Product Review – March 2009

All of these products are “eco-friendly or Green”

Axion Golf Bridges

For most golfers, the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors is what makes the sport such an enjoyable pastime. What some might not realize is that the activity they love leaves harmful environmental waste from the ingredients used to keep the links up to par.

As many golf courses across Florida have begun to clean up their acts with earthfriendly fertilizing and pest-control methods, a common eco-menace is still hiding in plain sight – vehicular and pedestrian bridges. These seemingly docile structures are typically built from treated lumber, which leaches hazardous toxins into the ground and water.

Based in Basking Ridge, N.J., a new company has entered the scene to address this environmental. Axion Golf (www.axionintl.com) turns 100-percent recycled materials into building products for bridges, boardwalks and landscaping features for golf courses. Lacking the harmful pollutants found in treated-wood, the structures help to eliminate waste and preserve wildlife habitat.

To the golfer’s naked eye, Axion bridges blend in with the course’s surroundings. The natural look remains like new over time, requiring no painting and staining, thus saving money on upkeep and labor.

Dixon Earth ED

Improve the World…Improve your Game.

Dixon Earth ED (Eco-Distance), the 1st ever 100% Eco-Friendly golf ball, is good for the environment and even better for your game. Dixon didn’t have to sacrifice playability to become environmentally friendly. The Dixon Earth ED plays better than most two-piece golf balls on the market and even out performed some three piece urethane cover balls in competitive tests! The Dixon Earth ED is “Green” to the core. The core is made from a proprietary polymer that maintains the playable properties of the ball, but ensures that it is 100% renewable. In addition to the core, the entire Dixon Earth ball is manufactured from materials that can be totally re-ground to basic elements and used to make other consumer products. But that’s not all! Even the package is made from 100% recycled material. To facilitate conservation, Dixon has established a cutting edge Incentive Program to encourage golfers to return spent Dixon Earth golf balls for a $1.00 credit towards the purchase of new ones. Each box of Dixon Earth ED golf balls include a return mail pouch so golfers can easily mail used golf balls back to Dixon. From core to cover, from packaging to production, Dixon Earth is setting a new standard in environmental consciousness. Dixon is excited to lead the golf industry into the concept of “Green”.

Golf Green Gear


A revolution for the modern day golfer, our stylish golf apparel for men & women is created from 100% eco- friendly, luxuriously soft bamboo and organic cotton fabrics. We incorporate classic fashion with performance quality. Feel and look the way you want, on and off the course…naturally.

Our Performance Support Jersey, with a bit of Lycra, is the choice for the athletic that demands all the same (and more) technical performance properties from his natural clothing vs. the synthetics. We take classic styling in our S/S and L/S Mock Neck Tees and our Zip Pullover with the addition of pockets in unexpected and practical places. All three pieces again lend themselves to layering and are so comfortable and soft, will be worn off the course.

Remembering that our line is a lifestyle line exclusively for the golfer is an important factor; our clothes do double duty, an important note in this tough economy.”

www.golfgreengear.com

”Go Green” With Tweezerman


Feeling the weight of your carbon footprint on the world? Wouldn’t it be great if while indulging your need to lessen the bushiness of your brows you could lighten the CO2 load on the planet with a little re-growth of a greener kind—perhaps a brand new tree seedling and a little H20 renewal?

At Tweezerman, we believe that we must act now to help support and strengthen our environment. We will donate $1.00 of the sale of our “Go Green” Mini Slant® tweezers to the National Arbor Day Foundation. With every “Go Green” Tweezer purchased, a new tree is planted. Tweezerman is proud to support the National Arbor Day Foundation’s mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Price: $10.00

To order your “Go Green” Tweezer today visit: www.tweezerman.com. For more information about the importance of planting new trees visit the National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org or call 1.888.448.7337.

Wellness H2.0 Water Bottle

From city slicker to outdoor enthusiast, The Wellness H2.O Water Bottle is the perfect gift for any golfer!

Wellness H2.O is a unique, reusable water bottle that not only filters toxins and fights free radicals, but also enhances the water with Japanese minerals for further hydration.

With Wellness H2.O, you have access to clean, enhanced water anytime, anywhere – from the golf course to the gym. Plus you’ll save the environment from plastic and your wallet around $1,000 each year.

www.h2ohealthsolutions.com

Pangea Organics Facial Scrub

Restore and balance the skin to a smooth, silky softness with Pangea Organics’ Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry Facial Scrub. Thorough yet gently exfoliating, this must-have scrub combines organic adzuki and cranberry seeds in a base of organic shea butter, sweet almond oil and organic evening primrose oil to cleanse away dead, dull surface skin as it moisturizes and hydrates - making it an ideal addition to the Pangea Organics skincare line!

Containing unique, organic essential oils such as blood orange, carrot, palmarosa and geranium, Pangea has combined a powerful blend of antioxidants with cell-regenerating and clarifying elements that will leave your skin polished, healthy, radiant and especially soft. Gentle enough for all skin types, Pangea Organics’ Facial Scrub can be enjoyed daily or weekly.

Spread over your clean, moist face, neck and décolleté and massage gently in circular motions, then rinse.

Always mindful of the environment and our daily impact on the planet, Pangea has created new packaging that is plantable! Soak the box for one minute and plant it about 1” deep in soil. In just a few weeks you will be enjoying edible, sweet basil. Pangea Organics is available at select Macy’s, Pure Beauty, Beauty First, Anthropologie, Whole Foods, as well as online at www.pangeaorganics.com,. Price: $33.00

Tehama Green Collection

Tehama, the line of high-end contemporary sportswear for men and women that was cofounded by Clint Eastwood and Nancy Haley, has announced the expansion of its Green Collection. The Tehama Green Collection was first introduced in January, 2008 at the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando. Tehama was the first to make a statement by launching an entire collection of ECO-FRIENDLY apparel for men and women. As a result, the industry has acknowledged us as the leader in the eco-division of apparel.

New Tehama Minerale fabric features “performance from the earth,” a natural technology derived from minerals, originally found in volcanic ash. Minerale improves the performance and comfort of fabrics by providing exceptional evaporative cooling, odor resistance and added UV protection to keep consumers more comfortable in any environment.

Tehama’s new Seacell is a fabric made out of Lyocell (a 100% wood pulp fiber) and seaweed benefiting your health. Seacell brings the benefits of the ocean to your skin. Upon contact with moisture, vital amino acids, vitamins and minerals are released directly into the skin. It hydrates and nourishes, is naturally anti-bacterial, keeps the skin smooth and firm, detoxifies and oxygenates, soothes skin rashes and promotes cell regeneration.

New Merino is better than any other fiber on planet earth, as it is naturally wicking; it regulates body temperature and is extremely breathable. Sweet, not smelly – this fiber doesn’t hold odors, and is super soft, super fine and most importantly, super comfortable.