Tag: green holidays

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2011

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Today we learn what to do with all that post-Christmas clutter.

  1. NRDC shares a few green ideas for putting holiday waste to good use. (NRDC)
  2. American youth have fallen out of love with automobiles. (Grist)
  3. If science looks to the past to understand the future, what happens when climate change gets in the way? (Time)
  4. Explore a coral reef Twilight Zone. (Green)
  5. China unveils a controversial 310-mph train. (Wall Street Journal)

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 […]

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.

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. […]

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 […]

Green Holiday Tips from Our Facebook Fans

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Green Holiday Tips from Our Facebook Fans By Amy Ganderson In the spirit of Green Gift Monday, we asked The Nature Conservancy’s Facebook fans to complete the following statement, “I’d like to make the holidays green for my family by _________.” Here are a few of our favorites from our Facebook page. Special thanks to […]

Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday

Written by | November 1st, 2011

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Seven Tips for a “Greener” Holiday By Margaret Southern The holidays always conjure up a variety of sensory images. For glass-half-full people, maybe you think about the warmth of a crackling fire, the sounds of carolers singing in harmony or the smells of fresh pine. But if you have as much eco-guilt as I do, […]

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