Season's Greetings from Brooklyn Green Team!
We'll get right to it. We've been crunching the numbers, checking it twice, and we've come up with some suggestions for your earth-friendly gift giving this year...
The Tangible Gifts
Give a subscription to Good [magazine]. Trust us, it rules. Plus 100% of the price goes to a nonprofit of your choice (from their list) and the printing is green and the content is terrific.
How about a suite of eco-friendly cleaning products? Support local and pick them out at Go Green on Atlantic Ave.
Eco Puzzle's bright, friendly-looking wooden puzzles come in many colors and shapes - cars, dinos, turtles, you get the idea. They are made from recycled chipboard and are hand-painted using non-toxic acrylic paint. Order online or mosey over to the Union Square Holiday Market.
In these tough economic times good food may be the best gift of all. Purchase a gift certificate from your local natural foods store. Back to the Land in BK and Whole Foods offer certificates.
The 20oz./.6 liter "I Bottle My Own" water bottle is an emblem of Riverkeeper's Take Back the Tap New York Campaign. Made from #304 food-grade stainless steel, it comes in blue, aqua, red and silver.
Everyone in this city deserves an umbrella. Totes model is made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles, bamboo and 70% recycled materials. You can find it at Target.
Vintage Signage on Atlantic Avenue sells old subway signs, Coca-Cola advertisements, any sign you can think of. What a great gift (second hand = no carbon footprint) to give a friend who has more than they need already! Vintage Signage is located at 334 Atlantic (btw. Hoyt and Smith)
Ginga Jewelry is a line of jewelry inspired by, and consisting of the shapes, designs and metals of small bicycle parts. These pieces emphasize the importance of cycling as transportation as well as a reusable source of material.
Try a cool shower curtain from 3rLiving on 5th Ave in Brooklyn or a cute top from Camilla Boutique on Atlantic.
Talented? Make art.
One word: Etsy