Tag: 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 […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2011

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Caffeine? Check. Green news? Check. You may now proceed with your day.

  1. After 20 years, consumers are finally getting greener. (Maybe Green Gift Monday had something to do with that…?) (GreenBiz)
  2. COP17 just began, but is it doomed already? (Scientific American)
  3. Headline win of the day: “E. Coli: What doesn’t kill us, makes us biofuel.” (CleanTechnica)
  4. Climate change and crazy weather are driving up food prices. (Green House)
  5. Journalist Andy Revkin responds to critics questioning his role in the latest “Climategate” emails. (DotEarth)

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 […]

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.

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)
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