Human Nature

With Earth Day just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to do a post with five green-themed gift ideas. Although I already touched on a few earth-friendly choices over the month, these items are perfect ways to mark the occasion, or simply to bestow on a sustainable-minded pal. Enjoy!

Wherever WaterWherever Water – $24.99 @ Good Planet
If you haven’t read the ridiculous stats about the costs – both financial and environmental – of bottled water, do yourself a favour and read up. It’s mind-boggling why we’d bother to pay buckets of money for something that’s naturally abundant; but hey, if you find it hard to down water period, let this glass & BPA-free plastic water bottle be a lifesaver. It comes with a built-in a juice strainer, so you can infuse your everyday water with lemons, or other citrus splashes, to ensure you’re staying hydrated. Makes a great gift for your gym buddy, or your coworker.

RePEaT Utensil SetsRePEaT Cutlery Sets – $14.97 @ Fenigo
These reusable cutlery sets – including a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks – tick a few green boxes off at once. For one, they replace disposable plastic cutlery. For another, they come in a handy and sanitary carrying case that you can toss into your lunchbox, briefcase, or purse to ensure your utensils are always at the ready for those last-minute lunches out. And of course, they’re made of recycled PET plastic, to help close that all-important loop. Tuck them in your kids lunches’ and start a trend at school.

Neon Green PIGGY-BACK-UPNeon Green Rebel Yell Backpack – $119
In a nutshell, these solar-powered backpacks are absolutely killer. Tote them as you carry on with your daily chores, and use them to power up or charge your gizmos and gadgets when you need them. Neon Green makes a pretty big line of bags with built-in solar panels, so you can easily find one that matches your personal style and needs. My favourite use? Pick one up for your kid that’s about to backpack through Europe, or spend their summer working in a developing country. It’ll help keep them connected without using extra energy. Smart.

Hu2 StickersEco Reminder Stickers – $12.92+ @ Hu2
These playful stickers are a friendly reminder about the ‘cost’ of energy use. They’re available in tons of different styles, and can actually be applied to your shower, around outlets, surrounding light switches, or even by your recycling bin. Buy a set to help educate your kids on the importance of energy and water efficiency, or put them up around the office to add a quirky touch to your building’s decor. Whenever you’re tired of your decal, no worries – they’re actually made from recyclable plastic, to ensure this piece of wall art doesn’t end up polluting our landfills.

The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things Collection – $9.99+ @ The CBC Shop
I’ve yet to meet someone that doesn’t have a smile of pride on their face when they talk about lifelong eco activist David Suzuki. As Canada’s most recognized green warrior, and the long-running host of The Nature of Things, I’m psyched to point you in the direction of a new collection of merch featuring a retro 1970s Suzuki alongside some modern branding for the nature series. Don a tee for whatever green event you’re attending on Earth Day, or gift that idealist student sibling, nephew, or niece of yours with a travel mug or tote bag. Of course, all of The Nature Of Things collection takes into account sustainability: the items are made from organic or recycled materials, and encourage eco-friendly practices (down with disposable cups, throwaway plastic bags, and non-organic clothing!)

David Suzuki T-ShirtsI kind of swooned for the David Suzuki tees pictured above right on the spot, and I’m psyched to announce that one of you folks will be the lucky winner of a his & hers The Nature of Things shirt collection! Here’s how to enter:

1) Visit the CBC Shop website before May 1st and leave me a comment below with your favourite item from their Eco Boutique. Note that this month, with every purchase made from the shop, $1 will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 2nd to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Stay on top of all the latest & greatest slices of Canadiana available from the CBC Shop by Liking them on Facebook. Leave a comment while you’re there on why you love The Nature of Things / David Suzuki. Leave your FB username and / or a link to your comment below so you can earn a bonus entry!

77 Responses to “Human Nature”
  1. Victoria Ess says:

    My favourite item from the shop is the TNOT Cotton Messenger Tote

  2. I like the 70s Grip Travel Mug

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My favourite item is the Coronation St. Women’s Red Tee. My daughter-in-law is an avid fan and red her favourite colour so how could I go wrong?

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked on FB and commented Elizabeth Matthiesen

  5. thomas rusinak says:

    travel mug would be fine with me!!!

  6. Taps says:

    I like the Cotton messenger tote bag..

  7. Maggie says:

    I like the TNOT 1979 Infant Bodysuit.

  8. Maggie says:

    I already liked the CBC shop and I commented today – Maggie Kannon.

  9. Joan G says:

    I like the travel mug.

  10. Audrey Skinner says:

    Love the Coronation St Travel Mug


  12. stellar says:

    My favourite item is most definitely the TNOT Women’s Green 1979 Tee!

  13. diane p says:

    I really like the TNOT Cotton Messenger Tote.

  14. cookie3 says:

    My favourite item at the CBC Eco Shop is the 40s Stainless Steel Bottle @ $17.99 which is the most awesome shade of red.

  15. Linda Peters says:

    love the George Canteen Bottle, thanks for the chance

  16. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    TNOT Green Grass Lunch Bag

  17. beewbedard says:

    liked CBC Shop on Facebook and left comment
    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

  18. John Crawley says:

    The TNOT Men’s Green 1979 T-shirt

  19. I LOVE the 60s Stainless Steel water Bottle!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

  20. Brenda Penton says:

    I really like the Kids’ CBC Crazy Straw Cup! So cute and fun!

