{Business Tips} Nurturing Entrepreneurialism – Etsy With Your Kids

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My son approached me some time ago, with a feverish desire to make some cash.  He had recently come home from an incredible week at summer camp, and was all ready to sign up for a second term.  He came to me with a plan, to have the world’s most awesome lemonade stand, to make [...]

{Green Living} Make Your Own Kite – A Green Craft For Summer

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Now that summer is in full swing, I am stocking my “going out bag”, which is a growing-up version of a diaper bag, with on-the-fly good times for my kids who are always on the go.  Personally, as a science teacher, I always really dig a good crafty science experiment, which allows a naturally budding [...]

{Tuesday Treasury} Summer Glow

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This week’s Tuesday Treasury winner is Summer Glow by Fia of FiaNaturals. This post and selection of the winner this week are courtesy of last week’s winner – Jennifer  from Snackaby.  Here is why Jennifer chose the winning collection: This collection is made up of unusual items from Team Eco Etsy, all with beautiful photography in [...]

{Business Tips} How To Ship Plastic-Free

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This week’s business tips is a tutorial.  I’ve had several members contact me looking for advice about greening-up shipping practices using paper, reclaimed materials, paper tape, and other plastic-free alternatives to conventional shipping materials.  Many of our customers come to our shops looking for green businesses, find us through the Team Eco Etsy Blog, and [...]

{Business Tips} Free Stickers For You to Brag Your Green Shipping Practices (And Promote Our Team!)

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Over the past few months, we’ve had several posts around here about greening up your shipping and packaging practices.  We have members who are making their own shipping containers, re-pulping sticker paper backing to make handmade thank you notes, reusing vintage envelopes to make corner bookmark business cards, trading plastic tape for paper, and using [...]