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by Kashi 8 comments 1 review
Make a decorative sun lantern using recycled materials.
by Elizabeth Casey 23 comments 12 reviews
Composting is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to create beneficial mulch.
by Sheri Reed 22 comments 1 review
Going green is simpler than you might think. Just remember: Reduce, reuse, recycle.
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If reduce, recycle, reuse is your mantra, then take your game to the next level when it comes to selling items you no longer need. Instead of saving up for your next (marginally profitable and exhausting) sidewalk sale, for instance, start tapping eBay and Craigslist for more targeted sales of...
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Plastic bags might be an endangered species, but it still pays to reuse and recycle alongside reducing their use. Today, challenge yourself to use old plastic bags in creative new ways. Some tips:• Wrap around hands and knees for gardening protection.• Seal up paintbrushes mid-job to prevent drying...
by Kashi 6 comments 1 review 26 participants
The crisper can be a dangerous place for tender fruit that needs refrigeration. (We like leaving it on the countertop for the most part, but sometimes weather and ripeness demands refrigeration.) Your savior? Bubble wrap! Today, challenge yourself to recycle a layer of protective plastic in your...
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Have an old cell phone that’s gathering dust? Don’t discard it until you’ve learned how to recycle it in an environmentally responsible manner. Today, challenge yourself to find a safe home for your retired mobile phone.
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Lots of us have suggestion boxes at work where we can share our insights and ideas. In the next 24 hours, think of different ways your office (or office policies) might be improved to help save the environment. Then submit your ideas to a person in-charge. To get you started thinking, here are...
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How much cold water is wasted while you wait for your shower to warm up? Up to five gallons, according to some sources. That’s plenty to water plants or gardens with—and it’s soap-free! Today, challenge yourself to bring a bucket into your bathroom and start saving your not-so-gray pre-shower...
by Kashi 15 comments 1 review 34 participants
Rags, washcloths, mops, diapers…the list of things that we once reused and later made disposable is long and contentious. Trying one of these old-yet-new-again products raises the question: Can you make a difference without sacrificing your own comfort, convenience, or hygiene? Today, challenge...
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Existing for the sole purpose of passing on pre-owned items, yard sales are inherently earth-friendly. Why not aim even higher? The next time you throw a garage sale, challenge yourself to go even greener: • Package small or fragile items in reused or donated boxes or packing materials • Donate a...
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Whether you use plant clippings or last night's dinner, compost is very easy to make. Essentially, compost is made up of anything that was once living. If you're a gardener, it's a great additive to soil. It's also beneficial for minimizing waste and your environmental footprint. During the next...
by Kashi 11 comments 1 review 36 participants
Tissue and TP made from other used products are less wasteful than conventionally produced options. The next time you buy this essential item, challenge yourself to look for the symbol for post-consumer recycled paper on the package. In particular, avoid brands that contain 100% virgin trees.
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Do one thing in the next 24 hours to help the environment. It could be bringing your lunch to work in a re-usable container, carpooling, or recycling. Imagine if everyone did one simple thing everyday to contribute.
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