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Green Gifts

Surprising Origins of 6 Christmas Traditions

  It's the most wonderful time of the year once again, but I didn't need to tell you that. It's all around -- homes are lit up, shops are decked out with trees and garlands, and you'd be hard-…

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15+ Ways to Give Back for the Holidays

Are you in the thick of holiday shopping? What if this year you replaced some of your store-bought gifts with charitable giving? We spend an average of $700 apiece on holiday gifts every year. That a…

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Green Gifts for Animal & Earth Lovers

My niece Erin is an incredible young woman with ato-die-for job. She takes groups of kids and adults on Outward Bound and Wilderness Orientation adventures, which expand their personal growth by push…

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Creative Recycling: Craft Ideas for the Holidays

While there are many ways to reduce consumption and waste during the holidays, homemade gifts are one of our favorites. Not only are homemade gifts personal and heartfelt in a way that store bought gi…

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19 Gift Ideas for People Who Love Animals

Animal lovers are the best people on earth... here are ten gifts they'd love to see under their tree! We know there are tons of animal lovers on Care2, and so it seems only fitting to round up pres…

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Forget Cyber Monday ‘Bargains.’ Try These Earth-Friendly Sites Instead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9GorqroigqM Those Cyber Monday "bargains" come with hidden costs for workers and shoppers alike. Let's buck the trend and buy handmade thi…

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16 DIY Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We are going to talk later this week about online resources to help you buy ethical, handmade goods this holiday season. If you're feeling crafty, you can also whip up sweet DIY holiday gifts for eve…

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5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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Has the Toxic Tide Turned This Holiday Season?

Shopping season is officially upon us. Even if your family is anti-consumerism, some time between Black Friday and 2014, you might find yourself in a big store buying presents. And you might find your…

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10 Unique Handmade Phone Cases

As many iPhone lovers have (expensively) learned, protecting your fragile glass phone with a case of some sort is a smart way to prevent any fatal damages to your all important tech device. Whether yo…

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