Alternative & Green Gift Guide
Sustainable and "experience" gifts are not only better for the planet, they're also more meaningful than the typical store-bought presents. Use the EarthShare green gifting guide for the holidays and beyond.
Alternative & Green Gift Guide
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Using his iPhone, a GPS app, his Mission Bicycle and a heart as big as... well as big as San Francisco, Payam took this ride for his girlfriend, Clare. She's in Toronto so they won't be able to spend the holiday together but he wanted to create his valentine in a unique way. ---Awwwww. So darn sweet.
For Valentine's Day, Payam rode his bike around San Francisco in the shape of a heart for his long distance girlfriend.
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A GPS-captured heart shaped ride around San Francisco as a long distance relationship Valentine's Day gesture. This is the original- a phone company later hired the same guy for a commercial this year.
FUTURE HUSBAND----PLEASE DO THIS <3 Using his iPhone, a GPS app, his Mission Bicycle and a heart as big as... well as big as San Francisco, Payam took this ride for his girlfriend, Clare. She's in Toronto so they won't be able to spend the holiday together but he wanted to create his valentine in a unique way. ---Awwwww. So darn sweet.
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Happy Valentine's Day, San Francisco Style.
27 mile bike ride encircling the whole of San Francisco to wish girlfriend in Toronto a happy valentines day. awwww! (mapped using an iPhone app)
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Looking for an #Easter treat you can buy without guilt? Shade-grown, #organic, fairly paid for cacao makes for a delicious dark #chocolate creation you can be proud to give (and eat!) #shadegrown #sustainable
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A stocking-stuffer that saves rain forests? Yes, please! Our #organic #fairtrade (and delicious) milk chocolate is made from cacao grown under the canopy of Ecuador's rain forest.
Our #organic hazelnut milk chocolate comes from cacao grown under the canopy of Ecuador's rain forest. We pay our farmers a fair wage as well as ensure they and their families have access to healthcare and education. #responsibility #fairtrade
Liberty Bottles are made from recycled materials and are the perfect gift for a transit-loving friend or family member.
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Chicago Transit Map Water Bottle - Liberty Bottle Works
Your 2013 Energy-Efficient Holiday Gift Guide
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An #EcoFriendly light bulb that actually works!
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Wearable handmade art & prints that benefit EarthShare & the environment! Thank you MichelleManleyArt on Etsy etsy.me/18G4IIv
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What makes your holiday most memorable? In the past, present and future, what anchors special memories? Christmas tree ornaments and holiday decor? Family? Music or movies or other traditions? Holiday traditions are at the core of Christmas on Mimosa Lane's charm, and it's deepest/hardest messages. They're what first pushes my characters apart, only to bring them back together again. What's your most memorable holiday experience? #Christmas #Holiday #life #family #community
Gift Ideas for the Gluten-Free Foodie
EarthShare's Guide to Green Gift Guides: www.earthshare.or...
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Reusable Organic Cotton Produce Bags - Made from 100 percent organic unbleached cotton, these punchy, patterned totes are a guilt-free alternative to plastic produce bags. #sustainability #susty #greentip
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Cotton Bags to replace those flimsy plastic produce bags.
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Reusable organic cotton produce bags ($13 for 3)
I was feeling bad about all the plastic bags at the store last night too ...... cool!
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reusable cotton food storage bags.
Paul Stamets' Life Box is a brilliant seed-sprouting cardboard box!
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"DID YOU KNOW? 90% of toys are made in China, having huge implications for workers' rights & safety, toxics, & carbon footprints."
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Seed packets made out of scrapbook paper! Neato gift idea!
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Paper seed packets--a great spring party favor. Or bundle several up in a simple clay pot for a lovely hostess gift.
Give a gift that keeps on giving in the form of energy savings – check out our energy-efficient gift picks!
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The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass - a personal ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites and parks. Each pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free. A great gift for the outdoor-lover in your life. #hiking #camping #travel
A National Parks pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.
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National Parks Pass, $80. Each of the 58 national parks and 74 national monuments sprinkled across the country is accessible with The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass. The pass covers the holder and up to three accompanying adults, so one pass will cover the couple plus two friends
National Park Service is offering a Free Annual Pass for active duty military personnel and their dependents with proper identification to over 2,000 federal recreation sites. This offer can be claimed beginning May 19th.
So, you didn’t like the sweater Aunt Mary gave you for Christmas or the nickle plated earrings that you could never wear due to your allergies. You can admit it. You are among friends. Over the years, I have received my share of unwanted gifts and instead of putting them away deep in my closet, [...]
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Eco Friendly Holiday Ornament Upcycled Book Pages by BitsandBarley Handmade Christmas ball ornament Eco friendly Paper rosettes Individual rosettes from book pages and red cardstock have been attached to a base creating a fascinating landscape of an ornament. A length of red ribbon for easy hanging by is held in place by a pin topped with a pearl finish bead.
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Show your support for our National Parks and for eco-shopping with this new Sierra Club tote! Featuring a fanciful “mass-transit” National Parks map.
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Back Porch Compost Tumbler
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Back Porch Compost bin - very handy.
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Back Porch Compost Tumbler #williamssonoma The wheels on the bottom make it genius...roll it right up to the garden for use.
New Dream's Simplify the Holidays Pledge offers many fun and creative actions you can take to add more meaning and environmental mindfulness to the holiday season. This year, take the pledge to simplify your holidays!
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"[A] list of 15 ideas to help [us] celebrate the holidays with more joy and less stuff[:] GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME by [...], GIVE A HANDMADE GIFT like[...], OFFER TO TEACH A SKILL YOU POSSESS (e.g.[...], CONSIDER LESS GIMMICKY, LESS COMMERCIAL GIFTS for children, such as [...], CREATE A PAPERLESS HOLIDAY LETTER on the computer and email [...], DRAW NAMES IN YOUR FAMILY FOR GIFT-GIVING [...], SHOP FOR USED ITEMS [...], SHARE THE GIFT OF MUSIC by [...], GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY by [...], etc."
deas to help you celebrate the holidays with more joy and less stuff. Although a new job works, too.
Ideas for simplifying the holidays from the Center for a New American Dream
Shift the gift: Dematerializing the holidays
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Shift the gift: Dematerializing the holidays
Save your friend money every year by helping them to save energy. Energy Star, the government's energy efficiency program, can refer you to a contractor who will assess and evaluate any home's energy efficiency.
Did you ever make a coupon book for your parents when you were little? A coupon for a hug, or a coupon to clean the dishes? The ideas still apply. Give your loved one the night off. Offers to cook, clean, babysit, run errands, fix, repair, or build are priceless for busy people.