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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


Reuse Old Gift Cards

December 27th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

ou daughter's teacher hasn't told you how her morning chai tea keeps her going all day but the gift card for the local coffee shop will help her buy a few morning's worth. While the simplicity in gift giving makes them popular, there is a downside being an abundance of plastic finding its way into landfills after they've been used. Here are a few ways to break the cycle by reusing gift cards


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


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


How to Wear Green Clothes

November 14th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Instead of following main-stream modern yuppie advice I would suggest that you turn to your inner self and to your roots. Think what your grandma used to do. Of course in a fast-paced life you cannot weave your fabrics but there are many more little steps you could take to make sure your body, your wallet and your earth feel well



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