Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a two-litre bottle of broccoli juice and then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds. Exercise a healthier expression of blue and yellow's love child with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $55 worth of eco-friendly goods from Green Cricket. Green Cricket is an online store and will deliver free of charge anywhere within Toronto for orders larger than $50 (such as this Groupon) and for a flat rate of $10 outside of Toronto.
Green Cricket was launched in 2008 as an all-in-one virtual megastore for natural, organic, and green products. No longer will green-ignorant gnomes stand befuddled in the detergent isle wondering if their quest for clean dishes will lead to world catastrophes on par with the Spice Girls breakup. Simply consult Green Cricket's website for home life goods such as petroleum-free Chef's select soy wax paper ($3.99) and 10L biodegradable Food Waste BioBags ($6.75). Green Cricket stocks a wide variety of yoga products, such as Earth Elements eco mats ($38.95 for 3mm) and recycled tote bags ($26.95), to ensure no guru unintentionally harms Mother Earth while treading the path to inner peace, in addition to school supplies such as the litterless lunch box ($39.95). A wide variety of spa, baby, apparel, and pet products are also available.
The concept for Green Cricket originated from company owner Susan Mey's attempt to simplify green choices for the average, busy consumer. The online store makes going green an easy and viable option for obligation-swamped moms, dads, and hermits. Peruse the online store for the myriad of ways you could change tidbits of your lifestyle, hopefully leading to a smaller carbon footprint and slimmer carbon thighs.
- The site design simplifies the process, offering up a stylish, clean look and easy to follow links to detailed product descriptions, as well as advice from a hand-picked panel of experts. – Denise Deveau, Financial Post
- The best part: Green Cricket delivers, and not just to your home in the city – have your order dropped off at your cottage door. One less thing to schlep up on your next trip. – Michelle Kelly, Cottage Style