HELP: I need an ethical paper gift
A reader wrote to us today with an interesting request:
Dear City Hippy,
My first wedding anniversary is coming up, so I am looking for an ethical paper gift? Any ideas?
Oh yeah...lots of ideas! We were only to happy to help a fellow green and fair citizen of the world put his hard-earned money where his mouth is:
Hmmm...thats interesting...three varied price-range thoughts for you:
1) A tree planted certificate from:
UK - The Woodland Trust
USA - American Forests
2) An Ellie Poo writing set from The Green Stationery company - based in the UK but they will export small orders.
Ellie Poo Paper is manufactured from 75% post consumer waste and 25% elephant dung. The dung is collected by the elephant handlers in Sri Lanka and provides an extra source of income for the locals to care for the elephants. All treated and safe to use of course.
3) A Cardboard lamp from The Insight EcoStore (UK) again suspect they will deliver abroad.
All of these products were found using links from our bookmark collection - feel free to hunt for more.
Hope that helps
Well it did help and Jim got back to us saying:
Thank you City Hippy for your help and inspiration.
And now we feel very good about ourselves
Anyone else gotta question for us...go on...give the City Hippy a challenge. If we can't find it...it doesn't exist!