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    5 Gallon Bucket Gardening: Seven Ways to Reuse Plastic Buckets for Growing Food

    We usually discuss container gardening in the context of space: if you live in an apartment, or have a small yard, containers might be your best bet. But even though I’ve got space for gardening – not a ton, but enough – I’m thinking about incorporating containers more this year. Not only are they mobile, […] More

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    Pre-Loved Teddy Bears Recycled into Rugs and More: (Re)Uses for Old Toys

    In a few days boys and girls around the world will excitedly untie ribbons and tear away packaging to reveal their newest toys and games. Parents like me will have to figure out how to make room for their children’s latest gifts along with keeping their most cherished favorites. If your child’s toy box is […] More

  • Reclaimed Wood Decor: Incorporating this Reused Material into Your Home

    Reclaimed wood is one of the hottest eco-friendly trends to come out of the interior design world. With products like reclaimed wood flooring and veneer paneling, the options and uses available with this type of lumber are limited only by your imagination. By learning more about this type of eco-friendly material, you can make educated decisions about the home design products you choose. More

  • Ten Ways to Conserve Water and Paper

    Water and forests are among the most precious natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, they are consumed at an increasingly fast pace. Learning to reduce our consumption is crucial to the preservation of these vital resources. Here are a few simple tips to help you save on water and paper daily. More

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    The DIY Soil Block Maker: 7 Plans

    Want to try using soil blocks for starting your garden seeds this year? You can buy a soil blocker… or make your own from one of these DIY plans. More

  • Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

    Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice. More

  • New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

    Our landfills are growing by the second — but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased. More

  • Learning By Doing: How to Teach Kids Respect for the Environment

    Chances are you are environmentally responsible to one degree or another. You recycle your trash, purchase energy efficient light bulbs, buy natural cleaning supplies, all with the goal of leaving the world a better place for our children. But one way to make a big impact that you might have overlooked is by encouraging your children to lead eco-friendly lives. By leading the next generation to understand and care about the environment as much as we do, you can help your children to grow up into environmentally conscious adults. More

  • 5 Eco-Friendly Options for a Cool Bath Mat

    Your bathroom may be the least appealing room in your house by definition of purpose but that doesn’t mean that it can’t serve as an oasis of peace and solitude! While many aspects of your water closet determine exactly how appealing it is, there is no denying the power of the bath mat in setting a tone of design and usefulness as your bathroom’s centerpiece. More

  • 5 DIY Projects for Indoor Gardening

    When you live in a somewhat unpredictable climate, it can be truly frustrating to try and deal with a gardening routine. Many plants might even die if you accidentally plant too soon. That is why it can really pay off to do an indoor garden or, at least, prepare for it indoors until you are really sure a garden is workable outside. More

  • Lean, Mean and Green Spring Cleaning

    Everyone knows how dangerous chemical cleaning solutions are, but avoiding them is easier said than done. Make Spring Cleaning 2012 more eco-friendly with these sustainable cleaning choices. More

  • Sustainable Local Food & Fun

    Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime – Podcast here! You are going to hear us talking a lot this year about “gettin’ local wherever you are.” It’s kind of our 2012 theme. We’ve always believed strongly in supporting our local communities, but we’ve also always had a very national and […] More

  • French Resource Shop a Great Model for Cities Worldwide

    Ever tried to get the Goodwill to pick an item that needs repair? Good luck with that. The French “resource shop” model, however, takes anything, regardless of condition… and that’s good for keeping useful materials (if not useful products) out of landfills. More

  • The Urban Lumberjack – The Accidental Eco-Warrior of the City

    Urban lumberjacking is a new term that has been coined to describe a growing core of people who seek lumber in urban situations. Typically the urban lumberjack’s activities include diving into skips (dumpsters) and rubbish bins in an attempt to find the precious wood stored within. The great thing about the army of urban lumberjacks […] More

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