Sustainable Living: Retail Resources & Products

Some worthwhile products and companies I have used for a number of years and a few I recently ran across which I intend to try soon. Enjoy!
Loretta Wallace

Big Green Earth Store
934 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (267) 909-8661
Fax: (267) 909-8658
You don’t have to be a Superhero to save the planet, but you sure will feel like one when you do. Big Green Earth Store is an environmentally friendly home goods retail store. The store is the first to invoke a “green-only” approach meaning the products sold are either made out of recycled materials or reduce and reuse the earth’s limited resources. Big Green Earth Store is committed to providing our customers with a one-stop shopping experience that promotes the protection and sustainability of the environment. It is the goal of Big Green Earth Store to not only provide our customers with the highest quality of earth-friendly products and services, but also positively inform the community of the tremendous benefits these products have on the environment.

BioShield Healthy Living Paints
The BioShield collection of paints, stains, thinners and waxes is made primarily from naturally-derived raw materials including citrus peel extracts, essential oils, seed oils, tree resins, inert mineral fillers, tree and bee waxes, lead-free dryers and natural pigments. Also sells cork floors and natural cleaning and maintenance products. Order through catalog, online or through local retailer listed below "THE ENVIRONMENTAL HOME STORE".

Lehmans Non-Electric Catalog
Founded in 1955 to serve a local Amish community who lived without electricity, Lehman ships old fashioned high quality merchandise all over the world, their goal being "to supply authentic historical products to those looking for a simpler way of life". Supplying the basics of: food, heat, light, water, appliances, books, home goods, tools and farm, and personal care items

Seventh Generation
Company motto: "In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations" from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
The leading brand of green cleaners, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, diapers, baby wipes, tampons, recycled toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels. Products available for retail purchase online or at the following nearby locations, not all products available at all locations:
Walgreens — 1809 E. Allegheny Ave
Pathmark — 3399 Aramingo Ave
Target — 2701 Castor Ave or Columbus Blvd location
Essene Market & Cafe — 719 S 4th St
Shoprite — 3745 Aramingo
Whole Foods South Street — 929 South Street or 20th and Callowhill
Superfresh — 1851 S. Columbus Blvd.

Real Goods — Gaiam
Real Goods-Gaiam invites you to live consciously, in harmony with the environment and the planet. Eco-friendly products and healthy living solutions to help you live your best life. Discover tools and products for health & wellness and green & sustainable living from their catalogs and online collection. Lots of solar choices.

21st Century Goods
Windup hand cranked and/or solar powered flashlights and radios and other equipment

Shepherd's Dream
Cottage industry bed makers who create natural organic unique wool mattresses, mattress toppers, comforters, pillows and bed frames. Order online for freight delivery.

Gardens Alive
Environmentally Responsible Products that Work. Keep healthy lawn, soil, plants, animals and home, the natural way. Natural non-toxic pest control and more.

Seeds of Change
Celebrating twenty years of offering over 1200 certified organic seed varieties for the home gardener and market-grower. In 1989, Seeds of Change started with a simple mission: to help preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture by cultivating hundreds of open-pollinated, organically grown, heirloom and traditional vegetable, flower and herb seeds.

Only Natural Pet Store
Source for healthy supplies for dogs and cats. All of products are chosen for their holistic approach to pet health - natural dog food and cat food, treats, vitamins, flea control, supplements, medicine, herbal remedy treatments, shampoo, raw and organic food, and more. Shop online or order through catalog.

Green Depot
Environmental Living and Building
6951 New State Road, Suite A
Monday-Friday :7-5
Saturday: By appointment only
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 333-3810
Fax (215) 333-3878
Makes green building products and services readily accessible to homeowners, professionals, contractors and LEED builders, with an empasis to non-toxic, energy efficiency building materials.

820 North 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Offers green responsible solutions for interior and exterior renovations and design. E-commerce ready soon!
Phone: 215-922-6066
FAX: 215-922-6067

The Environmental Home Store
Owner: Todd Ballantyne
Store Location:
550 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia,, Pennsylvania 19119
OR (some confusion here)
320 North Broad Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Closed Sunday
Phone: 215-844-4733
Fax: 215-844-1597

Life Without Plastic
Suppliers of plastic alternatives for:
Child and Baby Products
Food Storage
Water Storage

Allergy Buyers Club
Suppliers of high end "do the job" air cleaners, water filters, HEPA vacuums, bedding, natural lighting and more with the focus on those suffering from allergies caused by environmental pollutants and toxins.

Green Pad Living
Green Pad Living….your one-stop Philadelphia Eco-Friendly Home store, offers:
Eco-Restored Furniture
Organic Soap
Raw Shea Butter
Beeswax Aromatherapy Candles
Reclaimed Wood Frames
Cleaning Solutions
Natural Health/Nutritional Care
Natural Toys
Organic Gardening
Green Gifts

Essene Market and Cafe
719 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1146
For nearly 40 years, Essene Market & Cafe has provided the Philadelphia region with a unique venue for everything that's natural, wholesome and healthy including a large selection of organically grown foods, natural and biodegradable household products and natural cosmetic and vitamin choices.

Wholefoods Market
929 South St or 2001 Pennsylvania Ave (20th & Callowhill)
Philadelphia, PA
Selling the highest quality natural and organic products

Port Richmond Thriftway
2497 Aramingo Ave
Newly expanded organic foods section. Check out "aisle 3" and the produce section

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