7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

December 10, 2014 by  
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“It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year ,” sings Andy Williams in my head, usually when I’m looking for a parking space at the grocery store, way in the back. But the singing is not always sarcastic in my head and I know that for my young children, each day of December holds the promise of something holiday related. Unfortunately, while Christmas can bring out the best in our giving spirits , it can also be a nightmare of consumerism at its worst and the packaging, wrappings, and trappings of holiday celebrations both small and large make it even worse. Fighting the “gimmes” with children at this time of year can be hard, especially when Santa is supposedly able to bring anything your child’s heart desires. Read on to learn how you can you make the holidays a little greener for the planet, a little kinder for everyone, and little lighter on your wallet. Read the rest of 7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angel tree , budget , budget christmas , budget holiday , Chanukah , Charity , charity gifts , Christmas , christmas holiday , christmas holidays , decoration , decorations , diy decorations , gift giving , gifts , gingerbread , gingerbread houses , green christmas , green holiday , green xmas , hanukkah , Holiday , holiday on a budget , holiday season , holidays , kindness , Kwanzaa , lights , outdoor lights , patience , presents , solstice , time with family , winter solstice , Xmas , xmas holidays , Yule

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Pearl Izumi’s new headquarters blends into the rocky landscape of Colorado

December 10, 2014 by  
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Car sharing revolution: BlaBlaCar to expand after huge investment

December 10, 2014 by  
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The world’s largest long-distance car-sharing network, BlaBlaCar , looks set to transform the way we travel by helping fill empty seats. After a huge $100 million investment by Index Ventures back in July, the Paris-based company has leaped into a new realm that it hopes will better connect drivers travelling from one city to another with someone who wants a ride. Since everyone chips in for fuel, BlaBlaCar provides a cheaper alternative to other forms of public transport and also means spare car seats don’t go to waste. Read the rest of Car sharing revolution: BlaBlaCar to expand after huge investment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blablacar , Car Sharing , carpool , carpooling , carsharing revolution , eco news , eco-travel , green design news , green travel , Sustainable Transport

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DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

December 1, 2012 by  
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The holidays are the time when many of us get together and spend time as a family — and what better way to excite the kids by surprising them each day with a specially planned activity . This colorful homemade advent calendar is a fantastic way to count down through the month and ensure that the whole of December is filled with festive fun. And best of all, it’s made entirely from standard craft supplies and recycled envelopes! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advent calendar , Christmas , crafts , diy decorations , do it yourself , family activities , holidays , kids activities , recycled envelopes , Recycled Materials

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5 Colorful and Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins—Without Carving!

October 20, 2012 by  
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Halloween is a fantastic time to exercise your creative DIY skills —but carving up those slippery gourds can prove a little precarious for even the most savvy of adults, and its likely not an activity you want to share with the kids in your life. Indeed, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics cites that 18% of Halloween-related incidents involve injuries to the hands and fingers. But there are plenty of ways to decorate for the spookiest celebration of the year without carving up your pumpkins — read on to see five fabulous and unique DIY alternatives to the traditional jack-o’-lantern. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Autumn Decorations , diy decorations , Fall Decorations , Halloween Accidents , Halloween Activites for Children , halloween decorations , Halloween Pumpkins , Halloween Safety , homemade decorations , Inventive Halloween Decorations , jack o lanterns , kid-friendly activities , No Carving Pumpkins , painted pumpkins , pumpkins

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