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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 […]

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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Since we’re celebrating Green Gift Monday today, we let our GGM team has take over Cool Green Morning! Here are their favorite posts about giving green.

  1. TreeHugger gets a case of the Green Gift Mondays. (TreeHugger)
  2. We agree: the things worth treasuring are the things that money can’t buy. (Sungevity)
  3. Looking for a few green DIY tutorials? How about 101?! (Everything Etsy)
  4. Our state director in Illinois shares some crafty handmade gift ideas. (ABC Chicago)
  5. From peppermint bark to a garden starter kit, you’ll want to add these items to your wish list. (Mother Nature Network)

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.

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 […]

How Bloggers Can Support Green Gift Monday

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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How Bloggers Can Support Green Gift Monday What Is Green Gift Monday? Green Gift Monday is the Conservancy’s special program that encourages good deeds for your friends, family and the environment throughout the holiday season, and we’re proud to be celebrating the second year of Green Gift Monday in 2011. Green Gift Monday coincides with […]

DIY: Wedding Invitation Ornament

Written by | November 14th, 2011

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DIY: Wedding Invitation Ornament By Madeline Breen As the crafter of my family, I’ve been wanting to come up with a sentimental, handmade Christmas gift for my sister and her new hubby. Since this is their first Christmas as a blissful married couple, I decided a gift that celebrates their newlywed status was a must. […]

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