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Summer Closet Cleansing: 5 Ways to Work With What You've Got This Season

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Alisa Gould-Simon

Whether you have a box of old jeans hiding in the back of your wardrobe or are simply looking for a refreshing new way to wear a last-season purchase, check out these five hacks to make what's old new again!

Earth Day is Donate Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With spring weather (finally!) coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, this year feels like one in which we should be particularly...

6 Greener Ethos Car Maintenance Tips

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Varda Epstein

Here are some green car maintenance tips to help you keep your car -- and the environment -- in tiptop shape.

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

This Is What Happened to the Discarded Furniture From Hurricane Sandy

Chip Chick | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Chip Chick

Much of the furniture that they have restored was found in Hurricane Sandy garbage dumps. The resulting furniture looks terrific, and you can shop around on Pivot's online store if you're looking to get something for yourself.

Old Is the New When It Comes to Recycling

Beth Kobliner | Posted 01.24.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Eventually, I had my own epiphany: Recycling is basically about saving -- and that I understand. For a personal finance geek like me, extending the life of everyday items is music to my ears.

7 Strange Uses For Candle Stubs

Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

From Networx's Katie Marks: This winter, it's likely you'll be burning a lot of candles; for entertaining, for ambient lighting, and perhaps for th...

Rework, Reuse, Recycle: Four Waste Management Solutions That Are Making a Difference

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rapid economic and population growth has created extreme solid waste accumulation, overwhelming cities' ability to deal with sustainable waste management. The following approaches describe four solutions.

10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Solving the Plastic Water Bottle Problem

Norm Schriever | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green
Norm Schriever

What can you, the regular consumer or family, do to help?

Art for a Cause -- Marrying Creative Passion With Conviction

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.

How to Upcycle a Bar Cart!

Indie Lee | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Indie Lee

I've always been a fan of upcycling. Seriously, how much more eco-chic can you get than by taking an object deemed useless and converting it into something new and improved?!

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Reuse and Recycle

Shana Sigmond | Posted 09.22.2013 | Style
Shana Sigmond

So the next time you look at that errant chair or another household item and think "Craigslist," hold on. Take a moment to do a mental audit of your friends' homes, then offer it to someone for what it is: something you think they might like.

Greening Out Your Closet

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

When you get to cleaning out your closet this spring, don't let your bag of unneeded clothes wind up in the trash can. Fact is, your clothes are needed by someone out there, and getting them to their second life might be easier than you expect.

How One Mom Created A Zero-Waste Home

LearnVest | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

"After living with just the necessities, we realized that we had much more time to spend with our family when we weren't spending it caring for a large house and lots of belongings."

Teach Your Kids to Clean Up the Shmootz

Neale Godfrey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Shmootz is all around us. We all have areas in our lives that could use a little spring cleaning. Involve your children and make a family project out of finding -- and cleaning -- the shmootz in your life.

Sex, Lies and Garbage

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.

Recycling 101: Can I Recycle That Straw?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?

Making Our Relationship With the Earth Work in the New Year

Andy McDonald | Posted 03.10.2013 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Don't embarrass the Earth in front of guests. Remember that party when you and the Earth were on the same Pictionary team and you called the Earth stupid because he couldn't get the word "sorrow"? That's a tough Pictionary word, give the Earth a break.

Old Clothes Have New Lives

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

This is a good time of year to go through my closets and decide which suits, sweaters, pants and blouses can be given away to charity so that someone else may wear them. Why, then, do I find it so hard to pull an item of clothing off the hanger?

Loved Twice (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 09.24.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

When Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast and devastated the area, Lisa Klein decided she wanted to do something to help. Then, an idea hit her.

Is New Nuclear Energy Just Mission Impossible?

Terry Tamminen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Many proponents of nuclear power are the same "let the market work" advocates in economics and politics today. If the market were allowed to function in this case, would any new nuclear power plants be built in America -- or existing ones re-licensed -- if Price-Anderson were repealed?

Random Acts of Flowers (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.14.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Larsen's favorite moment is when he can leave his flowers when a patient is out of their room. "You just leave it behind, and you know when they get back, they're gonna have a little treat waiting for them."

Third Graders Help Their School Win Green Cup Recycle Challenge

Veronique Pittman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Winning the Recycle Challenge was a source of pride for the children, which showed them that the work they do every week pays off.

Reduce, Reuse, Repent: Earth Day Revival Amuses And Transforms

Will Braun | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Will Braun

So what does a postmodern Earth Day altar call look like? People pledged to learn to live in smaller circles -- to bike less and walk more, to eat locally, to plant gardens. Many pledged to take a digital sabbath -- "no screens on Sunday."