Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 29, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Recycloween!

October 29, 2018 by  
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11 brilliant ideas for family costumes that will blow you away

October 17, 2016 by  
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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away , so ghouls and goblins everywhere are getting ready to put on fabulous costumes and party it up ’til way past the witching hour. If you haven’t finalized ideas for your own family-themed costumes, don’t fret! There’s still plenty of time to put some great outfits together. In fact, here’s a look at some of the best family get-ups we’ve come across in recent years, from the Simpsons to the cast of Beetlejuice. It’s pretty amazing what you can assemble with a few household items and a bit of creativity, so hopefully these images will inspire some Halloweeny ideas for your own crew. Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington, Sally, Lock, Shock, and Barrel are all ready to celebrate the spookiest night of the year. If grandpa wants to get in on the fun as well, you can toss a burlap sack over him and have him growl all night as  Oogie Boogie .  Photo via Events to Celebrate Van Gogh and Starry Night This adorable duo channels Van Gogh and his most famous painting into a spectacular costume pairing. If parents and other siblings want to get in on the fun too, there can be additional paintings, or even a giant disembodied ear trundling around. Labyrinth This one’s a bit more involved, but if you’re handy with papier mache and have an old 80s prom dress on hand, you can totally channel   Ludo, Sara, Jareth, and goblin ball attendees   for a crew that’s fit to run through any Goblin Kingdom. The Simpsons What better way to get five kids into the Halloween spirit than dress them up as some of the world’s favorite, yellow-hued characters? Some bright yellow shirts and tights, some foam headpieces and styrofoam glasses, and voila! Star Wars Could this Star Wars-themed family  be any more awesome? They converted a stroller into R2-D2 so their little padawan could climb in and rest whenever needed. Gnomes! Some plaid shirts, red paper cone hats, and felt flowers are all you need to transform into a ridiculously adorable garden gnome family like this one that the Kammans put together. The Incredibles This costume set is as unbelievably cool as it is easy to make! Red tights and shirts are worn beneath black shorts, and then gloves + basic masks complete the look.  Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! This wasn’t one of our previous year’s entries (unfortunately!) but it’s absolutely brilliant. The Maitlands, Lydia Deetz, and Beetlejuice are all out in fine form, with costumes that are likely a combination of thrift shop finds and some papier mache sculpting. Via College Humor Walking Dead Family Photographer Carmen Farrell captured her family’s zombie-licious costumes on film. These will be great to show the kids once they’re in high school! Nesting Dolls Amber Sharipov came up with a brilliant ode to her Ukrainian heritage, dressing the whole family like an arrangement of traditional nesting dolls. To replicate this timeless ensemble, outline a dress shape from an already existing dress and a triangle for kerchiefs onto an old red flannel sheet and cut it out. Sew the sides, cut shoulder straps, and glue on embellishments. Paint on some rosy cheeks and you’ll have the most adorable ‘Matryoshkas’ on the block. Tetris This coordinating Tetris set is just brilliant. Not only are these costumes super-simple to make (just paint a few boxes and duct-tape them together), but every member of the family can be a piece that suits their size and shape… right down to the littlest cube. Creating family-themed costumes is a great way to celebrate this marvellously creepy  holiday together, and for most outfits, all that’s needed is a bit of ingenuity and craftiness. If you can slap together some papier mache , knot some yarn into a wig, and go nuts with a little stage makeup, you can come up with some pretty spectacular results. Be sure to take some fabulous photos if you’re planning to submit your group’s costumes to this year’s costume contest (high-res, landscape pictures that are at least 728px wide are best!) so get crafty and get your Halloween faces on! + Enter Inhabitat’s 2016 Halloween Costume Contest   

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These 10 Incredible Family Halloween Costumes are Sure to Inspire You

October 24, 2014 by  
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Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

October 24, 2014 by  
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Plant-eating animals may be rejoicing over the global decrease in predator populations , but it may be leaving the environment in a hairy situation. Researchers at the University of British Columbia are conducting a study which has revealed as carnivores decrease, the eating habits of herbivores may have an adverse affect on vegetation and biodiversity. As herbivore populations thrive, their eating habits could create an environmental imbalance, prompting an increase of thorny vegetation. Read the rest of Kenya’s Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , environmental imbalance , global decrease in predators , green design , Laikipia Kenya , sustainable design , University of British Columbia

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Massive Solar Farm Could Pump Clean Energy From the Sahara to England

October 24, 2014 by  
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The blazing Sahara sun may power homes a world away by 2018. The people behind a new $13 million project called TuNur farm propose to build a massive 100-square-kilometer solar farm in Tunisia. The farm would then connect directly to the UK, pumping energy through a 280-mile-long underwater cable. Read the rest of Massive Solar Farm Could Pump Clean Energy From the Sahara to England Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: desert solar , eco design , from the sahara to england , green design , Nur Energie , sahara solar farm , solar farm , sustainable design , Tunisia , TuNur Farm , UK subsidies for solar

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9 Eco-Friendly Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes for Under $15

October 3, 2014 by  
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Across the country, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to get your Halloween plans in order. We love dressing up for Halloween just as much as the next guy or gal, but we’re less enchanted with the trend of buying pricey, wasteful and poorly-made store-bought ‘costumes’. The solution? Hit the thrift store and assemble your own creative costume. Over at Ecouterre, learn how, with a bit of leg work, you can put together your own one-of-a-kind costume for under $20. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costumes , eco holidays , eco-fashion , Fashion , halloween , thrift store , trick or treat

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Providence’s Wooly Fair Brings Artists and Visitors to the Moon

August 3, 2011 by  
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Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets

August 3, 2011 by  
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Reusing and recycling at Halloween

October 30, 2009 by  
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It’s Halloween this weekend and the crafting world has been a’flutter with costumes and decorating ideas for the last few weeks – some reusing or recycling stuff from around the home. Make a trick-or-treat swag bag out of an old tshirt/vest top Make a ghost lantern from an old plastic bottle and a sheet Make an owl costume out of old clothes/fabric straps Other recycling/reusing Halloween ideas Don’t forget that while “carving pumpkins” aren’t that tasty for us to eat, chickens (and compost heaps!) still love them — just make sure you remove any dripped wax etc first.

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