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How Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Will Help Save a Tree this Holiday Season

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How Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Will Help Save a Tree this Holiday Season

It is estimated that in the US alone we will use approximately 4 million tons of gift wrap and shopping bags this holiday season. That is the equivalent of 6,000 football fields of paper and more than 30 million trees, and when it is covered in glitter or glossy paper, it can't be recycled.  Keep reading for eco-friendly alternative gift wrap ideas to wow your love ones this holiday season and throughout the year!

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How to Celebrate National Coffee Day Sustainably

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How to Celebrate National Coffee Day Sustainably

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupCoffee plays a really large role in most peoples lives and National Coffee Day is September 29th so we thought we would share some fun facts and tips to ensure the coffee you are drinking is sustainably harvested to protect the growers and local communities. 
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Learning In School and Out

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Learning In School and Out

As kids go back to school I find myself reflecting on my own education... Click through to read how you can be part of the solution towards education equity and learn about programs focused on sustainable development. Our future depends on it.

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Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

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Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

August 9th was National Book Lovers Day and we want to acknowledge and celebrate the power of books. Books can transport you to another time or another place. Books can inspire you or challenge you.  Books are an opportunity to learn and explore. Books come in so many formats, audio, digital, picture, graphic that anyone can find something just right for them. If you haven't picked up a book in a while we encourage you to do so. It will not only change your life, but those around you.

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July is National Recreation and Parks Month

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July is National Recreation and Parks Month

 For many, local parks are often our first experience in nature. They are places to gather with friends and family, celebrate special moments, promote physical activity, healing and connect us with essential community services. Seven in 10 U.S. residents have at least one local park, playground, open space or recreation center within walking distance of their homes, but non-white and low-income neighborhoods are 50 percent less likely to have one recreational facility in their community. Many communities of color and other marginalized groups, such as LGBTQ+, immigrants, people with low income and people with disabilities, lack the opportunity to experience and engage...

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