I just picked up the Shop Smart Consumer Reports Magazine (Jan 2011) and was please to find a green section in their “Our Favorite Stuff of the year” artical. Here are their 4 favorite green things:
Behr Premium Plus Ultra
Behr claims the Premium Plus Ultra paints are all low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), with fewer than 50 grams per liter. A recent CR test scored this the highest of all 51 paints and was the first one to get that rank that was low in VOCs. I’ve used it myself in our living room and can attest the smell was minimal and the coverage was excellent. Here is the Behr web site.
Clear2O Water Pitcher (CWS100A)
Its a water pitcher that hooks up to your faucet. Check out the website here.
Finish Quantum Dishwasher tabs.
Phosphate-free they still get off the toughest stuck on glop without leaving spots. Website.
Ecosmart 14W 60-Watt (423-599)
Warm glow not harsh light. I can’t find a website for these guys weird, but I know you can buy them at Home Depot.
**All photos are from their respective websites with the exception of the light bulb it is just a generic.