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Stuff It! Five Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Nurture the Environment

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger This year, stuff your family’s Christmas stockings with some slightly unconventional gifts. Living a more sustainable lifestyle means we use our creativity to make the most of every holiday and tradition to care for our planet. In the process, we can delight our loved ones and impart those same values […]

Eight Days of Charitable Giving

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Hanukkah, the festival of lights, commemorates the story of a miracle that gave light and hope to a group of people thousands of years ago. Today, we can still shine a light and provide some hope for a person in need. Here are eight ideas for charitable giving you and […]

Going Green for Black Friday Shopping

Posted on November 19th, 2014

Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger Black Friday shopping can be an exciting reminder of upcoming holidays, but many shoppers are now concerned about the environmental effect of consumerism. The manufacturing (and eventual throwing away) of consumer goods takes a toll on the environment through phenomena such as the greenhouse effect, landfill waste, and excessive […]

How to Shop Local to Support and Enrich Your Community

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger If you want to do your part to help your community become a vibrant and livable place well into the future, shop local. Buying within your hometown or county ensures products and services come from businesses located near you, and that means increased economic health for the community. Studies have […]