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What is this box is right… I personally love boxes ;), so I was intrigued….what was all this talk of a green box…

Here is what I found out on Greensender’s web site,

Included in this box are a few useful items that will help anyone get started or continue incorporating green practices into their daily lives. These things take “going green” out of theory and discussion and make it real. It’s no longer just something to think about. With a Greensender box, it’s in your hands.


• An eco-friendly aluminum SIGG water bottle.
• A reusable grocery bag.
• An energy-efficient cfl light bulb.
• An organic cotton t-shirt.


Color of t-shirt and bottle received may differ from product pictured.

The obvious benefit of using these items is the reduction of the waste and production associated with their disposable, toxic and less energy efficient counterparts. The less obvious, but more dramatic benefit of using these items, is that the daily use of them will serve as a reminder that excess consumption and waste is easily avoided. And that there are painless, smarter alternatives to the practices that have become commonplace in our lives.

So that seems like a cool idea for a gift. I really like the last sentence of Greensender’s mission statement,

No one can do everything today. And no one can do it by themselves. But, we all have the responsibility do something. So, let’s get started.

I need to think who I can bestow this awesome gift upon…I’ll let you know.

-Cara

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Every year, Americans suffer from approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths from something they ate. That something was probably of animal origin. The main culprits are E. coli, salmonella, listeria, and campylobacter. The annual cost to the U.S. for the top-five foodborne pathogens, all predominantly associated with animal-derived foods: $6.9 billion.
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