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How can you have a Green Wedding

We wanted to say thank you to all of you who are returning to read the next installment on ideas of how you can offset your wedding carbon footprint. I invite those who have not read part 1 yet to review our previous post about reasons why you should have a Green Wedding.Let’s talk about paper products first; [...]

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Plant a Mother’s Tree for Mother’s Day

Plant a Mother’s Tree for Mother’s Day                                                                               Mother’s Day is this weekend and while looking for great gift ideas for my mother and mother-in-law, something more creative than flowers or brunch, I came across the history of Solan Parkes and the Mother’s Tree.Solan Parkes, among being things like a conservationist and originator of The Forest Guides, he [...]

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Green Weddings

                                                                                                                                                                               Green WeddingsIt's your special day and if you are like my wife, you have your ideal wedding planned out in your mind (or a giant binder full of pages with pictures of dresses, cakes, flowers, and favors.  When you envision your wedding, does it include Eco-friendly [...]

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What Happens to Your Trade Show Swag?

                                                                         What Happens to Your Trade Show Swag?Ever wonder what happens to the swag you pass out at trade shows? With a limited budget for marketing, it is critical to spend your dollars wisely and not invest in items that will just end up in the landfill.You have to choose products that will remind potential customers of your [...]

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Who started this little Earth Day thing?

Who would have thought this guy from the small town of Camas, Washington would have got this global movement started. Denis Hayes was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Camas, Washington right next door to Vancouver, the home of Tree In A Box. Camas had a paper mill that had its own environmental impacts that he was able [...]

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International Plant Appreciation Day

Happy International Plant Appreciation DayApril is full of great ways to celebrate our earth and do good things for our environment. On April 13th, we invite everyone to celebrate International Plant Appreciation day with us by planting a tree. International Plant Appreciation Day is a celebration of the numerous benefits of plants outside, in our homes, and at our places [...]

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Tree Of Life

The Tree of Life has been talked about and depicted for centuries. In more recent times, a collaborative effort among eleven institutions to depict relationships among living things as they diverged from one another over time. The tree traces back the beginning of the life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago.This particular depiction is a combination of [...]

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day                                        Arbor Day is celebrated globally although the dates may be different around the world, the celebration remains very much similar. Arbor Day from the Latin arbor meaning tree is a holiday based on individuals and groups whom are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Looking back on the history of this holiday, it is said that the [...]

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Leap Year

LEAP YEAR             Let’s face it, nearly every four years there is a leap year and it goes by without much thought. Well this year I thought to myself what is really behind this phenomenon? According to Wikipedia a leap year, also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year, is a year [...]

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Why Plant a Tree: Part 3

Why Plant a Tree: Part 3                      Let’s talk about another compelling reason why we should plant trees around us. Across the country many of us have experienced, over the last few years, record rainfall or at a minimum higher than normal rainfall levels. While many areas desperately needed the water, others were plagued by [...]

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