Getting the word out on the ETSY event for the holidays. ECOBAGS is a sponsor. So whether you’re picking up your own knitting needles, glue stick or camera….come and support (and be inspired) by the ETSY ARTISTS in this event.
We have so many ETSY artists that order bags from us and add their designs. We will be honoring them and blogposts to come.
SANTA CHOOSES ECOBAGS Classic String Bag for 2012 Deliveries
Santa Chooses ECOBAGS for 2012 Deliveries
Santa chose our Classic String Shopping Bags this year to deliver goodies around the world. Now, we know that the String Bag is super expandable and super strong and really fashionable. So, we will make the assumption that Santa will only deliver useful, durable, wonderful gifts to people all over the world and will, whenever possible – SKIP ALL THE PACKAGING!!!
You can be like Santa, and choose reusable this holiday season. If you go out and shop, bring your own bags!
Amazing solar powered, battery and cycle all in one
I don’t think I have to say anything more than post this image. I met the founder of Organic Transit, Rob Cotter, at the Fall Conference for Social Venture Network. I was immediately awed and wondering where will my husband, Blake, put this?? This lightweight vehicle addresses so many problems with one fell swoop. Solar powered with battery storage and/or switch to cycling. WOW!
Here’s what the website says – check it out for yourself and let us know if you love this as much as I /we do –
Organic Transit Vehicles, or OTVs, are a new class of velomobile.
OTVs feature solar electric assist, disc brakes, and spacious interiors that keep you out of the elements and in view of other drivers. Our vehicles are designed to make bike commuting accessible and affordable for the many, not just the few.
OTVs are the perfect solution for people who want to get out of their cars but need or want more than a traditional bike can offer. If you want the benefits of a bike without the hassle, this is just what you have been waiting for.
Ok, so here’s the thing, we (the family that owns Eco-Bags) is a family of walkers and bikers and it definitely influences other choices and how we see things. I walk to work almost every day. It’s an easy walk, about a mile+ and mostly downhill. I have to walk anyway because I have a dog, that needs to walk. I rarely see anyone else walking except for kids walking to a school bus. I’m in the suburbs.
Blake usually walks about 6 miles every day…to metro north from home, from the train to school (he’s a teacher) and then her reverses it. BTW, it’s a lot of hills!
Julian, an artist, lives in Brooklyn and bikes everywhere and hardly uses mass transportation. When everyone was out of power and held at bay at home, he was tooling around the city, and able to help out folks who needed assistance cleaning up their places with water damage.
When Hurricane Sandy was done, thousands of people took to the streets and started walking. Lots of bikes got pulled out basements and fixed up. Recycle a Bicycle got really busy….
What does walking and biking do? Obviously, it’s good exercise for your body but there are healthy mind benefits, too. It’s an unfettered commute where thoughts aren’t colliding with other things except maybe your own thoughts and, you get to see the weather change.