December 15, 2014.
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...
December 12, 2014.
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...
December 5, 2014.
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! ...
December 3, 2014.
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...
November 26, 2014.
With Thanksgiving falling unusually late this year, now is the time to start searching for holiday gifts for college students. There are many creative sustainable items you can give them that will make their busy lives away from home easier and better organized. If buying for a college student seems daunting, check out these 6 great eco-gift ideas! GrooveMagnet Earbuds A great pair of headphones makes a perfect gift! Music lovers will stand out from the crowd with these premium headphones that have the optimum acoustics of real handcrafted bamboo. It is easy to tune out...
November 18, 2014.
Have someone that loves to cook among your family or friends? ‘Tis the season for every aspiring chef to get that item that has been missing from their kitchen. Below are our straightforward and simple gift suggestions for an earth-friendly kitchen - from prep to cleanup! Your loved one will turn into a green gourmet just in time for the holidays! Ultra Kitchen Composter No need to go out into the cold to put food scraps in an outdoor composter. This highly compact electric composting system can compost food right in your kitchen - in less...
November 12, 2014.
The Kitchen is truly the heart of the home. It is a place to gather with friends and family over the most basic of necessities – food and water. On average, the kitchen is the place in the home where most water is used. The kitchen is also where we generate the most waste and use a lot of energy. Here are ten tips for making the kitchen an efficient room without losing any of its spirit! Reduce Energy 1. The refrigerator is one of the top energy users in the kitchen. When replacing a refrigerator, make sure...
November 4, 2014.
There are many factors considered when evaluating a product’s impact on our environment. To help sort things out, we developed icons to clarify how each of the products we sell mitigates climate change. We review products for carbon impact - or how much they will contribute to climate change - and award icons to explain how each produce fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs) than their alternatives. We look at the whole lifecycle from production to disposal. We also award icons when products produce their own renewable energy, save money, or educate the user about climate change. Additionally, there is...
October 29, 2014.
BEWARE! There are vampires lurking in your home! “Vampire energy” draw occurs whenever gadgets and appliances are plugged in and aren’t on. It takes electricity to power the little clocks on your DVD player and microwave, and even electronics that are completely off draw some energy as long as they are plugged in. Electronics use about 9% of the energy in your home, but experts estimate that almost 1/5 of this energy goes to waste through this vampire effect. Every time you insert the little fangs of your cellphone charger in an outlet and leave it there...
October 22, 2014.
As climate change continues to intensify worldwide, we are constantly reminded of the negative toll it is taking on ecosystems, economies and human health. However, positive progress is being made, and new trends in renewables are reducing dependence on fossil fuels. We’ve compiled a list of 5 countries taking the lead in renewable energy production. Denmark: This northern European country is making huge strides in renewable energy, specifically in wind power. Currently, renewable energy accounts for about 25% of Denmark’s total energy consumption, and it aims to produce 70% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. With...
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