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6 Things To Do With Flower Vases

Ada Polla | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Polla

I love getting flowers... and I always wonder what to do with the assortment of small clear vases I have being accumulating over the years.

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.


Peter Neill | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Will we reduce our harvest, voluntarily limit catch to conserve species for the future? Will we recycle by-catch as fertilizer, animal food, or fish products for human consumption?

The Real Cost of Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Mattias Wallander

Why did production in such a factory continue to go on even though conditions were known to be dangerous? As you can likely guess, the reasons were purely financial.

How to Repurpose This Spring

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 07.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jeanette Pavini

When you're spring cleaning this season, here's something new to try: Every time you come across something you want to pitch or give away, ask yourself if that item can be used in a different way.

On Earth Day, Don't Forget to Think Small

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.

Thrifting Across America

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

What has always been a financially conscious and environmentally friendly choice is now becoming cool, as evidenced in part through Macklemore's Billboard-topping song, "Thrift Shop."

Power and Water Utilities: An Unlikely Alliance

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

If these barriers are overcome and municipal wastewater and electric utilities collaborate and coordinate their efforts, what's the potential?

The New and Improved Water Cycle?

Joan B. Rose | Posted 01.26.2013 | Science
Joan B. Rose

Can we improve our reuse of water? Can we enhance our wastewater treatment to produce water fit for beneficial purposes? More water quality testing, better wastewater treatment and acknowledgement of this recycling is needed.

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."

Make Every Day Earth Day

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Disposable Plastic Crisis

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Robyn N. Cohen

Have you ever wondered how much plastic is disposed of in one day? The people at the Plastic Pollution Coalition want us to change the ways we think about, use, consume, and dispose of plastics.

The 5 Best Uses For Leftover Coffee

Small Kitchen College | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Small Kitchen College

Photo Credit: Isabella Cucchi Once I acquired my own kitchen (!), I quickly learned the economics of coffee. As any reasonable caffeine addict knows...

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

Occupying Wall Street For a Greener Apple (NYC)

Pamela French | Posted 12.14.2011 | New York
Pamela French

How do the occupants of Zuccotti Park feel about Greening the Apple? 2011-10-14-videopull.jpg

A Second Life for Unwanted Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Fashions change every season and when we buy new things we have to get rid of the old, outgrown and out of style. Americans consume 65 pounds of new clothes per person each year and discard a total of 25.4 billion pounds of textiles annually.

RuMe Reusable Baggies and Totes (Video)

Posted 10.01.2011 | Women

WATCH: RuMe bags are designed for reusability, and it’s easy to imagine 101 ways to use these versatile bags at home, school, work and on the...

Eco Etiquette: Used Mattresses - Icky Or Eco?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. We need a new mattress fo...

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

Saving the Planet, one Sleeveless, Baby-Doll Mini-Dress at a Time

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When it comes to clothes consumption, our culture's collective mantra is more shop 'til you drop than reduce, reuse, recycle.

George Powell, The Renewed Group: 27 Million and Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Beautiful Reusable Water Bottles

Jaime Derringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Derringer

I drink a lot of water. Not just because I'm supposed to, but because I've developed a taste for it, a craving. I'm never without my trusty reusable w...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Desigual's Undie Party -- 4 a Greener Apple NYC

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Pamela French

New Yorkers in their under garments wait outside of Desigual in Soho, for free clothes! While baring themselves for a top and bottom, they get down ...