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GIVE THE GIFT OF TRUE RELAXATION WITH THE NATIONAL GREEN PAGES
Pamper your loved ones and the earth this holiday season
November 20, 2002

Washington, D.C. – Every holiday season Americans give gifts that pamper and delight – bath salts, massage oils, body scrubs. Unfortunately, many of these health and beauty products include harsh or unhealthy ingredients—and they often aren’t made with the health and beauty of our planet in mind. But buying beauty products doesn’t have to be ugly—with the help of the National Green Pages gift-givers can pamper their loved ones as well as the earth, with all-natural, toxin-free body care.

“We all buy gifts for friends and family as expressions of love and caring during the holidays,” said Alisa Gravitz, executive director of Co-op America. “When you use your spending power to promote a better world, you’re also giving your loved ones the gift of a healthy future.”

The National Green Pages, available in print and online at www.greenpages.org, is an annual directory of over 10,000 unique green products made by thousands of companies on the cutting edge of social and environmental responsibility in the United States. Unlike conventional lotions, bath products, and cosmetics, the products found in the Green Pages are all-natural, and many of them are organic, to ensure that no toxins or chemicals turn your pampering gift into another source of stress. These green businesses also make sure that workers are paid a fair wage and that their products don’t harm the environment – meaning that safe body care and earth care can go hand in hand.

The National Green Pages provides more variety than most shopping malls, minus the crowds, and with www.greenpages.org it’s all at your fingertips. Gift-givers will find natural and organic skincare products, cosmetics, and bath products as well as tools for pampering such as herbal pillows and massage oils. And health and beauty is just the beginning – the National Green Pages also has fair trade imports from all over the world, stylish organic cotton and hemp clothing, toys, music, books, and much more. With the National Green Pages people don’t have to sacrifice buying unique, meaningful gifts in order to be good to the earth and one another.

Consumers can order print editions of the National Green Pages, which include feature stories about green businesses and tips for greening your life, for just $10.95 (including shipping) by calling (800)58-GREEN.

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By Erica Anstey

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