Posts Tagged ‘environmental stewardship’

GoodLight Natural Candles

OFFERING PARAFFIN-FREE CANDLES & HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT

My review: Thank you, Good Light !

To my readers: You do know that those “innocent looking scented candles with their soft warm glow have their dirty secrets, right? If not, this article from Wellness Mamma sums it up pretty good.

Good Light candles are made from 100% clean-burning palm wax, wicks are pure cotton, and the scented ones are infused with a blend of pure botanical and essential oils. My favorite is Fig Grapefruit!

Good Light’s Positive Impact

Good Light provided their products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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LED Task Lighting by Little Footprint Lighting

Enjoy the video below about the greenest LED desk lamp ever- from Little Footpring Lighting. Founder Nancy Wahl-Scheurich discusses why and how her company created the HeronLED, first ENERGY STAR qualified LED desk lamp made in the USA from recycled e-waste.

Energy-Saving. Environmentally Friendly. Ergonomically Designed.

My desk loves this lamp!

The adjustable lamp shade and arm gives me the right amount of light where I need it. It is an Earth-kind lamp that was inspired by nature; its body was modeled after the form of the Great Blue Heron. I think it looks sophisticated. 

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The Heron comes with a five-year warranty. (The LED bulb lasts about 15 years! Replaceable when needed) The base, stem, arm, and shade are all made from recycled plastic; the base also contains recycled steel (locally sourced). Check out the website for more information including information on volume purchases and LEED certification.

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Priced comparable to the lighting options available from Arhaus or Pottery Barn. But with the Heron Task Light, you can help reduce the carbon footprint of lighting!

Notes From Dawn received the Heron LED Personal Task Lamp from Little Footprint Lighting in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A fun way to learn “who lives where”.

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Learn about animals and their environments as you follow the stone trail through the world’s habitats. Draw a “Wisdom & Consequence” card to learn about environmental hazards and to discover ways in which you can help improve the environment. With every correct answer to an animal or habitat question on the “Knowledge” cards, you collect one “Habitat” card. Collect two cards from each habitat to become an “Earth Steward” and win the game. It’s a fun expedition around the world for family and friends when you “HIT THE HABITAT TRAIL!”

Habitat Exploration Game from Jax Games

Ages 8+

Hit the Habitat Trail encourages players to be good stewards of our Earth. It is a game that animal and nature lovers are sure to appreciate.

The colorful game board includes eight sections each representing a different habitat: arctic, wetlands, desert, forest, ocean, jungle, mountains, and grasslands.

Choose a habitat critter and be ready to learn. Lots of the cards have “green” tips and practices for awareness of how our actions effect the Earth and its inhabitants.

This is a terrific home school science game. While this game focuses solely on the habitats and doesn’t incorporate any bible teaching, it can easily be used as a way to teach children about the amazing world God created.

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Allow an hour for playing time. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website.

I received the Hit the Habitat Trail game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This is a positive review for bobble, a reusable water bottle with a built in carbon filter, for helping reduce the mass consumption of single serve water bottles.  I found that it saves money, reduces waste, and is a user friendly way to drink refreshing tasting water.

My medium size (8.5 oz.) bobble with a green filter.

Here are some of the things I’d like to mention after using my bobble for a few months. The good being that it contains its own filter which is attached to the sport cap. It is recyclable and made from recycled plastic. It is made in the USA and is free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC. The bobble comes with its first filter and replacements are available. One bobble filter equal about 300 water bottles. The filters come in a variety of single colors and multi-colors !

I have nothing bad to say about it but there are some things that I could mention after using it. First, the sports cap makes a bit of a noise when drinking. It comes with a clear cap protector that I’d consider an easy to loose item. The mouth of the bottle is small so you can’t add ice cubes. And, water is the only thing you can use in the bobble due to the carbon filter. (no ice tea, no juice, etc.)

The bobble design is good for situations that require the need to filter water. If good clean drinking water is usually available to you, then the bobble’s filter design wouldn’t be necessary and a regular reusable water bottle would be fine.

The medium bobble is 9.99 and all filter sizes are 6.99. Free shipping is available on every order over $20.

My recommendations for future bobble designs would be to make the cap a twist open style and the bottle to be stainless steel to be more durable.

I received the bobble to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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As you already know, I’m 100% convinced of the need to use reusable water bottles. I’d love to get you feeling the same way.

Have you seen a MiiR bottle? My MiiR is the classic 600ml/20 oz. in blue. It comes with a black wedge lid. Custom MiiR bottles are also available where you can choose your bottle color and choose your lid color and style (wedge or wingnut).


I love this:

MiiR makes it easy to be eco-savvy. And it turns out that what’s good for the planet is often good for your health. Mother Earth is trying to tell us something. And MiiR is all ears. Lids are made of BPA-free polypropylene #5 plastic. And every bottle is 100% recyclable. You see? Choosing MiiR is a win-win of ecological proportions.

And this:

One dollar of each MiiR bottle you purchase provides one person with clean water for one year. The full $1 donation, all 100 pennies, will go directly to those in need. Clean water transforms lives, communities and generations — and at a surprisingly low cost. Just $20 can provide clean water for one person for 20 years.

MiiR offers everyday free shipping on orders over $40. Pretty terrific. Visit their site and pick your MiiR bottle!

FYI: The name, MiiR, I was told ” was inspired by John Muir, the Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. Also, the Russian word Mir means Peace or World. Both of these influences combined with our own unique branding and design is how MiiR came to be.”

I received a MiiR bottle to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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