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Archive:
Featured on KOMO4 News Segments

Many of the following products have been featured on past EcoConsumer/KOMO4 News appearances. The main featured products page is updated regularly to coincide with the most recent appearance.

2014 Appearances

2013 Appearances

2012 Appearances

2011 Appearances

2010 Appearances

2009 Appearances

2008 Appearances

Note: Because of time constraints, some of the products and resources listed here may be shown on the air only very briefly, or not at all. Many of the following links lead to external sites.

2014 appearances

Recycled Art

Air date: July 15, 2014

Russ Morgan – Makes chandeliers from salvaged glass

http://justarumor.com/russmorgan.html

Darcy Thompson – Makes mosaic art pieces and jewelry from reclaimed items

http://www.artcycled.com

Dean Robertson – Makes jewelry from reclaimed wood

http://www.finewoodartists.com/gallery/robertson/dean_robertson.htm

Julia Haack – Makes boxes and other art pieces from salvaged wood

http://www.juliahaack.com

Diem Chau – Makes art pieces from repurposed plates and cups

http://www.diemchau.com

Kate Hunt – Makes flags and other art pieces from old newspapers

http://katehunt.com

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Green Road Trip

Air date: June 25, 2014

Collapsible dog bowl made with recycled plastic, from Ruffwear

http://www.ruffwear.com/Quencher-trade_5?sc=2&category=10

Rechargeable solar flashlight, from Verilux

http://www.verilux.com/full-spectrum-portables/readylight-flashlight

Electric vehicle charging locations maps, from PlugShare

http://www.plugshare.com

New fact sheet about plug-in electric vehicles, from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute

http://www.eesi.org/files/FactSheet_plugin_electric_vehicles_061014.pdf

Collapsible camping mug, from GSI

http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/collapsible_fairshare_mug-_blue

Cuppow lid, which turns a Mason jar into a travel mug

http://www.cuppow.com/collections/cuppow-jar-drinking-lids/products/cuppow-jar-combo-wide-mouth

Sleeping bag made partly from recycled material, from Big Agnes

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Bag/windlip28

How to reuse a cereal container as a trash receptacle for your car, from Lifehacker

http://lifehacker.com/5893601/use-a-cereal-dispenser-as-a-trash-receptacle-for-your-car

How to make a camping lantern from a used gallon jug and a headlamp, from Rolla Roaster

http://www.rollaroaster.com/how-to-make-your-own-camping-lantern

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Recycled and Local

Air date: June 11, 2014 

Elpis & Wood furniture from salvaged wood, Everett

http://www.elpisandwood.com

Floranthropy service that repurposes floral arrangements, Seattle

http://www.seattlefloranthropy.com

Sazanka Design jewelry and accessories from vintage kimono fabric, Seattle

https://www.etsy.com/shop/sazankadesign

LilyEmme Jewelry from recycled gold and silver, Seattle

http://www.lilyemmejewelry.com/about

Miishka Handbags from recycled and repurposed leather, Seattle

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiishkaHandbags

Paloma Pottery jewelry and gifts from recycled glass, Sandy Point, WA

http://www.palomapottery.com/recycled-glass-products

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Green Jobs

Air date: May 14, 2014

Nova Solar Window (Western Washington U. student project) Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/NOVASolarWindow

Winners of 2014 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge, including Nova Solar Window

http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/entrepreneurship/eic/Pages/winners2014.aspx

Four Sisters Gourmet Sauces

http://www.foursistersgourmetsauces.com

City of Bellevue's TRACKS program, an outdoor recreation program for youth

http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/tracks.htm

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Earth Day

Air date: April 22, 2014

True Blue Aquaponics

http://trueblueaquaponics.com

Eileen Fisher sustainable clothing

http://www.eileenfisher.com/EileenFisherCompany/CompanyGeneralContentPages/SocialConciousness/What_Makes_It_Eco.jsp

Green Eileen – stores in Seattle, New York selling used Eileen Fisher clothing

http://www.greeneileen.org/stores

Northeast Seattle Tool Library

http://neseattletoollibrary.org

Northeast Seattle Tool Library Fixer’s Collective

http://neseattletoollibrary.org/fixers-collective

EcoConsumer Earth Day videos

http://www.KCecoconsumer.com

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Green Kitchen

Air date: April 2, 2014

Used kitchen sink from Second Use Building Materials in Seattle

http://seconduse.com/catalog/plumbing/sinks

ManPan frying pan, made in Spokane with green materials

http://manpans.com

Anchor Hocking glass Bake ‘N’ Store dishes

http://www.anchorhocking.com/prod_300_bake_n_store.html

AeroPress coffee maker

http://aerobie.com/products/aeropress.htm

Soda Stream carbonated beverage maker

http://www.sodastreamusa.com

Wean Green glass food-storage containers

https://weangreen.com

Full Circle food-scraps container designed to keep in freezer

http://www.amazon.com/Full-Circle-Collector-Freezer-FC11302-G/dp/B004XWGS7U

Oxo countertop food-scraps container

http://www.oxo.com/p-320-compost-bin.aspx

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Eco-Babies

Air date: March 12, 2014

Blumenkinderkids baby and children’s clothing make from reclaimed textiles

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Blumenkinderkids

SwaddleDesigns organic cotton baby blanket

http://amzn.to/1lQhPOy

gDiaper pants with cloth inserts

http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/little-gpants-diaper-covers

GroVia hybrid cloth diapers

http://www.gro-via.com/learn-cloth-diapers/how-hybrids-work.html

Lifefactory glass baby bottles with protective sleeves

http://www.lifefactory.com/product/glass-baby-bottle-with-silicone-sleeve-4-oz-120ml-yellow

Nuna Leaf baby seat

http://www.nuna.eu/USA/leaf

Noli Noli baby toys made from sustainable wood

http://nolinolihandmade.bigcartel.com/products

Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, which accepts donations of baby items for families in need

http://babycorner.org/donate-goods/items-we-accept

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Making Sense of Plastics Recycling

Air date: Feb. 19, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plastics waste and recycling information

http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics.htm

Seattle Public Utilities Lookup Tool to learn what’s recyclable

http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/LookItUpWhatsAccepted/Plastic

Seattle Public Utilities Q+A about what’s accepted for recycling collection

http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/Recycling/HouseResidentsRecycle/WhatsAcceptedHouse

King County info on how to contact cities and recycling collection companies with recycling questions

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/recycling.asp

King County What Do I Do With…? listings for plastics recycling options outside the home

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/wdidw/category.asp?CatID=2

Info on Aveda’s use of post-consumer recycled plastic in the bottles for its hair and skin products

https://www.aveda.com/cms/discover_aveda/acting_responsibly/popup_avedas_approach.tmpl

Partial list of Nike clothing made with recycled polyester

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pw/recycled-polyester/cmq

Nike Seahawks “12th fan” jersey made from 100-percent recycled polyester

http://www.amazon.com/Nike-Seattle-Seahawks-12th-Jersey/dp/B00GOE68EI

Take Back Your Meds program info on drug take-back (plastic drug vials are not recyclable)

http://www.takebackyourmeds.org

Plastics industry resource for markets for recycled plastics, for recycling industry use

http://www.caplasticsmarkets.com

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Sustainable Local Food

Air date: Jan. 29, 2014

Mix & Mash baby food and snacks

http://mixandmash.com

Starvation Alley Farms cranberry juice

http://www.starvationalley.com

Rain Shadow Meats

http://www.rainshadowmeats.com

Kukuruza Gourmet Popcorn

http://www.kukuruza.com

Bluebird Microcreamery ice cream

http://www.bluebirdseattle.com

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Stay Warm, Go Green

Air date: Jan. 8, 2014

Windovative Design energy-conserving interior window panels

http://windovativedesign.com

De'Longhi electric space heater with eco-energy function

http://www.lowes.com/pd_81525-33454-DCH5090EL_0__?productId=3262237

Nau men’s down shirt made with recycled fabric

http://www.nau.com/mens/categories/jackets/down-shirt-038m04.916.html

Green Grin’s Mitts for Musing handwarmers made from old wool sweaters

https://squareup.com/market/green-grin-slash-beth-grimsrud/mitts-for-musing-handwarmers

Kittywake Designs cashmere accessories made from discarded items

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KittywakeDesigns

Northstar Trading Co. sheepskin slippers made on Whidbey Island, WA

https://sheepskingoods.com/product/tracker-sheepskin-slippers

Holy Lamb Organics wool comforters made in Oakville, WA

http://holylamborganics.com/comforters.html

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Green and Local Holiday Gifts

Air date: Dec. 11, 2013

Careful It Bites stuffed animal creatures

http://www.etsy.com/shop/carefulitbites

Makr Box subscription service for Northwest-made handcrafted goods

http://makrbox.com/getmakrbox

Reclaimed Seattle Mugs by Victoria

http://etsy.me/18xPoKM

Recycled cotton canvas lunch bag from Little Lark

http://etsy.me/1feFaUz

How to make a glasses case, tote bag and other easy homemade gifts, on King County’s Green Holidays website

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/give-green.asp

Shortcut to King County’s Green Holidays resources

http://www.KCgreenholidays.com

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Green Holiday Decorating

Air date: Nov. 27, 2013

How to make pilgrim-ship place cards

http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/pilgrim-ship-place-cards

How to hollow out a cabbage to make a natural bowl for dips

http://www.everythingfab.com/2011/10/entertaining-inspiration-decorating.html

How to make napkin rings from sprigs of rosemary from the yard

http://www.spoonforkbacon.com/2013/10/rosemary-wreath-place-cards

How to make Star of David ornaments for Hanukkah

http://www.myownlabels.com/blog/diy-hanukkah-ornaments

How to make ornaments from old puzzle pieces

http://totallygreencrafts.com/2012/12/make-puzzle-piece-ornaments

How to make ornaments from twigs and twine

http://relativelyunique.blogspot.com/2011/12/tree-ornaments_05.html

How to make shiny ornaments from old ornaments and broken CDs

http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/11/DIYOrnaments.html

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Green Your Ride

Air date: Nov. 13, 2013

King County Metropool van-sharing program, with electric vehicles

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/van-car/Metropool

Electric vehicles information and resources, from U.S. Department of Energy

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/evtech.shtml

Engine Idling and Air Pollution fact sheet, from Washington Department of Ecology

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/0402011.pdf

Sustainable materials used in vehicles information, from Ford Motor Co.

http://corporate.ford.com/microsites/sustainability-report-2012-13/environment-products-materials-choosing

Carmakers Using More Recycled Materials in Seats, Interiors – Autoweek article

http://www.autoweek.com/car-shopping/articles/2012/01/carmakers-using-more-recycled-materials-in-seats-interiors.html

Sustainable Cars Made from Natural, Recycled Materials – GreenHome slideshow

http://www.scgh.com/videos/fords-future-cars-plastic-bottle-carpets-and-soy-seats/?pid=655

