from the site are FREE. Under Health, here's a few of the interesting topics: Antibiotic Resistance, Sports Injuries, How to Get the Best Pharmacy Benefit, and Drug Interactions. Be informed and go green by opting for the PDF version of each of their publications.

The Oregon Dairy Council has a free downloads section that includes: Fuel for Training & Competition, Weight Management, Whey Protein Info and the MyPyramid mini-poster for kids.

And, lastly : Health Profile Organizer FREE pdf download. It's a 13-pg health history form available from Health InfoSTAT. You can print out and fill in all your pertinent info onto the form, or you can opt to download their software and keep a secure copy on your computer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alternative Stoves & Solar Ovens

An Alternative Stove Worth It's Weight in Gold:
Last Christmas I opted to support a variety of charities in lieu of buying gifts for friends and families. In the process of searching for organizations, I came across the Darfur Stove Project - a program that brought together a group of UC Berkeley engineers and the women of Darfur, who have endured not only poverty and displacement, but the constant threat of rape every time they leave a camp to gather wood for cooking.
Check out the project story, donate if you can, and please pass it on to others.

The Berkeley Darfur Stove® is four times more efficient than traditional 3-stone fires and two times more efficient than clay stoves. The efficiency and design of the stove has many benefits including:

  • less time outside of the camps collecting fuel wood, reducing the risk of exposure to rape.
  • fully enclosed flames reducing the danger of the dense straw and stick shelters from burning down.
  • reduction of smoke production compared to other stoves, reducing smoke inhalation and lung disease.
  • saving time by cutting down fuel wood treks, allowing women to pursue income generating opportunities.

The website also has instructions for building your own Berkeley Darfur stove. What a great project this would be for a science class, a scouting adventure, or even a family project for your next camping trip.

Eco-friendly Solar Ovens

Solar Cookers or Sun Ovens harness the energy of the sun to bake, boil and steam a wide variety of foods. They're eco-friendly, relatively portable (depending on size), and uses a free fuel source. Even if you're not ready to cook full-time on a solar oven, it's a worthy investment for part-time use.

There are a variety of types of solar cookers: over 65 major designs and hundreds of variations of them. The basic principles of all solar cookers are:

  • Concentrating sunlight: Some device, usually a mirror or some type of reflective metal, is used to concentrate light and heat from the sun into a small cooking area, making the energy more concentrated and therefore more potent.
  • Converting light to heat: Any black on the inside of a solar cooker, as well as certain materials for pots, will improve the effectiveness of turning light into heat. A black pan will absorb almost all of the sun's light and turn it into heat, substantially improving the effectiveness of the cooker. Also, the better a pan conducts heat, the faster the oven will work.
  • Trapping heat: Isolating the air inside the cooker from the air outside the cooker makes an important difference. Using a clear solid, like a plastic bag or a glass cover, will allow light to enter, but once the light is absorbed and converted to heat, a plastic bag or glass cover will trap the heat inside. This makes it possible to reach similar temperatures on cold and windy days as on hot days.

Alone, each of these strategies for heating something with the sun is fairly ineffective, but most solar cookers use two or all three of these strategies in combination to get temperatures sufficient for cooking. -- Source:

Prices for solar ovens can vary from $40 to a small model for camping or fishing, to more than $350 for a large model designed for use as a primary stove. Solar Cookers International has a great "Solar Cooking Archive Wiki with lots of information and recent news. The wiki covers a variety of topics from the basics of solar cooking to water pasteurization and global usage.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tiny House Plans

Once again, my favorite resource for eco-friendly house plans is offering new selections for download. I recently got an email from that announced their new Tiny House Plans. There are three different models to choose from: Tiny Rustic, Tiny Modern and Tiny Traditional. Each house is only 525 sq.ft. Note: You must sign up for either the premier or professional membership to download these house plans, but I guarantee the annual membership fee ($19.95 or $59.95) is worth it!

"Tiny House Plans were developed to offer our users and alternative path to the typical home. Used as an office, in-law suite, or starter home to build off of, these homes are easy and cheap to build. A DIYers dream, each of theses house plans are simple enough for any handyman to become his or her own general contractor. As a great addition to any current lot of land, or as an ultra-economical vacation home solution we hope that all of you will enjoy building and living in FreeGreen’s Tiny Homes. Finally, in true FreeGreen fashion each of these homes have been designed to achieve (or nearly achieve) zero energy performance (depending on your building location)."

