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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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Community Starts With You: Help Us Build The Savvy Elephant Community

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Community Starts With You: Help Us Build The Savvy Elephant Community

Take Our Survey. We want to hear from you and appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this short 4 question survey below. As a thank you for your time; after completing the survey, you will receive a discount code to use towards your next purchase at The Savvy Elephant. As it becomes more and more important to mitigate climate change through sustainable materials and practices and uplift all humanity through social equity initiatives; we see a resurgence in handcrafted items made from renewable woods, regenerative materials, with a commitment to treat people with the respect they deserve and we bring these high quality furniture and home décor items to you at The Savvy Elephant.

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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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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

Think back to your best summer vacation ever. What do you remember? What stands out? For me it is the people and if I am going to be honest the food.  Locals who I meet along the way shape what I see, what I eat, what I learn and ultimately what I bring back in the form of stories or trinkets and where my next trip will take me.  The beauty of this is that the trip could be within my own State or to another continent. The key is about embracing the local community wherever you are. What is Community...

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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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