Why You Should Recycle Motor Oil, And How To Do It

February 25, 2016 by  
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Changing your car’s oil yourself is a simple procedure that can save you time and money. You don’t need any special equipment or training, and you can pick up the supplies (motor oil and an oil filter) at your local hardware store. However, if…

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Skip Hop Backpack Filled With Green School Supplies (Worth $135!)

August 25, 2012 by  
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The new school year is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we’ve got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of sustainable companies to put together this collection of goodies, all packed into an adorable Skip Ho p Zoo Pack backpack! With a Colorful Curls notebook, pencil holder and ruler set, a Laptop Bento Lunch Box Kit 2.0 and a kid-size Klean Kanteen water bottle, this bundle even includes a $30 gift certificate to Green Apple Supply to help stock up on recycled construction paper and eco-friendly markers. Find out how to win after the jump! ENTER TO WIN HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to school , colorful curls , eco-freindly stationary , eco-friendly markers , eco-friendly stationary , green apple supply , green school supplies , Inhabitots giveaway , klean kanteen , laptop bento lunch box , recycled construction paper , zoo pack

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craft swap.

November 15, 2010 by  
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Were you dressed as something epic for Halloween this year?  Something that took you several hours (and several supplies) to make?  Way to go, you crafty soul!  But we’re guessing you have some leftover supplies.  Maybe some feathers / fasteners / paints / fabric / googley eyes are floating around your house now, just ready to be used again… someday. Well, make someday come sooner by organizing a craft swap.  It’s simple: put a note out to your friends on Facebook and tell them to meet at your place  and bring their supplies they don’t need anymore.   Serve a few warm drinks if you want to make it seasonal.  OR! Think big and invite the town to a local watering hole via MeetUp or Craigslist to do the same.  You’re probably sick of that velvet, but that new friend will use it well for his/her holiday gift crafts.

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the other brazilian.

November 12, 2010 by  
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We know of two types of Brazilian hair treatments:  the one that removes hair (if you know what we mean) and the one that doesn’t.  If you have wavy or curly hair and have ever longed for stick-straight locks instead, you’ve inevitably heard of the Brazilian Blowout.  The Brazilian Blowout is a popular and expensive hair treatment that gets wavy or curly hair to lay (and stay) straight with a solution made from lots of nasty chemicals, including 5-10% formaldehyde.  Not only are these chemicals horrible for the environment when washed down salon drains, stylists and repeat Blowout customers have reported suffering from eye irritation, respiratory problems and nosebleeds.  Talk about the price of beauty!  If you’re longing for straight hair and nature didn’t hook you up, why not try occasionally blowing it out while using a round brush or using a flat-iron to get the job done?   Of course, the greenest option is to simply embrace your curls and waves if that’s what your mama gave you.    When it comes to Brazilian hair treatments, be sure to keep it in your pants.

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2 Billion Pencils* and A School Supply Quandary

September 9, 2010 by  
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Photo credit topgold via flickr. Last year at around the start of school, I just said no to new school supplies. We went through our house and found 90% of the supplies we needed (the pencils we gathered were a combination of unused and stubs we resharpened) and went out for a treat on the money we “saved.” This year, living back in the U.S

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U.K. Wind-Power Supplies Grow One Third in One Year

August 3, 2010 by  
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An annual study of the country’s renewable energy sourcing finds that wind power is leading the surge as it generates an increasing share of U.K. electricity

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Crafting for Earthquake Relief

January 15, 2010 by  
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By now you’ve heard all about the devastating earthquake that struck the capital city in Haiti.

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DOT Signals Major Shift On Public Transportation Policy

January 15, 2010 by  
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More and more people are finding they need to use public transportation in the U.S. Of course, unless you live in a big city, chances are your public transportation options are limited… and probably very crappy.

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