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Updating your baby’s nursery to a more timeless, neutral space for your little one, or looking for more classic pieces that could work for more than one child? We have compiled some tips on creating an eco-friendly, modern space that will grow with your child that won’t break the bank!

Choose materials carefully. For the walls, opt for a child safe, enviromentally-safe, no or low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, such as Real Milk Paint. Paint is one of the top indoor air pollutants, and VOC’s are the toxins that off-gas into the air upon application. Most major paint manufacturers now make a no or low-VOC line of paint with a wide choice of colors, so when picking out paint, read labels carefully or ask a store associate for assistance.

We all know that the color in a space can greatly affect our mood… and our children’s mood! For young children, opt for a color scheme that promotes a healthy night’s sleep & a calm, nurturing atmosphere for play. A neutral color can help to stabilize and ground, while green is an ideal color for any space. Green is neither hot nor cool & symbolizes growth & new beginnings. Use yellow sparingly, or not at all, as yellow is the hardest color for your eye to break down.

In addition to paint, carpet is another major indoor air pollutant, so instead look for hardwood, bamboo, cork, rubber or tile options for bedroom flooring. Adding an area rug made from natural fibers adds the needed warmth you want in a bedroom, plus offers a sound deadening quality to help sound from bouncing off the floor & walls. Wool is strongly suggested as it is a self-extinguishing fiber, an added bonus. We love this ABC Classic Rug from Peurobaby, as it is ethically made from 100% raw materials and non-toxic dyes. It is also washable, which comes in handy with little ones! It is extremely lightweight and easy to pick up and move, with anti-slip underlay to ensure safety.

When adding furniture pieces to your child’s room, such as dressers or chairs, look for unfinished wood furniture, and then stain/paint with a NO VOC stain or paint. This will limit any off-gassing of toxins that a finished piece of new furniture would emit into the space. Another eco-friendly choice is to choose a recycled or upcycled item from a family member or friend. For a fun, timeless piece that blends in seamlessly with any space, the Wooden Toddler Slide from Peurobaby is perfect for indoor use, and encourages exercise, motor skills and independence! Available in a wide variety of colors, the slide is made from molded wood and finished with water-dilutable finish, free of methylpyrrolidone and free of phthalate plasticizers.

For additional play items that grow with your child, choose items that delight their imagination and encourage independent play, from a wooden kitchen to an adorable Chalkboard Ride-On Wagon! This little wagon is a favorite with my children… my now 6 year old likes to decorate it with her artwork, and my little guy likes to pull his wooden cars around in it! It wipes clean easily, too!

When choosing new linens and bedding for a neutral space, think cool colors such as blues, greens, and lavender to calm and soothe, rather than jarring, bright colors! Organic cotton blankets, sheets and pillows give your child a soft, safe place to snuggle into at night, and if possible, opt for Naturepedic, a company that makes GOTS certified organic cotton sheets, pillows, and more… all allergen-friendly, as well! We also adore Aden + Anais, who make the softest, breathable, 100% cotton muslin blankets, changing pad covers, and sleep sacks.

It can be fairly simple to makeover your child’s space to create a delightful, neutral space in which to sleep and play! When in doubt, opt for eco-friendly, natural, and classics that grow with your child.

*Peurobaby provided a sample & images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

It’s that time of the year again! With Christmas sneaking up on us once again, Tiny Green Mom has put together their ‘Top 5 Eco-Gifts for Babies & Toddlers!‘ While the tiniest member of your family may be more intrigued by the twinkling lights, wrapping paper, and boxes, Mom and Dad will appreciate the following gifts for little ones!

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Organic Taxi Lovey by Estella NYC

This adorable and super-soft organic cotton lovey features an iconic NYC taxi, and is made perfectly-sized for tiny hands! With bold black and white stripes, tactile pom poms for the wheels, and a plush knit cotton feel that makes it easy to cuddle and hold, the Organic Taxi Lovey is a fantastic eco-stocking stuffer this holiday season! Hand knit in Peru. Machine wash on gentle. For additional ideas for baby’s 1st Christmas, check out their gift guide, too!

