Pulitzer Prize–winner Humes (Mississippi Mud) profiles a band of idealistic environmentalists devoting their lives and fortunes to protecting nature, including such tycoons as Doug Thompson, the founder of fashion house Esprit, who now spends his millions buying up thousands of acres of land to create nature preserves, and Roxanne Quimby, creator of the cosmetics giant Burt’s Bees, who is purchasing huge tracts of forests in Maine woods to trump the real estate investor’s visions of resorts, golf courses and suburban homes on clear-cut lands. But other barons are more David than Goliath. The Center for Biological Diversity, a cash-strapped nonprofit founded by an owl expert, scientist and mystic and a former engineering student turned philosopher, is responsible for the recent campaign to fight climate change by protecting the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act. Engineering professor Andy Frank has spent 20 years battling a recalcitrant [auto] industry and confused policy makers to produce an affordable, plug-in hybrid car. Readers concerned with conservation will appreciate this optimistic if starry-eyed introduction to these little-known giants of the environmental movement. (Mar.)
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Hand-crafted in the heart of Provence, France, Mistral soaps are made according to a three-hundred year old tradition of purity and excellence. Following a time honored know-how, or “savoir-faire,” we produce the finest triple milled soaps in the world by carefully selecting the highest quality oils of olive, palm or coconut and combining them with skin-softening African shea butter, renowned for its protective, rejuvenating properties. Our quality craftsmanship produces pure vegetable soaps praised for their rich lather, silky texture, and exquisite fragrance.
100 % all natural and organic shea butter from northern Ghana combined with certified organic lavender essential oil. Essential Oil Properties: Lavender oil tones and revitalizes skin. Used to relieve skin irritations. Shea butter has been used for centuries for its unsurpassed ability to protect and regenerate the skin. Shea butter enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation and is extremely high in Vitamins A, E and F. Shea butter can be used therapeutically for the following skin conditions: Dry Skin, Stretch Mark prevention and minimization, Eczema, Psoriasis, Arthritis & Rheumatism, Wrinkle Prevention, Diaper Rash, Scar minimization, Dry Hair & Scalp and Skin Discolorations. Warning : Please consult with a physician before using this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Not intended for use on children.
- 100 % all Natural and Organic
- Ingredients: Unrefined Shea Butter
- Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil
- 6 oz Jar
The Safety 1st natural bamboo gate is environmentally friendly made from sustainable bamboo. the recycled plastic panels and recycled/minimal packaging are also environmentally friendly. The gate is 27-42 inches wide 24 inches high and easy to adjust. The black and tan colors are inspired by new home fashion trends.
- Recycled bamboo frame
- Recycled plastic panels
- Easy to adjust width 27 to 42″ wide
- 24″ high
- Black and tan
Solid Teak Cutting Boards are new to the United States. Formerly very expensive, Teak has just been made available at reasonable prices due to a unique farming operation in Mexico and to NAFTA which allows the products into the US without customs duties. Teak is well known for its hardness and quality. Now you can see its beauty as well in these lifetime cutting Boards. These cutting boards are available in End Grain, Edge Grain, or Face Grain – all solid Teak with an oil-treated finish. Occasional treatment with mineral oil is recommended. Boards marked “HG” have side hand-grips carved into the board. Boards marked with “JC” have a juice canal (groove) inside the perimeter of the face of the board. Harvested from 2,500 acres along Mexico’s Pacific coast, careful attention is given to environmental and responsible forestry practices.
- Manufactured from teak grown on our own sustainable plantations on Mexico’s Pacific coast
- Functional and durable, gentle on knife blades
- Aesthetically unique, no two boards are the same
- Our teak ages well, assuming warmer and richer tones over time
- Minimal care, simply wash with soapy water and apply mineral oil occasionally
Create an effortless look with our brushes especially when you’re on the go! Start with the Complexion Blending Brush to buff your foundation with circular motions all over the face. Swipe eyeshadow all over the lid with the Shadow Smudge Brush and use a slightly darker colors on the crease for dimension. Use the Angled Liner with gel or cream liner to line the eyes and use with brow powder or cream to fill in the brows. Finish your look by seeping on a light blush and top off with a finishing powder. Our 5 Piece Travel Brush Set includes: Complexion Blending Brush, Shadow Smudge Brush, Angled Liner Brush, Powder/Blush Brush and Cosmetic Case. At EcoTools we encourage you to embrace your own individual meaning of beauty and share it with the world, whether it is makeup tutorials, an inspirational story or giving back to the community. Because when you feel truly beautiful, you will make the world and everyone around you feel beautiful! Armed with a mission to make women look beautiful on the outside and feel just as good on the inside, sisters Jen and Stacey set out to create a brush collection that was not only nature friendly, but chic, high-quality, and affordable too. After sourcing recycled materials, renewable bamboo and better manufacturing processes, in 2007, EcoTools was born. This year, we’re celebrating EcoTools’ 10th anniversary by introducing a fresh new look, brushes that feel even better in your hands, and packaging with detailed tutorials that make it easier than ever to create a beautiful look from hair to toe. We’re also marking a decade of living beautifully by making a $100,000 donation to Glamour’s The Girl Project via our #MyTrueBeauty campaign that supports women’s empowerment and encourages women to become the best version of themselves.
- 5 bamboo brushes in a cool pouch
- cruelty free
- eco friendly
- wonderful upscale brushes
Keep the veggies growing and the grass green this summer without increasing the water bill with this environmentally friendly water barrel from Achla. Compact enough to fit on a deck or patio, this water barrel catches and stores rainfall and roof runoff to store 54 gallons of water for irrigating or washing the car when the clouds are long gone. The barrel features a debris screen that keeps out leaves, bird droppings, and other waste. For optimal safety and peace of mind, the lid on this rain barrel is child-proof. Designed with an overflow tube to divert excess water away from basements and footpaths, a convenient shut-off valve at the end of the overflow hose lets you begin storing water again with the flip of a switch. The barrel measures 32 by 24 inches (height by diameter). An easy to use linking kit is included for linking this barrel with other barrels (if purchased) for additional capacity. Made of durable, UV-stable polyethylene the barrel is built for years of solid use and good looks.
- Rain catcher water barrel with 54-gallon capacity
- Compact design for deck or patio; debris screen catches leaves
- Childproof lid for optimal safety; overflow tube diverts excess water away
- Includes link kit for connecting several barrels for additional capacity
- Measures 32 by 24 inches (height by diameter)
100% organic cotton twill. Garment washed. Unstructured. Brass metal eyelets on sides. Adjustable self-fabric back with tri-glide buckle closure. Pre-curved visor.
- 100% organic cotton twill
- Unstructured, crown band, two side brass eyelets
- Self fabric closure with brass slider and brass grommet
- Size: One Size
These socks fit like a second skin, providing an hygienic alternative to bare feet. Made from pure natural cotton for coolest comfort.
- Low profile athletic sock with anatomical five-toe construction for yoga and palates workouts
- Designed with a patent pending non-slip sole
- Superior hygienic alternative for mat and machine workouts
- Toe separation helps to increase flexibility and strengthen the muscles in the foot
- Made from 90 percent organic cotton and 10 percent spandex