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Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • 10 Carbon-Lowering New Year’s Resolutions

    2015 is here - time to make a few resolutions to prevent climate change, save you money, and help promote a healthy lifestyle in the new year. 1. Figure Out Your Carbon Foot Print First things first – use a carbon calculator to see how much of the earth’s resources you are using in your daily life. The calculator will ask you a few quick questions about electricity use, how you heat and cool your home, how you get around, and recycling habits to estimate how many pounds of CO2 you produce per year. It’s a great...

  • Gifts for Kids

    If you've got a little one on your holiday shopping list but don't know where to begin, don't fret! We've got you covered with fun, safe, educational gift ideas for kids ages 5-12 years old, including toys, games and books! Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Kids everywhere are becoming more knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start your own compost pile? What’s safe to include? This...

  • Gifts for Him

    It’s not always easy to find just the right gift, especially for the men in our lives. Whether they are our brothers, fathers, husbands, or grandpas, holiday shopping just got a bit easier with some of these unique eco–friendly items! From tech gear to wristwatches, and upcycled belts, ClimateStore has great gifts for men of all ages. ReFleece iPad Tablet Sleeve A structured sleeve with a felt-like feel, this case functions beautifully on its own, or can turn any backpack or bag into a safe home for your iPad, This sleeve is made from upcycled used...

  • High Hopes and Challenges at the UN Climate Conference (COP20) in Lima

    As you may have seen on various social media, delegates from nearly 200 countries have been gathered in Lima, Peru over the past two weeks for the 20th session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP20). Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, opened the proceedings on December 1st by warning, “2014 is likely to be the hottest year on record and emissions continue to rise. We must act with urgency.” The urgency for the delegates is clear. The next big climate summit will be at the end of 2015 in Paris. That...

  • Gifts for Her

    Whether you want to surprise your wife, charm your mom, sweep your girlfriend off her feet or put a grin on the face of any other special woman in your life, we have the perfect eco-friendly holiday presents to complete the task! Rose Bud Cuff and Earrings These make a great set! The Rose Bud bracelet is cast from a real organic succulent plant and made with 100% recycled precious materials. This gorgeous cuff makes even more of an impact when paired with matching earrings! Both were hand crafted and designed...

  • What are Soap Nuts?

    Soap nuts are fruits from Sapindus trees, a genus in the lychee family that grows in South Asia. Soap nuts contain a substance called saponin which acts as a natural detergent. Soaps (and detergents) contain a phospholipid molecule where one end is attracted to water and the other to oil. This makes it possible for oil and water to mix, so the oil can be washed off. Which is why we use products with phospholipids to clean! And no...you can't eat them :> One great way to use soap nuts is for laundry. Soap nuts are...

  • Gifts for the Green Thumb

    Oh, the weather outside might be frightful, but you can still lift the spirits of the gardener in your life with these unique (and sustainable) gifts from ClimateStore.com! Stella Solar Lantern This solar lantern shines as brightly indoors as it does out. Created from ultra durable, recyclable Tyvek®, Soji Stella lanterns are stamped in a hand crafted floral design that cast stunning patterns in your garden by night. They collect sunlight all day and turn themselves on at night, with no need for a power outlet. The entire neon collection is bold, bright and fun! ...

  • Gifts for the Cyclist

    There is almost nothing as fun and climate friendly as fossil free transportation on a bike. Whether they're commuting, doing errands, working out or just enjoying the ride - we have eco bike products for family and friends that work. Dash Handlebar Bag The Dash is designed to keep your phone, GPS, or maps in an easy to reach location. Maps and devices can be viewed through a clear window, while you can stash your lunch, shades, sunscreen or a couple of beverages on the inside. It is manufactured from upcycled bicycle inner tubes...

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