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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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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Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty

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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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Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a […]

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Climate Change Denials Just Don’t Hold Water

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  I watched with great interest the post of the debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham, (Founder of the Creation Museum). I personally can’t understand how people can disbelieve such a vast amount of  peer-reviewed scientific evidence that our climate is in grave danger. While the current scientific prognosis can be […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Save the Bees!

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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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Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

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Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. […]

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Eco-Inspiration – Hockey Goes Green with NHL Green

As a girl who was raised in a sports town like Boston it was virtually impossible to avoid growing up a fan of at least one professional sport. Now that the NHL is back on the ice (YEA!) I’ve been hearing even more about the NHL Green initiative launched on January 1, 2010.  Sports in […]

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