Tekton digital tire gauge

http://amzn.to/18p903j

Used motor oil recycling locations, from Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

http://www.lhwmp.org/home/HHW/motor-oil.aspx

Used motor oil recycling information, from City of Seattle

http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/LookItUpWhatsAccepted/VehiclesVehicle-related/MotorOil/index.htm

Valvoline NextGen new recycled motor oil

http://nextgen.valvoline.com

Car seat recycling collection locations in Seattle and Burien, from WestSide Baby

http://www.westsidebaby.org/programs-and-services/programs-and-services

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Recycled Halloween Costumes

Air date: Oct. 28, 2013

Value Village 2013 Costume Lookbook

http://www.valuevillage.com/homemade-halloween-costume-ideas.aspx

Seattle Goodwill Halloween resources

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/sales-and-events/halloween

10 recycled Halloween costume ideas for kids, from ParentMap

http://www.parentmap.com/article/10-of-the-neatest-recycled-halloween-costumes-for-kids

DIY costumes on Pinterest, from Planetpals

http://www.pinterest.com/planetpals/diy-costumes

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Food Day – Meet the Producer

Air date: Oct. 24, 2013

Food Day

http://www.foodday.org

Black Sheep Creamery, Chehalis, WA

http://www.blacksheepcreamery.com

Marra Farm, Seattle

http://www.solid-ground.org/Programs/Nutrition/Marra/Documents/MarraFarmbrochure.pdf

Deborah’s Homemade Pies, Seattle

http://deborahspies.com

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Eco-Friendly Bathrooms

Air date: Oct. 2, 2013

American Standard water-efficient, WaterSense-labeled toilet

http://low.es/14ZndWC

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet on WaterSense toilets

http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/docs/factsheet_toilets508.pdf

Ty non-vinyl shower curtain, from Green Depot

http://bit.ly/1bnOMKF

Moen Envi WaterSense-labeled showerhead

http://bit.ly/1fEhHPX

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet on WaterSense showerheads

http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/docs/factsheet_showerheads508.pdf

Puj foldable, non-vinyl baby tub

http://www.amazon.com/Puj-Tub-Soft-Foldable-White/dp/B002WWF4IM

Puj video on how to use the baby tub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SjZskDD4rtw

Washington Post Sept. 7, 2013, story about problems with “flushable” products

http://wapo.st/1afO15U

Sun-Mar composting toilet, from Green Depot

http://www.sun-mar.com/index.html

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Green and Healthy Fast Food

Air date: Sept. 18, 2013

Homegrown - Sustainability information

http://www.eathomegrown.com/theory

Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery

http://stockboxgrocers.com

Taco Time Northwest

http://www.tacotimenw.com

Cedar Grove Composting “Partner Spotlight” featuring Taco Time

http://cedar-grove.com/commercial/greenscene-partners-spotlight/taco-time

Chipotle - Environmental information

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/fwi/fwi.aspx

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Eco-Cool Back-to-School

Air date: Aug. 28, 2013

Seattle RE Store, source of salvaged materials for desk

http://re-store.org/2-great-stores/seattle-store

Photo of inspiration for salvaged desk, from Media Cache

http://bit.ly/144pjAL

Collapsible lunchbox from Small Planet

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B0051XRY4Q/comopi-20

Instructions for DIY milk-jug sandwich holder, from Crème de la Craft

http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2013/07/DIY-Milk-Jug-Lunch-Box.html

Kids Konserve lunchbox ice pack made from green materials, from Mighty Nest

http://mightynest.com/shop/reusable-gear/lunch-bags/ice-pack-sweat-free-cover

Backpack made from recycled materials, from Green Backpack

http://www.greenbackpack.com/products/backpack/green-backpack

School supplies pouch made from old measuring tape, from Green Apple Supply

http://greenapplesupply.org/measuring-tape-pouch#sthash.dJeVf5qt.xhAIi351.dpbs

Environotes notebook made from recycled paper, from Green Apple Supply

http://greenapplesupply.org/environotes-recycled-spiral-notebook-1-subject#sthash.x5b3VDx5.dpbs

Double Dutchery online clothing swap

https://doubledutchery.com

Article from Albany (CA) Patch about Double Dutchery online clothing swap

http://albany.patch.com/groups/back-to-school/p/berkeley-couple-launches-site-to-swap-kidsteen-clothing-sporting-goods_422b7598

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Renewable Home Energy

Air date: August 7, 2013

Powersails, from 3 Phase Energy Systems, Auburn, WA

http://www.powersails.com/powersails

Solar module, from Itek Energy, Bellingham, WA

http://www.itekenergy.com

WakaWaka Power solar charger and lamp, from Off-Grid Solutions, Discovery Bay, CA

http://www.getwakawaka.com/Results2.asp

Rugged Rukus solar-powered speaker, from Eton, Palo Alto, CA

http://www.etoncorp.com/en/productdisplay/rugged-rukus

Bronze turbine for micro-hydro power, from Canyon Hydro, Deming, WA

http://www.canyonhydro.com/micro

Home Power magazine

http://www.homepower.com/

Renewable Reality consulting, Anacortes, WA

http://www.renewablereality.net

U.S. Dept. of Energy micro-hydro power resources

http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/microhydropower-systems

Puget Sound Energy rebates on geothermal heat pumps

http://www.pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForHomes/Pages/Geothermal-Heat-Pump-Rebate.aspx

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Stillwater, OK

http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/geothermal

Financial incentives in Washington state for renewables, from U.S. Dept. of Energy

http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?state=WA

Incentive for buying alternative energy equipment made in Washington, from U.S. Dept. of Energy

http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=WA27F

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Green Pet Care

Air date: July 17, 2013

Prison Pet Partnership, Gig Harbor, WA (original home of Izzy the dog)

http://www.prisonpetpartnership.org

Agapé Childcare Center, Seattle (home of Sparkles the guinea pig)

http://www.agapechildcare.com

Dog bandana from Local Hound, Seattle

http://thelocalhound.com

Fabric and Zogoflex recycled-plastic dog toys from West Paw Design, Bozeman, MT

http://www.westpawdesign.com/catalog/dogs/dog-toys

Pooper Scooper Rake from online retailer Clean Air Gardening

http://www.cleanairgardening.com/pooper-scooper-rake-grass.html

Green Tea Leaves recycled wood cat litter from Next Gen International, Laguna Niguel, CA

http://www.nextgenpet.com

Swheat Scoop wheat-based cat litter from Pet Care Systems, Detroit Lakes, MN

http://www.swheatscoop.com

Integrity corn cob and pine wood cat litter from Integrity Pet Products, Federal Way, WA

http://integritylitter.com/NaturalCornCob.htm

Homemade toys for a guinea pig – article from Animals

http://animals.pawnation.com/homemade-toys-guinea-pig-2415.html

Why guinea pigs are eco-friendly pets - article from Yahoo Voices blog

http://voices.yahoo.com/guinea-pigs-eco-friendly-pets-leave-small-carbon-7255244.html?cat=53

Carefresh guinea pig bedding from recycled paper from Absorption Corp., Ferndale, WA

http://www.carefresh.com/products/bedding/crinkled-paper

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The Birds and the Bees

Air date: June 26, 2013

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association

http://www.pugetsoundbees.org

Seattle beekeeper and beekeeping writer Jessica Dally

http://about.me/jessicadally

Aspects Quick Clean thistle-seed feeder, from Seattle Audubon store

http://bit.ly/11JmWlJ

Bird feeder and bird bath cleaning and upkeep tips, from Seattle Audubon

http://web4.audubon.org/bird/at_home/bird_feeding/feeder_maint.html

Plants that attract hummingbirds in the Northwest, from Rainy Side Gardeners

http://rainyside.com/natives/HummingbirdPlants.html

Plants that attract bees and other pollinators in the Northwest, from the Pollinator Pathway project

http://www.pollinatorpathway.com/create/plants

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Green Crafts

Air date: June 5, 2013

Planter from salvaged wood, from A+R Busch in Portland

http://adbusch.com

Lamp made from old bicycle parts, from Leo Schmidt Design in Seattle

http://leoschmidtdesign.com/205-2/lampcycle

Jewelry from coins and other salvaged materials, from Autopilot Empires in Portland

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AutopilotEmpires

Soft-soled children’s shoes from re-purposed leather, from Starry Knight Design in Corvallis, Montana

http://www.etsy.com/shop/starryknightdesign

Crochet hooks and dryer balls from recycled and found materials, from Craftwich Creations in Bellevue

http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftwich

Messenger bag made from waxed canvas and reclaimed wool, from Wooly Bison in Seattle

http://www.woolybison.com

Sample instructions for do-it-yourself sunburst mirror, made with salvaged materials by Anna Petrocco

http://theturquoisepiano.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunburst-mirror-tutorial.html

RE Store in Seattle, source of materials for DIY sunburst mirror

http://re-store.org/2-great-stores/seattle-store

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Green Your Lawn

Air date: May 15, 2013

Fiskars StaySharp Max reel lawn mower

http://bit.ly/YTC8k3

Toro E-Cycler cordless electric lawn mower

http://bit.ly/mK6tBO

Fiskars Shear Ease manual grass shears

http://bit.ly/16xwIOp

Toro cordless electric grass trimmer/edger

http://bit.ly/YHl2DQ

DeWit Tools corkscrew weeder from Clean Air Gardening

http://www.cleanairgardening.com/corkscrew.html

Beneficial nematodes from Arbico Organics

http://www.arbico-organics.com/product/nemaseek-beneficial-nematodes/262

How beneficial nematodes work – Illustration by Dave Kallstrom, King County graphic designer

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/ (PDF, 180 K)

Example of legal lawn insecticide containing chemical banned in Europe as a potential hazard to bees

http://www.amazon.com/Bayer-Advanced-Complete-Insect-Killer/dp/B00AI18GPM

Swansons Nursery, Seattle (source of ground cover examples that are alternatives to lawns)

http://www.swansonsnursery.com

Garden Hotline for King County residents with questions about sustainable yard care

http://gardenhotline.org, 206-633-0224

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Happy Earth Day!

