Introducing the second annual SBO Green Wish List
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Christina Williams is the editor of Sustainable Business Oregon.
"I just want to look," my 6-year-old assured me, nearly dragging me through the doors of the Toys R Us Express now open in the basement of Portland's Pioneer Place Mall.
We were both a bit overwhelmed by the shelves of stuff: Games and toys aimed directly at his demographic — most of it made overseas with cheap materials and little of it, save his precious Legos, worthy of a second look.
|SBO's Green Wish List >>|
If it's anything that pushes the needle of my Scrooge-o-meter this time of year it's the excess of junk that gets passed off as festive. Yet exchanging gifts with friends and family is a hallmark of the season.
The good news is that Oregon is home to a slew of sustainability-oriented businesses and great nonprofits that sell gifts that don't come from a Big Box.
But where can you find the best ideas?
This year, we've partnered with Chinook Book, ReDirect Guide and Supportland to bring you our second annual Sustainable Business Oregon Green Wish List.
The wish list is meant to be a collection of the best of what Oregon has to offer when it comes to green-leaning gifts. Some of the highlights from last year's list included living wall planters, clever solar-powered phone chargers and recycled-bike-parts belts and buckles.
The best thing about the Green Wish List is that it comes courtesy of some of the smartest people around — our readers. If you're out and about and see something clever, green and fabulous, shoot a picture and send it our way. And as your gift-shopping list grows, check back here for fresh ideas.
Happy holidays from SBO.
If you are commenting using a Facebook account, your profile information may be displayed with your comment depending on your privacy settings. By leaving the 'Post to Facebook' box selected, your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below.