Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Challenge... Please vote!

Our theme for this month was Spring!
All of the team challenge entries will be posted here, with a poll that will run for a week. Everyone can vote on the entries and share the link to our blog with as many folks as you can!
Winner gets a small gift and gets to pick the next challenge theme!!

Here are the entries:

CottonEyedJo created this cute little Bluebonnet Elf:

Greenbriar created a great Beekeeper's moss terrarium, complete with a bee!!

GreenGoddessHerbals created a lovely Lilac soap...

Doris has croched a cute little Bee accent pillow:

Fat Cat Crafts created an adorable honeybee and fuschia flower pin cushion set:

LonesomeRoadStudio illustrated this 5x5 artwork titled "Grow":

SamanthasArtStudio painted an 8x10 Tulip Tree Flower:

And Honeybeads created this "Nectar Flow" necklace, described in her own words,
"My entry is a necklace in spring colors of aqua, greens and blues to represent the flow of nectar and the dance the bees use to show the colony the direction of the blooms"

We'll have the poll running for about a week, so get your friends and family and other teams to vote! And let's share the thread on Etsy as much as we can and get as many votes as possible!

Everyone's entries are great, guys! Thanks for contributing!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Tip of the week!

Who celebrated Earth Day yesterday?

Here is a great trailer for a series called "Waste?"

I wanted to share this to get everyone thinking twice about what they throw away. Chances are it can be reused or recycled somehow. All you have to do is check around locally for the right place to take it!

Staples accepts ink jet cartridges and most other electronics.
Nike has a program for recycling shoes.
If you don't have curb-side recycling, you probably have a place nearby where you can take it. Walk or ride a bike there if you can! You'll get exercise and cut down your emissions.
Most Home Depot stores will recycle your CFL bulbs.

Just do a little bit of digging around, or call your local trash/recycling collectors and they should be able to help you out! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bee Green!! Greep tip of the week...

This tip is about paper. Sugar cane paper!

Sugar Cane paper is made from a by-product (Bagasse) of sugar cane farming. It is biodegradable (faster than regular paper) and easily recyclable too!
Here is a little more info:

Planet Green has a GREAT article here
about requesting sugar cane paper in your office. Or, you can use it at home in your own home office!

Sugar Cane paper does not contribute to loss of trees.

Staples has sugar cane based notepads (Awesome!), and this paper from Green Line Paper is 50% bagasse and 50% recycled content.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bee Green! Weekly green tip...

If you liked the show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" (he's so cute!), you'll love this!

Bill Nye is back, rockin' his bowtie with a new show on Planet Green. Each episode has a different theme and they discuss how everything we do makes things happen to the environment. The show is full of interesting facts and tips on what you can do to be more environmentally friendly.

Even if you don't get the channel, you can learn a lot from following the link above and reading different sections from the show.

Glad to see you back, Bill!! :)