Black Friday's over. Cyber Monday is so yesterday. But don't fret, it's Green Tuesday. And what exactly is that? Green America, a nonprofit group that advocates eco-conscious living, hopes it's the day that you commit to purchase holiday items that are environmentally friendly. Tuesday, Nov. 29 is the first Green Tuesday, but the group is promoting its observation every Tuesday throughout the holiday season.
For parents looking for environmentally friendly toys for their tots, there are a lot of options lately. Green Toys, Inc. is one of the leaders in the production of eco-friendly toys that help reduce the carbon footprint. The company manufactures classic toys like trucks, blocks and tea sets with materials and methods you can feel good about – made right here in the U.S.A.
One of their newest toys is the Green Toys Tool Set, which is made entirely of recycled milk jugs that have been transformed into this nifty toolbox. In actuality, they've been upcycled, which is a method that converts plastic, glass and other materials into products that are of a higher quality.
So, not only is this tool set Earth-friendly, it comes in pink. Yes, pink – for all those little girls who aspire to be Ms. Fix It. Who says girls can't use hammers?
The kit also comes in a red, blue and brown combination for boys, and it's suitable for kids ages 2 and up. The 15-piece set is complete with a Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, hammer, saw, wrench, pliers, connectors, nails, nuts and bolts – all of which are BPA, phthalate and PVC-free.
Purchase it online at GreenToys.com for $27.99 or hit up a local retailer like the Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier in Berkley, which carries the line of Green Toys products.