Category: Green Gift Monday

Green Holiday Ideas from Our Readers

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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Green Holiday Ideas from Our Readers By Madeline Breen One thing is certain: we have the most creative readers. When we asked you how you’ll make your holidays green, we were blown away by your inspiring and eco-friendly ideas. Below is a round up of our favorite green gift and green decor ideas, courtesy of […]

Is “Re-Gift” a Dirty Word?

Written by | December 13th, 2011

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Is “Re-Gift” a Dirty Word? By Sherry Crawley Come on. Admit it. You know you’ve done it. Re-gifting might seem tacky or ungrateful, but let’s be honest: It is one of the most obvious forms of saving money and reducing your impact on the planet around the holidays. We all receive gifts that we don’t […]

Gift Guide: Green Gifts for Moms

Written by | December 11th, 2011

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Gift Guide: Green Gifts for Moms By Kerry Crisley I recently stumbled upon a my 2011 resolutions, and I have to say, they were pretty good. They were all about organization in my home and work space, trying new things and maintaining some balance. Of course, I didn’t actually achieve them. Eleven months later I’m […]

Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Green Gift Monday Partner Q&A: Sungevity Danny Kennedy is the Founder of Sungevity, a home solar energy company.  A long-time social entrepreneur, Danny has achieved global recognition as an environmental activist, spokesperson and opinion leader. Most recently, Danny was the Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In 2001, he ran Greenpeace’s California Clean Energy Campaign, […]

DIY: Upcycled Teacup Candles

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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DIY: Upcycled Teacup Candles By Erin Vilines The Nature Conservancy in Georgia This craft projects brings new meaning to the term “tea candle” — and new life to half-burned candles cluttering the house. Rather than toss ornamental candles when changing decor, reuse the wax by melting it down and filling a pretty teacup to create […]

DIY (video): Holiday Book Wreath

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Book Wreath This is one of our favorite DIY projects of the season. The Nature Conservancy’s Laura Bracis spent $5.48 on all materials, including buying used books to upcycle, and made a gorgeous holiday wreath. We loved it so much we asked her to share her secrets. Find out how she did it […]

Gift Guide: Environmentally-Friendly Gifts for Kids

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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This holiday season, ditch the big box stores and check out these fun eco-friendly gifts for the kiddos in your life.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 23

Written by | November 23rd, 2011

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Great green news: something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Have a cruelty-free holiday and adopt a (live) turkey. (Green)
  2. After burning for three+ months, the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire has finally been extinguished. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. A bathtub-sized sea sponge has been rediscovered after a century of extinction. Wonder where it was hiding… (Mongabay)
  4. This Friday isn’t just Black Friday, it’s also Buy Nothing Day. (And don’t forget to celebrate Green Gift Monday next week!) (Grist)
  5. Who takes the longest showers? Twelve-year-old boys, says a new survey. (Treehugger)

DIY Holiday Card Display

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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DIY: Holiday Card Display By Evelyn Chen The Nature Conservancy in New York There’s no better way to display holiday cards than by perching them atop a wide mantle above an idyllic fireplace. Or is there?…. What do you do with your stacks of beautifully adorned, thoughtfully addressed Christmas cards when you live in a […]

Give Charitably

Written by | November 21st, 2011

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Give Charitably By Amy Bridges The holiday season is upon us! All you have to do is turn on the television any time after Halloween to see images of holiday consumerism. Although it seems the holiday season grows longer and starts earlier each year, we think it is the perfect opportunity to approach your gift-giving […]

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