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Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Create a Sustainable Winter Wardrobe: 5 Tips for Winter Shopping

Posted on December 31st, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger As winter settles in across the country, it’s time to fill the holes in your winter wardrobe. It’s possible to create a winter style that looks good, keeps you warm, and minimizes the environmental impact of your clothing. Here are a few hints for choosing sustainable items to make sure [...]

How To Reduce Food Waste

Posted on December 17th, 2013

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger According to a recent report from the National Resources Defense Council, the average American family throws away about 25 percent of the food it purchases. When we purchase more food than we need, we consume the earth’s limited resources too rapidly. Here are some tips on how to reduce food [...]

6 Homemade Ornament Ideas for Your Nature-Theme Christmas Tree

Posted on December 12th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I always admire Christmas trees decked out in a specific theme. If time was limitless, I’d use my many homemade ornament ideas to create a nature-inspired Christmas tree complete with edible decorations. The great thing about edible decorations is that, once Christmas is over, you can hang them outside [...]

Minimalism 101: Declutter Your Home

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Busy moms may aspire to minimalism, a lifestyle choice to be happy with fewer material things, but as our families grow and change, it can be challenging to declutter your home and put this philosophy into practice. A home with babies and young children can quickly become overwhelmed with toys, [...]

Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about staying eco-friendly. Some holiday decorating traditions, though wonderful, are not particularly nice to the environment. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to make your holidays more sustainable without sacrificing enjoyment. [...]