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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

In The Spirit of "Green" Giving and "Fair Trade" Christmas 2007


Safety First No Test, No Trust, No Toy - Christmas 2007" Monday, November 12, 2007 "This Holiday Season please be wise and kind to all the kids in your or someone else's lifeā€¦."

Ten Green Toys for the Holidays From Coop America

Discover ...

What you should never buy again

Products to always buy green

25 ways to get and give what you need without money

"we give you great ideas to help you cut down on purchases that harm people and the planet."

"....our editors make purchasing suggestions that will leave you feeling secure about the impact your holiday dollars are having on your loved ones, the environment, and workers in the supply chain."

A Few Highlights

In The Spirit of "Smart" Giving....

About Us North Star Toys
HC81 Box 617
Questa, NM 87556

5. Blue Rainforest Monkeys Global Exchange online store

7. Fair Trade sports balls The town of Media, PA is the first Fair Trade Town in the US. "They recently ordered a slew of Fair Trade soccer balls, footballs, and basketballs to outfit their schools, parks, and recreational leagues. Perhaps your town is next!"

"Fair Trade Federation members pledge to provide fair and healthy working environments and ensure environmental sustainability at the beginning of the supply chain."

Its All About BOOKS This Holiday Season... by awakening Thursday, November 15, 2007 "Lessons for Our Youngest Writers" By Martha Horn, Mary Ellen Giacobbe


The Drawing Writing Book


The Craft of Drawing

Writing Words


Thanksgiving: A Native American View By Jacqueline Keeler, Pacific News Service. Posted January 1, 2000
Jacqueline Keeler is a member of the Dineh Nation and the Yankton Dakota Sioux. Her work has appeared in Winds of Change, an American Indian journal.

Snippets from "In the Spirit of NOT Giving..." by awakening

"Seven - 7 people out of 60 staff people donated something, some new and some used."

"Thank God for my 24 year old daughter and her 'Power Shopping' skills,
as she and I headed for the stores Tuesday 12/20/2005 evening to begin Christmas shopping for the family - 51 people."

"Family bibles, photographs dating back many, many decades over, letters and loving memories carefully preserved, gone."

"Because there had been no toys donated from my office, that were on the list, my daughter and I split the two page listing of family and....."

Originally printed Saturday, December 24, 2005 In the Spirit of NOT Giving...

Reprinted Friday, September 01, 2006 From The Archives In the Spirit of NOT Giving...

A CHRISTMAS STORY written December 14, 2005 by awakening and Posted December 18, 2005 "Quiet reserve and southern dignity mask an enormous fountain of tears and worry that outsiders do not see, nor hear. Many of the family have never known any other place and they all yearn to go their beloved New Orleans."


My Homework Results

A Bad Grandma Moment! Toy Recalls Rattle Grandma World....
by awakening Sunday, September 09, 2007

Articles of Impeachment for Breach of Consumer Protection by awakening Saturday, September 15, 2007

Toy Recalls - Buy at Your Own Risk - New American Motto by awakening Monday, September 17, 2007

Product Recalls Ding and Dent Consumer Confidence - Drains Dollars by awakening Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This Christmas Branded X-Mess by awakening Friday, September 21, 2007

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