DIY Tea Cups - For You Cardboard Recycling Geniuses.

  I'll admit I'm not the best blogger in the world. Nor necessarily the best crafter even. I have a problem with craftsmanship. Basically mine sucks and everything I complete still seems just a tad unfinished. Which is why I make soap. No one knows the difference. What I do have a phenomenal knack for though is spotting the awesomeness in other crafters and artists. And to prove it, I present these flippin' awesome paper mache teacups. ...more

Create a Family Recycling Center

  Creating a recycling center in your home should take very little time.  Simply grab a basket and place in a convenient section of your kitchen.  Convenience is the key....more

We Can Send a Man to the Moon, But Can't Invent a Green Credit Card!?

You just received your new credit card, and have to destroy the old one. Good luck, the darned things are seemingly indestructible. Better have industrial-sized scissors. Too bad these are not recyclable; I just learned this after having dropped them in the recycling bin for years. If you think about it, of course they aren't recyclable. After all, they have the magnetic strip and the hologram, neither of which are good for the environment....more

What Green Looks Like: The Development of Sustainable Technology with Heather Clancy on Women Of Green

Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist with a passion for green technology and corporate sustainability issues. She writes on diverse topics with thoughtfulness and precision. She speaks here with Women Of Green about information technology, Facebook, and her hopefulness in the green movement....more

Have Trash? Turn It Into Something Fabulous

I definitely respect the work that Terracycle is doing, and I think that making the trash donation process simpler is a fabulous idea. And the fact that the trash is exchanged for a charitable donation adds a nice layer of feel-good to the whole process. Of course, if everyone on the planet was inspired about recycling, we wouldn't need to make recycling so easy. But the long and short of it is that a lot of people aren't going to bother to recycle unless it's easy and rewarding, and for that reason, I can definitely get behind Terracycle's idea. ...more

Thanks so much for this post! It is right on time for me.....I am currently Working on the ...more

Do You Recycle Your Old Cell Phones?

If you've never recycled a cell phone, you're not alone. Cell phone recycling rates are "amazingly low," according to a study from International Data Corp., which says that even a 10 percent recycling rate is considered good. As an environmentalist, I'm not convinced this is necessarily bad news. ...more

As a military Mom I would like to add to this blog that more than monetary refunds a very ...more

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

This holiday season is all about being eco-friendly. But it's not just the gifts that should be environmentally green! Packaging and gift wrap make for a lot of waste....more

Time to Bag the Bags

We've all seen images of birds and fish, with plastic grocery bags in mouth. Disturbing indeed, and don't think this is propaganda from PETA. Plastic bags are entering our food chain through oceans, rivers and the stomachs of wildlife. The toxins they carry are nearly impossible to eliminate as we don't really know how if ever they break down naturally....more

I just took over 300 plastic bags to the recycling center. I'm not joking... over 300! It was ...more

Can I Recycle My Straw? Top 12 Recycling FAQs Answered Once And For All

 Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or shampoo bottle. Which bin? Do I need to wash it out? And what about the straw? by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, ...more

Top 10 Features of Our Cardboard Dollhouse

Alternate Title: Polly Drain My Pocket vs. Cassie and the Cable Box Why we love our cardboard box. 1. The cable company provided the box and the Sunday paper provided the furniture. ...more

How creative is that! I am so impressed. I would love to do this with my 5 year old.more