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7 Reasons You Should Go Old School And Use A Shoe Cobbler

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.26.2016 | Style

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

It's Time to Give A Sh!rt About Our Clothing Footprint

Tony Shumpert | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Tony Shumpert

National Thrift Shop Day probably isn't the first day that comes to mind when you think of reducing your environmental footprint. More likely Earth Da...

Sustainable Living - Reduce Your Waste With The Five R's

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield thinks we can manage our waste better. In his new series, "Sustainable Living", Rob shows that we can manage our trash and create an incredibly minimal impact as long as we're conscious.

Easy Ways Moms Can Be More Eco-Friendly

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I never realized exactly how wasteful people can be until I became a mom. I never really paid any attention to how much garbage I threw out, because honestly it wasn't very much. That all changed the day I had my son.

How to Make a Garden Hose Doormat

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer As we all prepare for a great season of gardening, I'm sure you're coming across some gardening tools that ha...

Closing the Loop -- Rethinking Reuse for a Circular Economy

Tony Shumpert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Tony Shumpert

Over the last few decades, we've taken great strides to make recycling of paper, bottles and cans second nature in many communities. But what about other items that also are a big part of our daily lives and deserve similar attention?

8 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day and Why It Matters

Kathleen Ventura | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Kathleen Ventura

In my world, it is Earth Day every day. Every choice I make is a conscious one, with my own health and the longevity of the planet in mind.

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.

Read This and Never Forget Your Reusable Shopping Bag Again

Rodale Wellness | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

We've all been there: You get to the front of the grocery line with a shopping cart full of food only to realize that the reusable bags you intended t...

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.

Never Forget: Holocaust Roots and Living Green, an Earth Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection

Chana Widawski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Chana Widawski

While my friends' moms were making gourmet soups from recipes in store-bought cookbooks, I watched my mom chop k'nubel (garlic) for p'tcha, a jellied meat dish made from calves' feet.

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.

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.

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab from PreservationNation I...

Reuse and Recycle While Spring Cleaning: How to Make a Difference Through Donating

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It's a week before Earth Day, and spring has sprung. Now is the perfect time to think about your individual environmental impact. What does the star...

Waste-Free Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Can we stop just throwing that plastic away? Can we convert that coastal trash and plastic island in the Pacific from a problem to a solution? Can we imagine and sustain a waste-free ocean?

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

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.

Holiday Crafts and Gifts: Give New Meaning to Regifting

Dawn Wynne | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dawn Wynne

Everyone can save glass and plastic jars, boxes, and items such as bottle caps, twisty ties, bubble wrap, take home containers. With a little research and some creativity here are some fun ideas for gifts, crafts, and decorating.

Two Out of Three R's

Michael Green | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Michael Green

One message that my kids get that I got decades ago is "reduce, reuse, recycle." And why not, it's still a good message. But in practice, too often we only really know about the "recycle" part.

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...

Is Teaching Children to Recycle a Waste of Time?

Dawn Wynne | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Dawn Wynne

It's easy to throw a plastic bottle into a recycling bin and feel good. But eventually, that bottle will make its way to a landfill.

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.