All about greening your lunchbox, great (not green) treats and cleaner, greener toothbrushes

Just found these (in O Magazine – although I have seen them in small shops, too)  Lunchskins – great reusable lunch bags created by moms who were appalled at how many plastic sandwich bags they were using (www.3greenmoms.com). I have heard about but had not seen the wave of plastic bag video and I found some great time sucks ones at Treehugger. Treehugger is an amazing resource for all things green. For some reason I got stuck on this:  7 Weird, Yet Helpful Green Tips from Celebrities…maybe because Adrian Grenier was one of them?

Here is the pic I tried to find the other day – found it on Garden Girl – a great local skincare company. Love their stuff – find it at local favorite store – Just Next Door -or on-line.

from garden girl - photo of trach in pacific ocean

Here is a great brownie recipe to go in those new bags:

It is the one I talk about in Rewards for Mom.  Really very good – great frozen, too. From Verbatim blog

Ingredients:

2 sticks butter
1 12-oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
dash salt

Preheat oven to 300°. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Melt butter and chocolate chips together in the microwave and add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 45 minutes. Cut when still hot into small squares, but then let them cool for a few minutes before taking them out of the pan. Then you freeze some of them. You will probably eat a few of them still warm, not that I would…

Now – go brush your teeth with a recycled toothbrush from Preserve that you can mail back to them for even further recycling!

Fw: Introducing the Revolutionary New Preserve Mail-Back Pack! – capabilitymom’s posterous.

preserve toothbrushes in new mailer package

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