Looking to fungi, spiders and other natural insect killers for less toxic alternatives to synthetic pesticides

January 17, 2019 by  
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New technologies based on natural chemicals are yielding more environmentally friendly ways to control pests that eat our food and harm our health.

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By the numbers: the economic, social and environmental impacts of ‘fast fashion’

January 17, 2019 by  
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Plus, what you can do about it.

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

December 20, 2017 by  
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By Mike Fitzgerald With less than a week to go … The post Eco-Friendly Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays appeared first on Earth911.com.

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Your Holiday Gifts

December 22, 2013 by  
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Finished up with your holiday shopping? (If not, check out our last-minute gift guide !) Now, the only thing that’s left to do is wrap those thoughtful gifts up tight so that they’ll be a surprise on the big morning. Traditional wrapping paper is pretty wasteful when you think about it: used for a few minutes before being shredded and thrown away. Not to mention that most varieties contain harmful inks and dyes that make them difficult to recycle. Save money and be kind to the planet by making your own holiday wrapping paper with easy-to recycle materials that are probably lying around your house! Use our handy tutorial to get started. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy gift wrap , DIY holiday gift wrap , eco-friendly gift wrap , green gift wrap for the holidays , holiday gift wrap , holiday gift wrap alternatives        

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7 New and Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

March 17, 2013 by  
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If you are anything like us, you are sick of buying boring old Easter egg-dyeing kits from the store that are full of artificial colors . If so, don’t fret because there are many ways to decorate an egg. From rubber bands and book and leaf printing techniques, we have compiled a list of seven new and eco-friendly ways to design this year’s Easter eggs. We even have ideas for our vegan readers. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Design , DIY , Easter , eco easter , eco-paint for Easter eggs , eggs , green design , green easter , green holidays , Inhabitots , painting , sustainable holidays , vegan

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The Great Outdoors: Office Space Goes Green and Open-Air

August 24, 2011 by  
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[ By Delana in Art & Design & Home & Garden & Nature & Ecosystems . ] When you work at a desk, the nine-to-five workday can seem like an eternity – even if you like your job. An outdoor installation in downtown Denver uses fabulous living greenery to remind office drones that we all need to get out of the cubicle and into nature once in a while. The installation, put together by Tres Birds Workshop , was part irreverent, playful art and part serious commentary on our increasingly sheltered (as in: lived out within the walls of our homes and offices) lives. (all images via: Tres Birds Workshop ) Using recycled office furniture and real living greenery, Tres Birds Set up five workplace-themed installations in the 16th Street Mall area of Denver’s business district. A conference room, a cubicle, a break room, a filing cabinet and an executive office line the outdoor space and entice pedestrians to stop and interact with them. The charming bits of furniture all covered over with growing vines, leaves and various other green plants look like they must have been there for years. Indeed, it was the intention of Tres Birds to make the installation look as if nature had reclaimed the entire area. They call the project “Natural Systems Domination,” a reference to the ability of nature to completely take over and dominate everything if we only step aside and allow it to happen. The green spirit of the installation carried far past its concept. The live vegetation was recycled into the neighborhood following its display, and all of the office furniture was re-donated to secondhand stores in the area. Nothing went to waste, which is just how this green-minded collective likes it. Overall, the message of this fun but poignant installation is that we can all find a bit of time to step away from the desk each day. Nature is out there waiting to be enjoyed: it’s healthy, free relaxation. And who couldn’t use that in the middle of a busy workday? Want More? Click for Great Related Content on WebEcoist: It’s Alive! 13 Examples of Green Growing Furniture From mushrooms growing on benches to moss bath mats and even live crystals on chairs, these 13 furniture designs are unusually vivacious. 1 Comment – Click Here to Read More »» Anything But Stony: Lovely Living Moss Sculptures Most sculptures are cold, lifeless stone. But this sculptor adds touches of living green moss to make his sculptures come alive: a fusion of art and gardening. Click Here to Read More »» 8 Eco-Friendly Ways to Spice Up Your Home Here are 8 great and eco-friendly decor choices that are sure to make any home more inviting and comfortable! Click Here to Read More »» [ By Delana in Art & Design & Home & Garden & Nature & Ecosystems . ] [ WebEcoist | Archives | Galleries | Privacy | TOS ]

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