Go Green: 12 Genius Eco-Friendly Products
It's time to roll out the red carpet for the second annual Greenie awards! Get inspired by this cool eco-friendly gear
The New Eco Hero
Meet Benjamin Barlowe, the imaginary inventor and mascot of my top fun shop, BeginAgain toys. Its gorgeous wooden and plant-based toys for the artist, writer, inventor, sportster, and hero in your child will inspire him to draw, build, explore, tell stories, play games, and ultimately save the day. In the world according to Ben, kids are the noisemakers (no batteries or electronics necessary) and the toy box is the child's first toolbox. Another simple, creative find that begs to be drawn on is Melissa & Doug's tabletop paper roll dispenser ($17; melissaanddoug.com). Use it with the adorable and one-of-a-kind Wizard at Work recycled crayons ($4 to $8; etsy.com/shop/wizardatwork).