How To Recycle Space Debris: Earth’s Front Porch Is a Mess

October 23, 2018 by  
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Trick or Eco-Treat: Halloween Candy Quandary

October 23, 2018 by  
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10 sustainable Halloween decorations for your green home

October 17, 2018 by  
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Halloween is just around the corner, but when it comes to decorating your home for the spooky holiday, it can be a challenge to keep things eco-friendly. Most store-bought decorations are made with non-recyclable plastic and covered in toxic paint or synthetic fabrics. But there is no need for frivolous spending and waste when it comes to decorating for Halloween. There are some great DIY ideas that you can use to upcycle things that are already lying around your house, allowing you to keep your environmental impact to a minimum. Egg carton bats Upcycle your egg cartons by using them as bat decorations. With some non-toxic black paint, ribbons, glue and googly eyes, you can make these cute egg carton bats from Crafts By Courtney. Bed sheet ghosts This idea is extremely easy, and all it takes is some old white bed sheets, leaves or newspaper and some string. Simply stuff your old sheets with leaves or newspaper and tie some string around the sheet to make the head. Then, hang them from  trees  to add a spooky effect to your front yard. Related: 6 DIY Halloween decorations made with upcycled materials Milk jug skeleton Dairy containers can come in handy when it comes to making sustainable Halloween decor. Save your old milk jugs and turn them into skeletons with string, scissors, a craft knife, glue and a hole punch. This idea from the Recycle Guys is a fun project to do with your kids, and it won’t cost you any more than the price of the milk you already drink. Yarn spider webs This simple Halloween decorating idea comes from Instructables , and all you need is yarn and scissors. Start by laying out a basic horizontal and vertical frame from the yarn, and then start weaving more yarn to make a web. You can find the step-by-step instructions here . Giant trash bag spiders If you put spider webs on your front porch, then it makes sense to add some giant spiders . According to Money Crashers, you will need some large black trash bags, leaves or newspaper, zip ties and a glue gun to make this creepy crawly. Mad scientist lab With some mason jars — or old baby food, pickle, olive or sauce jars — you can turn your home into a mad scientist’s laboratory. Put animal toys, eyeballs or other strange objects into each jar with some water and non-toxic or natural food coloring, and fill a shelf (or a window) with some crazy Halloween experiments . Mummy cereal boxes Who doesn’t have some old bed sheets lying around that don’t fit any bed in the house? I know I do, and white ones make the perfect Halloween craft item. Cut the fabric of an old sheet into thin strips, and cover a cereal or cracker box with the sheet pieces to make it look like a mummy . Then, add some googly eyes to make the perfect mummified decoration. Front yard cemetery With some used cardboard boxes, non-toxic paint, scissors and wood stakes, you can turn your front yard into a cemetery for Halloween. Make tombstones to place all over your yard, and if you add some artificial moss from a craft store, it will make it look even more authentic. For something you can use year after year, create your own tombstones from concrete . Ghostly lights Yet another idea for used milk jugs , you can make ghost lights with black construction paper, string LED lights , some googly eyes and a little glue. You can light up your walkway or front porch with these little ghosts. Gourds This is an obvious eco-friendly choice, but you don’t have to limit yourself to carving pumpkins for Halloween. Instead, you can wrap gourds in bows or paint them with non-toxic paint to create environmentally friendly decorations. If you want to keep things really simple, use plain gourds and pumpkins to decorate your dinner table, add some color to your front porch or line your steps or walkway. Then, compost your pumpkins and gourds after Halloween to help fertilize your garden. It is possible to go green at Halloween, you just have to look around the house for items that you can reuse to help reduce the problem of holiday waste. The options are endless when it comes to DIY  eco-friendly Halloween decorations. When you opt to make a few instead of buying plastic items at the store, the environment will thank you. Via  Care2 and Apartment Guide Images via Gurney Halleck , Quazie , Lenore Edman and Shutterstock

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Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse