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Gunapod

A favorite last year, Gunapod continues to make our eco-friendly gift list! With gorgeous new prints and sizes that fit infants to toddlers, your little one will stay toasty and warm all night long in this safe, smart, and extremely soft wearable blanket! (Yes, we wish it came in adult size, too!) Like sleeping wrapped in a cloud, Gunapod features the WONDERZiP® system for easy changing in the night and temperature control to prevent overheating. The WONDERZiP® opens completely from underarm to underarm, with 4 separate pulls functioning in a multitude of ways as you choose. Generously sized for maximum comfort, Gunapod provides baby with plenty of space to fold legs or spread out, as well as move arms freely. In addition, you can unzip the Gunapod® along the bottom to accommodate a carseat or stroller safety strap, which allows your baby to kick freely. Gunapod® adheres to the strictest standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CPSIA. Now that our little guy is a toddler, we love that it prevents him climbing out of the crib, too!

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Organic Baby Mum-Mum

Tuck these favorite teething biscuits into your little one’s stocking! Baby Mum-Mum now offers two new organic varieties…Organic Sweet Potato & Carrot and Organic Blueberry & Goji. These all-natural teething biscuits are always a hit with my little teethers, and now that my youngest is a toddler, the line has Organic Strawberry Rice Biscuits for toddlers! Baby and Toddler Mum-Mums are made without GMOs, artificial flavors and preservatives. Gluten, lactose, egg and peanut-free. Plus, each serving is individually wrapped for convenience, making it a breeze to take a few along in a diaper bag or purse!

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Baby Butz Cream

They may not appreciate it… but mom and dad will! To treat baby’s diaper rash naturally and effectively,
Olen Cosmetics’ Baby Butz cream is a trusted brand, recommended by pediatricians and used in hospital neonatal units. Baby Butz cream is a barrier and a healing cream that prevents and relieves diaper rash in as little as 4 hours. It’s all-natural, free of perfume, alcohol or chemicals. Baby Butz Cream can be purchased on www.amazon.com.

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Pure Spoon Fresh Organic Purées

Is your little one learning to self-feed? The gift of Pure Spoon will be a welcome one! Pure Spoon Fresh Organic Purées are 100% fresh certified organic fruits and veggies that are cold pressed, cold packed and delivered right to your door! Yes, your little ones will love them… and you will love that they are nourishing their growing bodies. Flavors available include Apples & Broccoli, Blueberries, Bananas & Apples, Butternut Squash, Apples & Oats, Carrots & Zucchini, Creamy Avocado & Apples, Simply Apples, Simply Carrots, Simply Pears, Spinach, Pear & Bananas, and Sweet Potato & Apples.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

While our youngest daughter headed off to kindergarten this week, it is still over 90 degrees F here in Florida, and we have months left of pool & beach time! My sweet little guy and I are enjoying our special time together, and these are just a few of our favorites for fun in the sun….year-round!

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Loulou Lollipop Luxe Muslin Quilt Blanket

We all scream for ice cream! This extremely soft, luxe ice cream printed quilt blanket is a huge hit in our home…with both the 1 year old and the 5 year old! With a pastel sunny yellow trim and back, this blanket is bright, sunny and a must-have for little ones! Loulou Lollipop’s luxurious quilt is made of 4-layers of super soft rayon created from bamboo, which makes it gentle and soft on delicate skin. As if the blanket isn’t already soft enough, it gets softer with each wash! It is breathable, sustainable, durable, and machine washable. With quality being a top priority, Loulou Lollipop makes all of their adorable goods by hand.

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Pebble by Kahiniwalla

Make waves with this adorable fairtrade toy! Everything whale be alright when your little one has this soft rattle while playing on land or in the sand as we soak up the last of the summer sunshine! The soft toy can be submerged in water and is machine washable… and retains its’ shape after play or wash! Irresistibly cute, Pebble is the best in hand manufactured soft toys from community businesses in Bangladesh. We love that this business is helping women out of poverty and putting smiles on faces worldwide! All Pebble products are made by Hathay Bunano. Hathay Bunano, meaning hand made or hand knitted in Bangla, is a non-profit fair trade organisation in Bangladesh. Its mission is to create fairly paid, good quality, flexible and local employment for rural women who are poor and often disadvantaged.

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Babytime! Baby Safe Sun and Bug Collection

Here in Florida, sunshine and mosquitoes are year-round! It is a necessity to protect our children’s skin from harmful rays and irritating bugs the natural way! Babytime’s Sunny Sunscreen and Mighty Shield Bug Lotion will keep your child’s skin safe from nature’s elements without adding harmful chemicals. We love that the Mighty Shield Bug Lotion applies evenly and easily like lotion rather than a spray, which is much more effective! With broad spectrum SPF 35, the sunscreen isn’t greasy and is water resistant to 80 minutes. Plus it is enriched with green tea and aloe!

