In Honor of Trees: How to Celebrate Arbor Day

April 27, 2017 by  
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April is nearing its end, which means Arbor Day is upon us. What is Arbor Day, you ask? It’s a toast to trees! On this green holiday, everyone is encouraged to celebrate the important role trees play in our environment. Arbor Day is…

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Clean the World Recycles Hotel Toiletries to Save Lives

March 20, 2017 by  
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When it comes to the hotel industry, the biggest symbol of waste would have to be the complimentary toiletries. As it stands, the majority of hotels in the U.S. aren’t involved in any recycling programs — which means that a staggering amount of…

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Carton Recycling Now Available to 60% of Homes

February 7, 2017 by  
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Carton recycling has officially reached 60 percent access in the U.S., which means cartons can now be printed with the “chasing arrows” logo, alerting consumers to their recyclability. That milestone is largely thanks to the work of the Carton…

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Tips For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

November 19, 2015 by  
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner (November 26th, to be exact), which means lots of family time and delicious food. As advocates for sustainability and eco-conscious practices, we are always trying our hardest to find new ways to bring these…

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The Upcycled Office Space

November 9, 2015 by  
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I have the pleasure of working from home, which means my office was mine to create. Since we don’t have an extra room for my office, I get a tiny little corner of our living room. I love that I can use furniture that I already have to create my…

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8 Crafty Cardboard Costumes Perfect for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

September 28, 2014 by  
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September is ending, which means it’s high time to start planning your Halloween costume! If you’ve got a crafty side and want an alternative to shoddy store-bought costumes, why not try constructing your own getup from recycled cardboard? These sturdy, handcrafted Halloween costumes are not only fun to wear, but they’re also a blast to make with your family. Click through to see some awesome DIY cardboard box costumes that are bound to inspire you to create your own! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard , cardboard costumes , diy halloween costumes , halloween , halloween cardboard costumes , halloween costumes , handcrafted halloween costumes , recycled cardboard

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New Technology Degrades Plastic in Landfills

October 28, 2013 by  
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Much of our personal trash is plastic stuff — and that’s a huge problem for the environment. Today, Americans recycle only about 9 percent of their plastic, which means that despite widespread curbside recycling efforts, we’re still throwing…

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Check Out These 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers

June 29, 2012 by  
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To “recycle” fashion often means finding a reuse idea for that product, not actually recycling its materials. Many materials can’t be processed through traditional recycling methods, which means both torn and reusable clothing often skip the…

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Shabd Simon-Alexander Adds Solid Colors to Classic Styles for Fall 2011

August 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Shabd Simon-Alexander Fall weather — and fashion — is in the air, which means it will soon be time to don your favorite styles for cooler temps. If you have seen our Back to School Fall Fashion Guide you know I am all about classic, transitional pieces that can be worn year round. Enter Shabd Simon-Alexander . The Brooklyn-based designer’s fall 2011 collection infuses classic tie-dye designs, which will add a burst of color to any drab wardrobe, with wearable, versatile wardrobe staple… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How to Build Hugelkultur Irrigation-Free Raised Bed Gardens (Video)

August 25, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Paul Wheaton Some time ago I posted on hugelkultur raised bed gardening —an initially labor intensive method of growing that involves burying massive amounts of woody biomass underneath your growing bed, providing a long-term release of nutrients and a greatly increased water-storage capacity as the materials slowly rot down. (Advocates say that big-enough hugelkultur beds should never need watering.) At the time I was a little taken aback by imag… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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