Energy Savings with LED Bulbs–A Bright Idea for the Home {eco-tips}

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  We’ve recently begun to change our light bulbs from the CFL bulbs we’ve used for a couple of years now to the even more energy efficient LED variety.  Because we have a lot of lights in our home and LED bulbs are pricey, we are making the transition slowly and beginning with the lights […]

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Naturally Prepare Your Spring Garden This Fall

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Get a head start on your Spring garden by preparing great soil now! For many plants and animals, the winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, but there is lots of action happening under ground even beneath a blanket of snow. Let’s think for a moment about the way a forest functions naturally… In […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from EcoEtsy

Rustic Wood Carving by Tanja Sova Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not because of the good food, but because it’s a wonderful time to reflect the blessings we have received throughout the year. Have you told someone what you are thankful for lately?  Sharing gratitude is contagious. I love hearing what blessings others have received. It […]

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Happy Halloween from EcoEtsy

Photo by Rustic Carvings Happy Halloween from Team EcoEtsy!  For heath conscious parents and community members Halloween can be a challenge when it comes to trick or treating.  We always have lots of kids stopping by in the neighborhood.  Over the years I have passed out pencils, stickers and seeds to kids instead of sugary […]

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{Eco Living}New Ways to Look at Fall Leaves

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  In our area, the leaves are turning to brilliant colors a little early this year which means that they’ll be falling a little sooner than usual and we’ll need to deal with them.  In our city of Kent, Ohio, Our leaves are collected by the city and added to a city compost. All we […]

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Simple, Casual and Eco-Friendly Date Night

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A romantic dinner, walking hand in hand a long the river, lounging on the deck enjoying conversation and a cup a coffee or sitting quietly watching a beautiful sunset… I don’t know why this idea popped in my head, other than I love date nights and Etsy.  It could also be the crazy, busy summer […]

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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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Trending Now – EcoEtsy Sellers Embrace an Earthy Valentine’s Day

Who says Valentine’s Day is only about shades of pink and red with lace and frills and glitter?  EcoEtsy sellers are focused on Green this upcoming holiday!  Love for the planet is displayed through soft earth tones and recycled / repurposed / reused / upcycled items.  These shops bring new meaning to whimsy, sweetheart, sexy, […]

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Eco Friendly Christmas Decorations by EcoBites

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Potted Christmas Tree and Popcorn Garland by Herban Lifestyle There are lots of ideas to help reduce some of the holiday waste and turn scraps into works of fabulousness. With just a few days left before Christmas, try these eco-friendly ideas to add to your holiday cheer and to decorate for the Christmas holiday, courtesy of […]

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