Green Gift Ideas from the Green Decade/Newton

Green Decade Gift Membership
  • $25 Individual/Family
  • $10 Student
  • $50 Business
  • Includes the Green Decade membership card, discounts on Green Decade activities, environmentally friendly items & products at participating businesses, plus the Green News mailed to your home/office or on-line.



kids in t-shirts Green Decade T-shirt $15
  • Organic cotton 100%
  • "Respect Your Mother" image on front
  • "" on back
  • Short-sleeve with crew-neck style
  • Adult sizes S-M-L
Eco Basket

Looking for the perfect environmental gift for friends and family? Our beautifully green EcoBaskets are wrapped in cellophane, a plant-based biodegradable material. The basket itself is reusable.

Each basket is $50 and includes:
  • 3 Energy efficient light bulbs – last 10 times longer and use 25% of the energy of incandescent light bulbs.
  • 1 32 oz. all purpose cleaner with baking soda– from Global Balance, a local eco-friendly company whose products are 100% biodegradable
  • 1 32 oz laundry liquid (fragrance free) for 16 loads – from Global Balance
  • 1 16 oz. liquid moisturizing hand & body soap – from Global Balance
  • 2 reusable grocery bags – made from recycled plastic bottles
  • 1 Surge Protector
  • Polar “Save the Planet” reusable water bottle.
  • 2 Outlet Gasket insulator packages – prevents cold air from entering through outlets
  • 2 packages of herbal tea
  • Energy Saver Book - provides 100 energy savings ideas and related safety tips
  • A complimentary membership to The Green Decade/Newton. - $25 + value. Discounts with GD/N card from local vendors.

Baskets are a project of Green Decade/Newton and are assembled by the Barry Price Center in Newton, MA. The Price Center supports people with developmental disabilities.

To place an order, call Marcia at 617-964-8567. Baskets can be picked up at the GD/N office or delivered to you.

Put together your own Green Gift Bag!
Some suggestions:

  • A Whole Foods reusable canvas bag
  • A reusable water bottle
  • A pack of fluorescent light bulbs
  • Little Mini tree (available at Trader Joe's) -- a symbol that the damage we do to forests will affect our world)
  • Bamboo platter - a natural and sustainable alternative to wood and plastic
  • Energy Saver Book - provides 100 energy savings and related safety tips to help save money
  • A note card about how these items will help make
    your life green

… and more!

Bio Bags—For a Green kitchen

  • 100% compostable
  • 100% biodegradable
  • 12 tall kitchen size (13 gallon, 24”x28”, .66 mil.)
  • Made from Kraft natural fibers and recycled materials
  • Inks and dyes used are soy-based.
Low Carbon Diet $10 —
and join an EcoTeam!
Newton Goes
Green DVD $10

Books....some suggestions from members and friends


  • Grow Your Own Tree Hugger: 101 activities to teach your child how to live green, Wendy Rosenoff
  • 365 Penguins, Jean-Luc Fromental (Gr. K-4th)
  • The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming, Laurie David and Cambria Gordon (Gr. 3-7)
  • The Last Polar Bears, Harry Horse (Gr. 4 and up)
  • The North Pole Was Here, Andrew Revkin (Gr. 6 and up)

Plants & Food

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Foods, Michael Pollan
  • The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World, Michael Pollan
  • Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer

Climate Change

  • Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, Al Gore
  • The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth, Dianne Dumanoski
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Lester R. Brown
  • Earth the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, Miriam Horn and Fred Krupp
  • Our Planet, Edward Humes

Green Jobs and Economy

  • The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones
  • Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots, Kevin Danaher
  • 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference, Glenn Croston, Ph. D.
  • Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment, A. Bronwyn Llewellyn
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors, Julie DeGalan
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond

Send us YOUR suggestions for "green books" to!