Green Giving For the Holidays
- posted on: December 13, 2018
- posted by: Eva Jacobson
Find gift ideas for the whole family in the 21 Acres Green Resources Directory! We have a robust Baby & Kids section with toys, stuffed animals, and clothes for toddlers and babies. Plus, plenty of great gifts for adults including household items, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and more!
Green products are better for us and the environment. They don’t contain the harmful chemicals many traditional products do—chemicals that can impact our health, the health of our loved ones, and the planet—and they are made with sustainable, responsibly-sourced materials, thereby limiting their impact on the Earth and its ecosystems.
In the Gifts section of the Green Directory you’ll find companies and products specifically geared towards gift-giving such as Orange Twist, a Seattle-based company that makes cards and envelopes using recycled paper products and non-toxic water-based ink, and Wrappily, a company offering a new, environmentally-friendly take on wrapping paper. (Did you know that approximately 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper gets thrown away over the holidays? That’s enough to circle the world 9 times!) With the help of neighborhood newspaper presses, Wrappily prints their unique patterns on 100% recyclable newsprint. Flori is another great gift option, located right here in Woodinville! This local business makes beautiful bouquets with organic, seasonal flowers, locally foraged greenery, and foliage found in Seattle wholesale flower markets. You’ll also find, in the Gifts section, various local artisans and crafters who have joined us on campus for 21 Acres’ events, such as Taurus and Twine, Sauk Mountain Pottery, and Portage Bay Goods.
If you’ve already got a handle on your Christmas and holiday shopping, the Green Directory is always a great resource to find environmentally-friendly products and businesses throughout the year. Find information on safe (for you and the environment), chemical-free cleaning products, sustainable lawn care businesses, responsible building materials, green dry cleaning options, eco-friendly transport, and more!
The Directory’s Media section includes information and links to various online articles, magazines, podcasts, blogs, etc. dedicated to green living and environment-related news/topics.
Take a moment to explore the Green Directory on our website. If you have any questions about specific products or how best to utilize the directory, contact [email protected], 425-481-1500, or talk to one of the many friendly faces you’ll see when you visit the 21 Acres campus.