We are endangering the long-term well-being of the planet because of a desire for short-term wealth and material objects, many of which rely on cheap plastic inputs. As a consumer, the power to purchase is directly in your hands. Here are five plastic products everyone should be avoiding…
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Wood or metal scraps can inspire your creative side Since I have been writing about using repurposed wood or metal scraps, I thought this was as good a time as any to share an old woodworking project of mine using red oak cutoffs that were headed for the trash bin. Whether you are working with wood, […]
Looking to add more sustainable fashion to your wardrobe this year? We have 50 DIY recycled jewelry projects that you can try! If you’re anything like me, you love to add a little glam to your wardrobe with jewelry pieces. This year, I challenge you…
Christmas time is once again upon us, and with the holiday season comes the massive amounts of waste caused by consumerism. Every year tons of wrapping paper, gift bags and greeting cards go to waste- not to mention the billions of plastic packaging that winds up in landfills once a gift has been opened. In this article we will discuss ways to lessen the damaging impact you’ll have on the planet this holiday season.
Ready to think outside of the (recyclable) box? Today is “America Recycles Day” and to honor this, Recyclebank, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, developed a list of surprising and crazy items you probably didn’t know you could recycle, like pantyhose and tennis balls! Check out these […]
With Halloween just around the corner, it won’t be long before you find yourself burdened with sagging, smelly old jack-o-lanterns. Some people choose to smash their rotting pumpkins out in the streets or against their garage doors, while others simply throw them in the trash. But is this really the smart thing to do?
Good news from Cascadian Farm! One of our favorite organic companies has gone even greener with the introduction of the first-ever cereal box liner made from renewable plant sources. Cascadian, which makes almost 100 great organic products, including frozen fruits, juices, cereals, jams and more, has been doing so since 1972. They’ve grown beyond their […]
I love to encourage people to green their lifestyle, and as a chef and educator I also enjoy helping people improve their diet! Lucky for us, many of the things that are good for our BODIES are also good for our PLANET! I recently wrote a post for Green Upgrader about five easy ways to […]
In today’s generation, new electronics and smart phones are coming out on the market everyday. And with the large demand for having the newest and greatest thing, our old phones end up sitting around for years, or even worst, end up in the trash. When electronics end up in the trash, they will end up […]
Sure, you have read all about paper conservation… but how many pointers have you adopted in your home or office? There are so many EASY ways to reduce paper waste, and we hope to inspire you with our list of 11 ways to reduce paper waste. Let’s make this a non-issue! What’s your favorite paper-saving […]
Namibia is home to an expansive landscape, fantastical wildlife and thriving tribal cultures. Yet the nation is also plagued with many humanitarian issues: high rates of HIV infection, lack of quality education and work opportunities, shortages of fresh water and food. The Base Project, founded by twin brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, hopes to alleviate […]
The holidays are quickly approaching, with Thanksgiving just around the corner. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the holiday season is a time of year which sees a huge increase is global waste.
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.
Sheet mulching is an easy way to prevent weeds from growing and enriches your soil at the same time.
Does package-free grocery shopping sound like green heaven? It may soon be possible for those living in Austin, Texas.
This week’s tips for greener life and more sustainable living involve our purchasing power. What we buy and what we use have an enormous impact on the environment.