|5 Green Products: 50 Simple Things to Fair Trade Joobles Toys|
1. The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
Would I buy this product? Probably not. My experience with these sort of books is they sit on shelves, good ideas or not, without much use. Besides, most of the information can be found on the 50 Simple Kids website for free.
2. Safe Sippy 2
The Safe Sippy leaks very little – none at all when left on its side, and not much when shaken hard upside down – and the seal on the screw lid is very good. Flow is moderate, and encourages mouth formations that better support speech development than traditional sippys. The angle of the straw, however, requires the cup to be held with the straw angled away from the user, which is counter-intuitive, or be tipped waaaaay up. We like the insulation provided by the silicone sheath, but it is exceedingly difficult to put on the bottle, and this cup also requires a bottle brush to clean well…
Would I buy this product? Probably not. I’ve never been a fan of straw sippy cups, as I fear germs hide where I can’t really clean. My kids used the Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Sippy, and they are still around today as little water bottles once my children moved on from the sippy lids. I don’t think the Safe Sippy has that same versatility to grow with a child beyond the preschool years.
3. pao pao (baby) unbleached cotton nursing cover
Would I buy this product? No. In our society, there should be no need for nursing covers. We should be able to nurse openly without worrying about showing a tit. I never used a nursing cover or blanket, and I felt I could still nurse discreetly by just pulling up my shirt. If you feel the need to cover when nursing, you definitely should chose a handmade eco-friendly product like pao pao (baby).
4. Fair Trade, Organic Joobles Pip the Dog
What makes it fair?
Would I buy this product? Yes. I would so much rather support Fair Trade cooperatives than Chinese factory workers when purchasing toys. At 11 inches long and only $25, Pip the Dog is a bargain, and that helps provide educational programs and supplies to Peruvian children.
5. Oceana Adopt a Creature
Oceana is an incredible organization:
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
Would I buy this product? Yes. I believe strongly in giving gifts that have far reaching positive outcomes both environmentally and socially.
Source: GO Media - by Jennifer Lance