Category: Buying Green

Green Seal

painting by: Peter Seidel

Green Seal is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit that provides science-based environmental certification standards which help manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. There is a life-cycle approach to Green Seal standards which means evaluating a product or service beginning with material extraction continuing with manufacturing and use and finally with recycling and disposal. Get a list of recommendations case histories and general information through their product listing.

Shaklee Products

photo courtesy of: Shaklee
Living in Baltimore, Antoine and Melanie Gray are independent distributors of Shaklee products. Find many things for your home living needs including; beauty, nutrition, air purification systems, cleaning products, water filters and weight management care. All products are certified environmentally safe.

Conscious Alchemy

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Kephri of Conscious Alchemy offers 100% organic, vegan, fair trade, and paraben-free hand-crafted products. Specifically soaps, body butters, and other herbal mixes all made responsibly and consciously. And as their site states, all the “herbal infusions are created by solar energy, during the full moon cycle to harness the energies of our cosmos.”

King Cow

photo arranged by: alyssa
King Cow is a web and print collective with designers working on projects supporting art, environmental sustainability & social causes. They specialize in utilizing a web service that allows their clients to efficiently update their web design and manage on-line communications. King Cow is based out of Silver Spring, MD and will enthusiastically assist with any sustainability-minded web, print, or e-mail needs.

Baltimore Eco Hotspot


Go for Change and Jana Murrell, Miss Earth US 2008, interviewed Cheryl Wade, Ilya Goldberg and Mick the Pirate at the Mill Valley Garden Center and Farmers Market to get caught up on some exciting developments in local food production and how you can fill up at Baltimore Biodiesel.

Baltimore Color Plate

photo by: alyssa
Baltimore Color Plate is a FSC-certified color printer. The purchase and use of FSC-certified paper and products contributes to conservation and responsible forest management. "It sends the message that you and your company care about the earth’s future and you greatly value its resources." Located on Cromwell Bridge Rd. in Towson, MD off of beltway 695.

Mill Valley Center and Farmers Market

photo by: alyssa
Located right next to the Route 83 exit with Baltimores emphamis crocodile mural, the Mill Valley Center offers only locally grown produce from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed area and garden supplies sourced from the U.S. You can also find fair-trade coffee, plants from local nurseries in addition to a host of other environmentally conscious small businesses.