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Leaping Bunny Serves Up a Cruelty Free Holiday Bonanza

In a recent poll by ORC International a full 60% of those who responded said they were more likely to buy a product that had not been tested on animals. In the past there was often no way of knowing which products involved animal testing and which ones did not, but Leaping Bunny has changed this over the last fifteen years. Administered by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), the Leaping Bunny Program provides clear guidelines and certification for cruelty-free products from hundreds of companies.

December 20th

United By Blue Uses the Power of Business & the Community to Remove Trash From Oceans

United By Blue (UBB) is an ocean-friendly brand of apparel that, for every product sold, removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world. Their business model is so innovative that it was named one of the finalists on The Wall Street Journal’s most innovative small business competition. The eco-friendly clothing company is gearing up for the holiday season with new products and great holiday deals.

December 12th

Gifts for Thanksgiving: Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and ideally it’s not just about food, floats and football, and it’s not just about shopping. It’s also about giving thanks. We’ve faced some great challenges in recent years, but as great as the challenges are some people are taking lost jobs or other setbacks as opportunities to take their life in a new direction, thankful for the opportunity to reinvent themselves.

Some are changing course to do work with a purpose that they believe in, or starting businesses that help the planet and the people who live here.

November 21st

GiftRocket and the Art of Green Giving!

Gift cards take the hassle out of gift giving. Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on gift cards for special days like Father’s day. They take away some of the pains out of choosing gifts for some, but they create hassles for our planet. Even though they are small, their use-and-throw model is wasteful. […]

June 13th

Green Gifts Ideas From An Ecopreneurist

My editor asked me to post a few more ideas on what an Ecopreneurist or any business interested in giving green gifts this year, might give customers for the holidays. I wanted to approach the idea from two points. First, I am in the promotional items business. For our industry the main purpose of gift […]

November 29th

Holiday Stuff #2 – Organic Cotton

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. A number of clients and readers have asked us about ideas for eco-friendly customer gifts and I wanted to write a couple of […]

November 20th

Green Gifts are Good Business Too

Having lived through the Dot-com boom in San Francisco, I went to many over-the-top networking events, at which I received too many (generally plastic) chotchkies. So I was pleased to see that when ThinkEquity Partners wanted to send partygoers off with a logoed-reminder at a reception during their ThinkGreen conference in San Francisco last week, […]

December 10th