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DIY Christmas Using Old Sweaters

By Larraine Roulston: Old sweaters sporting holes at the elbows are quite unsuitable to pass along to others. They need not be tossed away, however. Besides being unraveled for the wool, they also offer easier opportunities to create unique holiday gifts and crafts via upcycling by cutting and using various parts of the sweaters. Mittens: …

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Budget Friendly Holiday Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: During this holiday season, we strive to surprise our family and friends with useful and memorable gifts. At the same time, it helps to have a spending plan in mind in order to avoid the woes of receiving over-extended credit card bills. To remain within your budget, make a list …

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Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving

By Fredrica Syren: I hate going shopping around the Christmas holiday. There is always lots of traffic, no parking spots, crowded malls — and you spend too much money. Since we try to live a simpler life with fewer belongings, I also try to be creative when it comes to gifts. And I really love giving gifts that keep on giving: I’m talking about donating money to …

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Green Gifts for Teachers

By Larraine Roulston: The school year winds down in couple of weeks, and many students are anxious to give their teachers a special year-end present. With environmental education and nutrition high on school agendas, it would be wise to help your child select a gift emphasizing what they have learned. …

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Ethical Awareness this Holiday Season

By Amanda Wilkes: I think it is safe to say that most of us have at least one person we will be buying a gift for this holiday season. Every Christmas, I think about the massive consumerism happening every second in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This year I …

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Goat Gifting — An Inspiring Gift that Keeps Giving

By Emma Grace Fairchild: This last Mother’s Day, I was faced again with the question – what to get the woman who has everything and wants nothing? I had a wonderful opportunity to answer this dilemma in a way that made Mom happy, helped another mother in the world, and …

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Eco-story Time

 By Dawna Matthews From a very young age, I have always been an avid reader, and one of my favorite share times with my daughter Chloé is story time. It’s a wonderful time for us to cuddle up and go to a whole new world. Sometimes I like to read something that …

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Valentineʼs Day Green Gift Guide

By Dawna Matthews Do you want to share the love this Valentineʼs Day but still stay eco-friendly? Luckily, this is easier than ever before. Whether you are gifting for the more traditional loved one or the more unique, avant-garde hipster-sweetie, the options below have you covered to give some sweetness to your …

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A Greener Christmas Toy Wish

Dawna Matthews Toys are always high on the wish list of many children’s letters to Santa, but the components of many available toys are questionable. Many are made with hazardous materials, plastics, and toxic paint – oh my! All of the choices we make each day do make a difference …

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