Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bringin' the Green to the Bean

Most head to Beantown for the baseball. But us? We’re here for the pie. 

The pizza pie, that is. Cause at Brighton’s Big Daddy's, there’s a “cheese-a-roni” with our name on it. And, lucky for us - it comes in the GreenBox. 


A city staple with a neighborhood feel, Big Daddy’s has been servin’ up old-world style pies for over three decades. From their “mucho meaty” to their mac-n-cheese masterpiece, each BD pizza is baked crispy on fire hot bricks, creating what one Yelper calls “the best in Brighton.”  

Now, tack on an order of fried dough bites - topped with homemade garlic butter & romano cheese - and we’re here to stay. 


Mmmm. Looks wicked good. 

While we might be partial to the pizza, the sandwich menu deserves a shout-out. Cause who’d say no to a good ‘ol fashioned New England sub? No friends of ours, that’s for sure. Big Daddy’s “Patriot” features homemade stuffing & cranberry sauce (hello, Thanksgiving), while Wonton noodles are piled high on the “Chinatown Special.” Oh, and their Steak & Cheese is rated #1 in Boston by UrbanSpoon. We could go on, or you could check out the 40 different varieties for yourself. 

...I know. We’re starving, too. 


Dessert, you ask? Pass the homemade raspberry Rangoon: warm dough pockets stuffed with cream cheese & raspberry preserves - each topped with a layer of powered sugar for good measure. Magic. Pure magic. 

 

Needless to say, when Big Daddy’s decided to go GreenBox, we were ecstatic. And when they wanted to customize? Cue us jumping for joy. They’ve got a standout design that’s tough to top - and a familiar logo that has fans feeling like home. Plus, check out how good we look in blue. ☺ 

 

So next time you’re headed to Beantown, grab a pie from Big Daddy’s...and pick up an order of their award-winning dough bites to go. They’re lathered in butter, cinnamon & butterscotch. Need we say more?


Monday, August 1, 2016

Green Gear Guide: Travel Edition

Summer in the Big Apple can't be missed. Fresh flowers on every corner, vibrant garden veggies in Union Square, quaint rooftop bars surrounded by endless city lights. What a time to be a New Yorker.

But occasionally, we just need to get away from it all (ahem, the subway can get a bit stifling). Whether it's jet-setting across the coast or road-tripping up north, it's not always easy to keep the green theme going. Luckily for you, we know a little bit about that. And, like always, we're here to help. 

   
So, to all you eco-conscious travelers, this one's for you. Cause getting your green on doesn't take much work. And, with the help of this list - it can be pretty cool, too.

Safe travels, fellow greenies. ☺

1. Once a Billboard, Now a Bag
California-based Rareform is transforming billboards into beauties, upcycling old ads into new bags. Their water-resistant weekender duffle is hand-cut in the Golden State, creating a one-of-a-kind way to gear up in style. (Side note - who would've ever thought the fanny pack would be cool again? Not us, but we just added two of these bad boys to our cart.) Plus, the company donates 1% of all proceeds to preserving and protecting the environment - because there's nothing better than looking good while doing good. Sold.  


2. Rise and Shine
We know what you're thinking. Who needs an alarm clock on vacation? When free breakfast ends at 9, we do. Sausage is calling. Anyway, hunger aside... Bedol's water-powered travel alarm clock is a responsible traveler's dream. The electrodes in the device harvest energy from water to power the LCD screen, making sure you're up in time for a sunrise hike, beachside jog, or... biscuits. Most importantly biscuits. 

   
3. So Fresh and So Clean
How fun is the mini toiletry section at CVS? Everything is so much cuter tiny. Except for pizza, which we prefer extra large and extra cheesy. Regardless, GoToobs are our new go-tos for eco air travel (or mini-lovin' fun in general). These airline approved, reusable & food-safe tubes are made of 100% BPA and PC-free plastic - ideal for making minis out of all your favorite products. Plus, they're perfectly squeezable, leak-proof and have handy dandy space for labeling. We're stockin' up.


