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Thinking Green: Environmentally Friendly Gifts

Saving energy is saving money. Here, we spotlight a few companies whose focus is on creating products that reduce resources and are environmentally conscious.

While Green Monday is traditionally a day on which retailers push those last-minute sales, here at Smart Neighbor, Green Monday has us thinking of a few stand-out companies whose focus is on improving quality of life with their environmentally friendly products.

BioLite: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Makers of products that harness solar energy to provide lighting and charge devices, BioLite is at the forefront of sustainable design with technology that has become the go-to for outdoor enthusiasts and has enabled people living in energy poverty across the globe to live sustainably. Other products, such as the BaseCamp Wood Burning Stove, use biomass instead of fossil fuels.

The BioLite SolarPanel 10+ is a foldable, 10-watt solar panel that has a battery to store the energy captured from the sun’s rays. For convenience on the go—whether hiking, camping, or traveling—you can use the electricity to charge phones and other devices. The SiteLight is a system of overhead string lights that receive their power from a connection to the PowerLight or BaseLantern; up to four sets of SiteLights can be connected to each other for maximum illumination of an outdoor area.

Going Green with GreenTech

GreenTech Environmental is an innovative company whose mission is to improve the quality of indoor living, with products that purify the air you breathe and the water you drink, all while saving on energy and cutting costs. What began as a home-based business less than a decade ago now distributes products all across the globe. Their products target indoor chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and mold, significantly reducing ambient odors, allergens, and pathogens.

The Room Air Purifier works to purify breathing space and surfaces in a single room, while the Small Home Air Purifier is one of the most advanced air purification systems available and works to eliminate pet dander, viruses, pollen, dust, bacteria, smoke, mold, and more from the entire home. For added convenience, GreenTech also offers a Small-Space Plug-In Purifier for tinier areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.

The Refrigerator Purification Unit extends the life of fruits and vegetables by eliminating bacteria (including E-coli and Staphylococcus) and ethylene gases from decaying food, and neutralizing pesticides. It also reduces mold and mildew, making your refrigerator’s interior a safer place for your food.