environment

  • Design Your Green Room

    Is tree hugging not enough? Bring your environmental advocacy home with these products that are sure to make your home eco-friendly without sacrificing style.

     

    Chairish — Making secondhand buying less tacky

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    www.chairish.com

    Chairish is a company that scours flea markets and vintage stores to find furniture, decor and more in order to refurbish and stylize for resale. Many items are updated to look more modern and tasteful — with a price tag to match. Items on the Chairish site can get up to two or three thousand dollars. However, the site also has frequent sales — bringing premium prices down to a few hundred dollars for the nicer pieces.

     

    ColorHouse paint — Color without the chemicals

    ColorHouse THRIVE

    www.colorhousepaint.com

    Not only will the natural hues of ColorHouse paint give your space a natural look, but it will do so without the harmful chemicals, toxins, fumes and pollutants that come with a regular can of paint. ColorHouse offers rich shades of green, vibrant colors inspired by flowers and soothing browns, whites and greys sure to highlight your room’s environment. Gallon cans sell for $45.

     

    Coyuchi — “Some of the softest fabrics you can get your hands on”

    Coyuchi

    www.coyuchi.com

    Less than one percent of the world’s cotton is organically grown, making the search for truly natural textiles a headache. Look no further — Coyuchi makes all of their blankets, bedding, mattresses and more from 100 percent organic cotton, wool from family-owned Canadian sheep and other organic materials. You can get a completely organic striped wool blanket for $198 on their website.

     

    Lite + Cycle — Feel-Good (and Smell-good) lighting

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    www.liteandcycleshop.com

    LED lights are a must when energy conservation is your goal — they produce a noticeably smaller electric footprint when compared to regular light bulbs that helps the environment and your electric bill. However, nothing can beat an inexistent electric footprint.

    Lite + Cycle candles aim to bring the highest quality scent to your home without leaving any waste behind. The candles use non-GMO vegetable wax and high-grade essential oils to produce a natural, captivating scent that fills the whole room. Pillar candles start at $24 and can reach as much as $78.

     

    Tuft & Needle — Sleep responsible

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    www.amazon.com/Tuft-Needle

     

    Organic doesn’t have to mean compromise. Tuft & Needle offer eco friendly mattresses for reasonable prices that consistently receive top reviews on amazon. Tuft & Needle mattresses use adaptive foam that forms to every body and adjustment, and is made with environmentally responsible materials, which means your carbon footprint won’t keep you up at night. A Tuft & Needle Queen size will set you back $600 — you can also opt for a $500 full or a $750 king.

  • Say Goodbye to Plastic Sandwich Bags

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Kat Nouri has a love-hate relationship with plastic.