I found a fabulous little book laying around the break room at my office the other day. It is called “The Chinook Book”. I have eyeballed the brightly colored cover on multiple occassions, but honestly, I never felt the compulsion to pick it up. I thought it was “just” another directory of restaurants like the Entertainment Book and I really wasn’t interested in wasting $20. On Friday, I was chillin in the break room (which I never do, normally the laptop and I go sit in the local coffee shop, sip a mocha and use the wifi) and I decided to thumb through the pages. Much to my surprise, this little book was a plethora of resources and coupons I would actually use. It is produced by Eco Metro… where green is local.
This little book has coupons for natural grocers on some of the products I purchase most (Like Clif Bars, Ecos, Dr. Oetkers, Natures Path, EnviroKidz… it contains coupons for gDiapers, (www.gDiapers.com) which in my opionion are AMAZING). I even located a coupon for 50% off a bakery item at the fabulous local bakery (www.pieceofcakebakery.net) that makes GLUTEN FREE cakes. I intend to use this for my daughters birthday party coming up in April (Normally I make all of our birthday party goods… but the schools do not allow homemade treats!). I was quickly able to decide that the $20 price tag more than paid for itself (just the birthday cake savings add up to about $40!).
Check out www.EcoMetro.com to see if there is a fabulous guide like this for your area. And support LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY. Because being green matters.