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Concious Box

Natural Living Deliverd
    


    
Start replacing the products in your life with healthier choices. Every month, we scour the globe for natural, non-GMO products, like delicious snacks, lush cosmetics and non-toxic cleaners. Then we box them up and send them to you. It’s an easy way to discover new favorites, and start living a healthier, more “conscious” life.

Earth Easy

Bee Free Wasp Deterrent
    
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Wasps are very territorial creatures – an average wasp nest has a 200-feet territorial radius. Wasps will instinctively flee an area that contains an unfamiliar nest. This natural wasp deterrent works without toxic chemicals or baits. Instead, it simulates a real wasp nest with the shape, colors and patterns to deter wasps from building nests in the same area. Just think of it as a “scarecrow for wasps”.
    
The Bee Free Wasp Deterrent is great for patios, children’s play areas or anywhere wasps are a problem. It folds flat so it’s easy to bring camping or backpacking.
    
Features & Benefits:
Imitation wasp nest deters wasps from building new nests
Will not trap or harm bees or beneficial insects
No chemicals or pesticides
Folds flat for easy shipping
2 wasp deterrents per pack
    
Sustainability
Provides a non-toxic, safe way to control wasps.

Go Green Solar

Voltaic OffGrid Solar Backpack
    
The OffGrid Solar Backpack is our most versatile bag. The solar pocket is removable and can be attached to other bags or anything else as it charges. Besides charging all your handheld electronics, it has 1,500 cubic inches of storage space, a padded laptop sleeve, integrated phone pouch and plenty of other pockets.
    
Solar Charger Specifications:
    
Two 2.0 Watt Solar Panels generate power in sunlight. They are waterproof, lightweight and built to withstand abuse.
    
Power: 4 Watts total peak output at 6 or 12 Volts (selectable depending on charging application)
    
Charge times: 4-5 hours in the sun will fully charge a typical phone, 1 hour will provide about 3 hours of talk time.
    
Universal USB Battery stores power for use anytime and is specially designed to charge efficiently from solar. When not in the sun, the battery can be charged using the USB Power Cable or optional AC travel charger or DC car charger making it just as useful on the grid as off.
    
Charge times: Battery will be fully charged from 7 hours of direct sun, 5.5 hours from USB port on laptop or optional DC or AC
    
Capacity: 3,000mAh, 11 Watt hour capacity
    
Output: 5.5V, 600mA via USB port
    
Input: 4.8-12V, 650 mA
    
Connect to Devices via the USB Port or 5 standard adapters
    
Bag Specifications:
    
Detachable Charging Section: Solar charging section zips off and can be attached to another bag, bike rack, etc. with the included straps and clips
    
Volume: 1500 cubic inches (25 liters)
    
Dimensions: 18″ high x 12″wide x 8″ deep (46cm high x 30cm wide x 21cm deep)
    
Weight: 4.5 lbs (2050 grams) including battery and solar panels Padded laptop pocket: Dedicated pocket fits up to a 17″ laptop
    
Wire channels: placed throughout the bag for headphones, bladder tubes etc.
    
Phone pouch: Sits on the shoulder strap and allows you to charge with easy phone access
    
Removable waist strap is built for comfort: High density padding in the shoulder straps and back. Mesh backing material for better air flow
    
Fabric: 600D shell made from recycled PET (soda bottles),which is waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant.
    
Compatibility
    
The product will recharge all these handheld electronic devices and thousands more. Connect any USB charger direct to the battery’s USB port or select from 5 included adapters. This is a short list of some of the more popular phones and handheld devices:
    
Apple: iPhone 1G, 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4G, iPod Touch, Classic, Nano, Shuffle, iPad (limited, read iPad charger post) BlackBerry: Bold 9700, Curve 8900, Pearl 8130, Storm 9530, Torch, Tour 9630 Flip: SlideHD, MinoHD, UltraHD HTC: Eris, Evo, HD2, HD7 Hero, Incredible, myTouch 3G Garmin: Oregon, Dakota, and zumo Series, eTrex with nuvi with Garmin’s power cable Iridium: 9555 Satellite Phone via Iridium car charger and panel output set to 12V LG: Chocolate (requires optional adapter), Incite, Rumor Kodak: zi6, zi8 Motorola: Backflip, Droid, Droid X, Pro and 2 Nintendo: DS with a USB charging cable Nokia: N72, N900, N97 Mini, X3, X6 Samsung: Epic, Galaxy S, Instinct, Mythic, Rogue Palm: Pre, Pre Plus Sony: PSP (requires optional 4.0×1.7mm phone adapter) TomTom: XL, XXL and GO Series
    
DSLR Cameras: In addition, you can adjust the Voltage output of the solar panels from 6V to 12V. The 12V setting is suitable for charging larger 7.4V digital camera batteries. You will need an optional camera battery cradle that supports the specific battery in your camera. Read more about our digital camera charger solution.
    
Manufacturers Warranty
    
2 Year warranty on bag or case and panels, 1 year warranty on battery. 30 Day Refund for products returned in new condition.