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

It’s late summer, and you’re feeling like changing things up a bit! Songa Designs’ handbags help you make that bold statement! They’re socially conscious, roomy, eco-friendly and anything but boring! Handcrafted by skilled artisan women in Rwanda, Songa’s handbags are individually unique and make a fashion statement with a meaningful purpose. We love that Songa Designs combines eco-friendly materials, international reach, and on-trend statement pieces to show how your personal style can have a profound impact across the globe.

Songa Designs Orenda Handbag

Songa Designs provides employment for more than 175 women artisans, giving underprivileged women the opportunity to earn their own money to buy land, healthcare or send their children to school for the first time. Songa’s statement bags like the geometric Orenda Handbag above or the minimalist Nia Tote below are made using all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn and upcycled fabric saved from landfills. With boho-chic designs and trendy shapes, Songa Designs’ accessories are a gorgeous accessory to any outfit!

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About Songa Designs International
Songa Designs International empowers a new generation women around the world with Urban Tribal accessories. It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa Designs is changing this dynamic. By working for Songa, under-resourced women are encouraged to pursue economic independence, simply by using skills acquired through everyday life. Songa Designs provides jobs for over 175 women who in turn negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages, which enables them to buy land, health insurance or send their children to school for the first time. Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans of Songa Designs in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high-quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade item is tightly woven with all-natural materials such as banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn and upcycled fabric that otherwise would end up in landfills.

Defined as “the path forward” in Swahili, Songa Designs is synonymous with the journey toward economic empowerment for women in developing countries.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Colorful, bright, and just plain FUN – Funkins are durable and washable napkins that fit perfectly into little laps. They can do double duty as a bold and cheerful placemat and are perfect for meals on the run. Made from 100% cotton, the napkins are soft to the touch and are available in a rainbow of colors, patterns and styles that will delight both parents and little ones alike!

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At Tiny Green Mom, we love how versatile these cheery napkins are, with our favorite use being a picnic place mat at the park or beach! With such a variety of styles to choose from, every child knows which napkin or place mat is his or hers, making for less fuss!

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With over 3.5 million tons of paper towels and napkins ending up in landfills, the eco-friendly and CPSIA Compliant Funkins are a smart alternative to throwaway paper napkins. Environmentally-conscious families and schools that practice waste-free lunch programs will love Funkins. Learn more at http://www.myfunkins.com/.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Tiny Green Mom has put together a wish list for the tiniest ones on your gift-giving list this year! From super-soft swaddle blankets and bibs to the perfect eco-minded toys for tots, these gorgeous finds for babies and toddlers will please both children and parents alike!

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aden + anais burpy bibs

For your little drooler, these incredibly soft burpy bibs from beloved eco-friendly line, aden + anais, are a must-have for any newborn! This Fall, aden + anais added 6 brand new print collections that “Mom” absolutely adores! With each washing, these bibs become softer and softer. In addition to the burpy bibs, these new classic and silky soft bamboo prints are also available in swaddles, dream blankets, & sleeping bags. https://www.adenandanais.com/new/

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aden + anais classic swaddles

These breathable, silky soft 100% cotton muslin swaddle blankets from aden + anais are a staple in “Mom’s” home and a necessity for new parents! The gorgeous prints and incredibly soft swaddles are wonderful not only for swaddling your sweet baby, but can be used as an impromptu nursing cover, stroller blanket, or clean place to lay baby on the floor for tummy time! https://www.adenandanais.com/new/

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Cloud b Hugginz Musical Plushies

A sweet find for little ones, Cloud b Hugginz Musical Plushies calm and soothe baby at home or on-the-go! When baby pulls on the plush star, a soothing lullaby begins to play. These super soft, oh-so-lovable six-inch characters can be easily attached to strollers, cribs, car seats, and activity gyms by their Velcro tabs. http://cloudb.com/

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jj rabbit dryBIB™

For babies that have moved onto solid feeding, jj rabbit has designed an incredible eco-conscious bib for your little one! Made from organic cotton, this practical bib is also waterproof (without the plastic!) and has a convenent catch-pocket to help keep messes to a minimum! “Mom” loves that the dryBIB™ is machine-washable as well as BPA-Free, Phthalate free, and PVC Free. It is designed for babies ages 3 – 18 months.
http://jjrabbit.com/

