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Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Looking for well made and unique gifts for your loved ones? I’ve compiled a list of my favorite sustainable and thoughtful items. I hope this guide serves to make your gift giving 1. Easy  2. Green 3. Affordable at any budget!  Remember to always give with love, take time for yourself this holiday, breathe deep, and remain present!    $0-$5 Upcycle Your Favorite Thing: $0Have something that you really love, and know your friend loves too? Share it by gifting it to them this holiday! Remember, this isn’t about giving away junk but sharing things (after all, they are just things)...

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A More Sustainable Holiday

Posted by Elise Antonio on

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And sometimes one of the most wasteful, unfortunately. Here at The Preserve, I'm always looking for ways to have a great time but with less trash. I've found a few tricks to keep your holiday season more sustainable, more meaningful, and less wasteful!   1. Volunteer Your TimeGather a group or head out solo and volunteer your time this holiday season! There is a big influx of volunteers participating in food drives, clothing drives, helping in shelter kitchens, etc. during this time. You can also make a pledge to continue donating your time...

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Ways to Use a Bandana pt. 2

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We're back with pt. 2 of our 'Ways to use a Bandana' blog series! This time it's all about summer. We're always amazed by how many practical ways you can use a bandana; from minimizing your plastic use to maximizing your style & sustainability,  it just makes sense to carry one wherever you go this summer! Read on to discover 12 more ways you can use that hankie.  To shop our handmade bandanas, click here 1. As a sandwich wrapThis is one of my favorite ways to use a bandana – as a sandwich wrap! It’s perfect for any shape of sandwich, and it...

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Ways to Use a Bandana pt. 1

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Here at the Preserve, we LOVE bandanas (or handkerchiefs as we call them when they’re 12” or tinier). We carry them everywhere, wear them around our neck, tie our hair up with them, blow our nose with them... they are seriously so useful and should be carried everywhere you go! We’ve listed 12 out of a bajillion ways you can use a bandana below.  To shop our handmade bandanas, click here     1. As an accessoryWearing bandanas in your hair or around your neck is not a new trend – it’s pretty timeless. Especially if you have different patterns, it’s...

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Books to Celebrate Earth Day 2018

Posted by Elise Antonio on

Happy Earth Day friends! The first Earth Day took place on April 22nd 1970 and was a coast-to-coast rally aimed to call for protection of the environment. It was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson after the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. From these protests stemmed the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act!  April 22, 2018 marks the 48th Earth Day, and we decided to put together a small, non-comprehensive list of books that not only celebrate the natural Earth, but inspire conservation of it. If interested in these books, make sure to borrow from a friend, check them...

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