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 […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Back to School


Many thanks for the nominations I received for this week’s theme ‘Back to School’ Without further ado here are the amazing winners: Another great lunch bag idea was nominated by BululuStudio. Fused and Reused! Reusable lunch bag cleverly constructed by Copabananas from recycled plastic bags Such another excellent use of  recycled plastic from DebbieAremDesigns: Recycled […]

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STOP! Don’t Throw It Away!


Most of us are aware of the perils of consumerism and have made conscious decisions to buy used or not buy at all. We frequent our thrift stores and garage sales and use sites like Etsy (Eco Etsy, that is) to find goods made from “trash”. We use Freecycle, Craigslist and Ebay to find items […]

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Featured Member: Alex Keller

Alex Keller How did you get started in your chosen craft? I have made jewelry on and off for years, so it is something I have gone back to. I think it all started with friendship bracelets back in college. How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? I use vintage and […]

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Featured Member: Ojamiya

Ojamiya How did you get started in your chosen crafts? I’ve been interested in Japan for years and I admire the Asian cultures for their resourcefulness and minimalism. Learning about and sharing the crafts and bento making is just a natural extension. How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? I’m learning […]

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Featured Member: Oblue

Oblue How did you get started in your chosen craft? I started my business (officially) in August 2009. Before I was knocking pieces up for friends and family and things kind of starting moving on their own. I have an artistic background with a degree in Fine Art (specializing in painting and textiles) but had […]

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Freecycle-More Than Just a Place to Recycle


Founded on May 1, 1993 by Deron Beal Freecycle has grown from a single location in Tuscon, Arizona to an international organization having chapters in 85 countries.  Whether you’re in need of  something or having something you need to get rid of that’s just too good for the landfill, Freecycle has a few guidelines in […]

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