Sunday, October 3, 2010


If you find yourself in New Haven, CT, come by and visit us at our new retail pop-up location! We were lucky enought to be included as part of Project Storefronts and Upcycled Arts and feel honored to be amoung some of the finest Makers and Creatives in the state.
For the next few months GG2G and Refurnished Living will be located at 71 Orange Street, in New Haven! Showcasing the best in all things UPCYCLED. We have everything from vintage Gio Ponti Supperleggera chairs to driftwood-framed mirrors to bags made from salvaged restaurant seating. The Micro-tique is a joint project between friends Day and Alison and reflects their fresh approach to upcycling. Inventory can change daily so be sure to stop back often.
For hours and directions please click here.

Project Storefronts has had some great press! If you'd like to read more please click here:

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Friday, July 2, 2010


If you've not heard about WildAid before then now is time to take a look at what this group is doing! WildAid is uniquely focused on raising awareness to reduce the demand for threatened and endangered species products and to increase public support for wildlife conservation.
These are just some of things that they have accomplished:

  • Helping to secure international protection for the whale shark and basking shark under the UN's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
  • Helping to secure shark finning bans in the US, EU, Costa Rica and Ecuador
  • Helping to reduce consumption by between 10 and 30% in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore
  • Repeatedly reaching up to 1 billion viewers a week with celebrities asking consumers to stop purchasing illegal wildlife products
We love what the are doing and encourage you take a moment to see what you can do to help.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Grant for Change

This is exactly what we need to jump start our sweat-free sewing shop project and promote our new line called Salvo!
We will be providing jobs, life skills and ESL classes for minority women while promoting U.S. made goods.

It only takes a minute please vote!

Thank you so much!
DayGrant for Change
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Salvo Chat w/ Ann Nyberg

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Power of Bicycles

Bicycles become the vehicle of change and oh so much more...This is an incredible story of creative giving and it begins with Frederick K.W. Day's (co-founder of bicycle-component maker Sram) vision. Day believes that millions of desperately poor people, trapped by lousy infrastructure can achieve a better life through bicycles. He started World Bicycle Relief a charity that Day hopes will provide bicycles to millions of sub-Saharan Africans. These bikes are specially designed to withstand rugged terrain and carry up to 200 pounds of cargo, which is enough to provide farmers and other producers to carry their goods to market. This charity also espouses the "teach a man to fish..." philosophy by operating assembly areas and mechanic training courses within the region that the bikes are distributed.
You can read more about this charity at World Bicycle Relief or in this month's issue of Forbes magazine
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Come on people...How can something so vast, supporting soooo many life forms whilst putting up with so much crap from us, be given just one little day to call it's own? Shameful we say!
We taken it up ourselves here at GG2G to make it Earth Month. We have events happening through out the month to celebrate. You can check out our FaceBook page for details on all of the happenings, but here is a brief list to get your hybrid motor running:

Periodic Tee Give-Aways to benefit Farm Sanctuary
Fundraiser for the Garbage Museum, in Stratford, CT, April 7th.
Launching our brand new line called Salvo! Stay tuned for this one!
Making our first PBS debut on Shades of Green, check your local listing for times.
Heading to Eileen Fisher to learn about sustainability from one of the originators
Giving a little sustainability talk ourselves at New Haven Green Drinks. April 21st, Location TBD

Earth we hope that you like your presents and don't worry we used recycled wrapping paper.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010


I can honestly tell you that reading Jonathan Safran-Foers book Eating Animals, changed my life. I've been a vegetarian for 35 years and, after reading this book I'm now a vegan. I feel an overwhelming need to take some action, as a result GG2G has a new and passionate mission -- that is to help the folks at Farm Sanctuary do what they do best -- work to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. They envision a world where the violence that animal agriculture inflicts upon people, animals and the environment has ended, and where instead we exercise values of compassion.
We feel so strongly about what they are doing that we are donating a 15% of the proceeds from the sale of our new GG2G Tees and a portion of sales from our new line called Salvo to Farm Sanctuary.
The design for the tees were a collaborative effort between artists Day Moore and Ryan Cyr and come in many styles and colors check out for the complete line up.
You can also help Farm Sanctuary by donating directly.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

IN the BAG - Art Exhibition

The Art and Politics of the Reusable Bag Movement.

GG2G is honored to be invited to participate in this innovative, educational and thought provoking art event. Curated by Liz Milwe and Peter Wormser, this exhibition will delve into the art and politics surrounding the reusable plastic bag movement. 30 years after the environmentally devastating results of our overuse of plastic bags communities across the U.S. along with 33 countries around the world have ban plastic bags. This exhibition will display powerful and creative responses to this overuse. Artists, designers and cooperatives work will be on view along with statistic to drive home the impact of this late 1970's "convenience" - The
plastic bag.

When - Opening Reception: Thursday Jan. 28th, 6 - 8
Where - The Nathan Cummings Foundation
This show runs from Jan. 28 - April 23.
Please click here for more details or if you would like to attend the opening reception, an RSVP is kindly requested.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Oprah Magazine, CoverGirl and Mary Ann

The Get In Touch Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Mary Ann Wasil Nilan, has won The Oprah Magazine CoverGirl Giving Beautiful Back Award. Mary Ann’s inspirational story of how she gives beautiful back to the community will appear in the February 2010 issue of O Magazine. Way to go Mary Ann! Mary Ann is one of our neighbors and has worked diligently to bring her mission, which manifests itself in the form of The Get In Touch Foundation, is to encourage gals of all ages to “Get In Touch” with their bodies, information, and each other in our crusade against breast cancer. CONGRATULATIONS MARY ANN!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Shopping with a Purpose

You can find something for everyone this holiday season and feel good about giving -two fold.
Many of your favorite causes now offer much more than mugs and calendars emblazened with their logos. So take a moment to look over those wish lists to see if you can find those kind of gifts while giving to your or your recipient's cause. Here are a just a few that we love:

And, what to give that someone who has everything, two words Hieffer International - Hieffer is working to end world hunger and poverty globally. It's the whole teach a man to fish philosophy at it's best and a gift that keeps giving. Be the first on your block to gift a water buffalo. We know that your a trendsetter, time to show the rest of the world.

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