Want $500? Make Energy Improvements Before Dec. 31

November 7, 2013 by  
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A $500 tax credit for energy-efficiency upgrades is set to expire on Dec. 31, so now is a good time to start thinking about a few simple remodeling tasks around the house.

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How to Remove Data from Electronics before Recycling

August 21, 2013 by  
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Stop hoarding those old electronics. Removing your private data can be done in a few simple steps so you can recycle your devices and protect your privacy.

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DIY Summer Style Ideas

July 23, 2013 by  
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Before you head to the mall for that new summer trend, take a second look at the back of your closet. You may not wear those forgotten duds now, but a few simple modifications could keep them from going to …

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DIY: Learn How To Make Waldorf-Style Whole Wheat Bread at Home (VIDEO)

June 24, 2013 by  
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Pint-sized patissier Petey Rojas is back again with a brand new recipe to share! This time, our favorite four-year-old teaches us how to bake delicious Waldorf -style whole wheat bread using just a few simple ingredients (flour, salt, water, yeast). This yummy bread takes only a few minutes to prep, it doesn’t require a bread maker, and it’s a fun, hands-on recipe that’s sure to delight both kids and adults alike. Check out Petey’s adorable DIY video above, and be sure to give the recipe a try. We’ve also got the full, printable instructions after the jump! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Inhabitots shows you how to make easy , vegan , Waldorf style bread rolls at home with your children , with pint-sized preschool baker Petey Rojas.        

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Old Laboratory Renovated Into Caltech’s LEED Platinum Resnick Sustainability Institute

June 24, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Old Laboratory Renovated Into Caltech’s LEED Platinum Resnick Sustainability Institute Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , CalTech , Daylighting , eco design , eco lab , eco laboratory , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , jfak architects , john friendman alice kimm architects , LEED platinum , Los Angeles , resnick institute , resnick institute for sustainability , resnick sustainability institute , sustainability lab , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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How to Make DIY Outdoor Lanterns from Recycled Tin Cans in Seven Easy Steps

June 1, 2013 by  
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With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and start spending a lot more time outdoors. Over at Inhabitots , we’ve shared some detailed instructions for creating a beautiful set of DIY lanterns that are made from recycled tin cans. In just a few simple steps, you can create a gorgeous outdoor lantern to set the mood in your patio or balcony. Head over to Inhabitots to see how it’s done. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY lanterns , diy projects , DIY tin can lanterns , green lighting , lantern , outdoor lanter , tin can lantern        

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15 Apparel Brands Who Have Not Signed the Bangladesh Safety Accord

June 1, 2013 by  
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Following the deaths of 1,127 garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh on April 24, more than 40 of the world’s leading apparel brands have signed the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh . This accord holds the clothing companies legally accountable for safety and labor conditions in the factories they employ in the South Asian nation. Yet dozens of apparel brands have failed to sign the accord, including a number of major US labels. Read on to see 15 of the most egregious holdouts. READY MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh , apparel workers , bangladesh safety accord , garment industry , labor rights , Rana Plaza , worker safety , workers rights        

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The H+ Bag is an Ingenious Shopping Carrier that Transforms into a Coat Hanger

August 26, 2012 by  
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Spotted by our friends at Yanko Design , the H+ Bag is a clever paper carrier that—with a few simple folds—transforms into a coat hanger! Designed by students at Kyung Hee University in South Korea, the H+ Bag proposes a novel approach to reducing the environmental waste of shopping bags. Students Younha Hwang, Hyojun Jeon, and Minjae Kwan devised the bag after discovering that while some clothing retailers have opted to provide paper bags as a more eco-friendly alternative to plastic carriers, the paper option too “prove[d] ineffective since customers throw them away after using them once.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bag Reuse , clothes hanger , environmental waste , H+ Bag , Hyojun Jeon , Kyunghee University , Minjae Kwan , paper recycling , paper waste , Shopping Bag , Younha Hwang

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How To Make Homemade Organic Yogurt in Four Simple Steps

January 8, 2012 by  
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Yogurt is highly nutritious, and it’s an excellent source of protein (especially for vegetarians). Like most foods, if you want the best tasting yogurt, you should to make it yourself. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: Making homemade organic yogurt is extremely easy! All you need is some organic milk, a bit of existing yogurt, a cooking thermometer and a saucepan. After just a few simple steps, you’ll be enjoying your very own silky-smooth organic yogurt. Read on for step-by-step instructions. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cooking , Dairy , DIY , Inhabitots , milk , organic foods , parenting , recipes , sustainable food , yogurt

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September 2, 2010 by  
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Cotton sucks (water, that is)! It takes almost 1,000 gallons of water to create one cotton T-shirt , not to mention a heaping helping of pesticides, herbicides and other not-s0-cool stuff, so be kind to the tees you already own with a few simple tips:   Wash your clothes with non-toxic detergents and use the correct amount.  When too much detergent is used, the excess gets trapped in between fibers, making clothes look dull and dingy. Using cold water will help preserve the color in your garments and saves the energy that would otherwise be spent heating up the water.  Air drying  cotton  helps protect it from shrinkage and saves energy, but if you must use the machine, run the dryer on a low heat setting.  Reduce is the most important of the three R’s, so reduce the amount of cotton you buy by taking good care of the cotton you own, yo.  Tees, jeans and chonies can all benefit from fewer washes and cooler temps, so do what you can to keep your stash in great shape. Photograph by David Levine

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