How can I reuse or recycle a LOT of pinback buttons/badges?

July 13, 2011 by  
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(Ooops, sorry for the absence – I was busy then ill because I’d been busy and also ill because I ate some tasted-fine-but-actually-bad out of date sausages. Yes.) Right then, Nicole has been in touch asking about “pinback buttons”: I have thousands of pinback buttons from a failed work campaign. Would love to make them over into something pretty and/or useful. Any suggestions? I think “pinback buttons” are what we in Britain usually just call “badges” – which we have covered before . There are some great reuses on there (I love fabric covered badges ) but I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate suggestion for Nicole – unless she wants to make thousands of them. The decorative pinboard pins idea might be better – since you’d use a good number on a pinboard at a time – unless the campaign failed so badly that you don’t want to be reminded of it 😉 Any more ideas for using up a lot of pinback buttons/badges? (Photo by Ellen Munro )

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Front Yard Vegetable Gardens: Different is Good

July 12, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: Julie Bass Since I wrote about the Michigan woman who is facing 93 days in jail for planting a vegetable garden last Friday, the story has just exploded. TIME , The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Geek Mom, CRAFT, Grist, and Daily Kos — along with plenty of other blogs — have covered the story. It never fails that someone in the comment section defends the city of Oak Park’s actions by saying “why should ..

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Solar Cells Can Now Be Printed on Anything, Even Paper and Fabric

July 12, 2011 by  
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Photo by Patrick Gillooly via MIT News Researchers at MIT have figured out how to print photovoltaic cells on every-day materials like paper or fabric — and the process is practically the same is printing this article out on your desk printer. …

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Rumble in the Lumberyard: FSC vs SFI

March 16, 2010 by  
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SFI certified clear cut; Steve Ringman, Seattle Times There is a major battle going on in the woods, in the courts and in the halls of the US Green Building Council, as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) tries to get LEED changed to accept their certification. We have covered it before, but Monte Paulsen is doing an extensive five-parter in the Tyee that is a must-read. Part 1 describes how t…

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Using Behavioral Psychology to Influence Energy Policy

March 16, 2010 by  
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Image credit: World Economic Forum /Flickr Brian Baird is not your average congressman: Before taking office he earned a PhD in clinical psychology and published two books in the field. After 12 years, he has decided to retire from public office but before he does, he wants to use his knowledge of psychology to change the country’s energy policy…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Turning Gas Stations Into Green Spaces in Indonesia

December 5, 2009 by  
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A gas station in Indonesia.

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