About Karen Lee

As a former Captain of Eco Etsy and one of the current leaders for the team, I am really excited to be hanging out with like minded team members to share ideas on how we can leave the least amount of carbon footprint.

I sell eco-handmade and vintage goodies in my Etsy shop and consult small business owners on Karen Lee Consulting where popular Etsy Starter Kit is sold. And as a retired Chiropractor, I share natural health news and green tips on drkarenslee.com. Check out my past posts on Eco Etsy!

How to kick your sugar addiction for life

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Do you crave sugar? I don’t mean, the white powdery stuff pictured above (well, that too), but typical foods that include heaps of sugar, like cakes and cookies. Or Starbuck’s Grande (16 oz) Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappauccino with Blended Créme that has a whopping 52g of added sugar? Oh, you eat healthy, eh? Then, […]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought

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2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has entered its fourth year of drought and the weak weather systems we saw in January will […]

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Organic Foods Being Bought Out by Big Foods. What Can We Do?

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If you haven’t heard yet, Applegate is reportedly being bought out by Hormel, an Anti-GMO labeling company. This is not the first time a small organic company is being swallowed up big good giants. Annie’s, Lara Bars, Burt’s Bees, and now one of my favorites Applegate. But what can you do to avoid supporting these […]

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35 Indie Craft Fairs Every Etsy Sellers Should Visit

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I love craft fairs. My purse doesn’t like it but that’s another story. Besides finding unique handmade crafts to buy, I love talking to the handmakers. I love to chat with them about their story, background, and how are they doing. Many of them have their own brick and mortar shops but majority of them […]

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Furniture Retailers Starting to Eliminate Flame Retardants

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Image by Chaquetadepollo via Flickr My family room furniture is 14 years old. When we moved to our first house we lived without furniture for a year so we can save money to buy good great quality furniture that lasts. Well, time has come to replace them because the fabric is fraying and the cushions […]

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Why You May Not Want a Side of Glyphosate On Your Plate and How to Avoid it

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By now you’ve heard about Monsanto and its deceiving practices of using genetically engineered seeds that can withstand their pesticides. Sounds like a nice way to monopolize the agricultural industry, doesn’t it? Invent lethal pesticides and then, invent seeds that can resist those pesticides for profit, in the name of feeding the overpopulated planet. Well, […]

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The Benefits of Drinking Water

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Check out this infographic from Mind Body Green on the benefits and myths of drinking water. Click the link to check out more facts about water and how much we need. ==> The Benefits of Drinking Water (Infographic). 895 total views, 2 views today

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Men’s Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts Ideas

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Image: Crafting a Green World Valentine’s Day is in two days. Are you planning to have a romantic dinner with your partner? Do you have a gift ready? No? Well, you have two days to get prepared! I know buying gifts is easier but don’t you think making gifts is so much more fun and […]

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Homemade Fire Starters Using Dryer Lint

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Excess build up of dryer lint in the dryer vent can cause fire if not cleaned regularly. I clean out the vent annually in fear of an accidental fire. Also, you should always clean out the lint screen before starting a new load since clogged screen will delay the drying time and it won’t be […]

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