God only gave us one earth and he commanded us to care for it as good stewards. Are we doing a good job or are we letting our impulses to buy, use and consume interfere? “The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” --Pope Francis As Christians, we want to love and serve God to the best of our ability. We strive to “love our neighbor as ourselves” (Mark 12:31) and be good stewards of His creation. Since the very beginning of his ... Read More about 12 Great Resources to STOP Over-Consumption
Gift giving and wrapping doesn’t have to go against our green goals! Plastic, glitter, and tape make wrapping paper unsuitable for recycling and composting, so what do we do? Do we just give in and be wasteful? Heck no! With a little creativity, we can green our gift giving! To help us get there, I’ve collected and tried some of best ideas I could find and share here with you! Recycled & Upcycled Packaging/Shipping Paper More and more stores are going back to shipping things ... Read More about Easy and Beautiful Earth Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas
For so many, Christmas shopping for "the holidays" has been in full tinsel and package for a couple of weeks now with holiday TV ads and flyers starting since Halloween saying loudly without words, "get out there, shop, buy and spend!" Wait a minute... But what about Christians? Can we buy into the spending hype the stores are selling? In other words, is it OK for Christians to shop, wrap, gift and indulge in the "holiday spirit" like everyone else straight through Advent? What about Black ... Read More about How to Be Christian Green During Christmas
Can you believe that it's almost Thanksgiving? This beautiful fall holiday is full of gratitude for God's gifts of family, friends, and of course food. Delicious, homemade, turkey, stuffing, yams, and of course pie. (Can't forget the pie!) But did you know that in addition to all the yummy goodness it brings, Thanksgiving is also one of the biggest food waste events of the year? Americans literally toss tons of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more into the trash each year. As ... Read More about Thanksgiving Meal Planning Tips to Avoid Food Waste
Have you tried wool dryer balls in your laundry yet? They are affordable, eco-friendly and eliminate the need for fabric softeners and dryer sheets. I have been using them for several years and I have to say, they do a great job! In this post, I hope to answer your top dryer ball questions, so you never have to ask the question "what's a dryer ball" again! What are Wool Dryer Balls? Wool dryer balls are exactly what you would expect, balls made from 100% wool yarn. Once the balls ... Read More about What are Laundry Dryer Balls and Do They Work?