Air date: April 22, 2013

Bikelava “food bike” selling baklava at Seattle farmers’ markets

https://www.facebook.com/Bikelava

Madsen cargo bike

http://www.madsencycles.com

Bubi reusable water bottle

http://bubibottle.com

Bamboo Bottle reusable water bottle

http://www.bamboobottleco.com

Teamo reusable mug with tea infuser

http://highwave.com/tea-products/teamo-time-capsule

Candles that can be made from used cooking oil, from kit from Eco-Artware

http://eco-artware.com/catalog/GCC1-Eco-Oil-Candle.php?c=diyCrafts

FAQs about using the candle-making kit, from Oil2Wax

http://www.thegreatestcandle.com/?page_id=41

How to make an outdoor pillow from plastic grocery bags, from In Your Own Style

http://inmyownstyle.com/2012/05/how-to-make-an-outdoor-pillow-using-plastic-grocery-bags.html

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Toxic-Free Toddlers

Air date: April 3, 2013

Environmentally-friendly art supplies from Eco-Kids

http://shop.ecokidsusa.com

Veggie Baby finger paint, made from vegetables and grains

http://bit.ly/12aQo9l

P’kolino easel (meets or exceeds U.S., European Union and Canadian safety standards

http://www.pkolino.com/Art-Easels-s/208.htm

Puzzle from Petit Collage, made from sustainably-harvested wood

http://www.petitcollage.com/safari-animals-wood-puzzle

Children’s rocker from Manny & Simon, made with recycled wood and non-toxic, low-odor paint

https://www.mannyandsimon.com/innerindex.php?link=product_detail&id=93

KidCo no-drill magnetic cabinet lock

http://www.onestepahead.com/product/KidCo-No-Drill-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/_/R-461757

Info on toxics found in children’s metallic costume jewelry, from HealthyStuff.org

http://www.healthystuff.org/findings.031312.jewelry.php

12 tips for choosing safe, eco-friendly toys, from Healthy Child Healthy World

http://healthychild.org/easy-steps/12-tips-for-choosing-safe-eco-friendly-toys

Green Fashion for Spring

Air date: March 13, 2013

Cameron Levin’s clothing line

http://www.lovecameron.com/collections.php

Sustalux, Dana Guyton’s business that provides sourcing and styling of vintage clothing

http://www.sustalux.com/ABOUTus.html

Twice Blushed, Amanda Vernell Mueller’s business offering reconstructed bridal gowns

http://www.twiceblushed.com/About.html

WasteLess jeans from Levi’s, made partly from recycled plastic bottles

http://bit.ly/YYbNKR

Jacket from Nau, made partly from recycled plastic bottles

http://www.nau.com/mens/categories/jackets/carry-on-blazer-062m01.html

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Green at the Garden Show

Air date: Feb. 20, 2013

Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

http://www.gardenshow.com

“Scrappy Gardening Design,” Tom Watson’s seminar at garden show

http://www.gardenshowblog.com/tom-watson

Roo gardening apron, from Spokane company

http://www.roowholesale.com

“The Drunken Botanist,” new book by Amy Stewart

http://www.amystewart.com/books/drunkenbotanist

Garden cocktail and ingredient ideas from “The Drunken Botanist”

http://drunkenbotanist.com/drunken-botanist-plant-collection/grow-your-own-the-old-tom-gin-collection

Amy Stewart’s seminars at garden show

http://www.gardenshowblog.com/amy-stewart

Oly Mountain Fish Compost, from Belfair, WA

http://www.olyfish.com

Second Use used building materials store in Seattle, source of materials for Tom’s projects

http://www.seconduse.com

Earthwise used building materials store in Seattle, source of materials for Tom’s projects

http://earthwise-salvage.com

City People’s Garden Store in Seattle, source of plants for Tom’s projects

http://citypeoples.com/gardenstore

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Eco-Friendly Dust-Busting

Air date: Jan. 31, 2013

Miele bagged upright vacuum cleaner, from Quality Sewing and Vacuum

http://bit.ly/YEW9Ky

Quality Sewing and Vacuum – Vacuum sales and repair

http://www.qualitysewing.com

Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner, from Sears

http://bit.ly/XSOYIL

Libman reusable microfiber duster, dust cloths and dusting mitt, from Bartell Drugs

http://www.libman.com/images/SCJ_Libman.pdf (PDF)

Rubbermaid reusable microfiber dust cloths, from Amazon

http://amzn.to/11gP2nF

How to reuse Swiffer handle with reusable microfiber cloths, from Greening of Westford blog

http://thegreeningofwestford.blogspot.com/2012/04/no-sew-reusable-swiffer-pads.html

Dirt Devil Gator cordless hand vac

http://dirtdevil.com/products/details/bd10125/gator-15-6v-cordless-hand-vac

3M Filtrete furnace filter, from Lowe’s

http://bit.ly/HPbPyC

How to clean dusty stuffed animals, from Apartment Therapy blog

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-clean-dusty-stuffed-ani-105919

Ty machine-washable stuffed monkey, from Amazon

http://amzn.to/YEYO70

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Sustainable Seafood

Air date: Jan. 7, 2013

Geoduck from Taylor Shellfish, Seattle

http://taylormelrose.com/shop/farmed-geoduck

Sustainable seafood at Pike Place Fish – Puget Sound Business Journal article

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2011/10/pike-place-fish-hailed-for-selling.html

Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese – Recipe from “Good Fish”

http://www.chefreinvented.com/2010/09/dungeness-crab-mac-and-cheese.html

“Good Fish” book, by Becky Selengut, of Seattle

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Fish-Sustainable-Seafood-Recipes/dp/1570616620

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant and Fully Sustainable Sushi Bar, Seattle

http://bit.ly/TOqh0S

Canned tuna from Fishing Vessel St. Jude, Bellevue, WA

http://www.tunatuna.com/our-products

Pickled salmon from Loki Fish Co., Seattle

http://www.lokifish.com/product.html

Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainable seafood product finder

http://www.msc.org/where-to-buy/product-finder/product_search?country=US

Environmental Defense Fund’s “No Overfishing Guaranteed” logo

http://www.edf.org/oceans/no-overfishing-guaranteed

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch pocket guide

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/download.aspx

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2012 appearances

Green Holidays in a Hurry

Air date: Dec. 19, 2012

Living Christmas tree from Swanson’s Nursery in Seattle

http://www.swansonsnursery.com/Events/Trees_For_Salmon.shtml

Donate your living Christmas tree for habitat restoration – King County Parks partnership project

http://kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/partners/livingtree.aspx

Table-top Christmas tree from a rosemary plant, from Swanson’s Nursery

http://www.swansonsnursery.com

Christmas tree decorations made from paint chips – Idea from BamCraftyMommas

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62212265/snowman-christmas-tree-ornaments-gift

Christmas tree decorations made from corks – Idea from Homeless Finch

http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/12/25-days-of-christmas-and-holiday-series_09.html

Christmas tree decorations made from bottle and jar lids – Idea from Totally Green Crafts

http://totallygreencrafts.com/2012/10/recycled-tree-ornament

Christmas tree decorations made from can lids – Idea from Frog Riding Bike

http://frog-riding-bike.blogspot.com/2008/12/recycled-christmas-ornamnets.html

Christmas tree decorations made from shower rings – Idea from Homeless Finch

http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/12/25-days-of-christmas-and-holiday-series.html

Cranberry candle holiday centerpiece in used vase – Idea from Simplified Bee

http://www.simplifiedbee.com/2009/11/thanksgiving-table-setting-and-decorating-ideas.html

Kids’ travel coloring kit from old DVD case – Idea from Stacy Vaughn

http://stacyvaughnblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/dvd-coloring-case.html

Case for iPad made from reused bicycle inner tubes, from Alchemy Goods in Seattle

http://alchemygoods.com/eastlake-tablet-sleeve.html

Clock made from recycled motorcycle parts, from Michole Madden in Seabeck, WA

http://www.recycleclocks.com

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Green Toys

Air date: Dec. 5, 2012

Recycled-cardboard pirate ship playhouse from Box Creations

http://www.boxcreations.com/index.php/play-houses/pirate-ship-playhouse.html

Refurbished bicycle from Bike Works, a non-profit in south Seattle

http://www.bikeworks.org

Wooden train set from Roundhouse Designs in Marysville, WA

http://www.roundhousedesigns.com/stdtrain.htm

Story about Roundhouse Designs in Nov. 26, 2011, Everett Herald

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/nov/26/toymaker-creates-them-one-at-a-time

Guide to make Nutcracker bowling pins and other crafts, from Craft Pack

http://thecraftpack.bigcartel.com/product/a-hip-handmade-holiday-digital-book

Recycled-plastic seaplane from Green Toys

http://www.greentoys.com/green-toys-seaplane.html

Hand-powered zoo flashlights from Ecotronic and Planet Happy

http://stores.planethappytoys.com/-strse-1046/Hand-dsh-powered-Zoo-Flashlights-from/Detail.bok

Tips for choosing safer toys, from Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County

http://www.lhwmp.org/home/health/safertoys.aspx

Six common toy hazards, from U.S. Public Interest Group

http://uspirg.org/resources/xxp/tips-toy-safety

"What to Keep in Mind for Buying Safe Toys" – Nov. 23, 2012, EcoConsumer column in Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.com/html/ecoconsumer/2019752245_ecoconsumer24m.html

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Green Thanksgiving

Air date: Nov. 14, 2012

Farmers Market Finder, from Puget Sound Fresh

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.asp

How to make a turkey centerpiece out of fruit and cheese, from Family Fun

http://bit.ly/2Nl4bU

Thanksgiving Box of locally-produced foods, from Eat Local Network

http://www.eatlocalnetwork.org

Stuffed winter squash recipe, from Earth911

http://earth911.com/news/2010/11/15/cooking-for-compost-thanksgiving-edition

Gluten-free recipes for Thanksgiving, from PCC on Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/pccmarkets/a-delicious-gluten-free-thanksgiving

Thanksgiving turkeys from Heyday Farm, Bainbridge Island

http://heydayfarm.com/store

Thanksgiving turkeys from Skagit River Ranch, Sedro Woolley

http://www.skagitriverranch.com

Kinetic GlassLock storage containers for leftovers, from Bed Bath & Beyond

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=112870

Onyx glass storage containers with stainless-steel lids

http://www.onyxcontainers.com/17-airtight-glass-stainless-steel-containers

Onyx containers on GreenHome.com

http://www.greenhome.com/products/housekeeping/food_storage/118682

Food waste prevention tips from King County, including “Eat Me First!” bin for refrigerator

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/too-good-to-waste.asp

Jokari Label Once kit of erasable food labels with markers, from Amazon

http://amzn.to/PS8Vkj

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Food Day Halloween Costumes

Air date: Oct. 24, 2012

How to make a sushi costume, from Inhabitat

http://bit.ly/Sjssr9

How to make a packet-of-seeds costume, from Disney Family

http://bit.ly/XMp9fz

How to make a pea pod baby costume, from eHow

http://bit.ly/Tu3FoY

Halloween costume ideas from Value Village thrift stores

http://www.valuevillage.com/homemade-halloween-costume-ideas.aspx

Halloween costume ideas from Seattle Goodwill thrift stores

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/sales-and-events/halloween

Food Day, a project of the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest

http://www.foodday.org

Locator for farmers markets in the Seattle area, from Puget Sound Fresh

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.asp

Joy the Baker cookbook (source of recipe for pumpkin cookies in segment)

http://joythebaker.com/cookbook

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Green Caffeine

Air date: Oct. 3, 2012

Reusable coffee filter for Keurig single-cup coffee brewers, from Ekobrew (Mukilteo)

http://www.ekobrew.com/wp

Reusable steel coffee filters, from Kaffeologie (Seattle)

http://www.kaffeologie.com

Shade-grown coffee, from Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie (Vashon)

http://www.tvicr.com/coffee/info/index.php

Organic, fair-trade coffee, from Caffe Vita (Seattle)

http://caffevita.com

Direct-trade coffee, from Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Portland, Seattle)

http://stumptowncoffee.com

"I Am Not A Paper Cup" reusable porcelain thermal mug, from ReuseIt (Chicago)

http://bit.ly/SyM5cL

KeepCup reusable coffee cup (Australia)

http://www.keepcup.com/the-keepcup

Autoseal West Loop stainless steel travel mug, from Contigo (Chicago)

http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-west-loop-stainless-steel-travel-mug-20-oz.html

