Story of Stuff Project

The Story of Solutions

The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy — more roads, more malls, more Stuff! — even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting.
But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better — better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Shouldn’t that be what winning means?


Non-Toxic Glass Wasp Trap

This sturdy, colored glass wasp trap will take a bite out of your yellowjacket or wasp problem. Simply add the included lure, a bit of water, and replace the stopper on the trap. Hang or place in an area with high wasp concentrations. Wasps fly up through the bottom hole, become trapped, and drown in the water. After two weeks replace the lure, or just add sweet liquid (lemonade works fine).
To clean: remove the stopper, empty, and rinse. Easy as can be!
Can be hung, or set on a flat surface. Wasps can fly up into the bottom even when it is sitting on the ground.
Measures 5″ in diameter x 8″ high.
Lure made in USA, trap made in China.
Provides a non-toxic, safe way to control wasps.

Green Kids Crafts

Backyard Science

Who knew that you had an entire laboratory living right outside your door? The Backyard Science Discovery Box makes the most of the amazing specimens that we might overlook on a day-to-day basis. Your green kid will use them to decorate a Fabric Collecting Bag, create a Leaf Pendant, make a nature Sun Print and design a specimen Shadow Box.
This box originally shipped as part of our subscription program and is a great representation of what subscribers receive each month.
Fun and enriching for kids ages 3-8
Designed by experts to support development and align with our Happy & Healthy Child Criteria
Contains only natural and sustainable materials and each purchase benefits environmental non-profits
Save 10% and get Free Shipping when you spend $60 at Green Kid Crafts
Save 10% and get Free Shipping on Green Kid Crafts’ award winning Creativity Kits and Discovery Boxes when you spend $60 or more. Expires 2/25/14. Does not apply to Gift Subscriptions. Coupon Code: NOBORE

Trader Lou

Amethyst February Birthstone Special

Save 10% on all amethyst jewelry, beads, and gems with a min. purchase of just $25. Free Shipping. Promotion code amethyst10 through February 28, not available with any other offer.

If gazing into the sparkling purple depths of an Amethyst suffuses you with a sense of awe, this is only to be expected. February’s purple birthstone has been found among the possessions of royalty throughout the ages. The intense violet hue of Amethyst appealed to early monarchs, perhaps because they often wore this color. Purple dye was scarce and expensive at one time, and so it was reserved for the garments of kings and queens. However, Trader Lou makes the gem affordable…and quite stunning.

The Ultimate Green Coupons

Free Shipping Over $50
Receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50! Coupon valid for UPS Ground Shipping. Coupon does not include furniture, over-sized items, mattresses, case packs and orders shipping outside of the contiguous 48 United States. Coupon Code: TUGSFREESHIP expires 12/31/2015

Receive 10% OFF All Baby Bedding, Blankets, Clothing and Toys
Receive 10% OFF All Baby Bedding, Blankets, Clothing and Toys at The Ultimate Green Store with coupon code: GREENBABY2014 expires 12/31/2014

10% off of your purchase
Receive 10% off of your purchase at The Ultimate Green Store with coupon code: GREENLIVING expires 12/31/2014


Love, Peace & Valentine Coupons

Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day – Take 50% Off all Kitara
Treat yourself for Valentine’s Day. Take 50% off all Kitara. Use coupon code TREAT50 at checkout. Free Shipping. Deal ends 2.21.14 or until stock lasts.
Nimli is in Lucky Magazine this month featuring an exclusive 40% off sitewide coupon code
Check out Nimli in Lucky Magazine this month featuring an exclusive 40% off coupon code. Use coupon code luckybreaks4 at checkout. Some exclusions apply, items in the deal shop have already been discounted. Coupon expires 3.3.14. Coupon Code: luckybreaks4
Tea Collection
Wear the Love, $25 Off.
Wear the Love: Save $25 and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders $150 and over at Tea Collection. Coupon Code: FALLINLOVE
Naturals Inc.
20% Off All Orders!
20% Off All Orders, Use code STYLE20

Green Living Everyday
20% Off Soap on the Rocks Gift Sets
Save on our prehistoric soap dish that is hand-cut from ancient fossilized Texas Hill Country limestone and it keeps one bar of your choice high and dry. Coupon Code: rocks
Take an Additional 15% off all Wall Art
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10% Off Sustainable Wood Block Sets
10% Off Sustainable Wood Block Sets. These blocks are crafted from sustainable Michigan basswood, then embossed and printed with a colorful range of non-toxic inks. Coupon Code: blocks
Gifts With Humanity
20% Off All ArtCamp Jewelry
This week only get 20% off jewelry by ArtCamp for your Valentine! Coupon Code: BEMINE
Free shipping on all Gifts With Humanity Orders. Coupon Code: SASFREE
The Ultimate Green
Free Shipping Over $50
Receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50! Coupon valid for UPS Ground Shipping. Coupon does not include furniture, over-sized items, mattresses, case packs and orders shipping outside of the contiguous 48 United States. Coupon Code: TUGSFREESHIP

Pure Citizen

Capri Mix Vintage Sari Five Bracelet Stack

Five Stack Authentic Limited Edition Upcycled Vintage Sari Bracelet Set Consisting Of -
Vintage Sari woven into Gold Dipped Chain, Vintage Sari Karma Ribbon with Gold Dipped Elephant Charm, Natural Agate Stretch bracelet.
Boxed with Message Card.
Each one is unique. Made ethically in their workshop near New Delhi, using locally sourced hand-selected vintage saris.

