Stainless steel water bottles are all the rage. These ones from Project Earth are fairly standard and for each one sold, $2 goes to either breast cancer research or environmental and humanitarian charities. They are reusable (duh!), BPA-free, and come in silver, pink, green, and blue. The 27-ounce bottles are currently on sale for $16. Buy it!
Sponsor a Wild Place is like adopting a section of the highway, but it comes with a cuddly stuffed animal. Each kit comes with stuffed animal that reprepsents the wild place you sponsor (i.e. a polar bear for the arctic, an alligator for the everglades), a low-res photo of the place and a cheap day pack. The real gift is the donation. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Sierra Club. Kits start at $20. Buy it!
The Vapur water bottle is reusable, flattens and folds up when empty, has a spot to write your name, is BPA-free goes in the freezer and dishwasher, and has a caribiner for easy attaching. It also looks cool. Unfortunately, mine had two leaks that made it impossible to use. A 16 ounce bottle is $8.95 on Amazon. Buy it!
A recycled rubber wallet made out of truck inner tubes carries plenty of eco-hipster street cred, but at $45 a pop it’s a bit of a splurge. The black wallet has a rubbery texture (surprise!), and is hand sewn. Buy it!
If you want to go even lower: grab a $.99 tote from CheapTotes.com, which has no return policy and scant customer service information available online. It all helps to keep costs low, apparently! Shipping is $5 and up. Buy it!