20 Ways to Green the Holidays!

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Thanksgiving will be here far faster than I’d like to think about and Hannukah, Christmas and other holidays are looming in our near futures as well.. In our house, we will host Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners (along with doing everything else that needs to be done). Most of us are all about being […]

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How do you green your transportation?

Fia rides her two daughters down Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dekalb Avenue towards their Community Garden

In NYC being green is necessary because it is cheaper and healthier.The city is making improvement to encourage people to ride bikes and leave their cars. This is great for the environment because you can reduce your carbon footprint. Save money In 2011 I was featured in the magazine of Transportation Alternatives non-profit organization  called RECLAIM […]

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Member Spotlight – Debbie Turk of EarlyBirdJewels

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  Debbie Turk of EarlyBirdJewels has been an Etsy member since 2009. Her Esty shop is a 5 star rate shop that boasts over 1,000 sales and 1400 admirers.  Debbie has become known in the Etsy community through her shop, now I’d like to give you all the opportunity to meet Debbie as well.  I […]

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DIY Bracelet Stand Jewelry Display

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Hello everyone! The holidays are coming up fast and so are holiday craft fairs. Since my expertise is jewelry, I want to come in with an idea for those of us who need some way to display our bracelets, besides putting them on a table or bar display, but don’t have a large budget to […]

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DIY The Art of Seed Saving

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Seed saving is an ancient tradition that stretches back to the end of the last ice age at the beginning of agricultural communities. There are many reasons WHY this ancient art has regained popularity in recent years. Such as, an increasing interest in general health and nutrition, an expansive awareness of our natural roots and […]

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EcoEtsy Member Spotlight Is Back!

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Hey Ho to all our awesome EcoEtsy readers!  In light of Etsy’s recent Policy Changes, Team EcoEtsy has decided to bring back our EcoEtsy Member Spotlight!! Yay!!! We will be showcasing one of our fabulous team members sharing a bit of their background, their craft, and their HANDMADE products each week. Now that Etsy is […]

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I need a fixer!

As I sit here, staring at an iphone which has inexplicably stopped working properly, I feel a certain amount of frustration that I have no idea how to fix it. I can fix my clothing, I can repair broken china, I can re-plumb a sink, I can even repair my freezer and water heater (done […]

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Upcycling Design Challenge – You could be $500 richer.

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It seems that just when I am struggling to come up with something exciting to write about  – something comes across my desk that becomes news worthy.  Yesterday, Kara from UnCommonGoods, an online retailer that offers creatively designed, high-quality merchandise to a broad audience, sent me an email. If you aren’t familiar with the types […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

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In the US, September is National Preparedness Month, but it’s not a bad time for readers everywhere to take stock of their ability to survive a disaster. According to a CNN poll Six out of 10 American families said they did not have a family emergency plan, according to the survey. Only 19% felt they […]

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