Recycled Clothes & Resin For Funky Furniture By Tobias Juretzek

July 29, 2011 by  
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Photos: Tobias Juretzek From farmhouse beams , to refrigerators and naval mines , furniture made from old — and odd — materials is nothing new, but what about furniture that’s made from clothing? Defying expectations of what mere clothing can do,… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Newspapers Recycled Into Paper Timber & Furniture by Mieke Meijer / Vij5

July 12, 2011 by  
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Photos: Vij5 website From do-it-yourself cat litter to hand-rolled jewelry beads and mulch , newspapers can offer versatile options for re-use after they’ve been read. From Dutch designer Mieke Meijer comes what she calls “NewspaperWood,” which can actually be made into furni…

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Aveda Aims for Zero Waste: Pilots Packaging Take-Back Program in Colorado

April 21, 2011 by  
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Image: Rachel Cernansky As of yesterday, Coloradoans have a way to recycle packaging items that are not accepted by their curbside collection program. With the support of the city of Denver, Aveda launched its take-back program—the latest step toward its 2020 goal of becoming a zero-waste company.

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Hardwood Floors & Basketball Courts Recycled into Skateboards

March 19, 2011 by  
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Image Courtesy of Brian Lopez, Glide Skateboards Watching basketball, do you ever wonder what happens to the wood flooring when the court has to be replaced? Well, in the case of the court at Virginia State University, the maple planks once played on by the Trojans were recycled, and in an unusual way: they’ve been remade into skateboards…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sprouting Without Electricity – A Seed Gamble

March 19, 2011 by  
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Playing the hand.

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Google Recruits Scientists to Use New Media to Tackle Climate Skeptics

March 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: dannysullivan , CC 2.0 In an effort to help improve communication regarding global warming issues and to counter the rampant ‘noise’ made by fossil fuel industry-funded climate skepticism, Google’s philanthropy arm has launched a new program focused on bringing together scientists, communications experts, and the world of social media.

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Wine Racks, Clocks, Sculptures and More Made from Recycled Scrap Metal and Engine Parts

March 5, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Randy Schwartz One man’s trash is another man’s…sculpture? This twist on the age-old saying is the underlying philosophy of Randy Schwartz , a San Antonio-based artist who sees junkyards as gold mines. Using 99% scrap metal and old engine parts, Schwartz makes objects ranging from the practical – wine racks and business card holders – to the whimsical – sculptures of cowboys and motorcycles….

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The Self-Compassion–Sustainability Connection (i.e., Take it Easy)

March 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr/ kerryvaughan If “self-love” or “self-compassion” sounds sort of hokey, I don’t blame you. The often hallow-sounding words can conjure up images of hippies and yoga instructors wearing flowing white gauzy garb

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DIY: Make a Mummenschanz Puppet From an Egg Carton

February 21, 2011 by  
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image credit Family Chic Baby animals don’t have the copyright on cute. Recyclart points to this Mummenschanz hand puppet made from an egg carton. ..

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Movin’ To Montana Soon, Gonna Be A Grapefruit and Banana Tycoon

February 21, 2011 by  
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Montana State Representative Joe Read thinks global warming is a good thing for Montana. He has even proposed legislation called ” an Act Stating Montana’s Position on Global Warming ” that says: (a) global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana; (b) reasonable amounts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere have no verifiable impacts on the environment; and (c) global warming is a natural occurrence and human activity has not accelerated it. What could be more reasonable and sensible?

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