Reduce That Holiday Trash!

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s day, Americans alone throw away a million extra tons [900,000 metric tons] of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging, according to Robert Lilienfeld, co-author of the book Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are. How can we make sure this trash doesn’t build up? Here’s […]

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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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Priorities and Profits

I know this is supposed to be a post about Eco-Inspirations, but I’ve been feeling that it’s important to share a bit of wisdom that’s been passed on to me. Hopefully, it will be inspirational, and only lacking in the “eco” part. This is the busiest time of year for many of us – even […]

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Green Trick-or-Treating

Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops

Trick-or-treating is a fun tradition, but let’s face it: It’s toxic to your kids and to Mother Earth. Millions of individual wrappers going into the landfills, and god knows what ingredients (dyes, sugars, chemicals) going into your babies’ tummies. Yuck! How can you be an eco-friendly and/or health-conscious participant? 1. Stock up on “responsible” candy. […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} A Raw Labor Day

Labor Day is a holiday that holds great meaning for many United Stationers. For those with 9-5 jobs, it’s an extra day off. For others it’s a time to reflect on their roles within the workplace. And yet for most it’s the official summer send off. But no matter how you may be celebrating today […]

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{Eco-Inspirations} A Conscientious 4th of July

Red White and Blue Chrysanthemum Flower Pin by Marang Studios

Fourth of July will be awkward this year. With the holiday falling into the middle of the week it will make many a reveler stop to ponder when they should host their festivities. And if the date doesn’t throw you off – the following stats will. According to figures compiled by Andrea Dickson of Wisebread, […]

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Themed Nomination – Holiday Countdown- Gifts for PETS & THEIR PEOPLE

The days are flying by and the holidays will be here before you can say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah. We are all looking for unique, handmade and eco friendly gifts. So, for this week’s themed nomination let’s see what the EcoEtsy team has to offer for the animals and animal lovers in our lives! […]

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