A Reusable Thread

Summer Adventures with Eco-friendly Twists

Summer Adventures with Eco-friendly Twists

This is the first post of a 4 part series on creating eco-heros by helping children practice sustainable living while also having summer fun.   For many children, school is on or soon will be on summer break.  During the school year, there are many reminders to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Many schools no longer permit disposable bags for example, and most have curriculums that emphasize the need for kids to play a positive role in helping to save our planet. Summer time tends to be more laid back, carefree, and often, eco-wise practices fall to the wayside.   There are...

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Taking a Stand with Standing Rock: 40% of Sales to be Donated!

Taking a Stand with Standing Rock: 40% of Sales to be Donated!

As a small business, an owner hates to get involved in fights of a political nature.  But this is no ordinary fight, and I am in this business to try to make this world a sustainable if not better place. This campaign can, and will turn away some buyers, but I cannot in good conscience stand by and let a repeat of injustices of yesteryear, and the risks of fewer tomorrows for our children occur.  I am taking a stand with Standing Rock! #NONAPL #STANDINGROCK To help the tribes of Standing Rock fight, Green City Living will be donating 40%...

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Long Awaited, our Bigger, Better Green & Thirsty Unpaper Towels are HERE!

Long Awaited, our Bigger, Better Green & Thirsty Unpaper Towels are HERE!

Our unpaper towels are back new & better.  Made of antimicrobial bamboo & organic cotton french terry on one side and high quality flannel on the other, they are the perfect tool to wipe up messes or pick up dirt.  Our new towels measure 11" x 10" and are preshrunk. Each towel is professionally quilted to keep their shape through the wash, and we believe so strongly in our product that our stitching is guaranteed for the life of the fabric.  Snaps are the default, so those preferring no snaps need to indicate this in their order comments.  The towel can...

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I'm an Iowa Girl at Heart

I'm an Iowa Girl at Heart

Born & raised in the Davenport, Iowa, these prints spoke to me.  They remind me of staying with friends on their farms, and of my father's large garden on our own acreage.   Dad was into organic gardening long before it was the thing to do.  I remember in the early 70's when he first told us that we needed to save our food scraps to put in a compost pit for the garden.  My sisters and I thought he was more than just a little weird.  The joke was on us years later when we discovered that he was...

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Eco Limbo Challenge: How Green Can you Go?

Eco Limbo Challenge: How Green Can you Go?

October of 2015 gave my family a great reminder of why it is so important to preserve this planet that we borrow from our children.  Meet our first grandchild, her grandpa calls her "Buttercup".    My personal green journey was first given a jumpstart in 2010 when I read a book called No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavin. What I loved about the book is that it isn't about getting it perfect, it's about getting...

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