Japanese-style paper lanterns.
Courtesy of Giaim

Bright Light

Light up your porch or deck with solar-powered Japanese-style lanterns. The paperlike lanterns are weather-resistant nylon and fold up flat for easy storage.

Solar Shoji Lanterns
Available at Gaiam

A rubber mat made from recycled flip flops.
Courtesy of ReModern

The Flip Side

Made from recycled rubber flip-flops, these mats are great for the front door, outside the tub, or in the kitchen.

Flip-Flop Doormat
$23 (Small: 25"x15", also available in large)
Available at ReModern

Multi-colored salad servers.
Courtesy of Branch Home

Your Serve

These salad servers are as good for you as the local greens you are about to eat. Made from 100% organically grown bamboo and offered in four colors (natural, kiwi, cayenne, and sunflower), these make a great hostess gift for your next dinner party out.

Curvy Servers
$12 (set of 5)
Available at Branch Home

An umbrella with a bamboo handle.
Courtesy of Target

Spring Showers

If your old umbrella has seen better days (and even worse storms), replace it with one made from 100% recycled water bottles. The handle is bamboo and the shaft is constructed with 70% reused materials.

Totes Eco Umbrella
Available at Target

A set of coasters made out of recycled rubber tires.
Courtesy of Branch Home

Grab a Sixer

Fun and functional, these clever coasters are made from 100% recycled tires (in black). Other colors (green, orange, and blue) are also made from rubber containing 30% post-industrial waste. Just pop them out when you are serving cold drinks and pop them back in place for storage.

6-Pack Coasters
Available at Branch Home

A reusable bag with the message I'm Saving the Planet, What are you Doing? printed on the front.
Courtesy of Target

Shop With a Message

OK, we admit this is a little tongue-in-cheek, but it does get the message out there. Keep a few of these reusable shopping bags in your car. Sick of being asked, "Paper or plastic?" Well, next time, you can proudly reply, "Neither."

Saving the Planet Shopper
Available at Target

If something more refined is your taste, we also like this one.

A set of post-it notes made from recycled material.
Courtesy of the Office Depot

Recycled Reminder

As long-time devotees of Post-It Notes, we're happy to find out they are now made from 100% recycled materials. Now you can make your to-do lists and scribble down phone numbers guilt-free.

Post-It Notes
$11.99 (pack of 12 pads)
Available at Office Depot

A rack with wooden arms to place plastic bags to dry.
Courtesy of Giaim

In the Bag

Making it even easier to reuse plastic bags, this wooden rack is the perfect spot to air-dry washed baggies.

Countertop Bag Dryer
Available at Realgoods

Pans made with healthy non-stick surfaces.
Courtesy of Macy's

Flash in the Pan

A healthier and safer alternative to the PTFE nonstick surfaces in cookware, this series of pots and pans has a new nonstick technology (leave it to Martha). They are also environmentally friendly.

Martha Stewart Collection GreenPan™ Cookware
$19.99 (8-inch fry pan)
Available at Macy's

A set of plants in colorful containers.
Courtesy of Velocity Art and Design

Green-less Thumb

No matter what your skill in the garden, you are sure to succeed with Grobal's unique self-watering system. It is not only cute, but it's also great for growing flowers, herbs, and small plants.

Grobal by Karim Rashid
Available at Velocity Art and Design

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