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Author:Belli, Brita
Position:TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING: Resources for Eco-Awareness and Action - Blue Orange Games; Planet Happy Toys; Folkmanis Puppets - Website list - Website overview - Brief article
 
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Nothing undoes holiday cheer faster than the specter of toxicity in all those brightly wrapped toys. The beloved Cookie Monster, Thomas the Tank Engine and Diego have all been implicated in lead paint recalls. At the heart of this problem is cheaply made, cheaply produced and cheaply sold goods. While it's not possible for parents to completely tune out the directives to buy, buy, buy, they can make their purchases from companies that share their values. We've discovered several worthy sites online, including Blue Orange Games which makes award-winning strategy games from durable wood, like the insanely addictive Tic-Tac-Toe-esque Gobblet!, the Froggy Boogie memory game, and Quack Quack, which involves fast thinking and animal sounds. The company has committed to planting two trees for...

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