Early attempts at recycling—such as using chewing gum to patch leaky coffee pots and converting banana peels into prom corsages—failed abysmally. Decorate abodes with more effective eco-solutions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of environmentally friendly house wares and decor at Carbon Environmental Boutique.
Carbon Environmental Boutique's husband-wife owner team of Allison MacLean and Marc Nipp stock their store with nontoxic, sustainable, and organic wares for every room. Browse tree-friendly bath items such as the Coyuchi bath mat ($34.95), an organic, plain-weave cotton mat that absorbs stray water and floor mosaics made from tissues. Kitchens undergo eco-makeovers with colourful 10-packs of dishwasher-safe and durable Preserve plates ($7.45) and sets of Bambu lacquerware curvy servers made from organically grown bamboo ($17.55). Mythic interior latex paints ($18.95) eschew the harmful chemicals and pea-soup base of conventional paints, and offer gentle formulas in more than 1,200 colours. Clients stock up on water-purification devices and sustainable coverings for countertops and floors. Though not included in this deal, Carbon Boutique hosts demonstrations, workshops, and telepathically delivered lectures on art and environmentally friendly living.
10184 104 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1A7