Starbucks’ Grounds for Your Garden free coffee grounds program, from NancyCreative blog

http://nancycreative.com/2010/06/12/starbucks-grounds-for-your-garden

How to make a tissue box for the car from a coffee cup, from DudeCraft blog

http://www.dudecraft.com/2009/02/coffee-cup-tissue-box.html

City of Seattle home recycling rules for coffee cups

http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/LookItUpWhatsAccepted/FoodPackaging/HotCoffeeCups/

Seattle Times March, 2012, EcoConsumer column about “green” coffee

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/documents/SeattleTimes_2012-03-23.pdf (PDF, 69 K)

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Green and Cozy Home Weatherizing

Air date: Sep. 19, 2012

Nest radiant barrier insulation from Winco

http://www.winco-tech.us/us/nest_us.php

Nest insulation at Green Depot

http://bit.ly/UgmVkZ

How to make a beer can solar heater, from GreenJoyment

http://www.greenjoyment.com/warm-up-with-beer-can-solar-collectors

Beer can solar heater video from Zsnowshredder, on YouTube

http://bit.ly/PtWc4b

Making a draft snake, from eHow

http://www.ehow.com/how_17253_make-draft-dodger.html

Draft snakes, from the Daily Green

http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/draft-stoppers-door-snakes

Mortite rope caulk, from Home Depot

http://bit.ly/PBAcTs

Frost King Poly Foam Caulk Saver, from Home Depot

http://bit.ly/Ugoe3j

Thermal insulated curtains, from Plow & Hearth

http://bit.ly/PtXHiM

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Green Beer and Wine

Air date: Aug. 22, 2012

Stool made from old wine barrels, from Vinoture in Whitefish, MT

http://www.vinoture.net

Wine made from organic grapes, from Snoqualmie Vineyards in Prosser, WA

http://www.snoqualmie.com

Wine in refillable bottles (and from sustainable vineyards), from Wilridge Winery in Seattle

http://wilridgewinery.com/wines/wilridge-maison-refillable-bottles-and-kegs

Beer with organic ingredients, from Pike Brewing in Seattle

http://www.pikebrewing.com/beers.shtml

Organic beer in refillable "growler" jug, from Elliott Bay Brewing in Burien

http://www.elliottbaybrewing.com

Trivets from used wine corks, made by David Chinn of Issaquah (photo from Crafty Nest)

http://www.craftynest.com/2009/07/wine-cork-trivet

Garden marker made from old wine cork (photo from Shine Your Light)

http://www.shineyourlightblog.com/2011/07/craft-for-uncrafty.html

Home brewing equipment from Bob’s Homebrew, Seattle

http://bobshomebrew.com

Organic homebrew recipes, from Seven Bridges Cooperative, Santa Cruz, CA

http://www.breworganic.com/recipes/recipes_menu.htm

Salmon-Safe program in Washington and Oregon, which certifies wineries

http://www.salmonsafe.org

ReCork wine cork recycling program locations

http://recork.org/

Cork Forest Conservation Alliance wine cork recycling program locations

http://www.corkforest.org/finder.php

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What’s New at Farmers Markets

Air date: Aug. 8, 2012

Sea beans from Foraged and Found Edibles

http://foragedandfoundedibles.com

Fava beans from Nash’s Organic Produce

http://www.nashsorganicproduce.com

Salad mix with edible flowers from Growing Things Farm

http://www.growingthingsfarm.org

Squash with blossoms attached from Colinwood Farm (on Facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/colinwood.farm

Heirloom tomatoes from Billy’s Gardens

http://billysgardens.com

Yellow watermelon from Alvarez Organic Farms

http://alvarezorganicfarms.com

Fresh Bucks program from City of Seattle, for electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card users

http://bit.ly/NfT08F

Oysters and crabs from Hama Hama

http://www.hamahamastore.com

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

http://rachelsgingerbeer.com

Jonboy Caramels

http://jonboycaramels.com

Directory of Western Washington farmers markets, from Puget Sound Fresh

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.asp

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Salvaged Salvation – Using Reclaimed Building Materials

Air date: July 20, 2012

RE Store used building materials store, Seattle

http://www.re-store.org

Picnic table made from old high-school bleachers by the RE Store, on Facebook

http://on.fb.me/OnSoSa

Second Use Building Materials, Seattle

http://www.seconduse.com

Information on Second Use’s upcoming move

http://www.seconduse.com/newstore

Pacific Supply hardware in Seattle (source for safety glasses)

http://www.pacsupply.com

“Building with Secondhand Stuff” book

http://amzn.to/NAgMzj

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Green on Your Deck

Air date: June 27, 2012

Tigerwood sustainable wood decking

http://bit.ly/MQQY1O

Green Depot (moving soon; check website for address) in Seattle, dealer for Tigerwood decking

http://bit.ly/MTYS77

MoistureShield composite decking, from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies

http://www.moistureshield.com/products/composite-decking/vantage

James Lumber in Poulsbo, dealer for MoistureShield composite decking)

http://www.jameslumber.net

Cobb portable grill

http://www.cobbamerica.com

YouTube animated video - How the Cobb grill works

http://bit.ly/MNnCzQ

Frontier lump charcoal

http://bit.ly/MQTipo

Earthstone GrillStone grill cleaning block, from Green Depot

http://bit.ly/MQSGjH

ScienceDaily article from March, 2012, about potential danger from using wire grill brushes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328142807.htm

Dinuba stainless steel water container, from Green Depot

http://bit.ly/LmIQSI

Homemade drip-catcher for cooler or liquids container, from “Why Not Do It Yourself” blog

http://bit.ly/I3Lnoy

Homemade silverware container, from Country Living magazine

http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/decorating/garden-party-0808#slide-5

Reusable cloth paper towel set, from Etsy

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95598071/reusable-eco-friendly-snapping-paper

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New, Cool and Green on a Bike

Air date: June 6, 2012

YikeBike new-design folding electric bike

http://www.yikebike.com

Renovo wood frame bicycle

http://www.renovobikes.com/about-us

Knog Beetle bike light

http://www.knog.com.au/gear-lights/beetle.phps

Hub and Bespoke bike products store in Seattle (sells Knog light)

http://www.hubandbespoke.com

Dahon Pango folding bike helmet

http://www.dahon.com/accessories/2010/pango-folding-helmet

Travoy bike trailer from Burley

http://www.burley.com/home/bur/page_416/travoy.html

Gregg’s Cycles in Seattle area (sells Travoy trailer)

http://www.greggscycles.com

Skuut balance bike for kids

http://www.skuut.com/info.aspx

Dutch Bike Co. in Seattle (sells Skuut balance bike)

http://www.dutchbikeseattle.com

“How Much Can I Save Bicycling to Work?” calculator, from Kiplinger

http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/bike

City of Seattle’s Bicycle Program

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikeprogram.htm

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Which Waste Goes Where?

Air date: May 16, 2012

Contact information for your home garbage or recycling service, from King County

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling

Recycling and garbage hauler CleanScapes

http://www.cleanscapes.com

Recycling and garbage hauler Republic Services

http://www.republicservices.com

Recycling and garbage hauler Waste Management

http://www.wmnorthwest.com/washington.html

King County’s “Recycle More” program

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/recycle-more.asp

King County’s “Recycle Food” program

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/recycle-food.asp

V & G Styro Recycle

http://styrorecycle.com

Plastic bag recycling guidelines, from American Chemistry Council

http://www.plasticbagrecycling.org/plasticbag/s01_consumers.html

Reusable produce bags, from 3BBags

http://3bbags.com

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Green All-Stars for Earth Day

Air date: April 20, 2012

Home electric-vehicle charger from ClipperCreek

http://goo.gl/2YHNe

Electric Vehicle Support (Puget Sound Solar) – ClipperCreek installer in Seattle

http://www.evsupport.com

Home electric-vehicle charger from Ford

http://goo.gl/9hnPW

Map of electric-vehicle charging stations in Northwest, from Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

http://www.evcharging.org

Indow Windows – Thermal window inserts

http://goo.gl/9ovsc

Neil Kelly Home Performance – Seattle-area vendor for Indow Windows

http://www.neilkellyenergy.com

Lite2go lamp from Knoend – Example of innovative packaging

http://www.knoend.com/shop/lite2go

How to make a planter out of an old chair, from Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

http://www.jaseyscrazydaisy.com/2010/05/chair-planter-reveal.html

How to make a planter out of an old rain boot, from Garden Guides

http://www.gardenguides.com/91560-make-kids-boots-planters.html

City People’s Garden Store – Planted chair and boot

http://www.citypeoples.com/gardenstore

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Green Organizing

Air date: April 4, 2012

Salvaged dresser drawers for under-bed storage – From eHow

http://goo.gl/UpU8v

Kitchen grater as earring holder – From GroovePress

https://pinterest.com/source/groovepress.com/

Ice cube trays for jewelry storage – From Bead Up blog

http://goo.gl/Uu7NR

Charger station for small electronics from a plastic bottle – From Apartment Therapy

http://goo.gl/5hzlT

Plastic bag holder from a plastic container – From Infarrantly Creative

http://goo.gl/l88hF

Art supply containers from milk jugs – From Recylart

http://www.recyclart.org/2010/07/diy-brilliant-pencils

Kids' coloring station from a dish drainer – From Pinterest

http://goo.gl/KVx7h

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Easy Green Repairs

Air date: March 14, 2012

Replacing a dishwasher door gasket – Part and video, from PartSelect

http://goo.gl/VWTlH

Replacing a dishwasher door spring – Video from PartSelect

http://goo.gl/Yyem6

How to repair a dishwasher rack – From eHow

http://goo.gl/4cuKF

How to upholster a chair – From Young House Love

http://goo.gl/eUald

Garden hose repair – From Instructables

http://goo.gl/T6GPr

How to fix a flat bicycle tire, from BikeRepairVideos.com

http://bikerepairvideos.com/how-to-fix-flat-tire

How to patch a bike tire tube with a glueless patch – From BloomBikeShop.com

http://goo.gl/ES7v7

Glueless bicycle tire patch kit – From Park Tool

http://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-GP-2

Back Alley Bike Repair, Seattle

http://www.backalleybikerepair.com

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Raising Food in the Winter

Air date: Feb. 8, 2012

Seattle Tilth’s urban livestock classes

http://seattletilth.org/learn/classes-and-workshops/urbanlivestockclasses

BJ Hedahl and her ducks – Story from Seattle Times, March, 2011

http://goo.gl/VBrsU

Fall and winter vegetable planting guide – From Ed Hume Seeds

http://www.humeseeds.com/falwint.htm

Northwest Flower & Garden Show Feb. 8-12 – Includes food-raising seminars, displays

http://www.gardenshow.com

Kale chips – Snack from food you can grow in winter – From Kiwi magazine

http://www.kiwimagonline.com/2012/01/easy-cheesy-kale-chips

Ballard Farmers Market – Examples of winter crops you can grow at home

http://goo.gl/cPCPG

Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance – Other Seattle year-round farmers markets

http://seattlefarmersmarkets.org

Getting the Green Light

Air date: Jan. 11, 2012

Puget Sound Energy’s rebate programs for CFL and LED bulbs and fixtures

http://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/ForHomes/Pages/Lighting.aspx

