This group of adventure travel companies adheres to the organization’s five principles of responsible travel. Low-impact trips span the globe and include everything from hiking and horseback riding to river kayaking and llama-trekking.
Customize your own low-impact eco-tours and cultural vacations with naturalists, guides, historians, and community activists around the world who offer specialized, non-packaged tours. Search by region and by activity.
Since 1987, Environné Fruit and Vegetable Wash has been removing pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide residues, waxes, and oils from produce. The wash contains surfactants that are biodegradable and nontoxic see you needn't worry you are washing away harmful chemicals with other harmful chemicals. The wash is a recipient of the "Silver Excellence Award" from Alive magazine.
Want your produce to be fit for a green king? Using 100 percent natural ingredients like baking soda, citric acid, and distilled grapefruit oil, FIT removes wax, dirt, soil, and other residues from produce. FIT is the only produce wash on the market that's certified vegan and recommended by the American Vegetarian Association.
Nature Clean's Fruit & Veggie wash comes in a spray bottle for quick clean-ups or as a wash concentrate for produce that requires soaking to rid it of pesticides, dirt, wax, and bacteria. The formula is all-natural, odorless, and leaves no residue. Available online and in health food stores; check out Nature Clean's store locater to find a retailer near you.
Wash away wax, soil, and agricultural chemicals from produce with the help of organic citrus and without bleaches or alcohol. What's more, Veggie Wash can also be used to clean kitchen surfaces. The product is not tested on animals and is Kosher Certified. Available in a spray bottle and wash concentrate.
Ecobroker.com listings include some green properties. Not all are certified but you can search for specific green features, including "ENERGY STAR Certified Home", with the site’s comprehensive search engine. EcoBroker provides education and certification for real estate agents who want to specialize in green properties.
ENERGY STAR homes are at least 15 percent more energy efficient. The ENERGY STAR website offers listings to find home builders, lenders that offer energy-efficient mortgages, utilities that offer special incentives to buyers, and home energy raters that can verify the energy efficiency of a home.
Green Communities is a green building program that encourages builders to create affordable green housing. The organization offers grants, loans, tax-credit equity, training, and technical assistance.
This site lists homes by state and country, as well as by attributes such as small homes, natural homes, and solar homes. The site also includes lists of green realtors, builders and architects.
Billed as the Green MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for homes and eco-friendly developments, this company reviews each listing in an effort to eliminate false green claims. Home buyers can search for homes by city, state, or country.
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) does not list green homes for sale. Instead, it certifies home energy raters, who are trained to inspect and verify the green features and performance of a home you are considering.
LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the construction of high-performance green homes. LEED homes undergo inspection and performance reviews by independent inspectors. The USGBC's website offers a list of certified homes.
Modern Green Living enables consumers to find newly built green residences and green home professionals throughout the US and Canada. Find green architects, builders, remodeling experts, interior designers, realtors, and building consultants by state or zip code.
A breakthrough idea in the world of diapering, gDiapers have a reusable, conventional cotton outer pant and a plastic-free flushable refillable liner, made of chlorine-free fluff pulp and sodium polyacrylate (SAP). After baby does his or her business, remove the insert and flush the contents down the toilet.
Sold on a roll like toilet tissue, Kushies provides flushable and 100 percent biodegradable diaper liners. Place the liner in the center of a cloth diaper or cloth outer pant, and discard the liner in the toilet once it's soiled.
Mother Nature Diapers are TBT-free, and do not contain latex or chemical binder fibers like polypropylene or polyester. When you order a four-bag case from Mother Nature Diaper's website, the company will plant a tree in your baby's name through the American Forests Global ReLeaf Campaign.
These remarkable diapers are made from corn and FSC-certified and chlorine-free tree pulp. They're 60 percent biodegradable and perform the same "doodies" as traditional plastic diapers. The corn-based elements are GMO-free and packaging is compostable.
This Swedish diaper company features disposables made of a GMO-free cornstarch cover to replace the petroleum-based plastic used in traditional disposables. The inside layer is made of sodium polyacrylate (SAP) and wood pulp and they are compostable.
Seventh Generation diapers are chlorine-, fragrance-, and latex-free, and are hypoallergenic and nontoxic. They are made from wood pulp fluff, SAP, and polyolefin nonwoven fabric.
Tushies are chlorine-free and are the only alternative disposable that does not use SAP. They are made from a blend of conventional cotton and wood pulp from sustainable, family-owned forests in Scandinavia.
Take your pick from USDA certified organic cotton T-shirts in jersey, v-neck, and basic rib styles for green hipsters (and toddlers, too) from sweatshop-free, Los Angeles-based clothiers, American Apparel.
Stylish, socially sensitive sartorial collaboration between rock icon Bono, his wife, Ali Hewson, and design star Rogan Gregory. Choose from denim, tees, dresses, and other separates. Fifty percent of the 2008 spring/summer collection utilizes organic fabrics.
The Gap goes green with 100 percent organic cotton tees for men available in v-neck, crew, and tank styles. This trendsetting American company—responsible for bringing affordable, casual basics to mallrats and fashionistas alike—also boasts remarkable environmental policies.
"Eco-urban fashion" with arresting graphics—T-shirts are made from 100 percent organic, India-grown cotton and designed in Wales. Read all about the environmental policy of husband-wife design team Damian and Michelle before you buy.
Modish green threads, including T-shirts, from the UK. howies boasts simple but effective environmental beliefs and a vibrant online community. Want to pair deep thoughts with that new green T? Check out the Think section of the company's website.
Fashion-forward denim and clothing line from Rogan Gregory, popular with discerning eco-shoppers, that uses old-world production methods and 100 percent organic cotton sourced from countries such as Turkey, Peru, Africa, and India. While you're at it, check out Loomstate's !Act Natural! blog.
