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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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Why Self Care Matters Throughout the Holidays and How to Create it

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Why Self Care Matters Throughout the Holidays and How to Create it

The holiday season, love it, or hate it, there is no avoiding it. If you feel like November and December are about everyone except you, keep reading for The Savvy Elephant's simple ideas to create your self-care zone and actionable steps by Jenn Trepeck; Optimal Health Coach, Podcaster and Business Consultant.

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How to Make the Heart of Your Home Healthy for Everyone

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How to Make the Heart of Your Home Healthy for Everyone

The kitchen has evolved from a utilitarian space to just cook meals to the heart of the home where we pays bills, do homework, discuss the days events, plan our futures and oh yeah cook! It is used by everyone in your home, at different times, in different ways. Keep reading for tips to keep it healthy...

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Gender Equality and Sustainability

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Gender Equality and Sustainability

August 26th is Women's Equality Day established by Congress in 1971 to celebrate the progress women made for equal rights. Today, it is more important then ever to remember that the fight is not over. Gender inequality is still an issue and measured by three indexes; reproductive health, empowerment, and the labor market. Leveling the playing field between men and women will improve the overall quality of life throughout the world. 

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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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