Shop 'til you're green

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

If you’re gonna shop, shop greener. Try these eco-friendly products.

b. happybags

What it is: An “attractive yet durable” line of reusable shopping/tote, wine, yoga and dry-cleaning bags.

Eco-claim: Made in the United States of domestic materials, they help to eliminate the destructive overuse of disposable bags. The manufacturer is a certified member of the Green Business Association.


“Just Green It” the Ultimate Consumer Shopping Guide Book

What it is: Compares brand-name products side-by-side to help consumers to make environmentally friendly choices on everything from light bulbs to mattresses to baby food.

Eco-claim: An essential guidebook for navigating the oversaturated green marketplace; a must-have for any shopper concerned about living green while saving green in today’s tough economy.


Solay Wellness Natural Salt Lamps

What it is: A line of crystal salt lamps offering a natural air-purifying solution.

Eco-claim: Because they increase the negative ion count, the lamps are good for asthma patients, people with chronic lung illnesses and allergy sufferers. Plus, the salt crystals used in the manufacturing process are mined in an ecologically responsible manner.


SwaddleKeeper Baby Sleep System

What it is: Organic cotton newborn swaddling blankets.

Eco-claim: No fabric scraps end up in the landfill. Instead, they are used by SwaddleKeeper to make stuffed animals and snack bags that are donated to local charities.