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Green Holiday Tip #6: Buy Local

What is it you appreciate about living in Central Oregon?  Whether it’s the mountains and rivers, family…

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Green Holiday Tip #5: Buy the Product, Not the Packaging

On average, 10 percent of what we pay for a product goes towards the packaging…often that same…

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Green Holiday Tip #4: Handmade Holiday

Make it Yourself I don’t know about you, but my favorite gifts to give are the ones…

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Tip #3: Choose Quality Over Quantity

Quality over quantity: a common expression But won’t one item instead of twelve, end in depression? “No,…

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Green Holiday Tip #2: Make Memories, Not Garbage.

Ahhh, memories… tastes, smells, sounds, sights, feelings of excitement and fuzziness, of bitter cold and warm breezes……

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Thoughtful Giving Tip #1: PLAN AHEAD & PREPARE

With goblins and ghouls competing with jingle bells in October, it seems the holidays creep up on…

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Rethink Your Holiday: Top 10 Ways to Give Green This Holiday

With America’s biggest shopping day of the year creeping into Thanksgiving, it seems like a good time…

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