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sustainability

TruBee Honey: A Sweet, Sustainable Success Story

July 26, 2013
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I first experienced TruBee Honey earlier this summer at the Porter Flea Market in East Nashville. “Queen Bee” Laura Kimball (above) was giving out samples of different vintages of honey – produced locally in beautiful Arrington, Tenn. – and it was love at first taste. As I tried to decide which sweet flavors to take [...]

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It’s Easy to Be Green at East Nashville’s Green Wagon

April 19, 2013
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Nestled in a little house near East Nashville’s 5 Points, The Green Wagon has a big mission: To make living sustainably convenient for their customers. Owner Jennifer Casale’s dream of creating a green general store, stocked only with natural and organic products sustainably made in the USA and locally produced whenever possible, was funded with [...]

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Nashville Wraps from Recycled Beginnings

August 24, 2012
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Nashville Wraps’ own Kathy Green describes how her brother Robby Meadows started the company. Robby and I were raised by thrifty and resourceful parents. Our Dad rarely threw anything away. Rubbish-rescued odds & ends often made their way into his DIY projects. Once he made a patio light cover from Mom’s discarded aluminum bun warmer! [...]

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Our Carbon Footprint

May 23, 2012
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When I go hiking in the mountains, there are reminders posted on the trail that say “pack it in … pack it out”. It means if you bring something on the trail, take it back with you. Helping to keep the trail in its natural condition is being responsible with the resource. Another way to [...]

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Are paper bags killing trees?

April 6, 2012
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Recently I went on a hiking trip with a friend in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. I hadn’t been on that particular trail since I was 16 years old. I kept saying that I remembered the trees being bigger and more of them. My friend said it was just my memory embellishing the forest [...]

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Why Vegan Baker Anita Shepherd Loves Our Packaging

February 3, 2012
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This week we are featuring our customer Anita Shepard, owner of Electric Blue, a Brooklyn, New York baking company. Anita is a chef and food writer for Bon Appetit Magazine and various food blogs. She is also a menu consultant for vegan and gluten-free options and has recently started a cooking video series. We are very [...]

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Made in the USA: It Matters!

January 20, 2012
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An elevator door (at left) at Atlanta’s big Americasmart January 2012 gift show said a lot about just how important “Made in America” is becoming. This year the show opened up with a dedicated section of made in America products. There was a surprising array of high-quality gifts and apparel represented there, and the aisles [...]

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The Organic Nest Proves That Green is a Beautiful Color

August 5, 2011
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Here in Music City we like to pride ourselves in saying “We were country when country wasn’t cool,” like the popular Barbara Mandrell song goes. This is also true about Nashville Wraps’ customer Debbie Foster but in a different way. Debbie was into organics long before organic products and organic farming was ever cool. Her [...]

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Cut your electric bill in half

June 24, 2011
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I was able to save 1700 kwh (kilowatt hours) off last month’s electric bill, cutting my bill in half – and here is how I did it. While this may not have direct bearing on packaging supplies, it may give you ideas for saving energy at your business or home.

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A Bed and Breakfast Story that Ends with the Love of Chocolate

May 16, 2011
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Owning a bed and breakfast was a dream of Nashville Wraps customers’ Mark and Kim LaPolla. While working in the computer industry in California, they began searching online for B&B’s and discovered Greenville Arms 1889 Inn located outside of Albany, New York. They fell in love with it and purchased it in 2004.

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