December 4, 2012 by  
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The makers of Trotify ask, “Why the long face? Do you have the need for steed?” Now, you can turn your humble pony into a galloping stallion with Trotify, a simple wooden device that fits on your front brake mount. Just assemble the flat-pack kit, find a coconut that suits your fancy, and voila! You are ready to ride or reenact a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail . The folks at Original Content London are hot to trot, thanks to their latest invention, the Trotify. For about $32 USD, the flat-packed laser-cut wooden contraption fits on the front brake mount of your bike and with a little assembly, a coconut, and a sense of humor, can create the sound of a trotting horse as you pedal. Able to amuse or confuse those with very poor eyesight, the Trotify is a great gift for those cycling nuts who have every accessory on the market or for those who are a little too short on cash to become real equestrians. The designers are waiting for a 1,000 unit minimum order before fabricating the requests and if they reach their goal, the horses would not leave the stable until March of next year. With no feeding or shovel required, this may be the closest any of us ever get–or want to get–to the real deal. Click here to view the embedded video. + Trotify Via Geekologie

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Cool Patches for Moth Holes

November 3, 2011 by  
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Pulling out those winter sweaters and finding moth holes? Right in the front, where they can’t be missed?

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Coping with Occupy London Proves Tough: St. Paul’s Cathedral Looses 3 Senior Church Officials

November 3, 2011 by  
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Occupy London has been on a roller coaster ride this week, and casualties include three senior Church officials that have now quit.

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The Terminus hybrid bike will soon be made available by M55

August 19, 2011 by  
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Ayan Sengupta: M55 Terminus Hybrid Bike It’s been almost five years that M55 is designing its Terminus hybrid bike model. They had showcased a version of that bike at the Top Marques 2011 which was held in Monaco this April. But, now it seems that the development phase of the Terminus is coming to an end and people will soon have a chance to buy this bike for themselves. Picture Gallery M55 Terminus Terminus Hybrid Bike by M55 The Terminus that you see today is a result of six stages of evolution. Different frames, components and batteries were tried on the bike before settling on the things that are used today on the Terminus. To make the body of the Terminus tough and suitable for cross-country biking, it has been made from 7075 Aluminum frame. Other than that, the front of the the Terminus features a DT Swiss Axle hub. A KMC X1 chain developed for the gear hub is located in the rear of the bike. The bike tyres are fitted on a pair of Syncros 26 inch rims with DT Alpine II Spokes. The Terminus has been designed to be a bike with exceptional performance and great looks. It is a hybrid bike which means a combination of human and electric power is used to drive the bike. The electric power of the bike comes from the onboard A123 Polymer lithium-ion battery cells that are hidden within the frame of the bike. Buyers can choose the type of motor they want to have in their bike. They have the option of choosing from 250 to 1500 watts BLDC Electric Motor Units. Depending on the type of motor fitted on the bike, weight of the rider and chosen gear ratios, top speed of the bike will be in the range of 25-42 mph (40-67 km/h). The terminus will be made available in five limited batches of 55 each bikes each. Different batches of bikes will have different features. For instance, the third batch will have custom made bikes. The second batch will be a Biceps model which would come with one-of-a-kind biceps single arm front suspension system while the first batch will have a White Brothers Groove 160 double-crown fork at the front. Naturally, the price of the different batches will also differ from one another. For instance, the price of the first batch would be around $36,000 while the price of the Biceps model would be somewhat more than $37,000. Via: Gizmag

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California Leads the Nation in Clean Energy with Carbon Market Approval

December 17, 2010 by  
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The state’s groundbreaking carbon market, which cleared its final hurdle yesterday, puts California on the front lines of the climate fight, although there are still areas that can make the law even more powerful.

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Saul Griffith’s New Electric Tricycle Does 20MPH and Carries You Plus 150 lbs (Video)

October 24, 2010 by  
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Image Courtesy of Onya Cycles Saul Griffith’s latest project is an electric tricycle designed to take the place of cars for short, local trips. Griffith started Onya Cycles , an internal project of OtherLab , and the result is the Front End Ladder, the tricycle that does 20 mph (the legal limit for this type of vehicle) and can carry you plus up to 150 pounds. It’s got a basket in front that can hold groceries as well as your children, and a custom steering mechanism that keeps the trike (and you) from tipping over on tight t..

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What To Do If Worried About Climate Change?

October 2, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Inhabitat.com Help get out the vote , is what you want to do. Writing blog posts and messing with social media are insufficient.

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