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Thursday, June 18th, 2009

With growing evidence of global warming and destruction of our planets biodiversity, it’s becoming increasing important to be environmentally friendly in our everyday lives. One aspect of this new sensitivity is shopping for eco friendly products as gifts. We try to be eco friendly anyway, so why not be creative in our gift giving and thus help others become more eco friendly.  So what makes an eco friendly gift?

Eco friendly gifts are products that cause a minimal amount of harm to our environment. For instance any home furnishing or decoration that is made of recycled or energy efficient materials.  In most cases, manufacturers want you to know that their product is environmentally friendly, so their products are usually marked with eco labels. There are many factors that make a gift eco friendly. The gift could be made from recycled material, bio degradable material, or renewable resources.  What is this piece of furniture stuffed with or what cleaning product is eco-friendly? Possibly the energy to produce the item came from wind or solar, so always look for items created with less non-renewable energy and less new natural resource.  These factors may seem insignificant, but every little bit helps, particularly when spread across 6 billion people.  Being eco friendly in gift giving is becoming more important, below is a list of resources that will help you in your efforts to do so.

Eco Friendly Resources:
Eco Friendly Gifts – http://coolproducts.com/shop/category/Eco_Friendly/
Eco Friendly Shopping Directory – http://www.happyhippie.com/eco-business-directory.html
Eco Friendly Blog – http://www.treehugger.com
Eco Friendly Gifts –  http://www.vivaterra.com/pls/enetrixp/!stmenu_template.main
More resources can be found at http://coolapedia.com/index.php/Eco-Friendly

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