Seattle City Light discounts on CFL bulbs and fixtures

http://www.seattle.gov/light/conserve/cv5_lw1.htm

Philips Ambient LED bulb

http://goo.gl/tMdXv

Philips Accent LED Candelabra bulb

http://goo.gl/dQOVK

EcoSmart Soft White CFL bulb

http://goo.gl/8YH4B

EcoSmart Soft White Globe CFL bulb

http://goo.gl/PSJBy

EcoSmart LED Flood Light bulb

http://goo.gl/FP6aR

Feit Electric Yellow Bug Twist CFL bulb

http://goo.gl/ZqJCk

EcoSmart LED bulb in retrofit unit

http://goo.gl/scEy1

How to install EcoSmart bulb in retrofit unit

http://goo.gl/f0s59

Adjustable LED Task Lamp from Design Classics

http://goo.gl/RO7Wa

LED Color-Changing Lune Accent Lamp by Cielux

http://goo.gl/tlYQa

Fluorescent bulb recycling locations in King County – Take It Back Network

http://goo.gl/EigI8

Puget Sound Energy’s searchable database of CFL recycling locations in western Washington

http://goo.gl/x9Kw8

2011 appearances

Green Holidays: The Best and Brightest

Air date: Dec. 14, 2011

Centerpiece idea from InfoBarrel using materials from Seattle Goodwill

http://goo.gl/rUL0a

Seattle Goodwill retail stores

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/shop/stores

Beeswax floating candles from Big Dipper Wax Works in Seattle

http://goo.gl/RZR9k

Ideas for making homemade Hanukkah menorahs from Celebrate Green

http://www.celebrategreen.net/hannukah

Jewish Day School in Bellevue

http://www.jds.org

Recycled flip-flop scraps floor mat from Ten Thousand Villages in Seattle

http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/flip-flop-floor-mat

Tote bags made from recycled plastic bottles, from Libby Green in Medina

http://libbygreen.com

Reusable lunch bags from ReUsies in Seattle

http://www.reusies.com

Reusable produce bags from 3BBags

http://3bbags.com

Homemade playdough recipe from PlaydoughRecipe.com

http://www.playdoughrecipe.com/no-cook-playdough-recipe

Recycled cardboard Christmas trees from Cascades

http://boutique.cascades.com/us/en/catalog/christmas-trees

King County Green Holidays

http://www.KCgreenholidays.com

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Make It Green for the Holidays

Air date: Nov. 16, 2011

Apple candle instructions, from Examiner.com

http://goo.gl/8SENc

How to make a rice bag hand warmer, from eHow

http://goo.gl/QDc3J

DIY holiday gift ideas from the RE Store, including kitchen-tile coasters

http://goo.gl/et1Ox

How to make a light bulb penguin ornament, from FamilyCorner.com

http://www.familycorner.com/homegarden/crafts/lightbulb_penguin.shtml

Make an edible mini holiday tree, from Wanna Green Bean

http://www.wannagreenbean.com/recipe/mother-always

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Trick or Green – Costumes made from reused and recycled materials

Air date: Oct. 26, 2011

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Crocodile/alligator costume ideas

http://goo.gl/C70oT

Been There, Pinned That blog – Rocket man costume ideas

http://pinnedit.blogspot.com/2011/09/jet-pack.html

Martha Stewart magazine – Chicken costume ideas

http://goo.gl/m8V3v

Danny Seo – Inspiration for chicken costume plastic bag feathers

http://www.dailydanny.com/?p=30

Yahoo Green – Cupcake costume ideas

http://goo.gl/MZtna

King County EcoConsumer junk mail opt-out website – Inspiration for Tom’s costume

http://kingcounty.catalogchoice.org/

Value Village – Halloween ideas and resources

http://www.valuevillage.com/Halloween.aspx

Seattle Goodwill – Contest for reused Halloween costumes

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/

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Reduce Waste On the Go

Air date: Sept. 28, 2011

Green Sports Alliance

http://greensportsalliance.org

University of Washington Husky Stadium recycling

http://goo.gl/kKQpS

Sustainable Business article – Seattle Mariners recycling

http://goo.gl/TSQKn

Example of refilling station for reusable water bottles, from Elkay

http://goo.gl/GBRyz

Stone-Drew / Ashe & Jones – Local distributor for a water-bottle refilling station

http://www.sdajnw.com

Starbucks – Recycling and waste reduction efforts

http://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/environment/recycling

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Solar in Seattle

Air date: August 24, 2011

Seattle Solar Cooking – Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/SeattleSolarCooking

Solar Cookers World Network – How to make a solar cooker

http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Fun-Panel

Solar Cookers World Network – Frequently asked questions about solar cooking

http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_cooking_frequently-asked_questions

Solar Cookers International

http://solarcookers.org

Seattle Sports solar shower for camping, from REI

http://www.rei.com/product/752797/seattle-sports-camp-shower-5-gallon

Seattle City Light – Guide to solar energy for residential customers

http://www.seattle.gov/light/solar

Silicon Energy – Marysville, WA-based manufacturer of solar panels

http://www.silicon-energy.com

Puget Sound Solar – Example of local solar contractor

http://www.pugetsoundsolar.com

Solatube skylight from Green Depot (formerly Ecohaus)

http://www.greendepot.com/greendepot/dept.asp?dept_id=5550

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Summer Water-Wise Tips

Air date: July 13, 2011

Rain barrel from Seattle Rain Barrels

http://www.seattlerainbarrels.com

King County rain barrel guide

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/nw-yard-and-garden/rain-barrels.aspx

Olla irrigation jar from Urban Homestead Supply

http://www.peddlerswagon.com/p-19-olla-oy-ya-pumpkin.aspx

Faucet aerator from Ferguson

http://goo.gl/qZbpe

Reusable glass water bottle from Lifefactory

http://goo.gl/Y9s5c

Reusable stainless steel ThinkSport water bottle

http://goo.gl/qN6yc

Reusable, foldable plastic water bottle from Vapur

http://vapur.us/shop

Liberty Bottleworks reusable aluminum water bottle from REI

http://goo.gl/OdIjO

Reliance reusable, foldable plastic water jug for camping

http://www.relianceproducts.com/products/hydration/81.html

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Green Up Your Yard and Garden

Air date: June 15, 2011

Tumbled recycled glass for landscaping, from Bedrock Industries, Seattle

http://bedrockindustries.com/products/tumbled-glass/

Wooly Pocket “living wall” planter made from recycled plastic bottles

http://www.woollypocket.com/wally/wally-one

Slug Shield non-toxic copper slug barrier

http://www.slugshield.com/

Frugal Gardening Forum - Making garden items from scrap materials

http://goo.gl/YWH1y

Native plants for landscaping, from City People's Garden Store, Seattle

http://www.citypeoples.com/gardenstore

Rain garden guide with native plant list, from WSU Pierce County Extension

http://goo.gl/D6MXy

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Throw a Zero-Waste Party

Air date: May 18, 2011

Recycling collection bags from Gaiam

http://goo.gl/Gw3Hf

VerTerra reusable plates made from leaves

http://www.verterra.com/dinnerware.php

Preserve reusable cups from Bambeco, made from recycled plastic

http://goo.gl/pnwKy

Soji solar party lights from Bambeco

http://goo.gl/gfYQ6

Eco Party-Food Stand from Green Party Goods, made from recycled cardboard

http://goo.gl/PZBzB

Cupcakes from Cupcake Luv in Kirkland

http://cupcakeluv.com

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Earth Day – The best in green

Air date: April 22, 2011

Artist Graham Schodda of Bellingham – Uses salvaged materials

http://www.gschodda.com

RE Store’s Recycled Art Show at Blowing Sands Studio, Seattle

http://blowingsands.com

Ecologic Armchair, from NuBe Green store in Seattle

http://goo.gl/x7wFH

Pillow made from recycled water bottles, from NuBe Green

http://goo.gl/lJfIj

Pillow made from old t-shirts, from NuBe Green

http://goo.gl/ayuJc

Take Back Your Meds campaign

http://www.takebackyourmeds.org

Take Back Your Meds – Collection locations for unwanted medicines

http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/what-you-can-do/locations

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 30, 2011

http://goo.gl/bEVKW

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Green Babies

Air date: March 23, 2011

Carla Saulter’s “Bus Chick” blog

http://www.buschick.com

UppaBaby G-Luxe stroller – example of bus-friendly stroller

http://www.uppababy.com/products/product.php?id=171

Ergobaby – example of bus-friendly baby carrier

http://www.ergobabycarrier.com

Tiny Diner reusable baby place mat – replaces disposable mats

http://goo.gl/qwQo6

Durable Klean Kanteen bottle with sippy cup lid

http://www.kleankanteen.com/products/kid/kid-kanteen-sippy-classic.php

Daddy diaper bag from Passchal, made from recycled tractor tires

http://www.passchal.com/dads_baby_case.html

Baby Diaper Service in Seattle – cloth diapers

http://www.babydiaperservice.net

Punkernoodle Baby in Seattle – example of cloth diaper online retailer

http://www.punkernoodlebaby.com

FuzziBunz – example of home-washable cloth diaper

http://www.fuzzibunz.com

Seventh Generation – example of chlorine-free disposable diapers

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/diapers

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Fun with Urban Food Gardening

Air date: Feb. 28, 2011

Ballard Bee Company

http://www.ballardbeecompany.com

Bee seminar at Northwest Flower & Garden Show - Corky Luster and Robin Haglund

http://www.gardenshow.com/scripts/seminars/seminarDetail.cfm?id=628

Full Circle Farm

http://www.fullcirclefarm.com

Tom Watson’s seminar at Northwest Flower & Garden Show

http://www.gardenshow.com/scripts/seminars/seminarDetail.cfm?id=698

Vert blog - How to make a garden border from old wine bottles

http://vertaustin.blogspot.com/2008/08/you-can-stop-drinking-now.html

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Recycling 101 – What’s In Your Garbage?

