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Furniture Banks in Need of Donations

Furniture banks are not-for-profit 501(c)(3)  organizations whose mission is to provide free furniture to families struggling with poverty and other severe life challenges. They collect donations of gently used furniture, and provide it for free to families in need via … Continue reading

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Sell Comic Books Online

When you are ready to get rid of your childhood comic books, “Think Outside The Bin” and consider selling them online. Here are several solutions for selling individual comic books, comic artwork or entire collections. COMIC LINK The mission at … Continue reading

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Recycle Christmas Wrapping Paper

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we hope you’re planning for holiday recycling. In America, we throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day than at any other time of year. This extra garbage amounts to 25 million tons … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, and Rejoice

Cute Christmas crafts can be made with the kids in 30 minutes or less using items you have around the house like light bulbs, CDs, and last years greeting cards. Penguin ornament: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/penguincrafts/ss/lbpenguin.htm CD photo ornament: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/cdcrafts/a/CDPhotoOrnament.htm Gift tags: http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/greetingcards/a/blgcardtags.htm

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Creative Reuse for Trampoline

Recycling a trampoline doesn’t have to be difficult. The frame and springs can be recycled for steel scrap at a local metal scrap yard and the bounce mat can be reused. Kudos to this person we spotted using the bounce … Continue reading

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Compostable Plates Made from Sugar Cane

COMPOSTABLE BIO-PLASTICS Some plastic items like these single-use plates by Solo are bio-degradable in community composting facilities. Find a Composter offers a searchable database to locate a composting facility in your area. Explore the Resources Page, as well as links … Continue reading

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Recycle Christmas Lights when Upgrading to LED lights

LED WAREHOUSE LED lights are the most earth-friendly lighting option, so when you are ready to replace your old energy-draining Holiday lights, consider the impact of your decision.   The change to LEDs could have an enormous, immediate benefit to … Continue reading

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Buy, Sell, Trade Children’s Items Online

THRED UP Thred Up is a community of moms, helping moms.  You send in your box of unwanted childrens’ clothes, toys or books. and then select from another prepackaged box, based on the sizes and kinds of items you need. … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Giving and the Story of Stuff

The holiday gift buying season is upon us and after you watch the short animated film, Story of Stuff, you may want to consider giving clutter-free gifts to everyone on your list this year. The products we give have to … Continue reading

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New Way to Give and Receive Gifts

Gift Flow is a “social recycling” site created by recent Yale graduates that keeps your gifts of time, talents and treasures flowing in your community. Here’s how it works: individuals log onto GiftFlow and create a profile where they list … Continue reading

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