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Stuff We Like: Earth Day Finds


Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate the holiday with these earthy finds encouraging a green thumb or promoting green living, and don't forget to get outside and appreciate nature!  

Green Thumb

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Your little one doesn’t have to get dirty to enjoy gardening with the Lakeshore Learning Color Match Learning Garden ($29.99). The plush, machine-washable toy encourages color matching. The garden, which is segmented into colors with a coordinating insect and flower piece attached with Velcro, teaches learning and love of nature, no dirt necessary.  

Sweet Dreams

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Sleeping on jersey bed sheets is like sleeping in your favorite T-shirt. Even better, Coyuchi’s jersey sheets are made of 100-percent organic cotton. The jersey bedding comes in four colors in all bed sizes—including twin XL ($144). Your collegiate kid will have the most sophisticated bed in the dormitory, and you’ll finally be able to outfit that extra-long daybed in the guest room with sheets that don’t look like they were made for babies.  



Think Outside the House

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Children aren’t the only ones who should be playing outside. In This Book Was a Tree (Perigee, $16), Marcie Chambers Cuff presents activities for adults—with or without their children—to get them outside and appreciating nature. Cuff is calling for a “new era of pioneers” to reconnect with the Earth through hands-on activities in the great outdoors. Put down the cell, go outside, and begin deciphering nature’s puzzles.  

Time to Save the World

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Or at least help keep it green. Sprout creates eco-friendly watches made from sustainable elements like bamboo, cork, organic cotton, and biodegradable corn resin. Don’t let the last one fool you: They’re not edible. They are, however, very stylish. With a varied lineup ($30-$75) including watches featuring bright colors, Swarovski crystals, and adorable animals, there’s a style for every member of the family.    

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