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Begin Again Toys Dino Nubble Rumbler

Chunky and eye-catching, this adorable wooden brontosaurus from Begin Again Toys has a tactile Nubble tummy made from natural rubber. Tiny hands will love to grasp, push and play with the Nubble Rumbler Dino, encouraging the development of both fine and large motor skills. “Mom” was thrilled to learn about this eco-company, which makes this toy from sustainably harvested rubber wood with non-toxic, child safe stains. http://www.beginagaintoys.com/

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jj rabbit CUPPIES®

Bright and cheerful, these adorable cups make it fun for little ones to transition to a real cup! With a hidden animal at the bottom of each CUPPIES®, your child will finish their nutritious beverage every time to see their favorite friend! CUPPIES® are available in Frog, Piglet, Penguin and Rabbit. http://jjrabbit.com/

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PBS KIDS & Whole Foods Market® Earth-Friendly Toys

Classic toys for little ones, these earth-friendly toys exclusively from PBS KIDS & Whole Foods Market® inspire creativity and spark imaginative play! Made using responsibly-sourced materials, including PlanWood, which is high density fiber composite wood from rubber trees, as well as organic color pigment, and rubber wood. The xylophone & drum are tried and loved musical instruments that little ones love, and the wooden Stacking Giraffe provides hours of laughter & fun!

PBS Kids Drum

In addition to being eco-friendly, what makes these toys even more appealing this holiday season is that PBS KIDS toys are gifts that give back! Purchasing these toys ultimately gives back to the PBS mission of education for all children as 100% of profits for the supplier, PBS, goes back to their non-profit work! In addition, all PBS holiday products give 1% to Whole Kids Foundation, which helps give parents, teachers and children more tools and opportunities to eat well. http://shop.pbskids.org/

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Boppy® Bare Naked® Nursing Pillow and Positioner

For both breastfeeding and positioning, the Boppy® Bare Naked® Nursing Pillow and Positioner is the perfect item for babies from birth to one year old! This extremely versatile nursing pillow lifts baby to a more ergonomic position for comfortable breastfeeding or bottle feeding, giving relief to Mom’s arms and back. Not only for breastfeeding, the Boppy Pillow transitions to a comfortable support pillow for different stages of development such as tummy time and learning to sit. The Boppy Pillow supports baby as she grows and develops and this multi-use pillow can be used for babies up to one year old. The Original Boppy Bare Naked Pillow is the famous Boppy Nursing Pillow without a Boppy® Slipcover. “Mom” prefers the Boppy® 100% Organic Fabric Slipcover. The Boppy Pillow and Boppy Slipcovers are both machine washable for easy clean-up! http://www.boppy.com

Boppy, Shutterfly and Tiny Prints have announced an amazing offer for those who purchase an Original Boppy Pillow. Through December 1, 2015, purchase a specially marked award-winning Original Boppy Pillow (Bare Naked, Slipcovered, Heirloom and Luxe versions) and inside the package you’ll receive a coupon for a FREE $29.99 Shutterfly photo book and $20.00 towards your next order at Tiny Prints ($50 value). Perfect for capturing all of baby’s first!

*Companies generously provided samples, information and images for this article.*

Morable Blanket BambooAs a mother to two little ones, “Mom” swaddled both babies from birth to 12 months in a Miracle Blanket®. They slept better, more comfortably and secure, and eased our worries that a blanket would cover their tiny nose or mouth. Now that her youngest is one year old, swaddling has now been replaced with footed sleepers, just as an eco-friendly swaddling blanket has made its debut! (why does that always happen!?) Regardless – the Miracle Blanket® makes it a breeze for anyone (new moms and dads, grandparents, visiting aunts and uncles…) to swaddle your little one properly and with ease.

Miracle Industries, LLC, the inventors of the award-winning Miracle Blanket®, have designed the Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket®, the first eco-friendly swaddling blanket to join the company’s line of best-selling swaddling blankets.

Cool Bamboo Miracle Blankets® are made from a super-soft bamboo-cotton blend (70% bamboo and 30% cotton). “Mom” is a big fan of anything that is made of bamboo! It is extremely soft and just lovely next to the skin. The silky smooth fabric is stretchy, odor and stain-resistant, breathable, and lightweight, making it perfect for swaddling during the warm weather months and year-round according to Michael Gatten, CEO and founder of the dad-invented Miracle Blanket®.

