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Hello, Divorce! I Greet You!

Tiffany Beverlin | Posted 01.25.2016 | Divorce
Tiffany Beverlin

January is the month when divorces go sky high and I can attest that this is the best time to enjoy your newly single life! As you probably know, th...

When Recycling Isn't as Green as It Seems

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

Most of those involved in promoting recycling or resource efficiency suggest that for recycling to be sustainable, it has to be incorporated more completely into products' life cycle. That is, their eventual recycling should be built into their design from the beginning.

6 Artists: The Poetry of Discarded Materials

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

In a time where consumerism only seems to be growing, it is inspiring to observe these six artists - such as Tara Donovan and Piet Hein Eek - who have made discarded, everyday materials the centre of their work. Watch their approach to re-using materials.

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability Inc., we dream of a waste free world. In this world, all food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost yielding healthy crops, all aluminum cans are converted into new cans, building facades or bicycles, all plastic bottles are transformed into furniture, clothing, or home décor.

Bras And Other Everyday Things You Should Be Recycling

Thrillist | Posted 10.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Unless you're talking about ex-girlfriends or '80s haircuts, you should always recycle. Sure, you may feel good about yourself because you save bottles and cans and carry a canvas tote to the Trader Joe's, but the fact remains -- there are SO MANY MORE household products that can be reused and reinvented if you'd just stop throwing them in the trash.

Rethinking the American Dream Ahead of the Paris Talk

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

Once upon a time, frugality was also a virtue in America, but that no longer seems to be the case. These days the average American produces about 130 pounds of garbage each month.

H&M Makes Recycling Look Pretty Badass In New Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style

 If you ever needed concrete proof that fashion "rules" are made to be broken, H&M just made it pretty clear. The brand released its new...

10 Ways You Can Make Your Mattress Last Longer

Rosie Osmun | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Mattress lifespan depends on many factors, but following these best practices can help ensure that you enjoy years of healthy sleep and that your investment lasts as long as possible.

20 Ways To Reuse Old Tires You've Probably Never Thought Of

Just DIY | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Just DIY

Even though tires have a shelf life on the road, they don't have to banished to landfills for the rest of eternity. Instead, you could turn them into cool planters, playground equipment, and even... suits of armor?!

The One Thing You Shouldn't Recycle Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Recycling is good for the environment, unless you're recycling the wrong things -- like pizza boxes. According to The Atlantic's CityLab, that's one t...

Earthly

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Paula Gordon

All politics are local, all days are Earth's. So is it silly that I celebrate finding a company that recycles what I used to toss? Or that I've figured out "starters" for making yogurt sans a heap of "number 5 plastic " yogurt containers? No!

Dear Mother Earth, I Owe You Big Time

Donna Henes | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Donna Henes

I am 69 years old. That means that I should have planted 483 trees by now to replace those that I have used. While I have conducted quite a few tree-planting ceremonies over the years, I still owe Mother Earth a new orchard or two.

9 Household Items To Start Reusing This Earth Day (And Everyday)

Hometalk | Posted 06.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

What may look like an empty cardboard box or a finished egg carton could actually be a stylish bedside lamp waiting to happen! Instead of tossing out those retired boxes, cans, and bottles, give them a new life, by turning them into useful and beautiful household items.

Does Green Need a New Color?

Ian Moise | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Ian Moise

Unlike global warming, green began to cool off. It became over-used and over-done. It became politicized, with more extreme views polarizing and blurring the issues. People got tired of false and confusing claims by companies.

Circular Economy

Woodrow Clark | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Woodrow Clark

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD (1) and Danilo Bonato, MBA (2) There are currently many pressing climate, environmental and economic issues facing ...

8 Easter Decorating Upcycles That Will Save You a Trip to the Store

Hometalk | Posted 05.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Sure, you've heard of turning upcycled glass jars into lanterns, but have you ever considered adding Peeps? Use a pack of colorful Peeps to add instant Easter flavor to decorative lights. Or turn one into a bunny vase.

6 Catchphrases to Connect Your Children to Nature

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Because words send powerful messages to children, you can further help your children connect to nature by associating their wonderful experiences in nature with meaningful catchphrases related to nature.

Why You Should Not Buy New Clothes for 30 Days

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

I remember when the light bulb went off. I had just learned that the textile industry is the world's second largest water polluter, after agriculture....

Bad Trash to Good Cash: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting From Modern-day Waste

Peter Neill | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Without substantive recycling, in these ways or others, we perpetuate waste. Waste is excess. Excess is pollution. Pollution dirties our air, corrupts our land, fouls our water, poisons our ocean, and diminishes our future.

Consume Less of This One Thing for Your 2015 Resolution

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Hannah Helsabeck

I am choosing to use fewer plastics as my resolution because I think the consumption of single-use plastic items has spiraled out of control -- even costing us our personal and environmental health.

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.

5 Awesome Holiday Traditions to Start Now

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Family holiday traditions bring us together to share a common bond. From caroling on the weekends to baking gingerbread cookies with grandma, it's a...

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lauren Daley

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks.

Get the Perfect Bedside Table (Even If You Don't Have the Space!)

Hometalk | Posted 11.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Don't have the space or materials for a standard bedside table design? Try these ideas out for a perfectly repurposed, space-saving bedside table!