Air date: Jan. 12, 2011

King County resources for residential recycling

http://www.kingcounty.gov/recyclemore

King County resources for residential food scrap collection and composting

http://www.recyclefood.org

King County resources for recycling at work

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/business.asp

Seattle Public Utilities residential recycling resources

http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/Recycling/index.htm

Seattle Public Utilities’ Resource Venture program for greening businesses

http://www.resourceventure.org

Counter-top food scraps bin, from BioBag

http://www.biobagusa.com/combi.htm

Counter-top food scraps bins, from Apartment Therapy

http://bit.ly/4vuCdZ

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2010 appearances

Wrapping and Giving Green

Air date: Dec. 16, 2010

Green gift wrapping ideas, from the Design File

http://www.thedesignfile.net/thedesignfile/2010/12/tips-to-make-your-holiday-wrapping-greener.html

Top ten green gift wrapping ideas, from Gaiam

http://life.gaiam.com/article/top-10-green-gift-wrap-ideas

Method for making plastic bag bows, from Creative Jewish Mom

http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2009/12/recycle-plastic-bags-and-make-unique-gift-bows.html

How to make a clove orange – King County video with Tom Watson

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/green-holidays-videos.asp

Example of food bank food donations wish list, from University District Food Bank

http://www.udistrictfoodbank.org/wish.php

Easy ways to donate money to Food Lifeline

http://www.foodlifeline.org/donations

Seattle Goodwill (“Pasta in a Pot” items)

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org

Beecher’s Cheese (“Pasta in a Pot” item)

http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com

Pasta & Co. (“Pasta in a Pot” item)

http://www.pastaco.com

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Greening the Holiday Meals

Air date: Nov. 17, 2010

Gothberg Farms

http://www.gothbergfarms.com

Eat Local for Thanksgiving program

http://www.eatlocalforthanksgiving.org

Cascade Harvest Coalition

http://www.cascadeharvest.org

Where to find local foods for Thanksgiving

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/eatlocal/where-to-buy-local.htm

Recipe for Tom Douglas’ apple salad with local foods

http://bit.ly/caeicj

General Biodiesel – Cooking oil recycling locations

http://generalbiodiesel.com

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Hallogreen – Costumes made from reused and recycled materials

Air date: Oct. 20, 2010

Value Village - Halloween ideas and resources

http://www.valuevillage.com/Halloween.aspx

Seattle Goodwill - Halloween ideas and resources

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/

Family Fun magazine kids’ costume ideas - Many with reused materials, or you can substitute

http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/halloween-kids-costumes

25 Halloween costumes made from reused materials, from the Daily Green

http://bit.ly/2w8Mqa

Easy, comfortable homemade dog costume ideas, from eHow

http://bit.ly/xRbsk

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Green Household Solutions

Air date: Sept. 22, 2010

Homemade microwave popcorn

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/microwave-popcorn-minus-the-ripoff

Homemade fruit fly trap – Bowl and vinegar method

http://www.ehow.com/how_4825533_homemade-fruit-fly-trap.html#ixzz0y8IsixoJ

Homemade fruit fly trap – Paper funnel method and others

http://tipnut.com/fruit-flies

Prevention and control of clothing moths – Washington Toxics Coalition

http://watoxics.org/healthy-living/healthy-homes-gardens-1/factsheets/clothingmoths

Clothing moth prevention – Wiffle ball sachet

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/inspiration/wiffle-ball-sachets-009037

Cedar blocks and other clothing moth prevention methods

http://www.ehow.com/how_18286_protect-clothes-moths.html

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Green Around the World

Air date: Aug. 20, 2010

King County’s Green World Cup contest – winning entries and other global green examples

http://www.KCgreenworldcup.com
Irene Buenavista’s winning entry featured green practices in the Philippines.

Ultra Motor A2B Electric Bicycle from Soundspeed Scooters in Seattle

http://soundspeedscooters.com/store/vehicles/ultra-motors-a2b-electric-moped-lithium.html
Electric bikes have been popularized in the Netherlands, China and other countries.

Live ladybugs for aphid control in the garden, from Swanson’s Nursery in Seattle
http://www.swansonsnursery.com
As one example of pesticide reduction, Ontario has banned lawn and garden pesticides.

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Green Travel

Air date: July 14, 2010

Plaid Doctrine laptop tote made from recycled materials

http://www.plaiddoctrine.com

Patagonia wheeled carry-on bag made from recycled materials

http://bit.ly/9plU1T

ExOfficio quick-dry boxer shorts, from TravelSmith

http://bit.ly/awd4NT

Bobble reusable water bottle with built-in filter

http://www.waterbobble.com/#/Bobble-Water-Products

GoToob refillable containers for toiletries, from ReusableBags.com

http://bit.ly/bryhQi

To-Go Ware reusable bamboo utensil set for traveling

http://bit.ly/4ry0eA

Hyatt at Olive 8 - example of green hotel in Seattle

http://bit.ly/5BFsn3

Green Hotels Association

http://www.greenhotels.com

Green Seal certified hotels

http://www.greenseal.org/findaproduct/lodging_properties.cfm

Kimpton Hotels - example of green education to guests

http://www.kimptonhotels.com/programs/earthcare.aspx

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Backyard Wildlife - Birds, Bees and Bats

Air date: June 16, 2010

Bats Northwest

http://www.batsnorthwest.org

Bat houses - Info from Bats Northwest

http://www.batsnorthwest.org/bat_house_central.html

Bee houses from the Beez Neez

http://www.beezneezapiary.com

Durable brass thistle-seed bird feeder from Yard Envy

http://www.yardenvy.com/bird-feeders.asp

Soda bottle bird feeder kit from Uncommon Goods

http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=16765

Recycled plastic bird feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited in Redmond

http://redmond.wbu.com

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Green Tools for the Home and Garden

Air date: May 19, 2010

Wearable garden stool from Clean Air Gardening

http://www.cleanairgardening.com/ulefgastsati.html

Tuff Tote pail, made from recycled plastic, from City People’s Garden Store

http://www.citypeoples.com/gardenstore

CobraHead hand gardening tool made from recycled materials

http://www.cobrahead.com/

Electric chainsaw from new Sustainable West Seattle "tool library"

http://www.sustainablewestseattle.org/tool-library

Caulk Savers (to seal up tubes of caulk to avoid waste)

http://www.caulksaver.com

Bio-Wash Waste Paint Hardener, from Ecohaus

http://goo.gl/C3EWs

Latex paint disposal methods, from King County Solid Waste Division

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/latex-paint-disposal.asp

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Cool Trends for Earth Day

Air date: April 21, 2010

Residential wind turbine from West Seattle Natural Energy

http://www.westseattlenaturalenergy.com/wind-energy

Seattle Tilth - Info and classes on raising chickens in the city

http://seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/city-chickens/citychickensfaqs

Eglu Go chicken coop from Omlet

http://www.omlet.us/products_services

Taga carrier bike that converts into stroller

http://www.tagabikes.com/default.asp?lang=eng

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Green Fashion

Air date: March 24, 2010

Spun organic cotton clothing, Mercer Island

http://choosespun.com

Lady Konnyaku Clothing, Seattle

http://www.ladykonnyaku.com

Greensource Organic Clothing Co., Renton

http://www.greensourceorganic.com/

Lifelong Thrift Store, Seattle

http://lifelongaidsalliance.org/get-involved/thrift-store

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Green Gadgets

Air date: Feb. 17, 2010

Motorola Moto Renew cell phone, made from recycled plastic

www.motorola.com/renew

YoGen hand charger for mobile devices

http://yogenstore.com

"Phone safe" made from old cordless phone

http://bit.ly/b8eUYg

Portable music player speakers made from paper coffee cups

http://www.gearfuse.com/the-cheapest-diy-speakers-youll-ever-craft

"62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer (and Other Discarded Electronics)"
- book by Randy Sarafan (includes versions of the two do-it-yourself projects listed above)

http://deadcomputerbook.com/

CExchange recycling program for portable music players and other small electronics

http://cexchange.com

Cell Phones for Soldiers cell phone recycling program

http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Call2Recycle cell phone recycling program

http://www.call2recycle.org

Wireless Alliance cell phone recycling program

http://thewirelessalliance.com

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Eco-Friendly Services

Air date: Jan. 13, 2010

EnviroStars program

http://www.envirostars.org

Julep Nail Parlors

http://www.myjulep.com

Tom's Automotive Service

http://www.tomsautomotive.com

Cascade Pest Control

http://www.cascadepest.com

Blue Sky Cleaners

http://www.blueskycleaners.com

Cameron Catering

http://www.cameroncatering.com

Pedersen's Event Rentals

http://pedersens.com

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2009 appearances

Green and Local Holiday Gifts

Air date: Dec. 16, 2009

Homemade playdough from Mama K's Play Clay

http://www.mama-ks.com

Book in a Box kit from Eye Can Art

http://www.eyecanart.com/kitbook.html

Seed jewelry from Semilla Designs

http://www.semilladesigns.com

Dog bed made with salvaged blue jeans, from Nube Green

http://www.nubegreen.com

Eco-friendly lampshade and reused lamp from Lit Shades

http://www.litshades.com

Dual-weight comforter made with sustainable wool and cotton, from Holy Lamb Organics

http://holylamborganics.com

Glass votives from Glassybaby

http://www.glassybaby.com

Northwest cheeses from Beecher’s cheese club

http://www.beechershandmadecheese.com/shop_seasonalcheeseclub.html

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Green Holidays - Three Bright Ideas

Air date: Nov. 18, 2009

Turkey from Meadowwood Organics farm in Enumclaw

http://www.meadowwoodorganics.com

Fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving from Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

http://ballardfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

Eat Local for Thanksgiving program, sponsored by King County, other partners

http://www.eatlocalforthanksgiving.org

Energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights from EnvironmentalLights.com

http://www.environmentallights.com

Recycling program for old holiday lights, sponsored by Brothers Holiday Lighting, other partners

http://www.brothersholidaylighting.com/latest.html

Homemade holiday crafts gifts with materials from Value Village stores

http://www.valuevillage.com

Homemade holiday crafts gifts with materials from Seattle Goodwill stores

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org

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Halloween Challenge - Costumes from Reused and Recycled Materials

Air date: Oct. 23, 2009

Seattle Goodwill - All "store-bought" costume materials shown on air are from Goodwill

http://www.seattlegoodwill.org

Other resources:

Family Fun magazine costume ideas - Many with reused materials, or you can substitute

http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/halloween-kids-costumes

Green Halloween - Locally-based resource - costume ideas and much more

http://www.greenhalloween.org

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Mulch Madness - Composting Your Fall Leaves

Air date: Sept. 23, 2009

MidWest Gloves "Lawn Claws" leaf scoops from City People's Garden Store, Seattle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DILSAU

City People's Garden Store

http://www.citypeoples.com

Envirocycle composter

http://www.envirocycle.com/

Compost Aerator turning tool from City People's Garden Store

http://www.gardeners.com/Compost-Aerator/33-367,default,pd.html?SC=XNET8LB1

Green Garden Sieve compost sifter from Composters.com

http://www.composters.com/garden-products/green-garden-sieve_399_7.php

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You Got That at the Farmer's Market?

