Sunday, November 23, 2008

Artful Gifts at City Lights Gallery

We are so glad we were contacted by the very talented Margaret Bodell to participate in the "Artful Gifts" Holiday Sale and Show going on now at the City Lights Gallery in downtown Bridgeport. Margaret's resume is choc-ful of many experiences in all facets of the art world including owning and running a few prestigious art galleries in New Haven and New York City. Her latest adventure is dedicated to bringing art back to Bridgeport. This event is only one of many that Margaret has planned for the now non-profit City Lights Gallery. The handful of vendors at this event include a woman who makes really funky necklaces from fabric-covered marbles and hand-painted scarves and woven rugs by LAND in Brooklyn which is "a non-profit studio that provides artistic and technical training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities." Oh yeah- and did we mention the art on the walls? It's pretty cool too!
So if you want to pick up some neato one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones, consider taking a trip down to Bridgeport's City Lights Gallery located at 37 Markle Court- just off State Street.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Going Green" NBC Segment

Click on the image to view the clip.
We recently taped an interview for a segment on our local NBC station called "Going Green" hosted by Ryan Hanrahan. It's is essentially the Cliff Notes of GG2G- you can get a pretty good idea of who we are and what we do. We are very excited about how it turned out. What do you think?
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Win a GG2G bag!!

It's so easy, it's so easy, yeah, yeah. (You're supposed to sing that line)

Ever the wannabe philanthropists...we'll give a bag to 3 lucky winners who email us (write "contest" in the subject line) and tell us why you'd love one of these bags. If you're one of the winners, please feel free to send us a photo of you and your bag and we'll post it! Don't forget to tell us which bag you've got your googly eye on.
We could go on about each bag's features and why we think you'd love one of 'em but we want to hear from you. So holla back at your girls. But be quick as this contest won't last long!

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Time to Think About Wrapping it up...

Ok, another "green peeve" ... Wrapping Paper! Ugh!
Come on people, either make your own from old paper, magazine pages, or newspaper or use brown paper bags and decorate them with last years holiday cards cut into neato shapes. Just think -- this way the receiver can re-gift in it next year.
Look at this stat:
In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holidays. 4 million tons of this is wrapping paper and shopping bags. (Agggh!)
Thank you to Ecogreenguy's blog for that stat...check'em out when you have time

If you absolutely insist on wrapping paper then do the planet a favor and get it from Seltzer goods. 100% post consumer gift wrap, -- funky and fun just like the folks at Seltzer. Their cards rock too!
How much fun is this?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're Heeere

It needs something....

Ahh yes.

Perfect. Yes, yes.

Ok, so we've already been in our new digs for 3 months but we've only just gotten heat so forgive us for feeling giddy. We're in a converted factory with big metal doors that were just screaming for some art.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Holiday Partaaay

So we're gearing up for what will be an annual event for us, our Holiday Party & Sale.

Saturday, November 22 starting at 6:30pm.
80 Wampus Lane, Milford.
For more details click here.

We'll have drinks, a DJ, perhaps if someone gets their cheer on, we'll even have some dancing. Limbo anyone? We'll also have a bevy of vendors selling their hand-crafted goods. And we'll even have a manicurist giving mini manicures...yes, we have covered all the bases so you betta be there...or you'll be stuck looking at the pictures of the event and wishing you had been there. You don't want that!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Have Only Three Words for you Today

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Have Only ONE Word for you Today

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pure Coffee?

I'm not one of those people who is addicted to Dunkin' Donuts coffee (although their latte ain't bad at all). Their plain 'ol glazed donut is another story. But we're not here to talk about that sugary goodness.
We're here to talk about the coffee, or rather, the container that holds said coffee...Styrofoam. Styrofoam? Really? In 2008- Styrofoam? I'm shocked that such a big company hasn't switched to a more eco-friendly option in coffee cups. It seems like such an unenlightened choice.
Now don't get me wrong, they have great ads and their billboards make some kick-ass bags (see photo and -plug here- available online) because pink and orange are rare colors in billboards- kinda like red sea glass...but, I digress.
Styrofoam is made by Dow. A chemical company. Wouldn't it stand to reason that if you heat a chemical product (with say, coffee) that you would have to be ingesting some chemicals? That's not the kind of pick-me-up I need in the morning!
The EPA did a human tissue survey and found:
By 1986, styrene was found in 100 percent of all samples of human fat tissue. Researchers found that Styrofoam cups lose weight when in use, meaning that styrene is oozing into the foods and drinks we consume. It then ends up stored in our fatty tissue, where it can build up to levels that can cause fatigue, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, blood abnormalities, and even carcinogenic effects.

DD is the biggest food producer of Styrofoam waste!
3 billion Styrofoam cups are purchased and disposed of each year in the US from customers of Dunkin Donuts! Outrageous, right? Do your part and tell Dunkin Donuts to change their cups.

or write to them at:

Dunkin’ Donuts Consumer Care

130 Royall Street Canton, MA 02021
Tel: 800-859-5339

UPDATE: On the plus side, we've just read the Dunkin Donuts recently opened its first (hopefully of many) LEED-certified stores in St. Petersburg, FL...and yes, they use paper cups made from renewable sources. Plus they encourage you to bring your own mug in. Way to go DD!
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