2013 favorite things

2013 favorite things

I have been watching the leaves fall and thinking about the holiday season. The amazing Oprah just shared her 2013 “Favorite Things” list and inspired me to share a few eco-friendly, socially-responsible, and sustainable things.

“help light a path to your most abundant destiny” – Oprah

First, a few favorite green things from Oprah’s list:

Artwork from Clementine Hunter
Compartes Organic Chocolates
Skin Organic Cotton Pajamas
Enrico Products Salad Bowl and Servers Handmade from Reclaimed Wood
Harry Barker Eco-Friendly Dog Toys
Oprah & Deepak’s Meditation Master Trilogy
Eulogia Organic Greek Fir Honey

And, a few additional ideas:

Rhetorical Factory one of a kind recycled clothing (photo by Morgan Ford Photography): http://rhetoricalfactory.com

rhetorical factory photo

Carolina Ground stone ground flour from organic farms for delicious holiday baking: http://carolinaground.com

carolina ground

Step Forward Paper new sustainable paper from Woody Harrelson that is good for forests: http://stepforwardpaper.com

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Relan Bags from purses to messenger bags to gig bags and more, made from recycled materials: http://relanbag.com


Native Touch healing herbal body care products, love the Warrior Bear Rub: http://shop.nativetouch.us

native touch

Beekman 1802 Blaak deluxe goat cheese from Josh and Brent, The Fabulous Beekman Boys: http://shop.beekman1802.com/collections/cheese. Their Mortgage Lifter tomato sauces are also amazing, with 25% of the profits going to help struggling American small farms: http://shop.beekman1802.com/collections/mortgage-lifter-collection


Gallolea Pizza Kits for make-your-own gluten-free pizza night: http://gallolea.com


Pacha’s Pajamas CD for children with amazing music and stories about nature featuring Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Agape Choir, Bill McKibben, Majora Carter, Cheech Marin, youth stars and more: http://pachaspajamas.com

Pachas Pajamas Double-Album-cover-

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid offers thrilling contradictions: http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/panamera/panamera-s-e-hybrid

porsche lovely

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle book by Seth Leitman offers DIY hands-on tips for making your vehicle more efficient: http://www.amazon.com/Build-Electric-Vehicle-Third-Edition-ebook/dp/B00B7JUNQE

seth leitman book

Appalatch super soft, ethically-sourced 100% Rambouillet wool T-shirt, made in America: http://appalatch.com


Unacceptable Levels new film about chemicals in our bodies, and how they got there. Attend a screening or host a screening in your community before the busy holiday shopping season: http://www.unacceptablelevels.com


Smoking J’s Fiery Foods family farm Ghost Pepper Mash: https://www.smokingjsfieryfoods.com


Holidazed A Cocktail Cookbook for Getting Lit on Christmas by Jerry James Stone offers fresh recipes: http://cookingstoned.tv


Eco by Summer Rayne Oakes sunglasses and optics made from recycled plastics: http://www.summerrayne.net/eco-optics

eco optics

Bark House sustainable building technology and green designs for your home updates or new home: http://barkhouse.com

bark house

Interested in making a donation instead of buying a gift? The Ian Somerhalder Foundation is a great group activating youth for a kind, sustainable world: http://www.isfoundation.com/campaign/ians-35th-birthday


For more ideas, discover Green Gifts from the 2013 National Green Pages in Green America’s Green Gift Guide: http://pubs.greenamerica.org/i/96792