I wouldn’t consider myself particularly “green” – although I don’t like waste and I am addicted to finding new uses for old things. I also think that whether you believe in “climate change” or “global warming” or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days – the whole idea of “consume and dispose” is probably not the best thing for us all.

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That said, I do admire folks who are committed to being “eco-friendly” and building a business around it. Such are the folks at Chicago ’s Green Genes, a business the sells green/sustainable products for babies and children.

How Green Genes describes what they sell: “We strive to provide clothing and products that have been produced in an eco-friendly manner. By sourcing organic and natural products through fair trade and sustainable production, we’ll all breathe a little easier knowing that we’re doing our part to reduce pesticides and chemicals in the products we use. Subsequently, our surrounding environment will be cleaner.”

I love the toys Green Genes sells, of course, especially this “Spinny Speller” which will help the little ones hone their Scrabble skills. (Have I mentioned that I am addicted to Words with Friends on the iPod Touch?).

Check out what Green Genes has to offer here.