“We know many families are conscientious about the environment and rightfully so. That’s why we have been working hard to give these families an eco-friendly swaddling solution – and not just any solution – but a solution that also happens to be the #1 pediatrician recommended swaddling blanket on the market today,” says Gatten. “While the fabric is different, the one thing that remains unchanged is our guarantee that Miracle Blanket® will give your baby (and mom and dad) a good night’s sleep.”

The new Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket® is available for $32.95 on www.MiracleBlanket.com and at authorized Miracle Blanket® retailers worldwide. Please visit www.MiracleBlanket.com for more information.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

hairdresserProtect Your Hair and the Environment: 5 Eco-Friendly Hair Care Products

We all want to have the gorgeous, glossy tresses that we see on shampoo commercials and red carpets, but some of us aren’t willing to increase our carbon footprint in the process. If you find yourself torn between using the products that are going to tame your mane and doing your part to ensure a greener tomorrow for future generations, you need not fret. As it turns out, you’re not the only eco-minded idealist looking to realize a greener lifestyle while still enjoying the benefits afforded by modern beauty products. And the good news is that there are a slew of hair care solutions that can give you the luscious locks you seek while doing less harm to the environment. Here are just a few that you may want to check out.

1. Alterna Bamboo shampoos and conditioners. Made with organic bamboo (and other) extracts, Alterna’s hair products smell amazing and leave your locks feeling clean and healthy. You’ll also appreciate the fact that they’re free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, sodium chloride, and toxic chemicals that populate other shampoos and conditioners. Many also contain antioxidants to repair damage caused by free radicals (created by exposure to the sun, chemicals, and so on), as well as a variety of natural ingredients that will make your hair soft, shiny, and super healthy. And they’re certified organic.

2. Dr. Bronner’s organic soaps. Dr. Bronner’s specializes in 100% organic products that are certified to USDA and Fair for Life standards (for organic and fair trade organizations, respectively). In addition, they’re meant to be sustainable thanks to 3-in-1 functionality that means you can use both the classic liquid and bar soaps for your skin, your hair, and even your laundry. In addition, the liquid soap is meant to be diluted in water, as it is concentrated, so a 2-ounce bottle could last you just as long as a much larger bottle of shampoo. Plus, the pure Castile formula denotes a vegetable oil base that will help to keep your hair soft and shiny.

3. Kiss My Face styling products. This company may be better known for their skin care products, which smell like heaven and work like a charm, but don’t discount their styling products that offer the same benefits for your hair. Although the products are touted as “natural” rather than organic (which, as you know, means very little), the ingredients are all plant-based, so at least you won’t have to worry about toxic chemical additives (although there’s no guarantee that the plants included weren’t subjected to chemical fertilizers and pesticides). However, they also use recycled materials in their packaging and their products are cruelty-free. Kiss My Face might not have the greenest credentials, but they’re better than most. And you really can’t beat their yummy scents.

4. Henna. If you’re looking for an alternative to the harsh chemical hair dyes that you’re used to, all-natural henna offers a plant-based solution that allows you to enjoy the versatility to alter your appearance without doing irreparable damage to your hair (or the environment). In addition, it’s not permanent, so you can change it up frequently if you want to.

5. Natural oils. No matter how many hot roller and flat iron reviews you read, you’ll be hard pressed to find heat treatments that don’t damage your hair. So if you want the straight strands or curly coifs they can offer you’ll simply have to protect your hair beforehand or repair the damage after the fact. And the truth is that you don’t need any specialized or pricy products to get the job done. With natural oils like organic olive, coconut, avocado, or almond (amongst others) you can help to seal the cuticle of your hair in addition to moisturizing your scalp. You’ll do no harm to the planet in the process and you can have the incredible hair you’ve always wanted.

