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Conscious Christmas Gifts

2012 Gift Giving Guide: 6 Simple Gifts with Mother Earth in Mind

It’s that time of year again. Jingle bells, houses smelling of Douglas Fir, and gift giving. Don’t get stuck supporting companies who aren’t keeping Mother Earth in mind – shop conscious this year. Here are 6 simple suggestions!

Plant a Front Garden

Seed Your Yard, And Eat It Too!

Replace your front lawn and create your front garden! Buying organic is expensive—so grow it. Know exactly what you are eating and where it comes from. Happy growing!

Fourth of July Picnic raspberries and watermelon

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate the holiday with sustainability in mind. Check out these four simple tips for doing so!

Summertime

Preparing for Summer: Ideas for Summertime Sustainability

As the summer months begin to creep in, the temperature begins to creep up.

Coconuts on beach

Costa Rica: Whole Nourishment

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Costa Rica: Living the Pura Vida

In Costa Rica, movement is made amidst nature—a retreat of pura vida to feed the body and the soul.

Recycled colored pencils

Upcycling: Turning your Trash into Treasure

Reduce, reuse, recycle – this simple tenet has helped guide environmentalists and sustainability activists alike since its inception. But, more often than not, recycling alone is a matter of media focus.

Organic Farm

The Ethical Appeal of Organic

Ethics serve as a set of moral standards that guide our decisions between right and wrong. How does organic fit in?

Food Recycling

Food: The Forgotten Recyclable

Recycling is often touted as one of the best things we can be doing to help clean up the world. Let’s not forget all of our recyclables though, and food is one of them.

Holding a Tree

Holiday Happiness: Gifts That Give Back

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Holiday Happiness

‘Tis the season of giving. Try to think of gifts this year that benefit more than just the receiver—gifts that give back to the world around us.

Dripping Water

Reduce your Use: 7 Ideas on Saving Water

Water is a vital resource. About 2-3 percent of the world’s water is fresh, and only about a third of 1 percent of this fresh water is immediately available for human use.