6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts

December 22, 2013 by  
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Finished up with your holiday shopping? (If not, check out our last-minute gift guide !) Now, the only thing that’s left to do is wrap those thoughtful gifts up tight so that they’ll be a surprise on the big morning. Traditional wrapping paper is pretty wasteful when you think about it: used for a few minutes before being shredded and thrown away. Not to mention that most varieties contain harmful inks and dyes that make them difficult to recycle. Save money and be kind to the planet by making your own holiday wrapping paper with easy-to recycle materials that are probably lying around your house! Use our handy tutorial to get started. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy gift wrap , DIY holiday gift wrap , eco-friendly gift wrap , green gift wrap for the holidays , holiday gift wrap , holiday gift wrap alternatives        

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DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies

December 6, 2013 by  
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If you’re fond of making food gifts for the holidays , chances are that you’ve already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, cookies, fudge, and other tasty treats. Although most people have a soft spot for sweets on special occasions, there may be some family members and friends whose tastes lean towards salty, sour, and spicy rather than sugary—a perfect opportunity for you to do a little bit of weekend canning to make easy, tasty pickles from a variety of veggies . Below are some recipes that are sure to please any foodie on your list. Read the rest of DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beet , beet relish , beets , canning , canning DIY , Christmas , christmas presents , DIY , diy gifts , DIY pickle gift , diy presents , easy pickles , hanukkah , holiday gift , Holiday present , holiday presents , holidays , Kwanzaa , mushrooms , onions , pickled beets , pickled mushrooms , pickled onions , Pickled vegetables , pickled veggies , pickles , pickling , solstice , Xmas , xmas gifts , xmas presents , Yule        

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Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House!

December 6, 2013 by  
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What do you get when you combine 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and truck-loads of candy? The world’s biggest gingerbread house! Located at the Texas A & M Traditions Club and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gingerbread house ever, the 39,000 cubic foot (and 36-million calorie) structure is big enough to live in and even has electricity. All proceeds earned from the sweet house will go to charity, and while you can’t actually take a bite (it’s roped off), you can go for a visit. Read the rest of Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biggest Gingerbread House , Bill Horton , Bill Horton Traditions Club , Guinness , Guinness Largest Gingerbread House , St. Joseph Health System , St. Joseph Health System Trauma Center , texas a&m , Texas A&M Fundraiser , Texas A&M Gingerbread House , Texas A&M Traditions Club , Texas Gingerbread House , Traditions Club Gingerbread House , World Record Gingerbread House , World Records , World’s Largest Gingerbread House        

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Moringa Oleifera Tree Seed Extracts Purify Water Naturally

December 6, 2013 by  
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Moringa Oliefera tree seeds via Shutterstock A seed extract from the Moringa Oleifera tree could provide a natural and inexpensive solution for water purification . Through a collaborative research project between Uppsala University, Institut Laue-Langevin in France and the NIST Center for Neutron Research in the USA has optimized the process to make the seed extract even better at removing particulates from water. The new research gives improved insight and could now be advanced for use in larger-scale water treatment plants. Read the rest of Moringa Oleifera Tree Seed Extracts Purify Water Naturally Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: drumstick tree , horseradish tree , Institut Laue-Langevin , moringa , moringa oleifere tree , moringa tree , natural water filtration methods , NIST Center for Neutron Research , seed extract , uppsalla university , water filter , water filtration , water issues , water purification        

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Architecten CSK’s Breathtaking Energy Neutral Villa K is Surrounded by a Wild Oak Forest

December 6, 2013 by  
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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For the Gung-Ho Globetrotter

December 5, 2013 by  
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Day 4 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2013 covers what to buy the person who’s been — or is going — everywhere.

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DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays!

December 4, 2013 by  
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Inexpensive and easy to make, chalkboard mugs are ideal for any tea or coffee aficionado on your list. You can also decorate them as presents for cocoa-loving kids, as they’re perfect places to write sweet little notes, and they make great teacher’s gifts as well. This is a great weekend craft project that only requires a few simple supplies, and can be a fabulous DIY project for the whole family. Read the rest of DIY Gift: Make Chalkboard Mugs for the Holidays! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chalk , chalkboard , Christmas , cup , DIY , DIY Christmas , DIY holidays , DIY xmas gift , Festivus , gift , gifts , hanukkah , holiday gift , Holiday present , holiday presents , holidays , homemade gift , mug , paint , sharpie , solstice , Yule        

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For the Gardening Guru

December 3, 2013 by  
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Day 2 of Earth911’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide features 10 planet-friendly presents to bring a smile to any gardener’s face.

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Buffalo Exchange Thinks Outside the Bag for Sustainability

December 3, 2013 by  
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Instead of a bag for carrying their purchases, Buffalo Exchange shoppers are encouraged to accept a 5-cent token, which is then donated to a charity of the customer’s choice.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Best of 2013

December 2, 2013 by  
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To kick off Earth911’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite featured products from this year.

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