Books and DVDs
Chelsea Green Publishing is the leading publisher of books about the politics and practice of sustainable living, with books, DVDs and audio in categories ranging from organic farming and gardening, permaculture, health and wellness, simple living, food, sustainable business and economics, green building or travel among others.
This employee-owned company is committed to sustainability by printing their books and catalogs on chlorine-free recycled paper, using soy-based inks, whenever possible, and working with printers based in North America (and almost exclusively within the United States) keeping their carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels to a minimum. It is also a member of the Green Press Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the use of recycled paper in the book industry.
They ship to the U.S.
- Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth
- Price: $18.95
- Dig Your Hands in the Dirt
- Price: $15.00
- The Best of Making Things
- Price: $10.00
- Sowing Seeds in the Desert
- Price: $15.95
- How to Make a Forest Garden
- Price: $30.00
- The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved
- Price: $20.00
- Compact Living
- Price: $14.95
- The Natural Building Companion (Paperback + DVD)
- Price: $59.95
- Passive Solar Architecture
- Price: $85.00
- Ethical Markets
- Price: $30.00
- Systems Thinking For Social Change
- Price: $24.95
- Find Your Power
- Price: $21.95
- Marijuana Is Safer, Updated and Expanded Edition
- Price: $14.95
- People and Permaculture
- Price: $34.95
Breastfeeding Inc is the world’s breastfeeding resource from Canada. They aim to empower parents with the most up-to-date breastfeeding information.
If you are considering breastfeeding I highly recommend to check out their free videos in the videos/info sheets page, where you will find videos showing babies latching on and how to do breastfeed in a variety of languages.
They also have a product section, that include
- a DVD entitled Dr. Jack Newman’s Visual Guide to Breastfeeding
- books such as Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding (Canada & international), The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers (US)
- protocols with titles like GamePlan, Pain Algorithm or L-eat: Empower, Attach, Transfer!
- accessories such as an Organic Baby Wrap and a lactation aid.
The creators of these resources are Dr. Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman, both world’s leading authorities in breastfeeding. If you want up-to-date evidenced-based information on breastfeeding this is your resource.
They deliver to USA, Canada and also internationally.
Products for the green house
Our Green House is an online store that provides organic, natural, fair trade and eco-friendly products. Their goal is to inspire natural living by providing the best products that enhance our lives while protecting the environment.
This shop carries a wide range of products for the organic home, from organic baby clothes and toys, everything for the nursery, organic bedding, blankets and towels, to eco-friendly paint or fair trade and recycled jewellery.
The Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets! They provide information about each manufacturer and their lines so that you can better understand the benefits to you and our planet of all the different products on offer. They have eco-friendly promotional products that can be customised with your logo and a fundraiser program for schools.
They also have a gift registry for weddings, baby showers and other special events. They ship to USA and Canada ( if the manufacturer ships to Canada.)
Stainless steel lunch boxes
ECO lunchbox is a company that makes 100% stainless steel, completely plastic-free lunch boxes and other accessories
They also have lunch kits, which consists of a reusable machine washable cotton bag containing at least one Eco lunchbox or more depending on the kit, a napkin or two, and a utensil (in most kits).
The bags, made by artisans in India, can also be purchased on their own. They are a great alternative to plastic bags. The bags come in an array of different shapes and gorgeous colours.
Their mission statement is “to educate and empower people to reduce their dependence on plastics.”
Crafts and activities for children
Green Kid Crafts is an award-winning green company that provides creative and educational activities for 3 to 10 year-old kids through their eco-friendly Subscription Service, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Kits and Creativity Kits. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy activities that spark creativity, build confidence, and cultivate respect and love for the environment.
They have great awareness of minimising their impact on the environment, from product to process. They create their products with safe, sustainable materials with minimum recycled packaging and compostable bags, avoiding craft foams and plastics.
Green Kid Crafts is a member of the 1% for the Planet, has been certified carbon neutral and Green America Approved.
Discounts are available for bulk buying and group subscriptions. They also have a fundraising program for schools, churches, scouts in the United States.
They ship to the U.S. and Canada.
Handbags and purses
SPUREN® is a line of ethical and eco-friendly handbags, bags & accessories for men and women on the go. The vegan bags are handmade by artisans in El Salvador using repurposed tire inner tube and no animal by-products. Spuren ships internationally.
Green Geeks is a green web hosting company which provides shared web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. They are U.S. recognised EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) green power partner. They are also 300% green hosting powered by wind power. This means they purchase wind energy credits three times over the energy they consume from the grid. What this means for you and me is that our website’s carbon footprint is negative. I think this is possibly tax-deductible.
It is estimated that by 2020 the web hosting industry will exceed the airline industry in pollution if we don’t change it.
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Promoting green companies
My aim with this page is to promote green companies that are interested in doing things differently, that are concerned not only with the bottom line profit, but also people and the planet.
As consumers we are supporting companies that do not support us, that do not have our best interests at heart, with products that are not good for us or the planet. Often, we are totally unaware that these products are actually harmful for us and the environment.
There is another way
As consumers we have an enormous power to drive change not only in the world but in our own lives.
When we support companies that have products that are good for us, that treat their employees well, that are contributing to drive change by supporting environmental or community organisations, that are aware of their impact on the planet and in people’s lives, at all levels of their organisation from production to consumption.
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