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Jul. 16th, 2008 | 07:45 am

Background: The last time I stayed with my brother and his family, I noticed that when my nephew came home he went directly to his room and turned on his TV. It was nearly Pavlovian. That TV remained on the rest of the day regardless of said nephew’s presence in the room.  I mentioned it to my brother and he basically said, “Whatever. Who cares, we don’t pay for electricity.” The inner greenie in me curled up into the fetal position and wept.

Current: My brother is buying his first house! Big step and great news. Now that they *will* be paying for their own electricity I want to send him some CFL’s as a housewarming gift. Partially as a gag since my “inner” greenie isn’t very inner. But also because it’s a good idea.  :) Any other suggestions for “green” housewarming gifts to send along?


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from: spoondave
date: Jul. 16th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)

Solar-powered landscape lights. That's a big honking pack of 15, but I've seen packs with only four in them. We use them.

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from: deltasheets
date: Jul. 16th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)

LED light bulbs, stuff from Delight.com, gallon bottles of vinegar for cleaning solutions, a water collector (collects from downspouts outside), water wicking towels from TJ's (reduces paper towel needs), plants, composter, counter-top composter, reusable grocery bags, recycing separators, Nalgene bottles, herb garden, blankets, programmable thermostat

That's all I can think of right now. Congrats on their house - it's so exciting!

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green gift ideas

from: janelle76
date: Jul. 17th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)

a really neat place I found to buy great eco-friendly gifts is Fresh Heirlooms. they have candle holders, clocks, unique fruit bowls, and a bunch of home decor handmade from 100% recycled materials. i love that place!

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