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Faux vs. Fir: The Christmas Tree Debate

Faux vs. Fir: The Christmas Tree Debate

December 17, 2017

It’s commonly believed that buying an artificial Christmas tree saves money and the environment – spending money once, using the tree year after year, and saving a tree from being cut down. With over 34 million harvested trees sold in the US each year compared with 10 million artificial trees, which is the healthier, more eco-friendly choice? 

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Plastic Is Not Fantastic – But Can Be!

Plastic Is Not Fantastic – But Can Be!

March 18, 2017

Plastic. Is. Everywhere. From grocery bags to water bottles to food packaging, it’s impossible to avoid and nearly 300 millions tons of it is produced each year. We can cut down on our personal consumption by using reusable items, but what happens to that bottle or that take-out container that you tossed into the recycling bin? Can we prevent it from just turning into more plastic?

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Get Wrapped Up in an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Get Wrapped Up in an Eco-Friendly Holiday

December 17, 2016

Americans throw away approximately 25 million tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Luckily, there are lots of eco-friendly alternatives for wrapping your gifts! Check out some ideas

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Trash to Treasure: T-Shirts

Trash to Treasure: T-Shirts

July 17, 2016

T-Shirts: an essential of every minimalist’s life and one of the most ubiquitous event souvenirs. No matter how excited you were to receive that t-shirt, chances are that you have a drawer full of the same thing at home. Luckily, t-shirts are the base for a multitude of fun, functional and easy projects. Instead of adding to the thrift store’s stock or throwing them away, take a look at these ideas:

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Sustainable Style

September 22, 2014

The earth is ours,
Yours and mine,
Ours to live on, ours to share,
Ours to guard, regard, and tend with gentle care --
The earth is ours, Yours and mine.

- Child’s poem

 

The Earth is our home and its inhabitants are our neighbors. Together we share the responsibility for its wellbeing. We must work together for a better future. There is no Planet B.

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