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    Green Gifts: The Top 5 Regifting Don'ts

    It’s the day after Christmas. Aside from feeling fat and hungover, you’re probably wondering how you’ll get rid of all the terrible gifts you’ve collected–the gizmo you’ll never use, the book you’ll never read, the sweater you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing. Rather than toss that hideous scarf or Ricky…

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    Eco Holiday

    This year, to enjoy the holidays, we are minimizing gift-giving and enjoying time together. Here are some simple ways we are doing this: ~Clearing out old stuff and donating it to Goodwill and shelters ~Enjoying warm cups of organic vanilla and spice tea ~Heading out for a hike ~Lighting the…

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    Eco Travelling

    There has been plenty of discussion surrounding travelling and it’s impact on the environment- mainly about how bad air travel is for global warming. Some people are suggesting that to be a real environmentalists, we should all cut down on our travelling, working closer to home (sensible), getting our food…

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    Bizarre Bazaar in LA

    While I can’t really conceive of being somewhere sunny and warm (not that the Northeast has been exactly frigid lately) for the holidays, I guess people on the West Coast DO still celebrate the Christmas Holidays. If you’re down for some eco-friendly shopping (think recycled candy wrapper purses, hand-knitted goods…

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    Eco-Wrapping

    Although the Holiday season hasn’t officially hit (I know its not even Thanksgiving), its never too early too start thinking about environmental ways to approach the season. It is estimated that almost 25 million tons more waste is created during the holidays than over a typical ten-week period. The extra…

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    Ode to Autumn

    This is my favorite season, a time of apple-picking, knit scarves and hats, pumpkin carving, colorful leaves and cool, sunny days. It’s my favorite shopping season, the best time to climb a mountain, and if you’re a little tough, you can still swim too (the water stays warmer longer than…

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    five and a half. handmade, recollected

    five and half‘s recycled handmade journals are by far my favorite journals. Made of interesting, recollected papers, the journals are a really great and inspiring twist on the traditional journal/sketchbook while also being environmentally friendly. five and a half was started by eco-chick, Judy in Brooklyn and has since taken…