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Team Tips: Green Your Team!

Apr 14, 2008

by sarawearsskirts

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With Earth Day just around the corner, there’s lots of buzz about eco-friendly ideas and items.  There are several Etsy Teams based on eco-friendly principles, but every Etsy Team should consider how to do its part in making less of an impact on the planet.

For location-based Etsy Teams, encouraging your community to shop local reduces some of the embodied energy in your handmade wares by reducing the distance products are shipped.  Letting neighbors in your town or city know about the existence of artists and makers in the area gives them an alternative to shopping at big box stores, which have pretty nasty environmental footprints, and a chance to support the local economy.

Global Teams are likely doing a great job communicating and marketing themselves in a paper-free way: by connecting with other Team members and buyers virtually, your Team isn’t creating more waste for landfills.  How else can your Global Team step up its greenness a notch?  Perhaps deciding as a Team to use as many recycled shipping items as possible (like the Eco-EtsyTeam encourages) or featuring sellers on your Team with creative approaches to recycling and upcycling in their shops.

Some Earth-friendly Etsy Teams you should check out include:

Being environmentally conscious isn’t just a fad — it’s an important thing for everyone to consider all year long.  Etsy Teams are such a powerful force of creative people, and we’re sure there are infinite ways that Teams can set a positive example for all handmakers.

Is your Team acting in an environmentally responsible way? Let us know in a comment!

For more Team Tips, please check the Teams Resource page.  Also, we discuss the Team Tips, news and ideas in the Etsy Teams email list! Keep up the great work, Etsy Teams!

Reduce Reuse Recycle I use Recycled Packaging Mounted Rubber Stamp
Reduce Reuse Recycle I use Recycled Packaging Mounted Rubber Stamp
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10 Gocco Printed Anatomical Heart Cut-Outs -- for all your crafty projects etc.
10 Gocco Printed Anatomical Heart Cut-Outs -- for all your crafty projects etc.
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Mini Thank You Cards - Handmade Recycled Paper - Yarn and Knitting Needles
Mini Thank You Cards - Handmade Recycled Paper - Yarn and Knitting Needles
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Recycled Skateboard Necklace - 2in1 Circles - medium
Recycled Skateboard Necklace - 2in1 Circles - medium
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recycled poppy bobbypins set--butter
recycled poppy bobbypins set--butter
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Reduce Reuse Recycle in Japanese
Reduce Reuse Recycle in Japanese
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7 comments

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for featuring our Natural Kids team in this article as this subject is very important to us! :)

  • xiane

    xiane said 9 years ago

    Thank you for mentioning EGCG! We're in the middle of a big Earth Day push right now - we hope to educate even more folks about the joys of natural and eco-friendly bath and body products! [and everything else!]

  • pouch

    pouch said 9 years ago

    search with the tag 'teamecoetsy' to find lots of eco-friendly goodies! Great article and I love the terbearco stamp :)

  • fubabee

    fubabee said 9 years ago

    We love Green! A few of the {NewNew} sellers in the area are banding together to host the Brooklyn Homeshow in May, right around the corner from the Labs! We're promoting conscious consumerism by setting up this shopping event. Would love it if you guys can make the pre-show party!

  • jenygwen

    jenygwen said 9 years ago

    thanks for the tips! the baltimore etsy street team is steppin up to the plate and participating in charm city's annual green week festivities...stop by our booths at the Eco-Festival on april 26th! http://baltimoregreenweek.org/page.php?id=402

  • MyHandboundBooks

    MyHandboundBooks said 9 years ago

    We're doing a series of "Earth Day" features on the TransCanada Etsy Team blog. There will be several more posts over the next week. Lots of brilliant ideas for going green. http://transcanadaetsyteam.blogspot.com

  • lin168

    lin168 said 5 years ago

    this team is the best ~i love go green

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