Simply put, I love music. I spend countless hours each day listening to my favorite artists in the car, at the gym, hanging out at home, and (sometimes!) even at work. While recently looking for a new sound system, I learned a few things: 1) Speakers are expensive. 2) They’re often made of less-than-green materials, and use a ton of energy. What’s an eco-conscious music fan to do?
Fortunately, I found out about EcoNation at the New York City Green Festival. Their speakers, headphones, and boomboxes are made out of sustainable and recyclable materials (even things like recycled candy wrappers–impressive, no?) while still managing to provide a clean sound. What’s more, the music gear is perfect for kids: EcoNation’s DIY cardboard speaker sets come complete with a set markers and colored pencils for decorating with your own designs. They’re also inexpensive (at around $20 each, I’ve already been able to buy 3!) and are easy to set up all over the house. Want to learn more? Check out merkuryinnovations.com .