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.

Spring gift bags made from 100% recycled paper

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Be it Easter, weddings, or graduations, spring is a big time of year for giving gifts. Nashville Wraps has you covered with 5 new designer gift bags all made from 100% recycled paper (and one that is made from 50% recycled paper) in their new spring line. I like the “Brushed Floral” design, personally. Which […]

Four factors to consider before seed shopping

Things to consider before buying seeds

Who’s drooling over seed catalogs already? If you’re thinking about getting a head start on your garden this spring, now is the time to be starting your seeds indoors. But the next question is will you use organic or non-genetically modified seeds? And if so, where do you find them? These 4 tips are sure to get you headed down the right path.

My personal, greener holiday wish list

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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 […]

Gift responsibly: Green Gift Monday

Give greener on Cyber Monday

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is “Black Friday”, in the United States. A slightly lesser-known fact is that the Monday after Thanksgiving is “Cyber Monday”, where holiday shoppers snag all the best deals via online shopping. This year, The Nature Conservancy wants to help you “give green[er]” this holiday season (yeah, I added […]

Grow herbs in a recycled wine bottle

Grow herbs in a recycled wine bottle

Just because the weather is turning cooler, doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. There are all kinds of fall and winter garden ideas, but one of the simplest is just to bring your garden inside. What more stylish way is there to do that than to grow some herbs in recycled wine bottles?

Greenwala debuts a new, innovative, eco Marketplace

Greenwala's new Marketplace feature is a revolutionary new way to sell your products or services

There are lots of great ways to sell your products or services on the internet, but most of them come with a mountain of cost to your business. If your business slants more towards the greener side of the market, wants to change that…and they’re doing a good job.

5 ways to find your happy place at The Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly Health Food

We often create stereotypes about eco-minded grocery shoppers based on store settings that offer access to bulk rainbow quinoa and locally grown, organic, dew-kissed kale. But a health-conscious customer could also find themselves miles away from the health food cooperative and standing in the middle of…the Piggly Wiggly…and with good reason.

What’s the big deal with farmer’s markets?

Lettuce at the Farmer's Market

Imagine a place where you can find all of the locally grown, fresh picked, organic produce that you could ever want. A place that has handcrafted clothing and jewelry, locally tapped maple syrup, eggs harvested from free range chickens that very morning, homemade ice cream, and soap made from natural ingredients. That’s a Farmer’s Market.

SC Johnson CEO is sorry for Greenlist logo

SC Johnson Greenlist Certification

SC Johnson, makers of Windex, Raid, Ziploc, and more, label certain products from their brands with a “Greenlist” logo. This is the logo of an in-house certification process that has been met with lawsuits and criticism. Fortunately for SC Johnson and consumers alike, the Greenlist process has still reduced the products health and eco impact.