Bradley Cooper Wears an Eco-Friendly Suit to the Golden Globes

Celebrities have long been known for pushing the boundaries of fashion and moving the industry forward, especially where red carpet events are concerned. These galas are designed for celebs to show off their flamboyant and larger-than-life styles, and most of the participants do not disappoint. In some cases their risks pay off big, netting them the coveted title of “best dressed”. Others make the worst lists. It doesn’t really matter which type of attention they get, so long as they don’t fade into the background and get ignored by the media completely. While the public may be more interested in the performances these actors and actresses give on the silver screen, as well as the awards they receive, there is a certain segment of the population that pays close attention to what these stars are wearing, mainly so they can steal the style and remain fashion forward. So when a hot celebrity like Bradley Cooper, recently nominated for his acclaimed turn in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, is spotted in an eco-friendly tuxedo, it has a major impact.

In truth, it wasn’t his idea to don the two-piece Tom Ford creation, a tuxedo made from European wool that was spun and woven in a low-impact manner. Ford used this OEKO-TEX fabric to design what is being called the eco-tux, and Cooper wore it as part of Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge, now in its fourth year of attempting to get actors on board with sustainable practices, presumably so that they can act as role models for the rest of us. Cooper may be one of the hottest names to go green on the red carpet thus far, but he’s in good company, joining other notable actors and actresses who have participated in previous years, including Javier Bardem, Kenneth Branagh, Meryl Streep (who won an Oscar for her role in ‘The Iron Lady’ while wearing an eco-friendly gown by Lanvin as part of the challenge), and of course, husband Colin Firth.

Firth, for her part, is the creative director of retail concept creator Eco Age, which generates green living solutions. And her desire to get celebrities involved in her environmental crusade is what brought about the Green Carpet Challenge. Since its inception it has attracted not only celebrities wishing to use their fame for good, but also designers keen to showcase their eco-friendly wares on an international stage. Tom Ford may have been the biggest “get”, and Firth commented that he has been something of a driving force in the “quest to merge ethics with aesthetics”. But fashion houses from Valentino to Chanel have lined up to participate, along with unsurprising additions like Stella McCartney, who has long boasted green sensibilities in both her personal and professional life.

And no one can deny that Cooper made an excellent spokesperson for the challenge. He couldn’t look bad in a suit if he tried, and Tom Ford’s eco-tux is certainly no exception. When it comes to red carpet dress attire, men don’t get a wide variety of options. But with Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge they have certainly proved that they can use their wardrobe to make a bigger statement. And with the celebrity and designer names that the challenge has already managed to nab, the trend towards greener garments on the red carpet seems sure to grow.

Eco-Friendly Touches in Your Living Space

If your home could stand to be greener that’s probably because it can. Whether this means utilizing biodegradable objects or displaying recycled pieces, it’s actually quite simple to make your home more eco-friendly. If you can’t afford to completely redo your home with eco-friendly pieces that’s understandable, but there are small ways to implement changes. Find unique pieces for your space such as a bamboo Dell computer or aluminum foil laptops. Intrigued now? Read on to discover more green pieces, making it easy to implement an eco-friendly touch within your house.

Start with your kitchen and add to it with eco-friendly side boards made of recycled materials that will add to a chic space. Sideboards are traditional, stylish, and have a warm touch that makes any interior look unique. They especially work well for kitchens because they add a modern touch while creating an illusion of space. Add a green touch to your kitchen with a sideboard that’s trendy and eco-chic.

If subtle is what you’re going for then you may want to consider investing in an eco-friendly laptop. CEO Michael Dell introduced a Dell eco PC with a bamboo casing that supposedly is eighty percent smaller than a standard desktop and in addition, it uses seventy perfect less power. If you’ve been feeling guilty about how much power you use while working everyday on your standard computer you may want to consider this bamboo Dell computer instead.

Allow your kids to participate in your eco-renovation and implement an eco-friendly bed in their bedroom that they’ll think is super cool. In fact, did you know that they make swanky beds out of authentic airplane parts? Your kids can be their own pilot while enjoying their recycled airplane bed. They’ll think it’s awesome that the lounging space is pristine too because many of the beds are made fairly large. Let them enjoy a headboard that’s made from the inner flap from a C-130 military cargo jet and perhaps side rails that are DC-9 rear stabilizers. Super cool!

So as you can see there are many ways you can transform a space with recycled pieces and recycled beds. Your home may not be completely eco-friendly over night, but you can slowly and surely invest in pieces that will add to an attractive space and create an eco-friendly environment in every one of your interiors.

About the Author

Sierra is a freelance writer and blogger at Ocean Dreams. She loves eco-friendly décor pieces and hopes to implement them into her own home someday.

*Image courtesy of Houzz.com.*