Green Anniversary Gift Ideas: Traditional Anniversary Gifts With An Eco-Friendly Twist


A while back, I wrote a post about green anniversary gifts and the one that I gave my love during our first anniversary – poo paper. Well, it was our paper anniversary! Not only did she love the green anniversary gift, but it has since inspired me to think of other green alternatives to the traditional anniversary gifts that romance experts – and greeting card companies – say we should give to our better halves during a special occasion like an anniversary.   … [Read more...]

7 Green Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Ladies

OK, following up on 7 green Valentine’s Day gift ideas for guys, here are 7 for the girls: 1. Organic Fair-Trade Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate: Coffee is both the “second-most traded” and “second-most pesticide-laden” crop in the world, from what I’ve read. Go green (and just) this Valentine’s Day by buying your lady (or potential lady) an organic, fair-trade delicacy if she’s a big coffee drinker. And if you want to do a little bonus work, maybe try … [Read more...]

7 Green Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

I’m assuming that the women will get started on acquiring or making Valentine’s Day gifts before the guys, so doing a green Valentine’s gift post with cool green presents for guys first. Here are some ideas (if you don’t have your own yet)... … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Green Your Evening Routine

If you look at the 3 articles in this series (8 Ways to Green Your Morning Routine, 5 Ways to Green Your Daytime Routine, and this one), I think one thing clearly stands out. While “greening your transport” or “greening your diet” may look like individual green actions on the surface (i.e. the same as “greening your wardrobe”), these cover actions that you do not only once a year, not only once a month, not only everyday even, but a few times a day. So, the point is, they add up to a lot. … [Read more...]

10 Green Christmas Gifts For The Ladies

Following up on last week’s Green Gifts for Guys post, here’s one for the girls. Of course, most of the items on this list could go to guys as well (and same with the previous list)... but these are items that came to mind for the ladies, in particular.   … [Read more...]

10 Green Christmas Gifts For Guys


The holiday season is officially here, and while I often cringe at the thought of shopping or of all the people buying so many unnecessary things now, it is a nice feeling to give and receive gifts. While a lot of gifts are completely unnecessary and contribute to our growing environmental problems, there are many green options nowadays that can be useful without harming our world, and some that can even help it. Here’s my top 10 list of green gifts you can give a guy (and many of them are … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Green Your Morning Routine

We often focus on things, products, or stuff when we write about going green -- disconnecting them from people’s daily lives a bit. I think this limits the degree to which people incorporate green practices or green products into their lives. So, rather than just randomly create a list of some things you can do or buy to go green, I thought I’d focus such a list around the story of your day a bit. … [Read more...]

Cannondale Rolls Out Recycled Bike Apparel

Calling all bicycle riders, lovers, and fanatics. Bike companies are now making apparel that is made anywhere from 42% to 100% out of recycled materials. Whether you are new to the cycling world or have been an avid cyclist for many years you have probably heard of the bike company Cannondale.   … [Read more...]

Snyder’s of Hanover’s UNBELIEVABLE Greenwash


Ok, so we're not really the type of folks to throw out the greenwashing penalty flag, but this is just ridiculous. Snyder's of Hanover has ripped off the design of the USDA Organic seal to simply list product ingredients... and ingredients that aren't even organic. I snapped this photo in my local grocery store last week: I posted it on The Fun Times Guide to Living Green's Facebook Page earlier today and our awesome friends there were as shocked as I was. We'll never label a business or … [Read more...]

Fallen Palm Leaves + Water = Verterra ‘Disposable’ Dinnerware… My Review

Looking for a killer way to earn some serious style points and uber eco-friendliness to your next party? Verterra Dinnerware is the answer. This sustainable dinnerware is made from fallen palm leaves and water... and that's it. No chemicals, dyes, bonding agents, or bleaches. Verterra dinnerware is 100% biodegradable, BPI-certified compostable, microwave and refrigerator safe, and unbelievably sturdy! Check out this demonstration of the crazy strength of the Verterra … [Read more...]