Fresh Finds: A Sustainable Summer

Try these eco-things for more fun in the sun. Register to win the items featured below!

| July/August 2009

  • Seal windows and doors with Fomo Handi Seal Eco Foam, and light up your desk with IKEA's Sunnan Solar Cell Lamp.
    Photo by Michelle Galins
  • Cool down with a spritz of Rose and Aloe Hydrating Mist from John Masters Organics, and restore moisture to sun-dried skin with Oh! Soaps Smooth as Silk Natural Handmade Carrot Soap.
    Photo by Michelle Galins
  • Add some fun to a summer dinner with Organicville Salsa, Fair Trade Choice Organic Whole-Leaf Tea and Global Exchange's Handwoven Placemat Set.
    Photo by Michelle Galins
  • Be prepared for any kind of summer weather with the Blue Q Woodland Overnighter Bag, Beckons Organic's Love Cami Dress, and Totes Eco'Brella.
    Photo by Michelle Galins

Lower air conditioning bills by sealing windows and doors with Fomo handi seal eco foam. Made from polyurethane and soy, this low-pressure sealant prevents moisture by repelling water and blocks allergens from getting in. Fomo is a U.S. Green Building Council member and an Energy Star partner. 20-ounce can: $15. (800) 321-5585. Register to win Fomo handi seal eco foam.

A perfect desk light, Ikea's sunnan solar cell lamp charges in nine hours and shines for four hours before it needs to recharge. Made of aluminum and steel, it’s available in five bright colors. Lamp: $20. Register to win an Ikea sunnan solar cell lamp.

Cool down with a spritz of rose and aloe hydrating mist from John Masters Organics. Made with rose essential oil, the spray refreshes overexposed skin and scalp. This cruelty-free, vegan product is packaged in 100 percent recycled paper. 2 ounces: $20. (800) 599-2450. Register to win John Masters Organics rose and aloe hydrating mist.

Restore moisture to sun-dried skin with Oh! Soaps smooth as silk natural handmade carrot soap. Organic carrot juice and olive, coconut and sweet almond oils deliver vitamins and nutrients. 4-ounce bar soap: $7. (888) 315-3895. Register to win Oh! Soaps smooth as silk natural handmade carrot soap.

Spice up your cookout with Organicville salsa in mild, medium or pineapple. Made with organic tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices and agave nectar, these gluten-free, vegan salsas are packaged in reusable glass jars. 12-ounce jar: $4. Register to win Organicville salsa.

Delicious over ice, fair trade Choice Organic whole-leaf tea is packaged in biodegradable “tea pyramids,” which allow the tea leaves to fully expand and release robust flavors. The certified organic teas are available in eight flavors. Box of 15: $8.50. (800) 882-8943. Register to win Choice Organic whole-leaf teas.

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