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 [...]

Featured Member: Betsy and Bess

From BetsyandBess

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 [...]

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 [...]

Featured Member: Red or Gray Art

Red or Gray Art How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? Using fabric , paper and wood that is discarded or found on thrift store shelves, garage sales, even junk mail!  Most greeting cards I receive have been eventually crafted into collage or birds of some type and my business cards [...]

Preserve without Canning

Since humans were hunter/gatherers, autumn has been harvest time.    In keeping with Ecoetsians’ choices to reduce our impact on Mother Earth, I’m sure many of you are frantically canning, drying, freezing and preserving before nature dies down for the winter. Some people find canning too scary, overwhelming, and/or time consuming.    Here are a couple of recipes to get [...]