Eco-friendly Valentine's Day cards

Need an eco-friendly card for a Valentine -- or ten? Pick from these recycled, upcycled, handmade or hand-printed cards. What I discovered by putting this shortlist together is that the more valentines you have, the more reasonable the per-eco-card cost becomes: ...more

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Pick an eco-friendly handkerchief

Can you spot an environmentalist by her red nose? Grist recently tested out five recycled paper tissues, found none of them soft or strong, and ended up recommending hankies! Thus, a guide to eco-friendly handkerchiefs, from the plain jane squres to the too cute to blow my nose in designs: ...more

Growing up in India, I had no concept of paper tissues. We used only kerchiefs: hankies for ...more

Stay-At-Home Mom Utilizes Free Time To Lead Internet Startup To Record Sales

Interesting, inspirational story about a stay-at-home mom who turned her free time into a fairly profitable online business. Here's an excerpt from the full stroy which came out on 1/26/09:   Stay-at-home moms are a rarity in today's economy. One mother found a way to use her spare time to earn a six-figure salary by launching a successful internet company.  ...more

Making disposable water bottles useful: From jewelry to eco-art

Where do disposable plastic water bottles go when they die, aka get thrown out? The vast majority end up in landfills, some others float out into the sea, and just 23% get recycled. But a minuscule number of plastic bottles go to what's equivalent to bottle heaven: They're upcycled into art, jewelry, and home accessories! ...more
I am an artist and many of my pieces use plastic bottles, my art is made mainly from recycled ...more

I Pledge... Celebrities Pledge Also

I just saw a powerful video that was done by celebrities in the "Be the Change" campaign for Obama.  Thank you Jen W from Serenity Now Blog for introducing me to this video. It is a continuing journey of Obama for People to take Personal Accountability and Pledge to do something to change America (the world). "Because together We Can, Together We Are, And Together We Will Be the Change that We Seek" ...more

Can you really make paint from milk? You can, and with no VOCs! Test the best new alt-paints.

Worried about VOCs? You should be. Volatile organic compounds, aka VOCs, are pesky little chemical compounds that vaporize into the atmosphere and can be carcinogenic. And according to the EPA, they contribute to making the air inside your home nearly three times as polluted as the air outside. ...more

Get Yo Green on Tuesdays - SAVE LANDFILLS - Recycle Carpet With Green Kid Crafts

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government effort to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills. ...more

Clearing Out Clutter: Letting Go So I Can Move On

One of the most popular resolutions is to de-clutter one's home. Saying good riddance to junk has increased in popularity as awareness of concepts like the law of attraction and feng shui have grown. These approaches teach the idea that clearing out clutter creates space for new energy, new business, increased wealth and other good things to come into your life. ...more

Ouch! That's brutal - it's so stressful to move.

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No New Stuff, No Good

As you may or may not know, I made a New Year's Resolution not to buy any new stuff for the entire year for myself and my family, except for of course food and toiletries.  I am two weeks into it and have come to some startling conclusions.  For one, it is not that hard, and I really enjoy it. ...more