4. Hydration Station
38 billion plastic water bottles are tossed each year - and it's Water Bobble's mission to #endthetrend. Today, their sleek yet sustainable products are revolutionizing reusable drinking... and we couldn't be bigger fans. (It doesn't hurt that they've got the catchiest company name around). Motivated by "taste over waste," BPA-free Water Bobbles are made in the good 'ol USA and incorporate their very own filtration systems. Most customers go for the trusty classic, but why not build your own Bobble? Ahh, tap has never been tastier.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Going Green? There’s an App for That!

Let’s be honest. We could all be a little bit nicer to Mother Earth.

Luckily, there’s an app for that. And, not surprisingly – we’ve given them all a whirl.

For the sake of phone storage, we were forced to choose a few of our favorites. Here are the apps that made the cut.

Now, let’s make every day Earth Day. Because it’s the only place we have to live. ☺



Craving a handful of sun-kissed strawberries? How about a bushel of crisp, organic lettuce? Mmmm…sounds like a sweet summer salad in the making! Luckily for you (and your taste buds), Farmstand is here to help. With a list of over 8,700 farmers markets worldwide, this app is your guide to fresh, local produce – complete with community photos, directions, open times and more. Your new favorite market – and your strawberry salad – awaits.



Being in the pizza industry, we’re all about sharing. Most of the time. (“Hangriness” is very, very real, guys). So, when we hear about an app that combines sharing with sustainability – you know we’ve gotta have it. Enter Carma Carpooling: the real-time ride-sharing app that helps you find nearby commuters to ride and drive with. Because, on top of reducing traffic, carbon emissions and even the cost of your trip, who doesn’t want a car-full of new friends?



How socially responsible is your shampoo? How “eco” is your Aveeno? In a world where it’s cool to be “all-natural,” GoodGuide is separating Earth-friendly fact from fiction – and all you need is a barcode. Simply scan a product to reveal its health, environmental and social rating, each based on extensive research from an in-house team of experts. From your laundry detergent to your lipstick, GoodGuide’s got your green-lovin’ life covered.



A Twitter-style app for tree-huggers, Ecoviate is a must-have for all gung-ho greenies. Between a newsfeed chock full of eco-friendly tips and photos, to an ever-growing list of green activities in your area, the app is designed to spread sustainability – the social way. Complete with “Eco-points” and rewards, a leaderboard reveals how your environmental impact rates among your friends (come on, who doesn’t love a little competition?!). Plus, they plant one tree for every download. Sold!


Now, tell us. What are some of your go-to’s in green apps?

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge Goes GreenBox!

They've got six-story funnel slides, 4D movie theaters, water fort tree houses, indoor mazes & lazy rivers. 



And now, they've got the GreenBox.

It's official: Great Wolf Resorts, America's largest family of indoor water parks is makin' a sustainable splash across the nation. 


From the east coast to the west, from the Rockies to the Plains - all 13 Great Wolf Lodge destinations across 12 states have gone GreenBox.  

That sounds like something to "howl" about. ☺ 


So next time you're Hungry As A Wolf, stop by Great Wolf Lodge's on-site pizzeria: the newest home to our planet-friendly pizza box. 

How lucky are we to be hanging out in the throws of signature 5 cheese pies, massive meatball subs & cheesy loaves of garlic bread? 

 Yup. We're definitely going to stay.

 

But going GreenBox isn't the only way that Great Wolf Resorts is putting the Earth first. 

In 2007, they launched Project Green Wolf: a company-wide dedication to environmental sustainability. Think composting, food sharing, recycling and most importantly - water conservation. 
That settles it then. We call top bunk in the Wolf Den!

 

For Great Wolf, the GreenBox was the missing piece in the Project Green Wolf puzzle. And we couldn't be happier knowing it's the perfect fit.