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to Recycle Old Electronics |

Many of us have old cell phones, calculators, DVD players, or other small electronics that we are no longer using. There are several ways you can recycle old electronics, possibly allowing others to find a good use for them, and saving our landfills at the same time. Read the full article here: How to Recycle Old Electronics |

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Vertical Green Walls

These vertical green bio-walls are adding value to the urban neighborhoods they are created in, as well as the air quality in the area. Exterior green walls can reduce the overall temperature of the building they're attached to, and can purify grey water by absorbing nutrients. Indoor living walls are now being credited with curing sick building syndrome in some cases, using the sciences of biofiltration and phytoremediation.

Botanist and inventor Patrick Blanc is a visionary in the world of vertical gardens, creating some of the most awe-inspiring walls, like his Le Mur Vegetal (Vertical Garden System) at the Musee du quai Banly in Paris. (pictured above). Patrick Blanc's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, House & Garden and many others. To learn more about Blanc's green wall systems, visit his website:

Nature and buildings in harmony- not only is it a green thing, it's a good thing...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Cradle to Cradle Products

Cradle to Cradle (C2C) products are becoming more and more popular (thank goodness) and incorporate using recycled materials, helping us to get one step closer to being waste free. McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC. (known as MBDC) are the folks currently issuing C2C certificates for manufacturers of everything from roofing materials to baby products. You can view the list of current C2C certificate holders here. Certification criteria includes using safe and healthy materials; using water efficiently for production, and instituting socially responsible strategies. Hopefully, there will be thousands of products added to this list in the next 3-5 years.

By the way, in a previous post I mentioned Aveda's cap recycling program... I'm happy to report they are also on the C2C list and have received Gold certification for several of their products.

Check out the YouTube Channel Cradle to Consumer for more products:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Styrofoam Plate Alternative

Styrofoam and petroleum-based plastic containers have long been used for disposable plates, cups and other ware for everything from picnics to takeout. But the price to our environment, especially landfills, outweighs the convenience.

Retailers and restaurant supply wholesalers are now offering biodegradable alternatives for the standard Styrofoam plates and plastic deli containers. Items such as plates, bowls, cups, straws and deli containers are made from compostable materials like sugar cane and corn.

Here are a few suggestions for finding alternative disposable products.

  1. Check with your local healthy foods stores like Whole Foods, or even Wal-Mart and Target. Many stores are beginning to offer a larger selection of eco-friendly tableware alternatives.

  2. Check out to find assorted products that are eco-friendly. Their biodegradable party kit is less than $50 and serves 50 people. Hot and cold cups as well as disposable flatware are also offered.

  3. Use to do a disposable product search for you (and compare prices). The site has been connecting consumers and green retailers since 2004. Several of the retailers offer green products in large quantities, making them a viable option for catering events or eco-friendly weddings.

Two of the online retailers I found offer these organic products by the case, such as the 9"Sugar Cane Bagasse Dinner plates - $57.69/cs (500 count) at or the 8x8x2 Corn Clamshell Containers - $64.93 (160 count) at the Consider using eco-friendly disposable ware for your next BBQ, corporate event or even a green wedding. After the event, add the trash to your compost - your garden will love it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Biodegradable Pet Poop Bags

Check out the eco-friendly pet poop bags at

  • 100% biodegradable & flushable
  • Dog waste bag measures 10.75" X 8.5"
  • 10% of sales donated to the ASPCA to fight puppy mills
  • ON SALE now - get an annual supply (420 biodegradable flushable poop bags) + Free Shipping for less than $55!
  • Great gift idea for your favorite dog walker or dog lover.
Here's some statistics from -
71,000,000 dogs create 29,000 pounds of waste each day.
While dog poop is biodegradable, the traditional plastic bags we often use to dispose of it are not, which means it creates problems for our landfill and sea-bound water systems.

FlushDoggy even offers a poop calculator, just in case you're really that curious...

