A Thanksgiving Feast Fit for a Bird

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With Thanksgiving upon us, most of our kitchen shelves are being filled with the bounty of the season.  At this time of the year, we tend to have more cranberries than we could eat throughout the whole year, enough potatoes to feed a small country and who could forget the enormous bird (or tofurkey) gently [...]

{Green Living} Make Your Own Kite – A Green Craft For Summer

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Now that summer is in full swing, I am stocking my “going out bag”, which is a growing-up version of a diaper bag, with on-the-fly good times for my kids who are always on the go.  Personally, as a science teacher, I always really dig a good crafty science experiment, which allows a naturally budding [...]

{Business Tips} How To Ship Plastic-Free

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This week’s business tips is a tutorial.  I’ve had several members contact me looking for advice about greening-up shipping practices using paper, reclaimed materials, paper tape, and other plastic-free alternatives to conventional shipping materials.  Many of our customers come to our shops looking for green businesses, find us through the Team Eco Etsy Blog, and [...]

{Green Business} Handmade Chibi Business Card, and Eco-Crushing Joon and Scout

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and writing, lately about green business practices.  I’ve been combing, lurking, scoping and scouting all over Team Eco Etsy, in a hunt for pretty examples of our team’s amazing green business practices to share with you.  I have found a veritable mountain of inspiration, which I hope to [...]

{Eco Inspirations} Terracycle

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to recycle or re-purpose those nasty juice pouches your kids love or those chip bags that you see in many lunch boxes? Well, there is a company by the name of Terracycle that sells things made from re-purposed trash. Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then [...]