My School Garden Story

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz […]

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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. is a […]

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Buycott. An app to help you know who makes that product on the shelf.

Recently, I was stunned to learn that one of my favorite cereal manufacturers was one of a few “organic” manufacturers behind a lobbying effort to ban labeling of GMOs. I”ll admit, it was really frustrating, and I felt like I didn”t even know what to buy anymore. Today, I learned about Buycott, and I hope […]

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How-To – Upcycled Kitchen Counters

A few weeks ago I shared that I have been giving my kitchen a facelift on a very tight budget.  After giving my floors a facelift, painting the walls and adding two chalkboard doors, I was ready to tackle my kitchen counters.  I found out that replacing them was way out of my budget, even […]

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Team Eco Etsy Partners with Practically Green

Team Eco Etsy is so excited and proud to announce our partnership with the most amazing online site that helps you green your life. It’s called Practically Green. You might wonder, “You are an eco-friendly team; why do you need help with greening your lives?” Well, in short, to be greener! Being green is an […]

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All Handmade, All Eco-Friendly, All the Time

Cosa Verde is a nifty new source for handmade items that are eco-friendly! It’s especially awesome that the site has an organizational breakdown to easily find items based on particular eco-friendly criteria, as some shoppers may want something that has been re-purosed, others may be shopping for vegan friends, and still others may be inclined […]

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Scaling Up the Situation

Check out this interactive map with birth, death, population, and CO2 emissions data for every country worldwide. While the map is just a simulation of this info, it’s basing the simulation on actual known birth, death and emissions rates. It’s a really neat way to get a visual and conceptual grasp on all of these […]

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Green Product Recommendations

Here are a few of my favorite tried-and-true green home and body products: Organic deodorant is a tough one and takes a lot of trial and, well, error. But it is a must-do, especially for my sensitive skin. My pick to stay clean and lovely is the JASON brand infused with aloe, available at Whole […]

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Green Gift Tags

I’ve come across a plethora of free holiday gift tag templates that have been oh so generously given out over the internet. I picked a few that really caught my eye to share with you here. If you’ve got left over paper, paper from bags, or anything else that you can safely feed through your […]

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