Mission Playground generates trendy gear while "preserving the present." Viewing the earth as the ultimate playground, the company uses organic cotton fabrics, raises awareness, and donates 1 percent of all sales to environmental nonprofits through its S.E.E.D (Sustainable Environment & Educational Development) program.
Poetique Couture makes their garments—including comfy T's, tunics, and more—from organic cotton fabric and azo-free dyes while supporting fair trade labor practices. The PC line is available in several boutiques nationwide, including Atlanta's Honey Nail Salon & Boutique.
Tonic, a UK-based line founded by two graphic designers in 2004, specializes in ethical, edgy tees for men and women. Shirts (along with hoodies and tote bags) are made from ethically sourced, sweatshop-free organic cotton.
Want to make a green, short-sleeved fashion statement? Take a gander at Turk + Taylor's organic cotton graphic T-shirts with bold, original designs. Looking for something a bit more formal? Check out the tailored line for guys and gals.
"Earth wise, style conscious" Under the Canopy offers unfussy, chic organic cotton pieces, including T-shirts. Want to add a dash of organic to more than just your wardrobe? Check out the companies' luxurious bedding and spa collections.
Get your family photo, a favorite quote, or an interesting image imprinted on your custom-designed organic cotton tee, available for men, women, children, and babies. Or, choose one of their pre-designed organic-cotton, earth-inspired options for the eco-activist in your life.
3r Living, based on the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, sells "future friendly products" both online and at their Brooklyn, New York, location that adhere to these principles. Choose from a wide array of green goods ranging from cleaning products to stationery to pet gear.
Guests can make a donation in the recipient’s name rather than buying something new. Gift givers can choose from a wide array of charities and then send an e-greeting to let the receiver know of their donation.
All the stylish green goodies—from toys to furniture to kitchen supplies—sold by San Francisco-based Branch have been screened for their environmental and social impacts at every step along their production line.
Have an eye for style and sustainability? Register at Design Public, an online purveyor of cutting-edge home goods and gifts with a healthy selection of green products. Need inspiration? Check out DP's blog.
ECHOage your party with this unique birthday party tool. Choose one of the e-vites, which will invite your guests to the event, while encouraging them to make one secure online financial contribution. The money goes to one unique gift for the birthday person and a charity of your choice.
All of the products offered through EcoExpress are environmentally sound. Shop by occasion, price, or category for everything from tote bags to organic vino. All shipping materials used by California-based EcoExpress are eco-friendly.
Newlyweds looking to green their first nest with organic linens, HEPA vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers have come to the right place—Green Nest offers an abundance of practical items essential in creating a healthy home. Green Nest also offerstips on how to maintain a healthy, environmentally sound home.
Heifer International, a charity with the aim to tame global poverty and care for the earth, has helped over 8 million people in 125 countries since 1944. Heifer's giving registry is similar to a traditional registry, with the recipient selecting gifts that help in-need families across the world.
Give the gift of clean water with this fun, child-friendly donation idea. PlayPump Systems are installed where children play, doubling as water pumps and merry-go-rounds for children. They pump while they play!
Set up your registry, including event type and year, and then begin adding gift ideas. VivaTerra carries a wide selection of fetching, eco-sensible items for home and garden, bed and bath, and kitchen. Keep in-tune with the latest goods on the green market by subscribing to VivaTerra's newsletter.
With World Wildlife Fund Weddings and Celebrations, engaged couples can enhance their wedding by contributing to conservation and sharing information on how to plan a wedding that's both joyous and environmentally friendly.
The Allegheny Mountain Section of the Air and Waste Management Association provides this list of more than 30 environmental advocacy organizations, with links to their websites.
This resource from the Carnegie Library provides links to general environmental organizations across the US, with separate lists highlighting those in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. You can also search through organizations by more specific subcategories in environmental issues.
Natural Resources Defense Council provides this web resource, listing dozens of environmental organizations across the US, with quick descriptions of each and links to each organization's homepage.
The National Environmental Directory—claiming to be "the most complete and most comprehensive environmental directory in the United States"—allows you to search a database of more than 13,000 environmental organizations across the US. Search by region, or browse the entire directory.
With offices in London and San Francisco, Bright Green has the inside track on eco-jobs in the US and UK. Job listings are for those just entering the green jobs arena, as well as for those with a green track record. Register your CV with Bright Green and you'll hear when appropriate job opportunities come along. One nice touch: Bright Green plants a tree for every person who gets a job through its service.
This site features jobs in the US and Canada. You can sort through jobs alphabetically or by date posted, or look at companies, nonprofits, federal laboratories, and law firm categories. There's also a "specialized sites" section which lists companies and organizations that list jobs.
Browse by job categories, including a category for international environmental jobs and one for environmental jobs in higher education. You can also check out environmental degree programs and internships, plus sign up for e-mail alerts in job areas you target.
Plug into 25 different categories of green jobs from administration/general management to travel and hospitality. Then narrow your search by choosing entry-, mid-, or senior-level or peruse internship/volunteer opportunities.
A simple set up allows you to search by green job category (19 of them), state, and job level (entry, mid, senior, internship/fellowship, contract/consultant). Or look at jobs by the date they were posted.
More than just a job search resource, Idealist is a project of the nonprofit Action Without Borders. This interactive site allows people to exchange resources and ideas as well as locate nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Idealist doesn't focus on green jobs but categories include "environment and ecology" and "energy conservation and green living".
The Doogie Dooley, an innovative and convenient pet waste management system, operates like a small-scale septic system. Sanitary, easy to use, odorless, and insect free. The device can handle the waste of up to four furry friends.