How to Make Wine Cork Christmas Trees

My daughter just recently began her part-time job at Jo-Ann Fabrics and was aghast to see that the Christmas items were already being prominently displayed in the store. Upon inquiry, she was informed that the reason for the early displays (It was, after all, the beginning of September.) was to ensure that crafters would have […]

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{News and Views} 2nd Annual Bra Recycling Month

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Sometimes you need a little light hearted fun to raise awareness for some pretty serious issues. In 2010, Bra Recycling Month brought awareness to the issues of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. They are hoping to reach an even broader audience this year. Bra recycling is an economical way to support women nationwide who are […]

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Recycling In Numbers~

So, what IS the lowdown on recycling paper?  Did you know that: *Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. *If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! *Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three […]

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Featured Member: Betsy and Bess

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Betsy & Bess Hello! My name is Elizabeth. I am the owner of Betsy & Bess. My mother taught me to sew as a child. My mother is a talented seamstress, and I would often help her with her projects, cutting out pattern pieces, covering buttons, standing perfectly still for what seemed like hours while […]

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In Pictures – The EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group

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Just look at what I’ve found in the EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group this week.  Here we see reclaimed wood, recycled paper, sustainable fibers, and more looking oh so wonderful.  The combo of rich, warm colors and eco-consciousness warms my heart, how about you? Take a look at more of our talented team members’ images here. 1. Love […]

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Featured Member: Earnest Efforts

Earnest Efforts How did you get started in your chosen craft? We are a husband and wife woodworking team and proud new members of the Eco Etsy team. We are both long time members of the famous Eugene, Oregon Saturday Market, which is the longest running outdoor, handmade marketplace in the country. There are over […]

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Recycling — The Difference Between the Numbers

 Recycling has been around forever it seems and it is the one planet friendly activity that most all of us complete on a regular basis. With scheduled pickups in most areas, or large drop off locations in others, even people who don’t consider themselves Green have the chance to make a positive environmental impact on […]

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Hold the Cardboard, Please

As most Greenies know, there are some items on the less than desirable list. Things like extraneous packaging or superfluous content within items. The added waste will get thrown away, and yes, many times recycled, but it still causes the entire system to be weighed down by its mere presence. First the extra has to […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Festive Decorations

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“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la” This week’s theme is festive decorations and here are the winners. These adorable ice skate tree ornaments received three nominations by team members  MaryZoom,  […]

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