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Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Bone:
Made from non-toxic, recyclable materials this bone is available in a variety of sizes and "chew-o-meter" ratings. Peppermint scented, it floats, bounces and is very sturdy. $6-$16 at Thunderpaws in Ketchum

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Green gadgets: We scoured the valley to find this selection of simple, inexpensive tools that will help reduce your carbon footprint and, by being available locally, allow you to expend less energy.
Photos by Paulette Phlipot. Research by Sabina Dana Plasse.

Remove red wine stains from carpet and fabrics with this chemical-free stain remover. Made from vegetable extracts, it is safe for any environment and can prolong the life of carpets and furniture. $7.99 at Sun Valley Wine Company

Planet Dog Hemp Dog Collar: Made from hemp (one of natureís strongest fabrics) this collar features a nylon-reinforced plastic quick-release buckle for extra durability. The purchase of Planet Dog items helps fund canine service programs. $14-$17 at BasicsPlus in Hailey

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Dish Liquid:

According to Seventh Generation, if every household replaced just one 25-ounce bottle of petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with this non-toxic, phosphate-free alternative, it could save 81,000 barrels of oil. $3.99 at Atkinsonsí Markets and Albertsons

Ecover Ecological Dishwasher Tablets:
These tablets are made from natural plant and mineral-based ingredients and promise to clean and degrease dishes effectively, leaving no residue. Ecover produces all its cleaning products in unique, eco-friendly factories. $5.49 at Atkinsonsí Markets and Albertsons

Kiehlís Abyssine Cream+: Global warming, carbon emissions and air pollutants cause havoc to the skin. One of the best defenses is this luxurious moisturizer, made from naturally-derived ingredients, it defends skin against aging and free-radical damage. $42 at Pure in Ketchum

Campo light and cell phone charger:
This self-chargeable flashlight uses a side crank to create instant, manual energy for battery powered devices. It comes with adapters for five cell phone chargers. $15.99 at Chateau Drug in Ketchum

Garbage Pals: Get rid of chemical deodorizers and replace them with these holistic crystals to keep garbage pails odorless. Made with essential oil crystals, they contain 100 percent aromatic lime, grapefruit or orange scents. Just peel and stick inside the can. $3.99 for one sachet at Ketchum Kitchens

GE Energy Smartô CFL bulbs: These use less energy and last longer than regular incandescent bulbs. A 15-watt CFL can replace a 60-watt incandescent and produce the same amount of light. The GE line includes spiral, biax and compact fluorescent reflector shapes that fit track, recessed and chandelier lighting. $5.99 at L.L. Greenís Hardware in Hailey