Air date: Aug. 12, 2009

Goat sausage from Quilceda Farm

http://www.quilcedafarm.com

Sweetbread Cellars Chardonnay wine from Sea Breeze Farm

http://www.seabreezefarm.net/sweetbread.html

"Dragon tongue" beans and purslane from Local Roots Farm

http://www.localrootsfarm.com

Clothing made from reused materials from Madrone Regenerated Clothing

http://www.madroneberries.com

Sedum plants (for landscaping) from Phocus Farm

Sold at Ballard Sunday farmers market in Seattle

Cultivated mushrooms and mushroom tea mix from Terra Fleurs

Sold at Broadway Sunday farmers market in Seattle

Earl Grey chocolate ice cream from Half Pint Ice Cream

http://halfpinticecream.com

Directory of Western Washington farmers markets

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.htm

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It's in the bag! Reusable Shopping Bags

Air date: July 15, 2009

Acme ultra-compact set of 4 bags, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/mnct4n

Farmers market bag, from Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

Zebra stripe bag, from MixedBagDesigns.com

http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/brown_white_zebra_bags.shtml

Alchemy Goods bag made in Seattle from old advertising sign

http://alchemygoods.com/

Bag made from recycled plastic and co-designed by musician Sheryl Crow, from Whole Foods

http://tinyurl.com/7zvv2f

Reusable produce bag, from 3B Bags

http://www.3bbags.com

Set of Ecobags organic cotton string shopping bags, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/lwxt9m

Acme drawstring bag made from recycled plastic, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/mrlsql

Built NY insulated tote bag, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/4vvd8t

Pack-N-Tote grocery cart helper bag, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/nt7zco

Envirosax kids' bag, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/kwcu8b

Gecko Traders market bag made from old rice and feed bags, from ReusableBags.com

http://tinyurl.com/nmx3s5

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Green Remodeling

Air date: June 3, 2009

Salvaged pedestal sink from Earthwise Architectural Salvage

http://www.earthwise-salvage.com

Eco-conscious wallpaper from Mod Green Pod

http://modgreenpod.com/collection/wallpaper

Tankless water heater from Rinnai

http://www.foreverhotwater.com

Tankless water heater - rebates for Puget Sound Energy customers

http://tinyurl.com/nuj9j8

Oceanside recycled glass tiles from Ecohaus

http://goo.gl/q1DfN

Sandhill recycled glass tiles from Ecohaus

http://www.sandhillind.com

Neil Kelly sustainable cabinets, from Ecohaus

http://www.neilkellycabinets.com/transitions

Double-pane window from Renewal by Andersen

http://www.renewmywindows.com

Double-pane windows - rebates for Puget Sound Energy customers

http://tinyurl.com/kluvoe

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Safer and Greener Cosmetics

Air date: May 13, 2009

Skin Deep cosmetics database, from Environmental Working Group

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

Nurture My Body shampoo and other products

http://www.nurturemybody.com

Alchemilla skin cream and other products

http://www.myalchemilla.com

EO Shave Cream

http://www.eoproducts.com/Categories/Shave.aspx

Dr. Bronner's soap and other products

http://www.drbronner.com

Kiss My Face sunscreen

http://www.kissmyface.com

Nvey Eco lip gloss, from Sephora

http://tinyurl.com/otl5yx

Loreal concealer

http://www.loreal.com

Tube-Wringer from Gill Mechanical Company

http://tubewringer.com/proddetail.php?prod=TubeWringer202

Organic Wear Pressed Powder face powder, in paperboard compact

http://www.organicwearmakeup.com/en-us/productdetail/02134.html

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Top Five Green Products for Earth Day

Air date: April 22, 2009

Watts Up energy monitor

https://www.wattsupmeters.com/secure/products.php

Black & Decker power monitor

http://www.blackanddecker.com/Energy/products.aspx

Kill A Watt energy monitor

http://www.p3international.com/products/special/P4400/P4400-CE.html

Caroma dual-flush toilet from Ecohaus

http://goo.gl/rSkch

N:vision compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)

http://www.nvisioncfl.com/products.aspx

EcoSmart CFLs from Home Depot

http://tinyurl.com/c4spwo

Bartell Drugs CFL recycling program

http://www.bartelldrugs.com/bright-idea-cfl-light-bulb-recycling

Various alternatives to pesticides and fertilizers, from McLendon Hardware

http://www.mclendons.com

Various products from neighborhood farmers markets

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.htm

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Where Does Your Recycling Go? - Products Made from Recycled Materials

Air date: April 8, 2009

Marcal toilet paper, made from recycled paper

http://www.marcalpaper.com/smallsteps

Green America's project urging magazines to use recycled paper

http://www.coopamerica.org/programs/woodwise/publishers/magazines

PaperStone countertops made from recycled paper

http://www.paperstoneproducts.com

Toy recycling truck from Green Toys, made from recycled milk jugs

http://www.greentoys.com

Mohawk polyester carpet made from recycled plastic bottles

http://mohawkportico.com/carpeting/carpet-fiber.aspx

Patagonia board shorts with polyester lining made from recycled plastic bottles

http://tinyurl.com/chnb55

Cedar Grove Compost made from local food scraps and yard waste

http://www.cedar-grove.com

Bowls from Fire & Light made from recycled glass

http://www.fireandlight.com

Vase from Aurora Glass made from recycled glass

http://www.auroraglass.org

Goods for the Planet (source for Fire & Light and Aurora Glass products)

http://www.goodsfortheplanet.com

Cheese platter from Uncommon Goods made from recycled glass

http://tinyurl.com/c249ug

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Barking Up a Green Tree - Eco-Friendly Pet Products

Air date: March 18, 2009

Raincoat for dogs made from 100-percent recycled polyester, from West Paw Design

http://tinyurl.com/d64559

Leash and collar made from old silk neckties, from Annie’s Sweatshop

http://tinyurl.com/c2ta4h

Eco-Bedding for small animals from 100-percent recycled paper, from FiberCore

http://www.fibercorellc.com/eco-bedding.cfm

Carey Evenson's homemade cat scratching post from cardboard scraps

Instructions: http://tinyurl.com/8xt77l

Pet bowl made from 100-percent recycled glass, from Big Shrimpy

http://www.bigshrimpy.com/

Organic pet treats from Onesta Organics

http://www.onestaorganics.com

Dog model provided by Woodinville-based non-profit Greyhound Pets, Inc.

http://www.www.greyhoundpetsinc.org

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Eco-Art: Reduce, Reuse, Create

Air date: February 25, 2009

Painting on salvaged windows, and sculpture from used objects

Artist: Karen DeWinter, http://www.karendewinter.com

Necklace and earrings from recycled glass

Artist: Genevieve Church, http://www.recycledloot.com

Necklace from computer parts

Artist: Bonnie Meltzer, http://www.bonniemeltzer.com/

Sculpture from old roadway reflectors and a discarded exercise ball

Artist: Dorothy Rissman, http://www.dorothyrissman.com

Mirror with frame from scraps of waste plywood

Artist: Steve Lawler, http://www.stevelawlerart.com/furn.html

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Greener Packaging

Air date: Feb. 6, 2009

Green Packaging’s PaperNuts - Paper packing material to replace polystyrene peanuts

http://www.greenpackaginginc.com/paper-nuts.htm

Green Packaging’s Prairie Eco Pak - Paper packing material to replace polystyrene peanuts

http://www.greenpackaginginc.com/prairie.htm

Geämi - Alternative paper packing to replace plastic bubble-wrap

http://www.geami.com

Moving Boxes Made Green - Reusable plastic totes as an alternative to cardboard boxes

http://www.movingboxesmadegreen.com

Amazon.com "Frustration-Free Packaging" - Opens easier and reduces waste

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000276271

MeadWestvaco's Natralock - Alternative to problematic PVC (polyvinyl chloride) packaging

http://www.natralock.com

Arm & Hammer Essentials - Concentrated cleaner with reduced packaging

http://www.armandhammeressentials.com

All Small & Mighty laundry detergent - Triple-concentrated, less packaging

http://www.all-laundry.com

Sustainable Group's ReMailer - Reusable mailing envelope

http://www.sustainablegroup.net/remailer.html

Netflix - Reusable envelope for mailing DVDs

http://www.netflix.com/MediaCenter?id=5379

TerraCycle plant food - Packaged in reused bottles

http://www.terracycle.net/main_plant_food.htm

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Green Winter Gear

Air date: Jan. 14, 2009

Winter jacket make from recycled plastic and hemp, from Evo store in Seattle

http://www.evogear.com/jackets/quiksilver-travis-rice-jacket-eco-friendly.aspx

Women's fleece gloves made from recycled plastic bottles, from REI

http://www.rei.com/product/773907

Eco-friendly snowboard made in Sequim, WA, by Mervin Manufacturing and sold at REI

http://www.mervin.com/about/

Green snowshoes made in Colorado by Crescent Moon and sold by Mercer Island-based Mountains Plus

http://www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com/ and http://store.mpgear.com/search.aspx?find=crescent+moon

Ice Melt - greener alternative to rock salt to use on sidewalks - at several local stores

http://www.ecos.com/pages/icemelt.html

Carbon monoxide alarm, from Target

http://tinyurl.com/9z5jvm

Wind-up flashlight (no batteries), from Amazon.com or Target

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamo-Illuminator-Wind-up-LED-Flashlight/dp/B0009H50OA

Flashlight powered by shaking (no batteries), from REI

http://www.rei.com/product/780363

Rechargeable bike lights, to make winter riding safer

http://goo.gl/LYI6l

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2008 appearances

Recycling the Holidays

Air date: Dec. 26, 2008

Electronics recycling - new state law

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/eproductrecycle

Electronics recycling - for items not covered under new law

http://www.takeitbacknetwork.org

Christmas light recycling

http://www.holidayleds.com/holidayledscom_christmas_light_recycling_program

Christmas tree recycling for Seattle

http://www.seattle.gov/util/myservices/lookitupwhatsaccepted/wood/christmastrees/

Christmas tree recycling elsewhere in King County

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/tree-cycling.asp

King County "What do I do with…?" recycling directory

http://www.kingcounty.gov/WhatDoIDoWith

Food waste collection

http://www.recyclefood.com

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Eco-Cool Holiday Gift Ideas

Air date: Dec. 10, 2008

Green Holidays program

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/green-holidays.asp

Sweet Beauty's Mojito Body Scrub - Made with Seattle's Theo Chocolate

http://www.sweetbeautyspa.com

Elf booties for baby - Made in Seattle from recycled wool sweaters - From Goods for the Planet

http://www.goodsfortheplanet.com

Iqua Sun Bluetooth solar-powered headset

http://www.amazon.com/Iqua-BHS-603-SUN-wireless-Bluetooth/dp/B000W0R0Y2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1227206023&sr=8-3

