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Great “Green” Products You Didn’t Know Existed

We all know that the “Green Revolution” is upon us. It is becoming more and more en vogue to “go green”; large corporations, small businesses, individuals and families are all doing their part to reduce, reuse and recycle. With a little homework and a little extra effort, we can all make small changes in our

COMING SOON: New Thatch Products!

New products will be gracing the pages of Backyard X-Scapes in the near future. Be on the lookout for our newest addition to our ever-expanding eco-friendly product line: Viro thatch. Viro is the “environmentally friendly all-weather wicker.” The first synthetic thatch in the world made entirely from 100% recyclable plastic, Viro thatch has a longer

Protect Your Skin AND Coral Reefs Simultaneously

As summer gets into full swing, we hear over and over about the benefits of sunscreen and protecting our skin from the sun. While this is sage advice indeed, there are some very important environmental factors to consider when choosing proper sun protection. While most of us do not consider the small amount of sunscreen

Travelling for Memorial Day? Go Green!

Memorial Day is just around the corner and for most of us, that means the start of the summer travelling season. We find excuses to get outside, to go to the beach and to escape the trials and tribulations of everyday life. However, just because our schedules have new values, doesn’t mean we have to

Silva MacBook Pro Case Combines Business-Chic with Eco-Chic

Over the past several months, we have kept you up to date on all things bamboo. From computer packaging made from recycled paper and bamboo to bamboo computer and iPhone shells or cases. Bamboo is gaining popularity in all sectors of the economy for its green growing practices, strength, beauty and versatility. The latest and

Earth Day is Friday!

Earth Day is Friday April 22. This holiday has been celebrated every year on this day since 1970 to raise awareness about the needs of the Earth we all share and the trials and tribulations we put it through on a daily basis. Do your part this year and celebrate the earth in a fun

Get Your “Green Living” Resolution Back on Track

Hopefully, you are finishing up your spring cleaning and getting your house, backyard, body, mind and spirit ready for summer. But let’s not allow our forward-looking thinking attitude get ahead of our old New Year’s Resolution to live more “green” this year. Implement these three simple ways to save your health, electricity and gas. 1.) Save

E-Waste Has a Recycling Option Too

As the holiday fever subsides and we are left with the reality all of our new toys, we are also left wondering what to do with our now old electronic devices. According to a public policy organization, Demos, the average American household owns 25 electronic devices. That number, coupled with a national estimate of an

Corporations Begin to Green

In light of the recent economic downturn, small businesses have suffered in every sector of the market – this includes marketers and retailers of so-called “green” fashion statements. The environmentally conscious dresser could find everything from jeans to blouses to shoes boasting entirely green beginnings. However, these eco-brands have become fewer and father between making

Technology and Bamboo – Together at Last

In our ever evolving, technologically-dependant society, we see more and more electrical hardware including everything from DVD players and DVRs to the iPhone and MP3 Players. With all this technological advancement though, there are a number of consequences. Hardware can take anywhere from 420-1000 years to biodegrade in a landfill or other waste facility. So