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6+ Sustainable Gift Ideas for Quality Family Time this Holiday Season

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6+ Sustainable Gift Ideas for Quality Family Time this Holiday Season

There are lots of reasons to get together with family this time of year and we are sharing ideas to keep them coming back all year long.

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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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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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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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Reduce Waste with Reusables

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Reduce Waste with Reusables

How quickly does trash build up in your home? According to The World Counts, we throw out over 2 billion tons of household waste a year globally, more than 60 tons of waste every second and that's just the beginning. By 2050 the amount of household waste will grow by 70 percent reaching 3.4 billion tons a year. Waste generation will outpace population growth by more than double so join us June 16th for World Refill Day, a global initiative started in the UK by City to Sea to reduce plastic use and encourage reusables. 

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