Looking for the Perfect Environmental Gift?
The Mighty Nest (www.mightynest.com) offers to send a gift every month that is something good for the planet. The gifts are something that will allow you to make changes in your habits. My husband received this as a Christmas gift from his niece. so far, he has received: 1. Beeswax papers for wrapping and storing food in the refrigerator, 2. Three clothes drying balls made from Australian sheep wool for softening your clothes (1000 loads). Store bought drying sheets have toxic chemicals in them. 3. Five 100% cotton washcloth-size towels for cleaning up your counters instead of using so many paper towels (think trees).
That's all for the first three months. Looks like we can expect to look forward to such gifts as reusable shopping bags (and produce bags), reusable to-go containers and thermos, maybe metal or bamboo straws. It will be a surprise.
In Berkeley, the Ecology Center at 2530 San Pablo Avenue is a store with a treasure trove of alternative choices for the conscious consumer.