Turn green this Valentines Day, and not with jealousy. Saving money and the environment by choosing homemade and Eco-friendly gifts will leave you feeling and having more green in a holiday dominated by red. The following websites have provided some amazing ideas to make or recycle gifts for anyone in your family.
The Daily Green offers an extensive list of green and Eco Valentines Day ideas such as Fair Trade items (with proceeds going to charities around the globe) and where to find organic flowers.
Casa Diseno provides DIY Valentines Day gift ideas on a budget. Some of the ideas and tutorials include homemade tea bags, sharpie mugs and themed pillows.
Martha Stewart seems to always come up with current Valentines Day crafts and this year is no different. Browse the 33 suggestions she gives for homemade gifts including felt coffee cup sleeves, heart shaped pot holders, and homemade candy wrappers.
If you are looking for ideas that help the community and others, why not adopt an animal? Name a tree in an arboretum, or donate to a community cause. Next week at Greenway Home Products we will be having a bake sale with proceeds going to local charity organizations..stay tuned for pictures.
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If you are going to be, or want to renovate your kitchen, green countertops are a great way to add something new and environmentally friendly into the house. Eco kitchen counters can be a bold focal point or a minimalistic accent thanks to the many different options now available for use. The following articles provide more information on the many types and styles of green kitchen countertops,
Green Living offers narrative on 4 of the most used green recycled countertops:
This article from The Kitchen Designer provides over 15 examples of resources that are used as green countertops and is a great read if you are looking for something beyond the normal Eco kitchen materials:
The last article from the Reliable Remodeler website outlines materials used for kitchen countertops that make a statement:
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This New Year make resolutions that can be a benefit to both your family and the environment. Green New Year’s resolutions such as hanging your laundry to dry, using a water dispenser over bottled water, and saving energy in the home can also be seen as money saving resolutions. Personal green resolutions such as riding your bike or walking over taking the car, using green cleaning products, and recycling can be extended by teaching children and spouses to do the same.
See more green resolution ideas at http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/green-new-years-resolutions10.htm or http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/green-new-years-resolutions-10109
FRIDAY FUN FACT: You can find some of the best green gifts of the year on the Green Living Green Gift Guide 2012. The guide is divided into categories including gifts for kids, gifts for fashion lovers, and gifts for pets among many others. Check it out now to find those last minute Eco-conscious gifts for everyone on your list!
The Eco lifestyle blog Inhabitat has provided a great list of ways to make your bathroom more Eco-friendly. First and foremost, installing a low flow toilet can help cut down on household water usage. Along with a low flow toilet, a low flow shower head and motion sensor faucets aid in saving water. Other tips outlined in the article include switching to LED light bulbs, installing an energy efficient vent fan and buying environmentally friendly bathing and cleaning products. Read the full article at: http://inhabitat.com/7-eco-friendly-tips-to-green-your-bathroom/
Try going green this Mother’s Day! Check out this article for some unique eco-friendly gift ideas for Mother’s Day that won’t only benefit your Mom this year, but Mother Nature too!