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Low waste and zero waste holiday activities with kids, zero waste holiday decor, and low waste gift ideas for a variety of holidays and special occasions. Zero waste Christmas, zero waste Halloween, zero waste Valentine’s Day, zero waste birthdays, and more.

11 Sweet Ideas for An (Almost) Zero Waste Valentine’s Day With Kids

Try one of these simple zero waste Valentine’s Day ideas that are fun, inexpensive, and great for everyday families. They all have a little extra sugary sweetness the whole family will love.  Do you exchange gifts for Valentine’s Day? Historically, my husband and I haven’t been big on gift exchange, especially outside of Christmas and …

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6 Easy and Free Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Give Up

Ready for an easy eco-friendly resolution for the new year? Check out these six free eco-friendly new year’s resolutions you can start today! You won’t regret it (and they are all easy enough you can probably stick with them for the long haul). When the calendar flips to a new year, it gives us all …

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How The Gifting Economy of Buy Nothing Made Our Holiday Better

The holidays can feel overwhelming, especially as we consider the costs associated with many of the festivities and gift-giving. Consider how participation in a Buy Nothing group or similar gifting economy in your community could make your holiday a little better. Here are three ways our local Buy Nothing group added dollops of joy to …

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9 Quick and Easy Christmas Treats To Make With Kids

Looking for something sweet and fun to do on Christmas Day with your family? How about baking one of these easy Christmas treats for kids? It might be hard to choose just one. I’ve included lots of great and easy Christmas treat ideas that you can bake with kids (and not just for kids). Our …

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8 Ways To Reuse Shipping Material As Zero Waste Gift Wrap

Don’t throw out the packaging from your online shopping deliveries! There are tons of ways to reuse and repurpose packaging from online shopping as zero waste gift wrap to reduce waste and save money. Check out these easy DIY gift wrap ideas to reuse shipping material as gift wrap. Online shopping increases each year. Depending …

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9 Ways To Reuse Single Use Items For The Holidays

Reducing the number of single-use items that you toss in the trash might be easier than you think. Often times, items designed for single-use can be used many times over before being thrown out. Read on for lots of ideas to reuse single-use items for the holidays. After all, they’re not single-use items if you …

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Easy and Free Eco-Friendly Foraging For Christmas Decorations

Have you ever forged for Christmas decorations? Is foraging for Christmas decorations even a thing? Finding Christmas decorations in nature is a wonderful low waste holiday decor trick that saves money, reduces waste, and encourages us to step outside and enjoy some fresh air. I shared last week about the niche trend to forage for …

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8 Important Reasons To Buy Gifts Secondhand

Secondhand gifting carries a stigma that it doesn’t really deserve. Despite being secondhand, we can find some really amazing gifts that are preloved by someone else but perfect as a new-to-you gift for a special person in your life. There are so many reasons why secondhand gifting is a great idea and why we should …

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