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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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Easy DIY Low Waste Mint Cookie Truffles For Holiday Gifts

Looking for an easy and low waste chocolate truffle to gift to a neighbor (or eat all yourself… we’re not judging). Check out these low waste mint cookie truffles, including our low waste packaging ideas! How often do you walk past the little Girl Scouts selling cookies outside the grocery store and feel like maybe, …

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How To Make A Plant-Based Christmas Charcuterie Board

Have you ever tried to make a charcuterie board for Christmas? It’s a great way to use up leftovers and prevent food waste. Check out lots of tips before to learn how to make a plant-based Christmas charcuterie board. A few months ago, I stumbled on the idea of calling a “miscellaneous leftover platter” a …

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