Trash to Treasure Challenge: Earth Day 2015 #trashtotreasure


Team Eco Etsy is proud to sponsor “Trash to Treasure Challenge” to celebrate Earth Day 2015!! Did you know? Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash. Americans recycled and composted about 87 million tons of trash in 2012 (that’s about 34.5% recycling rate) Austria’s recycling rate was 60%, Brazil was 50%, and India was […]

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DIY Make your own Paper Tutorial

diy papermaking

  Making paper is a fun way to reuse old newspapers to create a unique piece of art for a gift.  Not only are you reusing items that would otherwise be wasted, but you are eliminating additional waste that often comes from sending generic gift cards to loved ones. This biodegradable art project is not […]

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DIY Wild-crafted Homemade Herbal Healing Salve

Wildcrafting Creek Side

Happy Earth Day! What a wonderful reason to get out and about into Nature and see what wonderful gifts our Mother Earth has to share. Spring has Sprung. With the season changes, the fresh grasses and budding tree leaves are cloaking Northern California in a beautiful green hue. One special aspect to this time of […]

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Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty


April is a happy month for those of us who are nature-lovers and proponents of all that is green and sustainable. We get to revel in our green choices, give ourselves a pat on the back, and then challenge ourselves to learn more and to do even better. With Earth Week (Apr 16th-22nd) and Earth […]

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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

eco gift tags

  For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop […]

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Save the Bees!


When you think about animals vital to human survival, bees and their fellow pollinators are right at the top of the list. Without bees, crops don’t grow, and we don’t get to eat real food. For a few years now, researchers and gardeners alike have been wringing their hands over the mass disappearance of so […]

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Handmade for Earth Day Auction 2012: Special Surprise Door #3

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This is our last – but not the least – auction package for Handmade for Earth Day 2012. This collection of practical and yet stylish green accessories are perfect as gifts or you can keep all to yourself! The Lorax Loves Trees upcycled purse from Upcycled Unlimited is  one of a kind, unique purse with tree loving […]

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Handmade for Earth Day Auction 2012: Pampered Mama

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Isn’t this an awesome collection of Mother’s Day gifts? Win this collection of Eco-Friendly goodies for all the moms you know. Moms work over time and we are always “On Call”. Pamper them and maybe you can pamper yourself a little too! E-mail this page to your kids or your husband. Let them see all the […]

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Handmade for Earth Day Auction 2012: Special Surprise Door #2

special surprise collage

Aloha! This Special Surprise Door #2 comes all the way from paradise called Hawaii! I’ve always admired the chemical compound structure necklaces by Molecularmuse and bags made of Hawaiian Kona coffee burlap sac by Manila Extract. And now, they are in cahoots in this surprise category! How can you snag these? Bid on them and let’s […]

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