The holidays are here and Christmas is less than a week away. If you're like me you may still be finishing up some Christmas shopping, or looking for those last minute gift ideas. Once you find the perfect gift you'll most likely grab your favorite roll of wrapping paper, some scissors, and the tape. Unfortunately, all that wrapping paper can really be a waste. In the U.S. alone we create approximately 4 million tons of trash from gift wrapping and shopping bags alone. To put that into ... Continue Reading
Innovative and green ways to wrap your holiday gifts this year.
Give inexpensive and environmentally-friendly gifts this Father’s Day.
In the 1920s and 30s in America there was a movement to combine Mother’s Day and Father’s Day into one singular holiday. The goal was to honor parents equally and it was also an effort to decommercialize the holidays. As is the case now when economic times are tough, the Great Depression caused a retail push to buy more, more, more. Americans spend an estimated $11.1 billion on dear old dad, with spending for Father’s Day catching up to (and by some estimates even beating) Mother’s ... Continue Reading