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Recycle Caps with Aveda

In case you haven't heard, Aveda has a recycling program for plastic jug & bottle caps that is a simple way to help the environment. Did you know many of the city curb side recycling programs don't want you to throw in the caps when you throw away your plastic water and soda bottles, or milk and juice containers? Huntington Beach's recycling is one of those who don't, and at times it's felt like those little caps were multiplying everywhere! I found them in baskets, the junk drawer, shoved at the back of the counter... you get the picture. So I was very happy to hear about Aveda's program - and it couldn't be easier! Simply take all your collected caps into the Aveda Salon/store nearest you, and they'll do the rest. Aveda has pledged to keep these rigid caps out of our water and away from birds and other marine creatures by repurposing them into product packaging. Now that's what I call a beautiful thing! For more information, click here.

Speaking of beautiful things -- Check out these great recycled shopping bags!
Replace plastic today with TuckerBag reusable grocery bags

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saying No To Whaling

Greenpeace remains a leader in the campaign to stop commercial Japanese whaling. The Caribbean island of Dominica is the latest to join in their efforts to saying "No" to commercial whaling. Dominica was once an ally of Japan's endeavors, but has now committed to being a whale-friendly country. Dominica is sometimes called the “whale watching capitol of the Caribbean” and is the only country in the world where the sperm whale resides all year long, although sightings are most common between November and March. Studies show that whale watching is a much more lucrative business venture than hunting them. Hopefully, more countries will come on board. For more information, visit

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Friday, June 12, 2009

From Washing Machine To Ottoman

What you're looking at is a recycled drum from an old washing machine. Add a seat, casters (although I think those could be optional) and you've got cool extra seating available for indoors or even out on the patio, depending on the type of fabric you use for the cushion. I came across this eco-friendly DIY project on the blog. I'd love to see how other readers became inspired to do something similar.

Budget-friendly, eco-friendly... it's definitely a good green thing.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Recycled Jewelry Artisan

Check out the fun & funky jewelry made by crafter Michele Rappoport (BlingALing on She's got lots of creative pieces that she's created from recycling a variety of objects. These earrings caught my eye because they're made from recycled Starbucks Gift Cards. How clever! (Click the Title to go to her Etsy store). I'll be checking back with her from time to time to find more fun & funky recycled crafts.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Natural Resources Defense Council

If you're not familiar with this organization, be sure to check out their website for tons of great info and projects you can become involved with like: Reviving our oceans, building a clean green economy, saving America's wildlands, ...the list goes on and on. Click on the Take Action tab and maybe you'll feel inclined to sign a petition or send a letter to your Congressmen.

Bay area band Green Day has also partnered up with NRDC in an effort to get the word out through their fans. For more info: Free wallpapers and icons are available to support the cause by clicking on their Free Stuff links. You can also sign up for their email updates and alerts, make a $10 donation and get a Dream and Differ dogtag, and more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Handmade Shopping Bags

I wanted to showcase these great market bags, 1) because they are so much better for the environment, and 2) because Rachel Conry is a talented crafter, who will even do custom orders. She also makes iPod cases so your accessories can be completely coordinated. I'm happy to showcase other eco-friendly crafters' wares - especially solo entrepreneurs or small businesses, so if you are one or know one, be sure to drop me a note. In the mean time, check out Rachel's Etsy Store.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Yet Another Free & Green Houseplan

This time the folks at have come up with a nicely designed cabin for their latest in eco-friendly FREE houseplans that can be downloaded from their site.  It's a simple 1-bedroom floorplan that is perfect for a summer retreat with 704 sq. ft., cedar siding and a metal roof that supports several solar panels.  Of course, if you need additional bedrooms or other customization done, FreeGreen is happy to work with you on the additional specs.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Solar Power Pump for Cell Phones

Scheduled to be unveiled Summer 2009 in Glastonbury is this nifty gadget that allows users to extend their mobile phone battery life even if there's no electrical outlet or car charger available.  

Made by GotWind, it harnesses kinetic energy from an air bed foot pump, which in turn drives a turbine within the Power Pump. Then, the energy is  converted into an electrical current which can recharge  a mobile phone battery. The device will be showcased at the Glastonbury Festival, Somerset (UK) at the end of June.   Now that's a cool eco gadget!

For more info, check out 

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Photo credit: ©Angela Fuller

Activism: Intentional action to bring about social or political change.

