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We’ve decided to tighten our focus after 11 years of generalizing. sustainablog’s now all waste all the time. Reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle…
Chances are you are environmentally responsible to one degree or another. You recycle your trash, purchase energy efficient light bulbs, buy natural cleaning supplies, all with the goal of leaving the world a better place for our children. But one way to make a big impact that you might have overlooked is by encouraging your children to lead eco-friendly lives. By leading the next generation to understand and care about the environment as much as we do, you can help your children to grow up into environmentally conscious adults.
Ever tried to get the Goodwill to pick an item that needs repair? Good luck with that. The French “resource shop” model, however, takes anything, regardless of condition… and that’s good for keeping useful materials (if not useful products) out of landfills.
Got old vinyl records laying around? Here are ten ideas for recycling them into eye-catching home decor and jewelry.
Editor’s note: We’ve done quite a bit of republishing lately here at sustainablog. I’m grateful to all of those who have agreed to let us use their content, and wanted to add one more to the mix: Simran Sethi’s “post-Earth Day manifesto” from last week’s Huffington Post. “We are each other’s harvest; we are each […]
On Tuesday, I wrote about the dip in demand for recyclable materials. Recyclables are piling up in warehouses, and as long as the economy continues to head in the direction it’s heading, demand probably won’t increase. It’s a problem. What’s the solution? I’m not sure what the solution is in the grand scheme of things, […]
Before anyone starts screaming, “What, I thought I was supposed to recycle! This girl is crazy.” let me explain. I’m not advocating throwing recyclables in the trash to end up in a landfill. I’m talking about putting more focus on the first two parts of the environmentalist’s mantra – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Over the past […]
So You Compost, Drive a Hybrid, Wear Recycled Boots and Eat a Lot of Hummus, But Are You Green Enough?
This is a guest post by Aaron Szymanski, President of Evo Design, an award-winning industrial design firm housed in a refurbished water treatment plant in Watertown, CT. The good thing about the economy sucking cheese right now is that it’s given me some free time to catch up on my reading. I moderate a discussion […]
This is The City. A city with lots of old appliances that seemingly get discarded onto the street or simply get tossed in the city dump. Not a pretty picture for the numerous washing machines, refrigerators and other large appliances that not only create a landfill nightmare but could seemingly be put to use. So […]
Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh are writing a series on the surprising journeys of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Here’s a sneak peek at the desk you threw away. How can a mahogany desk, made of slow-growing hard wood plundered from the Amazon, […]
Note: My inspiration for posting this is attributable to the many radically creative and excellent ideas in Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by H.C. Flores. The clock is ticking. On Wednesday, I am to shoot a segment for the Sust Enable film project […]