Browsing the "Reuse" Category

Reuse Old Gift Cards

December 27th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

ou daughter's teacher hasn't told you how her morning chai tea keeps her going all day but the gift card for the local coffee shop will help her buy a few morning's worth. While the simplicity in gift giving makes them popular, there is a downside being an abundance of plastic finding its way into landfills after they've been used. Here are a few ways to break the cycle by reusing gift cards


Hasbro is Greening the Toy Industry

December 20th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

One toy company, Hasbro, has been named a 2011 Sector Leader by Climate Counts which is a non-profit organization which rates corporations based on their efforts to curb the climate crisis. By making sustainability a part of their business plan Hasbro is one company leading the way towards profitability while lowering the amount of harm done to the earth. Here are a few ways Hasbro is Greening the Toy Store


Honoring Earth with Yule Log Creations

December 15th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

This holiday season take a trip back to some the primitive winter celebration of Yule. Traditionally a Pagan holiday, this celebration has been embraced by many environmental-minded families as a way to honor the earth and the abundance nature brings. Families celebrate the highs and lows of the year making way for exciting things to come. Here are a few fun activities for honoring Earth with Yule log creations


Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Live Christmas Trees

December 6th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The Christmas tree has become one of the staple holiday decorations for most homes but sustainable Christmas trees aren't always available. Sometimes severe asthma and allergy sensitivities can leave you shunning the evergreen as well. Fear not my festive friends, if you don't want a real Christmas tree you don't have to settle for a traditional artificial replica. The following are a list of wonderfully eco-friendly alternatives to live Christmas trees


30 Cyber Monday Craft Ideas: Don’t Shop, CRAFT!

November 28th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let's call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection


How to Wear Green Clothes

November 14th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Instead of following main-stream modern yuppie advice I would suggest that you turn to your inner self and to your roots. Think what your grandma used to do. Of course in a fast-paced life you cannot weave your fabrics but there are many more little steps you could take to make sure your body, your wallet and your earth feel well


Protecting Plants from Frost

November 10th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For some, frost season has arrived while others still have a little planning time to ready crops. Gardening season may have ended for some of the country, while the rest will enjoy planting and harvesting fall and winter crops so long as they stay protected from frost damage. Here are five simple ways to protect plants from frost


Eek-O-Friendly Halloween Ideas

October 21st, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

Green your Halloween this year by trying some of these DIY upcycled decor ideas, composting your pumpkin, and making some deliciously vegan spooky Halloween treats


Creative Reuse of Packaging

October 20th, 2011 | by Sonya Kanelstrand

Reducing waste is one of the main concerns of modern society. In a strive to minimize industrial processes and maximize the fun of everyday life a Costa Rica University implements possible creative reuses and implementations of what before went straight to the trash


Make a Natural First Aid Kit

August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

With changing seasons comes restocking and supplying the medicine cabinet. Forget purchasing a new first aid kit though, instead make your own from natural items and supplies from around the house.


How To Make Sour Cream

August 18th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Instead of clogging up the recycle bin, why not make your own sour cream and save both the environment and your wallet? Making this dairy staple takes only two ingredients and a container for storage, preferably glass


How to Make Yogurt

August 16th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

You can make your own yogurt using glass containers which helps mother earth, saves money and helps keep you healthy



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