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Why Environmentalists Care About the Komen Controversy

February 16th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For years eco-minded philanthropists have been researching Komen's products and giving them poor scores on the green front. With some donators wondering where to spend their cancer-fighting donation dollars, it's important to know where your money really goes and which products have potential cancer links. Here's a few reasons why environmentalists care about the Komen controversy


Fresh Cut Flower Alternatives for Your Sweetheart

February 7th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Sure it may be easy to stop by the local grocery store for a bouquet of blooms, but do you know from where they came? Are they organic? Were the workers who cared for them and cut them treated and paid fairly? Worry not a minute longer about the ethics of the floral world. Here are some fresh cut flower alternatives for enchanting your sweetheart this Valentine's Day


How to Recycle Brita Filters

February 1st, 2012 | by Lynn Fang

Got a Brita filter at home? Learn how to recycle Brita filters to reduce your waste and turn the plastics into something awesome.


Organize with Recycled Containers

January 5th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

It's all about bringing simplicity in harmony with environmental-sound living and it's actually pretty easy with a few ideas to jump start your year. Once you begin to look at items usually destined for the garbage as a potential storage item or organizational tool, a whole world of possibility and fun opens. Here are just a few ideas for organizing with recycled goods


Eco-Friendly Journal Ideas for the New Year

January 3rd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

One method for staying on track with resolutions for the new year is journaling. It's not only a good way to stay on track with healthy eating and exercise, it's a great way to track emotions and stress levels. Reflecting on past posts can help pinpoint the cause of anxiety and emotional difficulties which can help in creating a plan for dealing with stress before it becomes out of control. If you'd like to give journaling a try this year, don't go out a pay a fortune for an expensive journal. Here are just a few eco-friendly journal ideas for the New Year


Hasbro is Greening the Toy Industry

December 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

One toy company, Hasbro, has been named a 2011 Sector Leader by Climate Counts which is a non-profit organization which rates corporations based on their efforts to curb the climate crisis. By making sustainability a part of their business plan Hasbro is one company leading the way towards profitability while lowering the amount of harm done to the earth. Here are a few ways Hasbro is Greening the Toy Store


Honoring Earth with Yule Log Creations

December 15th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

This holiday season take a trip back to some the primitive winter celebration of Yule. Traditionally a Pagan holiday, this celebration has been embraced by many environmental-minded families as a way to honor the earth and the abundance nature brings. Families celebrate the highs and lows of the year making way for exciting things to come. Here are a few fun activities for honoring Earth with Yule log creations


Enviro-Log Review and Giveaway: Recycled Cardboard Meets Chiminea

December 8th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

This Arizona girl does not get to enjoy warm fires often, but this weekend's low temperatures and light rain set the mood to perfection. With two three-pound Enviro-Logs samples and a chiminea aching for a blaze, it became delightfully warm and cozy on the back patio. Here is the review of my experience with the Enviro-Log


Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Live Christmas Trees

December 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The Christmas tree has become one of the staple holiday decorations for most homes but sustainable Christmas trees aren't always available. Sometimes severe asthma and allergy sensitivities can leave you shunning the evergreen as well. Fear not my festive friends, if you don't want a real Christmas tree you don't have to settle for a traditional artificial replica. The following are a list of wonderfully eco-friendly alternatives to live Christmas trees


30 Cyber Monday Craft Ideas: Don’t Shop, CRAFT!

November 28th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let's call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection



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