Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

Letitia L. Star has written more than 1,100 published articles, including many green living features for Natural Home & Garden, The Herb Companion and GRIT magazines. She specializes in writing effective marketing newsletters and web materials for green product companies, green non-profits, and health food companies. Contact Letitia at or visit her website at

In this exclusive report, I chat with two top green living experts for their zero-waste holiday tips: Gina Murphy-Darling (a.k.a. Mrs. Green), owner of Mrs. Green's World, and Corey Colwell Lipson, co-author of Celebrate Green and director of the non-profit Green Halloween. Plus, I provide a tantalizing glimpse into our nation's past to learn how American colonists in 18th-century Colonial Williamsburg traditionally celebrated the holidays—without generating tons of toxic landfill garbage. 

Living Christmas Decor Colonial Williamsburg 
Live plants star in the Christmas decorations at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Why Zero-Waste? 

"Americans throw away tons of garbage the week after Christmas, including wrapping paper and packaging," comments Mrs. Green. "Last year, we found colorful reusable gift bags which look so pretty under the tree. Even with eight people, we had less than one small bag of trash. Reuse Christmas packaging and decorations every year—just don't just mindlessly throw everything in the trash." 

"One of the stereotypes is that green is ugly. But green can be beautiful at Christmas. It's an old-fashioned message that people delight in," she adds.  

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me