{Eco Tips} Be Kind to the Earth this Fourth of July

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There are many celebrations planned for this national holiday. Lots of picnics and outdoor festivities mean lots of disposable dinnerware and lots of waste that is not recyclable.  Here are some ways you can ensure that your celebration is one that won’t harm the Earth like many parts of this day’s celebration surely will: First, […]

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{Business Tips} Free Stickers For You to Brag Your Green Shipping Practices (And Promote Our Team!)

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Over the past few months, we’ve had several posts around here about greening up your shipping and packaging practices.  We have members who are making their own shipping containers, re-pulping sticker paper backing to make handmade thank you notes, reusing vintage envelopes to make corner bookmark business cards, trading plastic tape for paper, and using […]

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{Eco Tips} Green Your Hotel Stay

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Last month I wrote an article about eco-friendly camping practices but I realize that not everyone is a camper.  My friend’s idea of “camping” is to stay at a hotel chain with few amenities.  She prefers the plush environment of the 5-star hotels.  Staying in a hotel is a fun way to travel and there […]

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{Business Tips} Greening Your Shipping Practices

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Team Eco Etsy puts its money where its mouth is!  If you visit  our team page, you will see that our team prides itself on this mission statement,  “As a global team of eco-minded Etsy sellers, our mission is dedicated to protecting our planet by utilizing methods to reduce carbon footprints in managing our businesses in […]

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{Green Living} 10 Surprising Uses For Baking Soda

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Baking soda can be used in all spheres of life, from treating different disease to extinguishing fires. Its universal qualities as well as the fact that it can replace dangerous environmental pollutants we use on a daily basis make it my all time favorite and I hope yours too!

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{Green Living} Eco-Friendly Tips for Painting Your House

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We’re getting new counter tops in our kitchen sometime in the next couple of weeks. It took us forever to choose the right granite for our project because of course we wanted the counter tops to match the rest of the kitchen.  We found what we were looking for in terms of complimenting our existing […]

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Stock Up on the White Vinegar!

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I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar.  I spray it on the shower walls and let it sit for a few minutes before I wipe the walls with a damp cloth and baking soda and the scum just slides off.  We soak our humidifier filter in white vinegar to dissolve the mineral deposits that […]

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