Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's A Green Thing - by Brenda Nixon

This week we're supposed to talk about solar powered gifts - y'know, it's that energy-saving thing (that's why I posted in green).

When I was growing up, Mom always taught us energy-saving tips like, "Turn out that light!" She drilled it into our noggins to keep lights off in unoccupied rooms. Likewise, I've chided my children to turn off the water while brushing their teeth and to unplug unused electronics.

Today, eco products include everything from a solar powered watch called the Boiler to a solar gadget that recharges your iPod and cell phone to biodegradable cornstarch pens.

This Christmas, if you have family and friends who are clean-energy conscious - or you want to teach them to be - and you need ideas for solar powered gifts consider these at

Brenda Nixon,
Co-Author, A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

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