Repurposing Plastics – Let’s get Crafty

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The lovely LindaEve started this Earth-inspired week off with a wonderful post on monday – The Truth About Plastics. The industry of creating plastics and even recycling plastics is a disgusting, environmentally disastrous reality that is destroying our environment. So what can we do about it? Avoid it whenever possible! But I admit that is […]

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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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Springtime Crafts – Enjoy the Spring Outdoors!

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The sun has been shining warm and bright for days now here in Missouri. Almost every night we get a beautiful Spring shower and the afternoon clears up to a beautiful day! Birds are chirping, squirrels are coming out of their homes, and I spend time outside every chance I get! Today I’ve compiled a […]

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What’s better than a tiny house?

By now, I’m sure everyone here has heard about the Tiny House phenomenon. Just enough space, ingeniously designed, possibly even portable – what’s not to love? Well, it gets even better. In a town just outside Atlanta, a 12 year old student has taken her love of tiny houses to the next level: Sicily Kolbeck […]

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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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Detoxify Your Life, Detoxify Your Home

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It’s obvious to most people that what you put in your mouth directly effects your health. Did you know that the chemicals you use in your house on a daily basis also dramatically effect your health? Most household cleaners contain dangerous ingredients like solvents and many petroleum-based chemicals. The soap you use to wash your […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} Greening the Great Indoors

Caged hanging plant by Lydia Krupinski

If you live anywhere north of the Bahamas no doubt you’re feeling the effects of Winter. Whether it’s with snow, sleet or an unseasonably cool breeze, like me, you’re probably dreaming of Spring. Flipping through the Seed Savers catalog and pinning gardening tips definitely doesn’t help! Instead, it makes the season all the more bitter as I […]

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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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DIY Soap Scum Remover – a natural soft scrub alternative

DIRTY SHOWER!!

I was recently hired by someone to clean their home naturally, and I had the pleasure of cleaning one VERY yucky tub & shower! I can’t even tell you how a shower would have so much black and brown grime growing in it.. but I CAN tell you that this cleaning formula worked MAGIC in […]

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