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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

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The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable

The 5 best ways to make your holiday more sustainable In a season full of stress, it can be tempting to slack on your sustainable lifestyle in favor of easier options. But trust us, making green choices doesn't have to be hard. And you can feel good knowing you're doing your part to save the earth for holidays to come.  Follow these 5 easy tips to make your holiday season more sustainable. 1. Recycle that wrapping. Did you know most wrapping paper isn't recyclable? Opt for options like newspaper or recycled paper bags. Or take it up a notch with brown...

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear 1. The naked cowboy Going as an icon for Halloween has its risks, sure. But the naked cowboy is a national treasure. Our favorite style is when he wears his socially conscious, super comfy Marc Skid undies. Instant classic. 2. Captain Underpants If you have an underwear obsessed kid running around your house (it’s ok if that kid is you), Captain Underpants is a solid Halloween option. There’s a good chance you’ll be the only one in this costume at the party and you get to wear a cape. What’s not...

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Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July

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Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July

Gain your independence from waste this 4th of July Make your red, white and blue day a little greener with these sustainability tips.  1. Growl-er more.  Serving beer and wine from growlers instead of individual cans or disposable glasses can help minimize waste.  2. Use the last straw. Straws are one of the worst pollutants out there. In the U.S. alone, we use 5 hundred million every. single. day. Plus, now there are these super cool keychain straws.  3. Avoid plastic bottles.  Yeah, you know the drill. Plastic bottles are awful for the environment. But they are also more loosely regulated than...

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

“The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.” –Austin O’Malley Cherished gifts from my dad A Father's Day tribute from Marc Skid's Founder First, let me tell you a little about my father. His Irish heritage and the Marine Corp are probably two of the most cherished things in his life. But don’t ask about them -- you’ll need to cancel all your appointments for the day! He's led an amazing life. By far, his best accomplishment was finding my mother (because that’s how my 3 sisters and I came to be). Dad, from what...

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

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Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort

Celebrate Earth Day with almost zero effort Sustainability doesn't have to be hard. Planning to brush your teeth to start the day? Turn off the faucet while you brush. If you do that every day for the whole month, it'll conserve about 200 gallons of water (That was easy, huh?)  Bum a ride with someone to work. Responsible people call it carpooling, but either way, it saves on the amount of carbon monoxide emitted into the environment. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Double bonus: it's good for your health. Grab lunch from somewhere local. It takes a lot...

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