Nature Hills Nursery

Royal Empress
World’s Fastest Growing Tree with Year-Round Appeal
    
The Royal Empress Tree (Paulownia elongata) is native to China, but has found a welcome home in the U.S. as the world’s fastest growing shade tree.
    
This miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years!
    
The light scent between jasmine and gardenia is irresistible!
Your Royal Empress tree will announce the arrival of spring with a spectacular display of bell shaped flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of 8-12” blossoms. Their colorful display of lavender-kissed, pink and white will infuse the air with the fragrant scent of jasmine.
    
When the majesty of spring has passed, your friends and family will be amazed throughout the summer by the Empress’ uniquely fuzzy leaves. These huge emerald green leaves can reach up to 3 feet across.
    
Nature’s air purifier!
The Royal Empress tree can also filter toxins from the air at an amazing rate. In fact, your tree can capture more Carbon from the environment and convert it into pure, clean oxygen than almost any other tree in existence.
    
As if all this weren’t enough, during the winter months you will enjoy the adorable furry buds that cover your tree’s branches as they await the first signs of spring to welcome them into new life.
    
Easy to grow & hardy!
The Royal Empress tree is super hardy and tolerant of almost any soil type although it does best in well-drained soils. It prefers sun or partial shade and is pest & disease resistant.
    
Your Empress will be an outstandingly easy to grow accent to your landscape, providing a full, rounded crown to shade your home in a fraction of the time most trees would require to do so.
    
Not All Royal Empress Trees are the Same!
Another amazing quality of this tree is that, unlike some other varieties of Royal Empress, ours is non-invasive, so no need to worry about controlling its spread. Make sure you’re buying Paulownia elongata.
    
We grow the Empress Tree to be fast growing, stronger, and non-invasive. Order now and it is sure to bring many years of beauty to your landscape.
    
Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment!
    
* Fastest-growing hardwood tree
* Environmentally friendly
* Hardy
* Fragrant flowers
* Unique leaves and buds

Mr. Light

Remote Control Color-Changing LED Rechargeable Ceramic Spotted Pillar Lamps
    
mrlightSet of 2 Remote Control Color-Changing LED Rechargeable Ceramic Spotted Pillar Lamps Pillar Lamp – 6.75″ x 3.3125″ Base – 10.25″ x 5.125″ x .875″ 5 Hour Charge Time / 10 Hour Burn Time
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Homegrown Collective

DELIVERING A HOMEGROWN EXPERIENCE TO YOUR DOORSTEP EACH MONTH
Receive seasonally appropriate, professionally curated products that deliver the satisfaction of living a more self-sufficient & sustainable lifestyle to your doorstep each month.
    

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The HOMEGROWN COLLECTIVE is dedicated to providing its members with products that foster self-sufficiency and promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Utilizing a “group buying” strategy, we pass along those savings to you. We also hope to make the act of living a little bit greener, a lot more accessible and a lot more FUN!

19 KID-FRIENDLY EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES

Bitsy’s Brainfood co-founder, Maggie Patton encourages families to involve kids in Earth Day, to teach them that they can make a difference.
    

“When it comes to my own family and taking action on Earth Day, we like to think globally, and act locally. There are so many simple ways to get the whole family involved in celebrating Earth Day,” Patton says. Below, she provides 19 kid-friendly Earth Day activities that can extend into loving the environment every day.
    

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EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES
    

1.Compost your fruit and veggie scraps and watch your garden bloom!
2.Buy, fill and refill reusable water bottles — help keep millions of single-use plastic bottles out of landfill.
3.Save a tree! Use both sides of your notebook paper.
4.Visit a zoo or farm and learn how to care for animals. It’ll promote local food, too.
5.Go for a family walk or bike ride and help keep the Earth cool.
6.Get everyone a pair of work gloves and pick up trash in your neighborhood or town.
7.Buy or make your own green cleaning products and spring clean your home.
8.Grow a community garden and nourish your neighborhood green spaces.
9.Plant more trees in your town — they’ll help clean the air.
10.Help remove stuck plastic bags out of trees. And switch to reusable bags instead … for everything!
11.Make an appointment with your town leaders to add more neighborhood trash cans and recycling bins — or start a recycling program.
12.Collect glass food jars to paint and turn into candle holders (and use soy-based candles!).
13.Love surprises? Plant bulbs and flower seeds and keep a weather eye for spring blossoms!
14.“Turn off the lights!” Make switch plate reminders for your whole house.
15.Show your kids the beauty of the beach. Collect shells and rocks for art projects.
16.Make extra food for dinner then ditch BPA-lined plastic and get glass storage containers instead for leftovers.
17.Transform colorful magazine pages, comics and more into artful projects and gift wrappers.
18.Learn how to donate/recycle old computer equipment and post instructions (with permission, of course) at your local library, cafes, electronics stores and more.
19.Breathe in nature: Turn off the a/c and open a window to the world.
    
Bonus activity: Just get outside and play!
    
    

    
    
    
    
    
    

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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.
    
Sustainability
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
    
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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.