It might still feel like summer in some parts of the country but it’s “back-to-school” season. But before you go out and start outfitting your future scholars with everything for a new academic year, think of ways to green their “back-to-school” while keeping your money in your wallet. Here are ten great ways to green […]
Reusable water containers are readily available and a wave of change is moving away from plastic bottles. There is still much to do. and you can keep it going by following these 5 other simple ways to wean off of plastic.
Plastic — can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use….
It’s incredible just what you can do with a few old printed circuit boards and a bit of imagination. Steven Rodrig has created these hauntingly beautiful pieces from the innards of dead computers, reprocessing their abandoned circuitry into animals and plants from the natural world. Chipsets, wires and ports become turtles, cacti and dragonflies. There’s […]
Move over mobile homes, container living is here to stay. Once confined to scrap metal yards or landfills, shipping containers are quickly becoming the darlings of the modern architectural world. Easily transportable, widely available and practically indestructible, these metal boxes just may be an answer to the worldwide housing crisis.
Do you want to surprise dad this year with a Father’s Day gift, but don’t have the cash or comfort level to purchase something new?
Even though Earth Day was one month ago today, every day is Earth Day around here. Here are some tips to incorporate Earth Day’s ideals and values in your own life throughout the year. Recycle– Take a solid look at your trash. Even if you have green intentions, it’s likely that you probably have some […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks tips for parents in buying, exchanging, and reusing goods using web-based communities with blogger Carmen Staicer of Zwaggle.com. Click Play Below,or Transcript Woman: This program is brought to you by personallifemedia.com. Sean Daily: Hi, and welcome to Green Talk, a podcast seriesfrom greenlivinideas.com. Green Talk helps listeners in […]
GreenTalk Radio Host Sean Daily discusses retail goods business models and the market for second-hand goods with Tony Shumpert, Vice President of Operations with Savers Recycling, Inc. Click Play Below,or Transcript Sean Daily: Hi everybody, this is Sean Daily with GreenTalk Radio and Greenlivingideas.com now also on the personal live media network. Welcome to another […]
The internet abounds with ideas for reusing materials that you might otherwise throw away. Here are a few resources to help you start turning your “trash” into treasure and to give you some ideas for brainstorming your own reuse projects… EtsyLabs provides an easy to follow tutorial on how to fuse plastic grocery bags into […]
Grandpa remembers a farmyard scrap heap—a pile in back of the barn containing tractor engine bolts, lengths of fencing wire, nails, and old tool handles. Grandma remembers summer dresses and dish towels made from flour sacks, pouring her milk from a bottle that she’ll later use as a vase for daisies, and drinking it from […]
While many people don’t give tires a second thought beyond inflating air pressure from time to time, those big, old pieces of rubber are actually quite useful for someone who practices sustainable living. Tire reuse right in your back yard doesn’t just make the trash pile at the dump smaller; it also saves you money […]
At one time or another, many households in America have a stockpile of egg cartons sitting in the recycling bin. Have you ever thought of or employed useful ways to reuse this nifty container? By reusing items, you minimize production energy associated with sending them packing off for transformation into something new. Egg cartons ingeniously cradle fragile cargo. The […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, talks about re-usable and recyclable shopping bags with Bill Clohessy, Business Development Manager for Green Bag. Click Play Below,or