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The Green Buzz: Friday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2013

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Porpoises in the Thames?! The British would say, “Were they here for bickies and tea?”

  1. Thinking about gifts for mom this holiday season? Impress her by going green. (Examiner)
  2. They found it! More fresh water sources under the sea…giving hopes to the Atlantis theorists (ENS)
  3. A pop of Porpoises were spotted in the river Thames in London! A sign the river’s health is improving. (Guardian)
  4. Take cover! Air pollution sends school children running for cover in Shanghai. (Guardian)
  5. Older countries care more about the environment? (Slate)

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Green Gift Partners

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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Our Partners Thank you to all of our partners for showcasing their support for Green Gift Monday. Read their posts for more green gifting ideas!   Get A Case of the Green Gift Mondays Treehugger Green Gift Monday: Pledge to Give Green this Holiday Season Active Junky Celebrate Green Gift Monday: DIY Mother Nature Network […]

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