I think more and more, the average "global citizen" is realizing that (1) we are all in this together (2) EVERY voice, every action that is taken to make our world a better place for all that inhabit it, is a worthwhile intention to pursue.  Historically, it is the grass-roots efforts, the ones started by a single word, a single spark of ingenuity or a single tear shed for an injustice, that have an effect on us. It's in our nature to champion "the little guy", the "underdog", the "David" that takes on Goliath...  What change can YOU affect in your little corner of the world today?

Need an idea or two to get you started?  How To Be An Effective Activist

Be well. Be inspired. Be the change.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

From Soda Cans To Solar Heating

Free Solar e-book offer

For a limited time, is offering a 37-pg FREE e-book called From Sunshine to Electricity (an excerpt from their book for purchase: Solar Living Source Book).  Get your copy while you can!  Click here for free e-book 

Monday, May 25, 2009

Better Solutions for Drinking Water

I recently wrote an article for eHow to help others select the right water filtration system for home use, and save our landfills and oceans from being overwhelmed with plastic bottles.  If you'd like to read more:  How To Choose A Water Filter.

I also found this great eco-friendly product that provides a bottled drinking water solution for when you're away from home: Stainless steel eco-canteen.  You can take it to the gym, the office, hiking or anywhere there's a need to have your water bottle close by.  Not only is it eco-friendly, but it's pretty budget-friendly too.  Check out for more info.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Grounds For Change

If you haven't heard of them, you might want to check out Grounds for Change, a relatively small eco-friendly, organic, fair trade coffee retailer located in the Pacific Northwest with some very admirable qualities, not to mention great tasting coffee!  You can order coffee, teas, and gifts directly from their website at

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nifty Ideas for Creating a Green Baby Nursery

Your baby's room is a perfect place to incorporate eco-friendly products into your home, helping to create an environment that is relatively free of toxins. Babies are far more sensitive to the chemicals found in traditional bedding and mattresses than adults, not to mention the toxins found in traditional paint, acrylic carpet and standard household cleaners.  READ MORE

Friday, May 15, 2009

How To Recycle Hair Color Kits

So you're already saving big bucks by coloring your hair at home, but did you know you can use many of the items in hair coloring kits for other projects? Read more

Friday, May 8, 2009


Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act is the current campaign from Mars Snackfoods Inc - maker of M&Ms, Mars Bars, and more yummy chocolate. Sign up to receive a free full-sized candy bar on Fridays! (there's only 250,000 available per Friday). It's a SWEET deal!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Recycled Jewelry Boxes

Check out these great little recycled Indian bangle bracelet boxes from  They're on sale for $9 (a 60% discount) so get them while you can!  VivaTerra has lots of other gifts and home decor that are eco-friendly! Mother's Day is just around the corner...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Gorgeously Green Girls Club

Check out The Gorgeously Green Girls Club.  Gorgeously Green is a lifestyle choice that is simple, easy and fun. Going Green doesn't mean you have to go without. On the contrary, it's the most exciting, fulfilling and wondrous way of life imaginable. Sign the pledge and join the club... I did!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Where To Find Free Children's Books Online

Here are a variety of resources to use for finding free children's books including illustrated classics and audio books, that you can read online, or in many cases, download and read at your leisure.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Free & Green House Plan! has done it again! I am a big fan of this site and their commitment to offering eco-friendly houseplans that are available free of charge to the masses.  Their latest is the Modern Cube, a 3 bedroom, multi-story house with a sub-terrain 2-car garage.  Check out the virtual tour on their site.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Cutest Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors

Check these out from Invitations by Dawn. 
Plant A Heart Tag

Planting a memory has never been so easy! The two heart tags you attach to the favor cards are imbedded with wildflower seeds that can be planted. Personalize the card with your names and choice of lettering style. The verse is only as shown. Price is for black ink; for a colored ink add $6.50. Moss jute cord is sold separately. Customer assembly required. 

They're from the Naturally Ever After Product line and are a great alternative to those overused Jordan Almonds, or little tulle bags of bird seed.  These wedding favors are a nice keepsake for that special day, and spread a little color too!  I'm sure all you crafty types can think of ways to incorporate similar ideas into homemade favors as well.