Clemson Recycles’ Facebook page has found an intriguing blog about living simply – Discardia! With its three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia—a new holiday—helps you carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings you joy.
Their motto: Make room for awesomeness!
One of the offices for MantraMeds Sustainable Medical Apparel is in Greenville, SC. Here’s an excerpt from Downtown Greenville’s Facebook Page with some fun ideas to brighten up your post-holiday Monday blues.
I know it’s Monday…but it’s the FIRST Monday of 2012! Some of you may be taking the day off & others are at work, but where ever you are today, take a little time to head Downtown for a little Monday Music & Mayhem! Have Fun, Be Safe!
Monday for Your Brainiacs, Art Lovers & Sports Fans…
■Capital One Bowl: Carolina vs Nebraska@ Sky Sports Bar,Sharkey’s Pub, Carolina Ale House, Ford’s Oyster House, On The Roxx, City Tavern, Corner Pocket, Park Avenue Pub, Wild Wing Café
■Name That Tune Trivia@City Tavern, 8:30PM
■Trivia w/ Blake@Wild Wing Cafe
■Select works by Regional Artists@ Village Artist Gallery &Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
Monday Mischief, Music & Mayhem……
■Monday Night Revival@Horizon Records, 8PM
■Musicians’ Open Mic Nite@Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe (6:30PM) & The Channel (7PM)
■No Expectations Comedy Open Mic@Coffee Underground, 8PM Events may be changed, delayed, rescheduled or cancelled without notice – contact venue for details. For more Monday Mania, check the “Notes” section for a list of Downtown Happy Hours, Ladies Nights & More. If you’ve had too much of a Monday Funday, please take a cab home.
Here’s to the start of a Great Week! Have Fun & Be Safe!
Written by Abbie Stutzer
Perhaps 2011 was filled with a lot of ho-hums and not so many ho, ho, hos. However, one brilliantly bright spot of 2011 was the increasing popularity of DIY culture. Making do with odds and ends has – and will most likely continue to be – a fine, emerging art. Celebrate the resurgence (and help the movement gain popularity) of the do-it-yourself atmosphere and celebrate 2012 at home with your best buds and loved ones at a DIY New Year’s Eve Party. After all, who really wants to drive to an overblown, booze-infused party that’s way overpriced (and probably has a carbon footprint the size of Montana)?
Drink up Sustainably
Toast to a healthy and sustainable New Year by serving eco wine, beer and herb-infused cocktails. The following articles contain information about sustainable wine and winter cocktails. Also, learn about the joys of champagne, the beverage that pretty much owns New Year’s Eve.
Environmentalism, digital world give traditions a tweak
Christmas is steeped in tradition, but that doesn’t mean the merry season can’t feel modern.
With the digital revolution, green sensibilities and ever-evolving styles of the 21st century, traditions take on a new vibe.
“We live in a different world,” says Gerald Smith, professor of religion and environmental studies at Sewanee: The University of the South. “We can sing ‘Over the river and through the woods’ all we want, but most of us live in a digital world; high-tech things are a part of our life, and what we are doing is pulling Christmas traditions in that direction.
Need an unusual and green holiday gift idea? Consider giving organic or natural fiber sheets and blankets.
Introduce your family and friends to a healthier, cozier night’s sleep with natural fiber sheets and blankets. While you are at it, get some for yourself – you won’t believe the difference!
Read full article here: http://wellesley.patch.com/articles/green-tips-green-bedding-for-an-unusual-holiday-gift
Click here for more information about “Greening your Bedroom”.
Information compiled from firstname.lastname@example.org, treehugger.com and Green Living by the editors of The Environmental Magazine.
For more green tips, visit greenwithbetsy.com
Written by Jill Ettinger
You think tchotchke is a Russian novelist. You’ve never bought a souvenir, a bauble or a trinket. Clutter makes you hyperventilate. There’s something to be said for the Zen-like state of living without encumbering things all around us. Even studies have shown that a de-cluttered living environment can be more conducive to creativity, focus and happiness. But being anti-thing can make the holidays a little rough and confusing.
Whether getting a gift for a minimalist or you happen to be one yourself struggling with holiday gift ideas, perhaps some of these will work for you.
Find these great gift ideas here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2bP2wY/www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/how-to-volunteer-opportunities-during-the-holidays.html