Bean Products

Storage Bean Bag Chair
Storage Beanbag: A dual-purpose beanbag and storage system
These days it is hard to find a product that delivers a real new solution in the furniture industry. The patent pending Storage Beanbag by mimish is one of those rare new products that deserve the term innovation. It simultaneously serves as a beanbag and a storage system.
Andrea, a NYC mother of two with kids, needed a solution to de-clutter her own home, and came up with the genius idea of the Storage Beanbag with beans on the top and storage on the bottom. The storage compartment can be used for seasonal clothes, bedding, towels, stuffed animals, costumes, and much more. All unsightly clutter is hidden while you sit on it, use it as an ottoman, or watch the kids play with it. It is perfect for urban spaces, play rooms, bedrooms and dorm rooms where you always seem to lack both storage and seating solutions.
Proudly made in the United States, the Storage Beanbag is 30” in diameter and 17” high. It has a capacity of holding 5,650 cubic inches of storage. It comes in different fabrics and colors to match any room décor. The fully washable micro-suede is available in charcoal, navy blue, dusty rose, white and chocolate. The cotton fabrics are spot clean or dry clean and come in a color for every taste. Organic cotton launches in black, avocado and tomato, pure cotton in erase pink, purple, aqua, medium blue, butternut cup and orange.

Nest Bedding

Organic Cotton & Hemp Blankets by BAD Blankies


Breathable Organic Cotton and Hemp Blankets For The Whole Family!
Made from 2 layers of 55% Hemp & 45% Organic Cotton (GOTS certified), Nest Bedding is proud to be the exclusive Bay Area retailer for BAD Blankies.
Hemp is renowned for its durability and its ability to thrive without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, it is the perfect material to blend with organic cotton to make these amazing blankets.
All BAD Blankies are USA made by hand and natural in color, with colorful accent stitching to add a splash of color and style. Add a BAD Blankie to any new organic mattress purchase for the perfect bedroom!
Baby/Toddler 36″x54″

Twin 90″x66″

Twin XL 108″x66″

Full/Queen 108″x81″

King 108″x108″
Custom sizes available, just email or call.
BAD Blankies are created by Daniel and Brittany and they created these wonderful blankets because they slept hot at night and were not happy with all the synthetic choices in the bedding market. Through hard work and perseverance, they developed the current selection of blankets which we highly endorse here and in our stores. The blankets are made by hand here in the USA and are a great story! Support small manufacturing and enjoy an amazing product!
Why use hemp in the blankets?
Superior Properties
Hemp has been called the American version of bamboo.
Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable natural textile fibers. Products made from hemp will outlast their competition. Hemp is not only strong but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fiber on the market. This keeps hemp garments from stretching out or becoming distorted with long term usage. Hemp is known for its durability and also its comfort and style. The more hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in. Hemp is naturally resistant to mold and fading due to ultraviolet light. Because of its porous nature, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its color better than any fabric including cotton. This porous nature allows hemp to “breathe,” so that it is cool in warm weather. Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibers is warmed by the body, making hemp garments naturally warm in cooler weather, making it the perfect material to blend with cotton for a great blanket!
Environmental Advantages
Hemp is a fast growing crop and produces more fiber yield per acre than any other source. Hemp can produce up to 250% more fiber than cotton and up to 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. Hemp grows best in warm tropical zones or in moderately cool, temperate climates, such as the United States. Hemp leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop, especially when weeds may be troublesome. Where the ground permits, hemp’s strong roots descend for three feet or more. The roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff, building and preserving topsoil and subsoil structures similar to those of forests. Hemp does not exhaust the soil and hemp plants shed their leaves all through the growing season, adding rich organic matter to the topsoil and helping it retain moisture. Farmers have reported excellent hemp growth on land that had been cultivated steadily for nearly 100 years. There is a movement afoot to allow hemp to be grown as a legal crop in the United States.

Artful Home

“Love Note Hearts” Ceramic Wall Art
Playful, hand-formed ceramic hearts are glazed with bright colors, highlighting their imprinted and carved texture. The matte finish on back is perfect for writing a personal love note. For wall or tabletop display. Sold individually.