{Tuesday Treasury} Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas by Omnatura

  So many pretty team treasuries this week!  I love the diversity of amazing art on this team.  This week’s featured treasury is Ecofriendly Spring Gift Ideas by Omnatura.  This moonstone necklace is is one of her wonderful offerings. For a fabulous bit of color, be sure to view Primary by elsjeboer and   for […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Blue Skies by Fishlegs

This weeks featured treasury is Blue Skies by Fishlegs. I love the beautiful blue finds.   I’d love for you to also take a look at The Beauty of a Rustic Day by OneLoomStudio and Pretty in Pink by OneShadeGreener. Aren’t they fabulous?! Thank you for all of the amazing team treasuries this week~ Please […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} She Always Dreams of the Circus by MonkeysOnTheRoof

SO many pretty entries this week! My favorite thing about this team is how varied our forms of art are. Recycled is truly lovely here. Beautiful colors and textures made this treasury stand out. My pick for this week is She Always Dreams of the Circus curated by MonkeysOnTheRoof. Isn’t it fun? Two other lovely […]

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Fertilizers Affecting our Water Quality

  Nothing says Spring like the color green appearing everywhere.  The massive use of phosphorus fertilizers is a common Spring ritual and is currently drawing a lot of attention.  Phosphorus use worldwide is affecting our quality of life.  The countdown to Spring correlates with the smell of lawn fertilizers in many places.  Are they helpful, […]

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Recycling In Numbers~

So, what IS the lowdown on recycling paper?  Did you know that: *Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. *If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! *Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three […]

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recycled tp~ what’s that all about?

Did you know that most toilet paper is made from the virgin pulp of old growth trees?  Ecologically valuable forests full of old growth trees are being cut down so that we can have soft and lovely paper to wipe our tushes with.  Not only are ancient trees being destroyed, but massive amounts of chlorine […]

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DIY Organic Compost for Your Garden

*Article and photos on composting contributed by Team EcoEtsy member and Master Gardener Mary Ellen Coumerilh of MaryZoom . The most basic component of a successful organic garden is the soil. Without the proper nutrients in the soil, plants will be small and blooms and yields will be disappointing. One of the best and most sustainable […]

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A Positive Outlook on Ending Hunger

“I was just absolutely swept away. I thought: Oh my gosh! If people only knew that hunger is needless, hunger is human-made, that we would all do something.” — Frances Moore Lappe I was blown away by the simple message spoken by Frances Moore Lappe on the radio yesterday. I was not familiar with her, […]

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GMOs. What is the Scoop?

There is such controversy about this subject. We all hear and read about it in the news on a regular basis.  More people than ever are probably aware of GMOs after the great salmon debate this year.  How are we to know that we are hearing both sides of the story presented in an unbiased […]

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