  21. Juliee says:

    I like the 70s Mod Bag

  22. Anne Derkat says:

    I liked the CBC rope tote bag

  23. Gizele says:

    I like the George Canteen Bottle.

  24. Leah says:

    I love the HNIC blue blazer bodysuit!!

  25. GARRY S says:

    travel mug

  26. Susan says:

    My favourite thing from the CBC Eco Boutique is the Q Organic Cotton Tee. I love listening to Jian Ghomeshi in the morning!

  27. MANUEL VIZCAYA says:

    The Nature of Things Cotton Messenger Tote
    SKU# ETNAT00136

  28. Andrea says:

    TNOT Cotton Messenger Tote

  29. Davidson Chan says:

    I like the Organic Lunch Bag

  30. Iris says:

    TNOT Cotton Messenger Tote is my favorite item

  31. Donna L. says:

    TNOT Women’s Green 1979 Tee is my fave.

  32. Donna L. says:

    I LIked them on Facebook and commented as Donna Lyn.

  33. Tammy says:

    Landslide favourite is the Suzuki woman’s tee

  34. Linda A says:

    I like the cotton messenger tote

  35. Joanne Robinson says:

    Q Organic Cotton Tee from the CBC shop is pretty sweet!

  36. The Suzuki women tee and the messenger tote!

  37. Love the Suzuki woman`s tee & the Cornation St. mug

  38. Nancy says:

    I like the travel mug.

  39. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the HNIC Blue Blazer Infant Bodysuit

  40. I like the Nature Of Things Green tshirt.

  41. My favourite item is the water bottle…I have just become a new water drinker and this would go well with my new found registration at the Y.

  42. Lori Z says:

    My pick is the TNOT Green Grass Tumbler.

  43. Jennifer R says:

    Love, love, love the David Suzuki t-shirt! I also like the grip travel mug too…..

  44. Kelly Engelhardt says:

    I like the Suzuki women’s t shirt

  45. I love the David Suzuki TNOT Women’s Green 1979 Tee. I would love to win this , It brings back childhood memories. Thank you , Canadian Gift Guide & CBC or this fun giveaway!

  46. Sarah says:

    The HNIC Blue Blazer Infant Bodysuit is soooooo cute.

  47. Jayne Cameron says:

    The cotton messenger tote bag would be very useful

  48. Aaron says:

    My favourite is the TNOT Cotton Messenger Tote

  49. Catherine B says:

    I love the TNOT Women’s Green 1979 Tee. Tres cool!

  50. Jennifer says:

    Love the Neon Green Rebel Yell Backpack….more more more! I would buy any of these great products. I clean the shoreline of The Ottawa River on a regular basis and would look the part in
    a Suzuki tee 🙂

  51. Sean Pynaert says:

    green grass lunch bag looks great

  52. Mike Gismondi says:

    Cotton messenger tote bag..

  53. Angela Griffin says:

    cotton messenger tote bag

  54. Carol Oddy says:

    Love this prize, I plan on picking up garbage of the streets that I see when walking on Earth day. Really like the backpack, it is so cool!

  55. Alison K says:

    My favourite item from CBC Shop’s Eco Boutique is their, “HNIC Blue Blazer Infant Bodysuit”. Thank you

  56. Lori says:

    CBC Sport Water Bottle

  57. Dayna Wilson says:

    I have no idea why it’s in the Eco Boutique, but absolutely the HNIC onesie… I love that so much that I’m gonna be buying that as soon as I finish typing this comment.

  58. Dayna Wilson says:

    I already liked CBC’s Shop 🙂 Commented, my fb name is Dayna Corriveau-Wilson.

  59. Km Cowieson says:

    I love the TNOT 1979 Infant Bodysuit. So cute!

  60. angela trenholm says:

    i love the Coronation St. Unisex Navy Tee, my mom is a huge fan!

  61. Kiki says:

    I absolutely love the “TNOT Women’s Green 1979 Tee” (

  62. Trina Davies says:

    Definitely the Nature of Things line. Love the tees, love the tote. Retro is great. My wildlife bio boyfriend and I would make a great pair about town in these! thanks for the opportunity to win.

  63. madison b says:

    I like the “HNIC Blue Blazer Infant Bodysuit”.

  64. angela mitchell says:

    I like the 70s Infant Long Sleeve Bodysuit. Cute!

  65. Sean Pynaert says:

    david suzuki t shirt

  66. lucy says:

    messenger bag

  67. Kelly S. says:

    I love the Coronation T-shirt, but I’ve been watching for almost 40 years!

  68. Sara says:

    The 70’s travel mug, or e CBC infant bodysuit!

  69. Jason C. says:

    I like the David Suzuki Tee. It’s fantastic.

  70. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the CBC Sport Water Bottle

  71. Burcu says:

    70s Grip Travel Mug

  72. KellyPC says:

    i love the 70s Grip Travel Mug!

  73. Heather A says:

    I liked the cotton messenger tote bag. I bought one for my husband.

  74. Narinder Chana says:

    Organic Lunch Bag.

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