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Best Shipping Pallet DIY Ideas on the Web

This Old House | Posted 05.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

People are loving the idea of using reclaimed pallet wood to build and create all kinds of things. Why? More often than not, you can score the things for free.

California Is Giving Poor Residents Solar Energy Using Polluting Companies' Dollars

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

California's fight against global warming is providing green energy to low-income residents -- and polluting companies are footing the bill. As the...

Skip Fake Flowers This Memorial Day: 5 Eco-Friendly Options

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Annie L. Scholl

The woods are dotted with brilliant red roses, bright yellow sunflowers and pale purple hydrangea. Spring is here, but these flowers have been with me all winter long. I've watched them grow -- not in size but in number.

3 Natural Ingredients That Clean (Almost) Anything in Your House

Trulia | Posted 05.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.

Eco-Friendly Museums With More Than History to Admire

Culture-ist | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Culture-ist

By Chelsea Stuart We all know that museums are dedicated to the preservation of history, art and culture, but what about the environment? While the...

How To Compost At Home

Redfin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Redfin

In a few cities, such as San Francisco and Seattle, you may already be required to separate your yard waste as part of the city waste program; composting this waste yourself is a natural next step!

8 Earthy Eco Escapes

trivago | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
trivago

You don't have to stop protecting the planet as you travel to explore its many wonders. Hotel search trivago.com has discovered eight ecologically elite hotels that are taking "being green" to a five-star level.

A Planetary Perspective

Erin Sharoni | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Erin Sharoni

Planetary uses the unique perspective of astronauts to illustrate the earth's vulnerability in a way that is as extraordinary as it is simple.

6 Eco-Friendly Tips For The Home

Porch.com | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Porch.com

The three original "R's" of Earth Day still ring true today. One of the simplest ways to reduce your waste is to recycle what you already have, reuse it in another way or repurpose it.

"Spring" Into Action: Prevent Sewer Overflows and Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

Spring on the Great Lakes is a time when the ice covering the lakes melts, snowfall is gradually replaced by rainfall, and below the surface of the lakes, migratory fish start their move towards the rivers and streams where they'll spawn.

Entrepreneurs: Tessa Kahoun, AZ's Foremost Wedding Planner

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weddings
Johnathan Cardillo

Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"

This Dress Is Made Of 180 Plastic Bottles

HuffPost Spain | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

The project was born in the summer of 2014. Rosa Montesa, an industrial designer from Valencia, Spain, in her 50s, proposed an idea to her mother: Why...

This Plantable Coffee Cup May Change The Way You See Waste

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

A plantable coffee cup studded with native seeds could change the way coffee drinkers see their trash, as well as green up urban and deforested areas....

Cutting Food Waste Could Save $300 Billion And Feed Hungry: Report

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact

By Chris Arsenault ROME, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 ...

Beautiful Fair-Trade Condoms Could Be Coming To A Bedroom Near You

HuffPost Germany | Lea Kosch | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

Everyone’s experienced this: You’re shopping in a drugstore, and you have everything on your list except for one thing. You approach the aisle...

Black Girls Can Be Green, Too

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

When we picture people who are part of the eco-friendly "green" movement, we don't often picture our Nubian sisters. However, personal experience and data confirms the fact that Black people and other "people of color" can be green.

7 Tips For A Cleaner And Healthier Bedroom

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Having a clean room can keep you healthier by ridding your space of dust, bacteria, and other stuff that can infiltrate your sleeping paradise. I've gathered seven tips that you can easily implement into your routine to make sure your bedroom is in tip top shape.

Taking the Green Approach: Four Ways to Reuse Your Old Mattress

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Firas Kittaneh

Mattresses are known to be highly recyclable, but unfortunately many simply throw away their used mattress once they've bought a new one. A mattress takes up precious landfill space and aren't easily compacted like typical trash.

Use Your Consumer Power to Clean Up Cruelty in 2015

Monica Engebretson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Monica Engebretson

Whether we like it or not, consumerism shapes many aspects of our society. Put a little differently, the way we spend our money communicates our beliefs, values, and interests.

9 Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

Want to give gifts that your friends and family will love while still caring about the environment? Giving green gifts is about more than just choosin...

Uber Expands Nonprofit Option, Provides Cheaper Rides To More Chinese Users

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Uber is connecting more people through affordable transportation -- and is OK with not making any money in the process. The ride-sharing app, which...

Reforming Fashion By Making It More Eco-Conscious

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
MeiMei Fox

Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.

7 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to Rock Now!

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Style
Susan Holmes-McKagan

There are a myriad of choices of course, but why not narrow them down with style AND sensibility that also happens to leave a lighter footprint? Here are a few that seem to finesse being sustainable while fashionably chic.

50 Cost-Efficient Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Home | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Let's face it: Reducing your home's negative impact on the planet will likely require a huge amount of work. But solar panels and temperature-regul...

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have To See It To Believe it

Rob Greenfield | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Rob Greenfield

I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.