Friday, February 29, 2008 March Newsletter and Coupon

March Newsletter - New Artists, New Products and Coupon for you!

Once again, this month we have made great changes in our website. We would like to introduce these new artists and their products to you...

New in February...

Laura has added a new line of the Bottled Up Designs! Beautiful new colors and styles of depression and reclaimed glass shaped into pedants and earrings! A must see, the designs of the etched depression glass shine through and are simply stunning!

Dolly and her line of hand painted reclaimed glass. These pieces have a variety of uses and have each been hand painted and given new life as beautiful works of art.All of Dolly's glass line can be found under "Glass ware" in the "Home Goods" Catagory

Gene and Karessa and their line of recycled notebooks. These notebooks are made from common items, from board games to shoe boxes but have now been turned into pop icon upcycled notebooks in a variety of sizes with 30% post consumer paper inside. A must see!Gene and Karessa's line of notebooks can be found under "Desktop" under the "Home Goods" Catagory

Paula and her internationally acclaimed line of eco friendly textiles and jewelry. Paula's pieces are all handmade and one of a kind. She is known the world over for her green art and we are happy to have her as part of the family!Paula's lines can be found in both "Paula's Designs" catagory under "Fashion Accessories" and the "Art" catagory under "Home Goods"

Jean Pool ... An evolution in denim! Our new line of denim dungarees with a green attitude. These jeans have been reclaimed and refashioned into one of a kind works of hand stitched and beaded art! Each one is as unique as you are! Jean Pool is an exclusive line!Jean Pool can be found in "Eco Friendly Fashion" catagory

We have also veared away from our handmade items to introduce a a new catagory to our site...


We have proudly opened up this catagory in order to feature ...

Tea Largo's line of organic loose leaf teas! In many different varieties and flavors. Each tea has instructions listed, health benefits and comes with it's own storage

This catagory will showcase some of our favorite handmade, natural and organic product lines. Every new item must meet our standards and come from a company that we believe is trying to do some good. We are proud to have these items listed on our site and hope you will also enjoy them! More to come!

Have you checked out the new web site call They offer a method to recycle many electronic devises and the consumer may receive money to recycle. PCs, Laptops, Monitors and PDAs!

Wondering if the switching light bulbs hype is really worth it?Check out this comprehensive comparision sheet showing the difference between CFL and LED bulbsThe comparision sheet can be found at:

Have you tried Free Cycle? An amazing opprotunity to share products that you might not want, to get products that others might have already loved. Check it out!

Do you know of any Earth Day events coming up in your area? Next month we will be listing all local and National Earth Day events that we know of, so drop us a line so we can spread the word about your local event!

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Have a great March!

The Team

Friday, February 1, 2008's February Newletter

Hello From!

Alot has happened around here since the holidays!

We have put some our favorite red and pink and lovable items as 10% off now through Valentine's Day!

We have added several new artists that we are excited about!
We are pleased to welcome...

Charlotte from Hand Candy Mittens and her line of adorable cozy mittens made from recycled sweaters

Laura from Bottled Up Designs and her line of beautiful earrings made from reclaimed glass

Bill from Ozark Lake Decor and his line of hand made hummingbird feeders and garden decor made from reclaimed copper and recycled glass

Gretchen from Junk Mail Gems and her line of one of a kind beads, wallets, bookmarks, coin purses, handmade paper and more all made from Recycled Junk Mail

Suzanne from Ja Ja Ja Purses and her line of adorable purses made from recycled fabric

Jennifer from Made from the Heart and her line of distinctive bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more made from recycled aluminum soda cans.

Check out all of the artists and their unique recycled goods. We are so proud to have them as part of our team!

More New artists coming soon so keep an eye out!

Know an artist that works in recycled goods?Do you know an artist that works in recycled, reclaimed or repurposed goods that might be interested in selling their art online. Send them over. We have an easy to use contact form for potential artists on our website and we are always looking for new "green" goods.

Valentine's Day
That Pink and Red Heart Shaped, Chocolate covered, Red Rose Filled day is coming soon. Some people hate it and some people love it. Whatever side you are on, tell someone, whoever they might be, that you love them. It's easy and it makes you both feel good!

