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Turn Green This Valentine’s Day

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.

http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/fair-trade-valentines-day-gift-ideas#slide-1

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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.

http://www.casa-diseno.com/budget-styles-diy-valentines-day-gift-ideas/

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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.

http://www.marthastewart.com/274866/valentines-day-crafts/@center/276967/valentines-day

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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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Green Kitchen Countertops

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:

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http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/green-kitchen-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:

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http://www.thekitchendesigner.org/journal/2007/10/15/green-kitchen-countertops.html

The last article from the Reliable Remodeler website outlines materials used for kitchen countertops that make a statement:

http://www.reliableremodeler.com/blog/index.php/2008/07/01/kitchen-countertop-materials/

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Reuse your Christmas cards

People love to give and receive unique Christmas cards but what do you do with them once the season has passed? Recycle and reuse your Christmas and other greeting cards in creative ways.  Turn them into a memorable book or follow these other great ideas at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/5-ideas-for-old-greeting-cards-177636 to transform beautiful cards into fun crafts!

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The Home Depot Garden Club website provides great ideas for recycling your Christmas Tree! Some of the ideas include buying a potted tree so you can plant it after in the yard , using the branches for wreaths or garlands, or chopping it up to use it for firewood. When in doubt you can donate your Christmas tree for mulch or firewood. Contact your local municipality for more information about your local Christmas tree donation options.

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For more ideas about recycling your tree from Home Depot Canada visit http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/GardenCentre?storeId=10051&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&display=landscaping_articles_10

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