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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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7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Have a More Sustainable Tailgate Party

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7 Eco-Friendly Ways to Have a More Sustainable Tailgate Party

If your summer picnics are turning into tailgate parties you are not alone.  Football season is here and no matter which team you are rooting for a few simple tips will ensure you score a sustainable tailgate party. Carpool Share football stats on your way to the game, save on gas and parking while reducing carbon emissions.  Pro Tip: Pick a designated driver before the game to get everyone home safely.  Trash Make it easy for people to separate their trash. Have bins clearly labeled for compostables such as food scraps, recyclables like beer bottles and reusables more on that in...

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Recycling: What Works, What Doesn't and What Do We Do About It

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Recycling: What Works, What Doesn't and What Do We Do About It

Recycling is complicated and for years the U.S. preferred to ship its waste to China rather than create sustainable closed loop systems. Recycling is also a business so if it is not profitable, no company is going to do it and that hurts everyone.

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Top Seven Tips to Picnic Sustainably

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Top Seven Tips to Picnic Sustainably

As we head into summer and start making plans for beach days, picnics and road trips we thought now is the perfect time to rethink picnic etiquette especially in relation to living sustainably.  The days are long so even after work there is time to grab a few things and head to your favorite park or beach; relax, watch the sunset or a movie with friends and family.  With the right mindset it is easy to make this a healthy habit.

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Sustainable Textiles for Your Home

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Sustainable Textiles for Your Home

Momentum is growing to stop fast fashion. Issues related to social equity; the lack of safe working conditions and low wages, throughout the world. The toll manufacturing is taking on natural resources. The rising level of pollution and the amount of waste getting added to landfills.  But fashion is not the only culprit and today we want to start a conversation around textiles in your home.

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