Things you might not know were recycleable
(Pasted from Co-Op America Website, along with our own 2 cents)

1. Appliances: Goodwill accepts working appliances,, or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them. 800/YES-1-CAN,
2. Batteries: Rechargeables and single-use: Battery Solutions, 734/467-9110, Check with your local recycler to see if they collect batteries too.
3. Cardboard boxes: Contact local nonprofits and women’s shelters to see if they can use them. Or, offer up used cardboard boxes at your local listserv or on for others who may need them for moving or storage. If your workplace collects at least 100 boxes or more each month, accepts them for resale. Check with your local recycler, some collect cardboard along with other recycle pickup.
4. CDs/DVDs/Game Disks: Send scratched music or computer CDs, DVDs, and PlayStation or Nintendo video game disks to AuralTech for refinishing, and they’ll work like new: 888/454-3223,
5. Clothes: Wearable clothes can go to your local Goodwill outlet or shelter. Donate wearable women’s business clothing to Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs, 212/532-1922, Offer unwearable clothes and towels to local animal boarding and shelter facilities, which often use them as pet bedding. Consider holding a clothes swap at your office, school, faith congregation or community center. Swap clothes with friends and colleagues, and save money on a new fall wardrobe and back-to-school clothes. Check out or contact to donate an old prom dress to a student who might not otherwise go to her event, with this worthwile and meaningful cause, and if you really want somethingto tug on your heart strings, read the story about how got started
6. Compact fluorescent bulbs: Take them to your local IKEA store for recycling: 7. Compostable bio-plastics: You probably won’t be able to compost these in your home compost bin or pile. Find a municipal composter to take them to at
8. Computers and electronics: Find the most responsible recyclers, local and national, at
9. Exercise videos: Swap them with others at
10. Eyeglasses: Your local Lion’s Club or eye care chain may collect these. Lenses are reground and given to people in need.
11. Foam packing: Your local pack-and-ship store will likely accept foam peanuts for reuse. Or, call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council to find a drop-off site: 800/828-2214. For places to drop off foam blocks for recycling, contact the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, 410/451-8340,
12. Ink/toner cartridges: pays $1/each. (link on our website) will give you various amounts depending on the type of ink cartidges, or they will donate that money to a charity of your choice.
13. Miscellaneous: Get your unwanted items into the hands of people who can use them. Offer them up on your local or listserv, or try giving them away at or giving or selling them at will also help you find a recycler, if possible, when your items have reached the end of their useful lifecycle.
14. Oil: Find Used Motor Oil Hotlines for each state: 202/682-8000,
15. Phones: Donate cell phones: Collective Good will refurbish your phone and sell it to someone in a developing country: 770/856-9021, Call to Protect reprograms cell phones to dial 911 and gives them to domestic violence victims: Recycle single-line phones: Reclamere, 814/386-2927, (link on our website) will also refurbish them and give them to charitable agencies.
16. Sports equipment: Resell or trade it at your local Play It Again Sports outlet, 800/476-9249,
17. “Technotrash”: Project KOPEG offers an e-waste recycling program that can help you raise funds for your organization. Use Project KOPEG to recycle iPods, MP3 players, cell phones and chargers, digital cameras, PDAs, palm pilots, and more. Also, easily recycle all of your CDs, jewel cases, DVDs, audio and video tapes, pagers, rechargeable and single-use batteries, PDAs, and ink/toner cartridges with GreenDisk’s Technotrash program. For $30, GreenDisk will send you a cardboard box in which you can ship them up to 70 pounds of any of the above. Your fee covers the box as well as shipping and recycling fees. 800/305-GREENDISK,
18. Tennis shoes: Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring. One World Running will send still-wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti.
19. Toothbrushes and razors: Buy a recycled plastic toothbrush or razor from Recycline, and the company will take it back to be recycled again into plastic lumber. Recycline products are made from used Stonyfield Farms’ yogurt cups. 888/354-7296,
20. Tyvek envelopes: Quantities less than 25: Send to Shirley Cimburke, Tyvek Recycling Specialist, 5401 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Spot 197, Room 231, Richmond, VA 23234. Quantities larger than 25, call 866/33-TYVEK.
21. Plastic grocery bags: Many local grocers have large donation boxes at the front of their stores to collect plasic grocery bags. Locally, I have Publix and Albertsons that offer donation points.
22. Crocs: Check out to see where you can donate or ship your old Crocs. Recycled Crocs will be sorted cleaned, ground and made into new Soles United footwear. See the site for more information on what happens then and where they get shipping to.
23. Stuff you just can’t recycle: When practical, send such items back to the manufacturer and tell them they need to manufacture products that close the waste loop responsibly.

Do you have any fun recycling ideas? Can you add to this list, email us and let us know so that we can spread the word! As always, we'd love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, comments or anything you'd like to get off your chest please drop us an email

Happy Valentine's Dayfrom the Team