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Google’s Store Goes Green




Google has a strong environmental and social ethic, which I like reporting on. Since it’s getting closer to Christmas I’m looking for presents for other people myself. On the list this year is a Google and a Twitter t-shirt. I guess that’s how I know I’m a real geek, I find myself wanting to collect geek paraphernalia. This surprises even me.

I have mixed emotions about Google Store’s new initiative. They have gone green. So there are organic t-shirts and products made from recycled materials. Some things are made of hemp. And even the bags your order comes in are recycled. Same with the stickers. The hippies even threw in a best seller – lava lamps. However, I miss some of the old products that aren’t recycled. And I think there should be more selection overall.

I’ll give them this much though: whoever is in charge of merchandising at Google has a sense of humor. Alongside branded games, clothes, and bags are Google products, like the Google Pack, which is free. There used to be the Google mini but I don’t see it today. But you can buy all the software you want for nothing. I think I’ll buy a Google Earth download for my mom.

  • http://www.thevanblog.com Steven Bradley

    I can’t say I’ve ever been to the Google store till I clicked the link above, but I don’t have a problem with the green initiative. It’s something I believe in and it does fit well with Google in general.

  • http://www.untechy.com Keith

    I’ve never heard of google store until now. I’m a big fan of “going green.”

    I’ve always done my best to live green; recycling, litter pickup, energy coservation ect.

    I’ll have to add google store to my favs.

    Thanks!