Green Gifts for Grown-Ups Under $30

November 27, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsThis is shaping up to be the year where “budget Christmas” and “we’re cutting back” is heard all by. whether you’re trying to figure out how to find some good green options and still stick to the budget, here are some places to look. Greenopia has a list of seven green gifts u…

It’s Thanksgiving So Put Up Your Christmas Tree!

November 27, 2008

Filed under: Home, Tips, Green Blog Tour, Plants and WildlifeIn many families, as soon as the turkey and stuffing are packed away, the Christmas decorations come out. Is it better to buy a real tree or use a fake one? A real tree is better whether you follow some guidelines. whether you already have…

Six Things that Should Never be Recycled

November 27, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities, TipsYou are most likely familiar with items that are difficult to recycle; polystyrene, plastic film, broken glass and smoke detectors to name a few. But surely there are things out there that should never ever be recycled. The thought of some personal items — no matter ho…

Wool Sweaters for DIY Stockings

November 26, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsIf you are in need of some new Christmas stockings that year, here is a great concept. Dig out some old wool sweaters (or blankets even), felt them in the washer and make stockings. It’s really simple. disregard all the washing directions you ever knew for wool and throw it in…

BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR? GARBAGEFEST 2008

November 26, 2008

BUY NOTHING DAYI love Christmas, I do. I think Jesus was a cool dude and I’m happy to celebrate his birthday every year by having folks give ME presents.But arbitrarily buying a present for someone– i.e. giving something the person you’re giving it to doesn’t want– is really just giving the gift o…

Turkey in 45 minutes?

November 26, 2008

Filed under: Food, Home, TipsLooking for a way to save a little electricity tomorrow? that recipe from Mark Bittman gives directions on how to cook your turkey in only 45 minutes. There is additionally a video. It involves splitting the turkey open so there is more surface area to cook so whether yo…

Make Green Habits a Game for Success

November 26, 2008

Filed under: Home, TipsI was reading that post about making frugal habits a game and thought the same things could work with being green. In fact, on further examination, I realized we have a few green “games” at our house.

We have a solar charger that can be used for our various cell phones a…

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