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Five Holiday Gift Ideas that Capture the Spirit of Giving

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday season, it’s always the perfect opportunity to help others. If you’d like to give something extra this year to those in need, here are some holiday gift ideas that capture the spirit of charitable giving. Fair Trade Products Look for […]

Global Volunteer Traditions: Think Differently When Giving Back This Holiday Season

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger The holiday season is always a popular time to volunteer and give back. This year, why not think outside the typical soup kitchen and try something different? Here are three community service ideas inspired by volunteer traditions from around the world. Ubuntu: Community Spirit Ubuntu is a very old African […]

Three Winter Sports to Keep Your Family Active

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger If your family is anything like mine, cabin fever sets in during winter’s first cold snap. We feel cooped up after just one day inside, and the itch to get out there has resulted in many memorable adventures. This winter, plan an outing before your kids demand it. In addition […]

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 […]

Five Surprising Recyclable Materials

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Thanks to increased environmental consciousness, many of us are very aware that recyclable materials should not go in our trash cans. And as recycling processes improve, more and more items can be reused. Although not every recyclable item can be put in bins for community curbside pickups, collection centers […]