5 ways to drink greener


1. BYOS- bring your own (reusable) straw Glass, stainless steel, bamboo, paper… There is a wide variety of reusable drinking straws to choose from! Available on the web or in some stores (particularly some grocery stores)! Easily washable and transportable, you can keep your reusable straw in your backpack/purse and be prepared for any beverage. 2. […]

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5 things you didn’t know about straws


1. 500,000,000 single-use plastic drinking straws are used and disposed of every day… in the US alone. To give you a better idea, those 500 MILLION disposable drinking straws equal the distance from San Diego to Beijing. And if this amount is added up in one year, all of those straws would be able to […]

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DIY tote bag in 5 simple steps


1to1 summer intern Amanda has the answers, folks. Check out her FIVE simple steps to personalized DIY tote bags. Here at 1to1, we really love bags- AWAY bags, tea bags, reusable grocery bags, and our latest: tote bags made from old t-shirts. It’s a really simple DIY (ahem- Do It Yourself) project. It’s perfect for a […]

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Eco-Easy Gifts for Dad (even if it’s last minute!)


Sometimes the calendar slips away from us. This blog post is by Ashleyn to save the day for last minute Eco-Easy Gifts for Dad!  Get Handmade  A little piece of homemade goes a long way when it comes to gifts for dad. Do it yourself gifts are easier than ever with some many tips and tricks […]

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You’ll hear not just once, but TWICE today from Laurie. Below is her report from Thursday, Day 4 of the AWAY Project!  Name & GradeLaurie. Masters student in International Project Management! How full is the bag?25% full! On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about The AWAY Project?8. Share an impression […]

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Today’s post is from Brooke! Read on, cupid.  Whether we want to believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Whew- time flies! With that in mind, I am here to give all of you a sustainable spin on the holiday of love. Did you know that in 2013 the average person celebrating Valentine’s Day […]

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