Green Gifts

Gifts that matter

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We give gifts to make people happy. There are some gifts, however, that can make more than the recipient happy...

What to get the green thumb

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A recurring theme emerges when asking local nurseries and garden-supply stores about their hottest gifts of the holiday season...

Tips from EcoCycle

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1 BYOBag, skip the fluff Bring your own bags when you go shopping. Bags that stuff into little pouches are a great choice. Also, say no thanks to the tissue paper, ribbons and stickers that often accompany even the smallest holiday purchases...

A green guide to gifts

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Buy! Buy! Buy! It’s the holidays, and the ads are calling out with their siren songs (or are they cattle calls?), and the overwhelming sense of obligation to hurry up and get shoppin’ begins. Commercials with bows wrapped around $40,000 cars may make you feel the ...

10 ways to green your holiday

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BYOB(ag) and Skip the Fluff — Bring your own bag and pass on the tissue paper, ribbons and stickers that so often accompany even the smallest holiday purchases. Forego complimentary gift wrapping and wrap gifts creatively in environmentally friendly ways (see #6, “...

Tech — and green!

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Here’s the dilemma when it comes to electronics: they rock — sometimes, quite literally — but they often leave a large carbon footprint...