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Paleblue Rechargeable Batteries

According to the EPA, Americans buy — and discard — billions of single-use alkaline batteries every year. There’s a better way: rechargeable batteries. Paleblue makes lithium-ion batteries that have 1000 lifetime uses. The provided micro-USB cable charger charges up to four batteries at a time in only 90 minutes.

The 7 Virtues Perfume

The 7 Virtues makes perfume with a purpose. The Canadian company’s founder, Barb Stegemann, carefully sources essential oils from conflict areas around the world. By compensating the farmers and distillers fairly, she helps them, their families, and their employees rebuild their livelihoods and communities.

Goodee

Founded by twin brothers Bryan and Dexter Peart, Goodee is an online marketplace that sells sustainable heritage crafts and thoughtfully curated home and lifestyle goods. Recognized in 2022 as an Outstanding Black-Owned B Corp, Goodee’s three pillars are “good people, good design, and good impact.”

Grove Collaborative

San Francisco-based Grove Collaborative is a sustainable online marketplace for cleaning, home, personal care products, and more. The Certified B Corp’s environmental efforts include cleaning up over 15 million pounds of ocean bound plastic and planting over one million trees.

Bloomsy Box

We’ll be straightforward: we at Bluedot don’t generally recommend sending flowers. They have a high cost in terms of carbon, water, labor, and more. But some people love receiving flowers so much that to deprive them of a Valentine’s or Mother’s Day bouquet would seem almost unkind. For them, we recommend Bloomsy Box.

Modern Sprout

Biophilic design, an architectural and interior decorating style, connects people in interior spaces to the natural world. Modern Sprout, a Chicago-based company, took this inspiration and created the most beautiful indoor planters and grow lights we’ve ever seen. Save 15% with code BLUEDOT.

Lettuce Grow Farmstand

Lettuce Grow makes hydroponic gardens for home use that allow people to grow produce indoors year-round. Built in the U.S. from recycled plastic milk jugs, these app-connected Farmstands offer digital guidance but deliver the satisfaction of home-grown food. The indoor Nook has integrated LEDs and room for 20 seedlings.

Nature's Generator

A typical gas-powered generator is noisy, costs a lot to run, and spews pollution. That’s why we’re intrigued by Nature’s Generator, which makes solar generators that run silently and without fossil fuels. These generators are much better for the Earth than gas-guzzlers. Save 10% with code BLUEDOT
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