The best eco-friendlier holiday gifts for 2012

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Sometimes buying Christmas presents just sucks. The stress of the holidays and finding that perfect gift can often wear on your very last nerve. No worries, we’ve got a list almost 20 different items that are sure to dazzle nearly anyone on your Christmas shopping list — whether they be a fashionista or a lumberjack.

Hank D and the Bee: A Season of Giving

Hank D and the Bee: A Season of Giving

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Hank’s still a kid. More on that ‘warm feeling’: From Nat Geo Kids: Help Others This Holiday Season From HuffPo: 19 Healthy Reasons To Help Others Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow […]

Green your holidays with an ugly Christmas sweater

Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably thinking of how you can go a bit greener this Christmas. Enter the ugly Christmas sweater. An ugly Christmas sweater is a great way to add some eco-friendliness, humor, and faux-style to your holidays. Check out this funny little book for some ugly Christmas sweater inspiration.

Vegan holiday treat: Deep beet peppermint fudge

Deep Beet Holiday Fudge

Venturing into a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tasty treats. Take fudge, for example. The best part about this fudge recipe is that it is super duper healthy. You can even make it with all raw ingredients, but it is not necessary. Check out this tasty holiday fudge recipe that has a curious ingredient that might surprise you.

Christmas tree choice: Fake, real or alternative?

Fake, real, or alternative Christmas tree?

Ever considered getting a fake Christmas tree? Poor real trees. All that water, energy, and waste for a few weeks of simple pleasure. A fake tree would help eliminate repeated applications of pesticides and fertilizers that leak into local watersheds. A fake tree would not become discarded waste. It all added up to eco-friendliness – or does it?

My personal, greener holiday wish list

Christmas gift

I will admit something most people don’t during the gift-giving season. I like receiving. Childish, perhaps. Or, maybe we all have that subconscious urge to clap when we see pretty packages with our name on them. Yet times have changed since I begged Santa for a Barbie Town House. I know where money comes from […]

Creamy banana peppermint hot cocoa recipe

Banana hot cocoa

Do you like to drink lots of hot cocoa on cold wintery nights? Switching to green tea instead of hot chocolate is a great way to cut a lot of unwanted sugar from your diet, but you know, sometimes you still just like to have that warm cup of cocoa. Try this scrumptious and healthier recipe next time the cocoa craving is upon you.

Drink recipes to enjoy (or survive) the holidays

Blueberry gin in an ice cube shot glass

It’s Christmas Eve eve and that might mean you’re frantically scurrying about in attempt to finish off that Christmas shopping or plan for house full of friends and loved ones. And it might also mean you’re in need of a drink…or five. But don’t worry, we’ve got your holiday drink hookup covered.

Santa berries: Creative last-minute holiday treat

Santa berries

Christmas hor’dourves don’t get any easier or more creative than these cute little Santa berries.Snag some organic strawberries, raw vegan whipped cream, and presto…a crazy cute and easy Christmas party treat that will be the talk of the table.

Israeli city unveils super green Christmas tree

haifa recycled plastic bottle chrismtas tree

It doesn’t matter what you celebrate this time of year, the holidays always provide some extra easy ways to live greener. Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, is celebrating with a 38-foot Christmas tree made entirely of recycled water bottles and LED’s…all donated by the city’s residents.