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Footprint's pick: 10 Christmas gifts for the eco-minded

From recycled skateboard fridge magnets to pedal-powered phone chargers, short courses at CAT and more

Skateboard Magnets

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Fridge magnets made from recycled skateboards. By BTC Elements for £15.50.

 

A green home for Sophie and Henry

2

A translation from German of an informative story for primary schoolers about climate change and energy in buildings by Andreas Ernstberger. By Detail Kids for €18.00.

 

DIY Micro green kit

5

Window sill planters made from recycled steel boxes which use a soil less growing medium. By Uncommon Goods, £5- 25.

 

Woodcut Notecards

3

This collection of notecards by artist Bryan Nash is made from salvaged wood. By Princeton Architectural Press, £10.

 

Magnetic Secondary Glazing

4

An easy-to-fit, quick to install window secondary glazing to make your home warmer. By Nigel’s Eco store.

 

Dixon Earth golf balls

11

According to The New York Times, an estimate of 300 million golf balls are lost every year. Here is a solution: golf balls with recycled content. By Dixon golf, £25.

 

Flat life lamp

6

This LED poster is an efficient space saver. By The Future Perfect, £93.

 

ECOXPOWER pedal-powered smart phone charger

9

A smart phone or GPS charger powered by pedal power for avid bike riders. By ECOXPOWER, £63.

 

Cement Bag shopping trolley

10

Made from recycled cement bags, these durable shopping trolleys are ideal for shopping trips. By Ecoutlet, £25

 

CAT short courses

7

Willow basket making and other short courses at CAT, complete with a stay in Pat Borer and David Lea’s WISE. By Centre for Alternative Technology, for £149.


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