Conscious Box is a monthly subscription box program featuring samples of natural and organic products.

Like Birchbox for beauty and makeup, Conscious Box is a monthly subscription box program offering samples of products. I got an offer to try Conscious Box for free, I just had to pay shipping, which was $7.99. I was curious what kind of items they'd be sending me. I ordered the box back in August and began to wonder if it was ever going to arrive. It came the second week of September and I received an email a few days earlier alerting me that it had been shipped. What did I get in the box? It was packed with the following, which can be seen in the photo: Bops organic potato chips, Napali Jashrey black tea, Biobag compostable sandwich bag, Aquatowel, Ethical Apparel sticker and discount offer, Erba Vita USA Gastro dietary supplement, Corrective Facial, Mountain Red deer velvet supplement, Coastal Scents All Natural African black soap, KPax Energy Booster vitamins, 100% Natural Antioxidants Max Celestial tea, Natural vitatlity natural calm supplements and Liquid Collagen Skin Revitalization.

I got an email with a list and photos of most of the products included with my September Conscious Box and links for me to review the items. You get points (10) for each review you complete. Also, just like Birchbox, they sell items on the website

Although it's pricey in my opinion, if you like the fun of getting to try new things, then this subscription program showcasing natural and organic products might be for you.

Green events coming up:

• 11th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour, part of the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour Oct. 3-6 at various sites in Ohio. The event is free and will showcase renewables, energy efficiency and green design. Locally, a guided tour in Clintonville will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 5.

• Simply Living event Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3-11 p.m. at the Guild Atheltic Club, 1114 Ridge St., Grandview 43215. Admission $5, drum circle drummers get in free with drum.

• Green Drinks September: Olentangy River Restoration is the topic on Wednesday, Sept.25, from 6-8 p.m., Woodlands Tavern in Grandview.

• Community Computer Alliance will host an end-of-season cookout and give away refurbished PCs to local families on Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon-2 p.m. At Scioto Audobon Park, 400 W. Whittier St. Volunteers will be on hand to take electronic donations.