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11/9/2011
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
12/16/2008
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
12/16/2008
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
12/14/2010
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
3/1/2011
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
12/23/2013
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
12/17/2010
Gift cards to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner are now available for just $25.
12/10/2010
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
11/28/2012
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
11/27/2009
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
12/16/2008
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
12/6/2011
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
11/14/2013
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
12/5/2013
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
12/13/2013
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
9/11/2013
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
5/12/2014
Chocolate peanut butter cups make a lovely Mother's Day present. They're all the better when you can make them organically, inexpensively, and sustainably.
5/15/2014
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
12/8/2010
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
12/11/2012
An index of previous posts that have referenced green products. These posts have covered building- and home-related products, as well as chocolates, books, and other types of goods. Many of the products mentioned in these posts would make good gifts.
12/13/2011
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
11/23/2009
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
1/3/2011
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
11/26/2008
Shopping and lack of shopping is a hot topic right now with the economy, but it's also a question of what your holidays are all about. What would your celebrations be like without (or without so many) presents?
10/4/2010
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.
11/26/2013
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
12/16/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
7/30/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding gifts and eco-friendly wedding favors.
7/16/2011
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
5/11/2012
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
11/20/2012
Conventional generators require gasoline or diesel fuel, which can be expensive -- especially during emergencies. Also, the emissions from gas-powered generators contribute to air pollution. Solar generators are a smart alternative to consider.
5/2/2011
Give Mom a gift that offers fair wages and opportunity to people and communities in developing countries. There are now more Fair Trade products available than ever.
12/13/2011
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.


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