Fitness & Health
This company's garments are made with certified organic cotton, hemp, wool, alpaca, and tencel. Some are non-dyed and the dyed clothing uses either natural clay dyes or low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes.
This active-wear tank is made from 95 percent organic cotton, giving you lots of support and structure (it’s got a shelf-bra) while being comfortable. It’s machine washable, so easy to care for.
Their list of eco-yoga products is long, and includes cork blocks, woven yoga bags, hemp slings, PVC-free and natural rubber mats, and even cotton rugs. Choose from a wide selection of colors and sizes.
The Harmony mat is made from natural rubber, a renewable resource, and comes in a variety of colors, including Purple, Black, Sedona Red, Tibetan Orange, Slate Blue, Midnight Blue and Olive Green. They also offer mats of various sizes and thicknesses.
If you already have a plastic water bottle, consider the Firefly: it's unique design let's any standard wide-mouth water bottle double as a lantern. The patented lid design contains an integrated LED light in a separate sealed compartment which spreads a warm glow throughout the bottle.
Each stainless steel bottle Guyot sells through their website carries 100 pounds of greenhouse gas emission reductions—they're not just carbon neutral, they’re carbon negative! Choose from Standard, Commuter, and Backpacker models, which work with standard wide-mouth water purifiers.
New Wave Enviro offers stainless steel refillable bottles, as well as bottles made from corn-based bio-plastic. The bio-plastic bottles are good for up to 90 uses, degrade in 80 days if composted, and come equipped with a carbon-based water filter to remove chlorine and contaminants from plain old tap water.
Hip, roomy messenger bag with an exterior made of 100 percent waterproof recycled inner tubes from Seattle bike shops and strap made from a recycled seatbelt. Multiple interior pockets with space to fit laptops with up to 17" screens.
The set includes a front light with four super-bright white LEDs and rear light with seven super-bright red LEDs, both in tough, water-resistant cases. Front light runs on four AA batteries for 110 hours in steady mode, or 300 hours in flash mode while the back light runs on two AAA batteries for up to 50 hours in steady mode, or 150 hours in flash mode.
The material for these backpacks comes from 100 percent post-consumer recycled rubber (Florida tires). They're fully lined, have a convertible strap, outer magnetic snap pocket and inner zipper pocket. They come in black, peanut or a black/peanut color combination.
Heavy duty hemp backpack with triple-stitched construction for durability and strength with padding on the back, bottom and straps for your comfort. It has six zippered compartments, nine pockets, twin cargo straps, bottle pockets on each side and room to securely hold your laptop.
Hokey Spokes puts the glitz into safety lighting with transparent "blades" that attach to your bicycle spokes. They explain their product by saying, "as these blades spin during riding, a computer inside the blades modulates the internal LED lights so that design images and custom text appear."
This headlight can be quickly mounted or removed without tools and contains three bright LEDs which operate in flashing or steady mode. The light runs up to 100 hours on the included two AA batteries.
They have five hemp backpacks to choose from; all are made from certified organic hemp, processed without chemicals or pesticides. The HBP3 Zip Backpack is their mid-priced, mid-sized model.
The set includes one white front-facing and one red back-facing light that uses LED technology and high-power neodymium magnets (non-friction) in an innovative self-contained electrical system. Lights flash on and off as you pedal and stop when the bike stops.
The Voltaic Backpack has three light weight, waterproof solar panels that can charge up your cell phones, sat phones, PDAs, GPSs, iPods and cameras (not laptops) while you bike or walk. When not in the sun, the battery can be charged using the AC travel charger or DC car charger.
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office by B.C. Wolverton (Penguin Paperbacks)
A book that gives more options for purifying houseplants and other ideas.
With a wireless particle sensor that operates and measures air quality, this filter for rooms up to 418 square feet is great for most larger spaces. It’s got a programmable built-in timer with clock and alarm functions, and is certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
Use this simple air quality test to check for abnormal levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, mold, bacteria, yeast, and fungus using a combination of petri dishes and tube tests. You’ll feel like a real lab tech!
Check out Viledon's large selection of filters suitable for commercial HVAC systems and more. And because they’re certified by GreenGuard, you can be sure they’re also environmentally friendly.