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A Greenie’s Top 10 Wish List

A Greenie’s Top 10 Wish List

Because of my health problems I have been a non-toxic greenie for 28 years. Since we had so many medical expenses in the early years I used to yearn for the day when I could have an organic bed, or organic soil shipped in for a vegetable garden (which I still dream of, every year).

Interestingly, my wish list hasn’t changed much, and some of my desires have been achieved, such as an organic bed, and I have one hand-dyed, organic wool Tibetan carpet. The designs are of the medicinal plants of Tibet. What perfect imagery/energy to have in my living room. Here are my top 10 wishes for greenness; I am very curious to hear about yours.

1. Organic wool bedding, including mattress, pillow, and comforter. Organic bamboo sheets.
2. Hand-dyed, organic wool Tibetan carpets.
3. Organic fruits, veggies, and dairy delivered every week, 12 months a year.
4. Geothermal heating system.
5. A water filter that alkalinizes the water.
6. Organic wool cushions for all of my couches and stuffed chairs.
7. Zero-VOC paint colored with natural minerals for beautiful, mellow hues.
8. A local manicurist who does 100 percent natural manicures.
9. A vacation in an eco-hut on St. John, in the Caribbean
10. A hip franchise with non-toxic/green cosmetics and hair care products for teenagers.

I didn’t even get to the clothes and shoes. What is on your green wish list?

Annie Bond is the author of a number of books on green living, most recently Home Enlightenment (Rodale, paperback, 2008).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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12:08PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

The next mattress I buy will be wool. I'm also looking into having local veg/fruit delivered weekly but dairy would be a great addition if that type of thing existed.

7:08AM PST on Jan 14, 2011

Thanks for the wonderful article & info..greenies rock:)!

5:48AM PST on Jan 9, 2011

Thanks for the info.

12:41AM PST on Dec 18, 2010

Thanks for the article.

4:31PM PDT on Sep 5, 2010


7:27AM PST on Jan 29, 2010

Sweet article Annie. I for one couldn't live without my organic garden! It is the most HEALING thing in my life, as I have severe medical problems as well! It is of course for my friends,family and neighbors....But EVERY FRUIT,VEGGIE, OR HERB is donated to our Local "Help of Ojai". "Little House" feeds the elderly and supplies our "Meals on Wheels" Program and CAP {Community Assistance Program} feeds our homeless. Come by my house ANYTIME and you'll have all the gardening and ORGANICs you can eat! And my ORGANIC SOIL AND COMPOST was delivered by truck loads. I promise you, one day in my garden will check off half of #3. My friend has chickens that are treated like her grandchildren. The eggs are all donated to her church or for sale {$2} to anyone. They eat organic as well. NADYA, you're invited as well. You can check off part of #7. Would you be able to trade ducks for hundreds of racoons? If so, I can supply that as well. wink!

1:59AM PST on Dec 5, 2009

My biggest wish is that our apartment owners would green our entire apartment complex, consisting of 415 apartmants.

6:39AM PST on Nov 29, 2009


2:22AM PDT on Jun 15, 2009



11:41AM PST on Dec 17, 2008

I wish that that all things organic and fairtrade will come down in price. Too many times I have tried to purchase beautiful organic cotton clothes but have not been able to because of budget constraints. Same goes for organic foods. I purchase certain things organic but I would love if I could afford to have a totally organic diet.

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