Upcycle old nail polish by using it in a DIY project: marbling! This craft can be used to brighten up a ton of items, from a plain coffee mug to a decorative cardboard box.
Looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day? I have five ideas for Mother Earth friendly DIY gifts that are sure to please your mom and the planet!
This simple DIY project is a great way to display this seasons' holiday greetings, or to keep your mail organized. The materials are free or low-cost, depending on what’s in your recycling bin and craft or junk drawer!
Reclaim the joy of the holiday season with homemade gifts that aren't too late to make.
Celebrate those gardeners and birders in your life by making them homemade holiday gifts this year.
Just in time for the holidays, here's a list of recommended garden tools made in the U.S. by family-owned companies.
Mother's Day weekend brought lilacs, bedding plants, pie and a nap.
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.
Ten easy holiday pantry gifts that you can make at the last minute.
HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
Non-gardeners and gardeners are very, very different creatures.
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.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
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.
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.
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
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.
Try these easy and unique homemade gifts--from your kitchen and from nature--for your loved ones this year.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
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!
More tips, ideas, and considerations for choosing green gifts. A sequel/supplement to last year's article!
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.
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.
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
Gift cards to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner are now available for just $25.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
When shopping for the holidays, consider these seven strategies for giving greener gifts.
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.
Oxfam America Unwrapped allows you to give the gift that keeps on giving. Help end poverty, hunger and injustice worldwide this holiday season.
WorldofGood.com by eBay sells ethically sourced and eco-friendly products.
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.
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.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
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?