‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread the joy than to share with others items that no longer serve a purpose in your own home, but may in theirs? Making way for a New Year is a great time to revisit closets and cupboards (and even the garage!) for unwanted gently-used items. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, gifting from what you have (coats, cribs, books, and toys) to those who may benefit can make the season merry and bright.
♫ Newest update to the Kindle Fire,
Stacks and racks of brand new clothes,
Plastic toys that’ll end up in the gyre,
All cap Black Friday fiascos. ♫
If you’re tired of tech upgrades and done with throwing elbows to grab a deal, fear not! There are plenty of gifts to give that don’t require getting rid of a mound of Styrofoam or a trip to the mall. Read on for some unique, waste-free holiday gift ideas.
tags: no tagsWeekly Tips | November 25, 2013
Get a leg up on the turkey this year, and sustain yourselves AND the environment by planning ahead! Whether you're gobbling up a meal with family and friends or giving thanks on the downlow, the odds are good that there will be leftovers. Spare the waste (and possibly your waist!) by making the most out of Thursday's meal. Click through for tips on what to do with gratitude's post-tryptophan bounty!
tags: no tagsWeekly Tips | November 21, 2013
This Thanksgiving, why not let Mama Earth give thanks as well? Instead of gobbling up resources (along with that pumpkin pie!), celebrating bounty this Turkey Day can reduce waste and save money. As you plan to have family and friends home for the holidays, serve up gratitude and abundance with a few helpful tips-- the environment isn't the only one who will thank you for it!
Try to remember a time in November when grass was green and choices greener: EACH November 15th, you can elect to make a difference! Campaign for a more hopeful future by opting to take a pledge of a different kind of allegiance by participating in America Recycles Day. Let everyone know that YES, you CAN (and bottle and paper and plastic!)
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