Hanukkah menorah made from pipe fittings

http://notschlock.bigcartel.com

Retrorazor - Traditional double-edge-blade durable razor, from Seattle company

http://retrorazor.com

ShedRain Ecoverse - Umbrella made from recycled pop bottles

http://www.shedrain.com/shop/ecoversetm-compact-906

Seattle Coffee Shirt - 100% organic cotton, dyed using recycled coffee grounds - From Goods for the Planet

http://www.seattlecoffeeshirt.com

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Get a Green Jump on the Holidays

Air date: Nov. 19, 2008

Green Holidays program

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/green-holidays.asp

Host a Northwest Center clothing drive

http://www.bigbluetruck.org

Make a grapevine wreath

http://www.remodelingmyspace.com/christmas-decoration-ideas

Make a bottle lamp with a "ReMake It!" kit

http://www.replayground.com/pages/shop/re-lamp.asp

Make your own candles

http://www.associatedcontent.com

Make a "mix CD" as a gift and use a Resleeve made from recycled paper

http://sustainablegroup.net/resleeve.html

Homemade liqueurs recipes

http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Homemade-Liqueurs/Detail.aspx

Give a cookie mix in a jar

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Desserts/Cookies/Cookie-Mix-in-a-Jar/Main.aspx

Give olive oil infused with herbs from the garden

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14883.asp

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Go green to save some green – home energy efficiency

Air date: Nov. 5, 2008

Hot water temperature card (to test if water is too hot)

http://www.goodcommonsense.net/hotwateca.html

Chimney balloon

http://www.energyfederation.org/consumer/default.php/cPath/21_3284_3285

Furnace filter whistle

http://www.amconservationgroup.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=218

Programmable thermostat

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100625733&N=1663+90401

Insulating blinds

http://www.smithandnoble.com/sn/product_category.jsp?sch_cat=Honeycomb%20Shades&nav_cat=-17994

LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights

http://www.holidayleds.com/christmas_lights/crystal_white_snowflake_led_christmas_light

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Eeek-o-friendly Halloween

Air date: Oct. 22, 2008

Kids' costumes from reused and recycled materials

Caterpillar costume. The "rings" on the caterpillar are made from old children's tights in bright colors. The tights are stuffed with old packing peanuts.

Bat costume. The bat's wings are from an old black umbrella that was broken on a windy day. The ears are also made from bits of the umbrella and glued to a black headband.

Traffic light costume. A box was painted black, and recycled plastic lids are used for the lights. The covers on the lights are made from old paper plates.

Alternative treats

Halloween-themed pencils and fun shoelaces

from Target - http://www.target.com

Organic fruit leather, organic energy bars and sugarfree gum

from Whole Foods - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Organic "fair trade" chocolates from Global Exchange

http://store.gxonlinestore.org/holiday2.html

Treat bag alternatives

Organic cotton shopping bags (decorated by kids)

from ReusableBags.com - http://www.reusablebags.com

An old laundry detergent bucket decorated with paint and markers

Jack-o'-lantern carved from an organic pumpkin from a local farmers market

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.htm

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Making recycling easier

Air date: Oct. 2, 2008

Simple Human 2-in1 recycling and trash bin for kitchen

http://www.simplehuman.com/products/recycling-solutions/deluxe-semi-round-recycler.html

Rationell recycling/trash bin from Ikea

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/20629/

Do's and don'ts lists for recycling For King County

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/recycling-quick-guide.asp
For Seattle: http://www.seattle.gov/util/MyServices/Recycling/HouseResidentsRecycle/WhatsAcceptedHouse/index.htm

Homemade food scrap container

http://wmnorthwest.com/guidelines/compostingcontainers.htm

Compostable bags

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/garbage-recycling/biodegradable-bags.asp

Worm bin composting

http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/naturalyardcare/wormbins.asp

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Eco-electronics

Air date: Sept. 11, 2008

Converter box for digital TV switch - Energy Star-rated

From Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TV-Home-Theater/Digital-Tuners-Converters/abcat0104000.c?id=abcat0104000

Laptop computer - Energy Star-rated

Energy Star info: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=computers.pr_crit_computers

Solio solar cell phone/gadget charger

http://www.solio.com/charger/explore-solio/solio-hybrid-1000.php

Voltaic Systems messenger bag with solar battery charger

http://www.voltaicsystems.com/bag_messenger.shtml

Moixa rechargeable batteries that charge from USB plug on laptop

http://www.usbcell.com

Rayovac battery charger

http://www.rayovac.com/recharge

Sanyo Eneloop battery charger

http://www.eneloopusa.com

Texas Instruments all-solar calculator

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_ti36x_solar.html

TrafficGauge (Seattle company) traffic map device

http://www.trafficgauge.com/device_sea_glance.html

New state law that will provide free electronics recycling

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/eproductrecycle

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Back to school with healthy, green lunches

Air date: Aug. 22, 2008

Obentec - Laptop Lunch kit

http://www.laptoplunches.com
From Bootyland in Seattle: http://www.bootylandkids.com

Klean Kanteen - Small stainless steel reusable bottle

http://www.kleankanteen.com/

Wrap-N-Mat - Reusable sandwich wraps

http://www.wrap-n-mat.com/

Farmers Markets - Local fruits and veggies for lunches

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.htm

Full Circle Farm - Local fruits and veggies from their Community Supported Agriculture Program

http://www.fullcirclefarm.com/

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Go green to save some green - part 2

Air date: July 31, 2008

Two Big Blondes consignment store - Hats, purses and shoes

http://www.twobigblondes.com

King County Metro Transit - Passes and ticket book

http://buypass.kingcounty.gov/index.htm

Hampton Bay - Ceiling fan (from Home Depot)

http://www.hamptonbay.com/Category.aspx?cid=791128

Seattle Public Library - Books, CDs and DVDs

http://www.spl.org

Farmers Markets - Local produce

http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets.htm

Territorial Seed Company - Lettuce seeds

http://www.territorialseed.com/

Ballard Market - Bulk oatmeal and nuts

http://townandcountrymarkets.com/ballard-market/

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Go green to save some green - part 1

Air date: July 10, 2008

Bike Friday - Folding bike

http://www.bikefriday.com - From Classic Cycle on Bainbridge Island
http://www.classiccycleus.com

Zipcar - Car-sharing program

http://www.zipcar.com

MetroPaint - Recycled latex paint

http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=521 - From Second Use Building Materials in Seattle
http://www.seconduse.com

Cartridge World - Refilling cartridges for home printers

http://www.cartridgeworldusa.com/store319

Kohler Forté - 1.75 gallons-per-minute low-flow showerhead

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog

Phinney Neighborhood Association - Loaned or rented tool

http://www.phinneycenter.org/programs/tool-lending.shtml

Make your own soaps or lotions, for home or gifts

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Natural-Health/2007-08-01/Recipes-to-Make-Your-Own-Soap-Lotion-and-More.aspx

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Green camping and hiking gear

Air date: June 19, 2008

For this segment, many products are from REI (http://www.rei.com).

Teko - Socks made from recycled and corn-based materials

http://www.tekosocks.com/product.php?category=Ecopoly+Recycled+Polyester

Second Ascent (store that sells used camping gear) - Used camping stove, rain gear and boots

http://www.secondascent.com

Osprey - Backpack made from recycled materials

http://www.ospreypacks.com/Packs/ReSourceSeriesRecycledMaterials/

Marmot - Sleeping bag made from recycled materials

http://marmot.com/spring_2008/equipment/sleeping_bags/synthetic/womens_ecopro_15_reg/technology

Freeplay - Crank-powered lantern

http://www.freeplayenergy.com/product/indigo

Simbree Energy Bar (made in Seattle)

http://www.simbree.com

California Baby - Sunblock

http://www.californiababy.com

Burt's Bees - Herbal Insect Repellent

http://www.burtsbees.com

Skin Deep cosmetic safety database (to check sunscreen and bug spray)

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php

CamelBak - BPA-free plastic water bottle

http://www.camelbak.com

Nalgene - BPA-free plastic water bottle

http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com

Sigg - Aluminum water bottle

http://www.mysigg.com

Klean Kanteen - Stainless steel water bottle

http://www.kleankanteen.com

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Eco-cool products for summer

Air date: May 29, 2008

For this segment, these products were loaned to us by Goods for the Planet in Seattle (http://www.goodsfortheplanet.com):

  • Adirondack chair made from recycled milk bottles
  • Solar/crank radio
  • Solar-powered yard lights and hanging lanterns
  • Tote bag for the beach, made from plastic bags
  • Outdoor rug made from pop bottles

Other products featured:

Splaff flip-flops - Made from old tires

http://www.thegreenloop.com/Splaff_Flopps_s/39.htm

Pottery Barn - Organic cotton beach towels (large bath towels)

http://www.potterybarn.com

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Green your pets

Air date: May 8, 2008

For this segment, several of these products were loaned to us by Bark Natural Pet Care store in Seattle (http://www.barknaturalpet.com).

Krebs Recycle - Dog leash made locally from old climbing rope

http://www.krebsrecycle.com

Planet Dog - Dog toys made from reclaimed plastic

http://www.planetdog.com

West Paw Design - Durable dog toy

http://www.westpawdesign.com

Purina's Yesterday's News - Pet litter made from recycled newspaper

http://www.yesterdaysnews.com

Carefresh - Pet bedding for small animals, made from reclaimed cellulose pulp fiber

http://www.absorptioncorp.com

Big Shrimpy - Pet bed made locally with recycled materials

http://www.bigshrimpy.com
Note: Big Shrimpy is an alumni partner of King County's LinkUp program, which works to expand markets for selected recyclable and reusable materials by facilitating an interactive community of businesses, public agencies and other organizations.

Darwin's Natural Pet Food - Made locally with free-range meats and organic vegetables

http://www.darwinspet.com

Wet Noses - Organic, locally-baked dog treats

http://www.wet-noses.com

English Retreads - Dog collars made from recycled inner tubes

http://www.englishretreads.com

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Green products for Earth Day

Air date: April 17, 2008

Chico Bag - Reusable shopping bag

http://www.chicobag.com

Fair Trade Sports - "Fair-trade" and low-toxic soccer ball

http://www.fairtradesports.com/about-us

Autonomie Project - Eco-friendly sneakers

http://www.autonomieproject.com

Simple Shoes - Other types of "green" shoes

http://www.simpleshoes.com

Texture Clothing - Clothing and rugs made from organic cotton, hemp, and scraps

http://www.textureclothing.com

Grays Harbor Paper - Recycled paper

http://www.ghplp.com

Mr. Ellie Pooh - Paper made from elephant dung and recycled paper

http://www.mrelliepooh.com

Recycline - Toothbrush made from recycled plastic

http://www.recycline.com

Choice Organic Teas - Organic, fair-trade tea (Seattle-based company)

http://www.choiceorganicteas.com

Field Roast Sausages - Vegetarian sausages made in Seattle

http://www.fieldroast.com

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Updated: Aug. 7, 2014


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