Design Boom's 2008 Green Earth Design Winner: "Greening"

After evaluation almost 4,000 designs from 91 different countries, the judges of the 2008 Green Earth competition, sponsored by Design Boom, came down to one winner: Greening, by Ji Yoon Yang from Korea.

Greening is a set of commitment cards that call for your green fingerprint as a symbol of your promise to keep the eco-friendly pledge written on the card... commitments like: "I, (name), will use mugs rather than paper cups," "I, (name), will take public transportation if possible, "I, (name), will use reusable bags when I go grocery shopping," and "I, (name), will stop using disposable chopsticks."

Greening is designed as a stand-up card, so that after you fill in your name and make your thumb print, you fold the card and pop out the tree. Then put the card in the best place to remind you to do your Greening!


Unfortunately, Greening has not been produced for sale as yet; but in the meantime, you might think of creating some things to remind you to keep your commitments to stay green!

To see the other top winners of the Green Earth Design Competition, go to Design Boom!

Oct 28, 2008
by Anonymous

Ever Grow A Plant That MOVES When You TICKLE IT?

Another great kid-friendly gift your readers would enjoy is to grow a TickleMe Plant from seeds and then watching the plant MOVE when Tickled! As a first grade teacher I no longer plant Lima beans, as the growing of this interactive plant, proved to be much more exciting and educational for my student's.
I found my supplies for a classroom kit at but they also sell individual greenhouses and even party favors, with everything you need to grow your own TickleMe Plant from seeds. I assure you your kids will be more excited about gardening, and its just fun to watch the expressions of the faces of children (and even adults) when they see the plant close its leaves and droop when tickled,

Oct 28, 2008
by Toby
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Great idea!

Thanks for letting us know about the Tickle Me Plant! That's a great idea.