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Turning Jalopies Into Homes

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Salvage is nothing new in the building industry. The deconstruction business -- dismantling houses to reuse their parts, from timber framing to copper...

Plantr To Use Unwanted Phones To Arm Urban Farmers

treehugger.com, Plantr | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What a cool idea -- stopping cell phones from being recycled by reusing them. But the coolest part is what Plantr wants to use them for: What if the...

4 Green Projects For Your Small Apartment

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Planet Green got inspired (as did we) by the efforts of Barcelona-based designers who are trying to make urban living a lot greener. So they've outlin...

Repair Manifesto Discourages Waste

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Platform21 is "a platform for people curious about the future." They organize exhibitions and lectures from an old chapel in Amsterdam. Their current ...

What To Do With Old Trophies

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are plenty of crafty reuses for trophies. One can make a decorative yard ornament or put trophies in a terrarium with their turtle, or a person ...

Reuses For Business Cards

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week I'm at a big climate conference in Washington, DC, and my wonderful hosts, Rachael and Bryan, have graciously tolerated my multiplying stack...

Reused Circuit Board Jewelry: Eco-Geek Bait

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jacob and Michelle Fausset have introduced Upcycled Jewelry, a line of jewelry made from circuit boards found in salvaged electronics. The company mak...

Great Reuse For Wine Bottle Corks: Stylish Trivet

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bakus is the latest creation by Ciclus Designs and its founder, Tati Guimarães. The design comes from a straightforward idea: stop corks from going i...

Green Cleaning: 37 Reuses For Old Clothes

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

I'm finding that I've got a lot of winter clothes that are too worn-out to keep, and Spring Cleaning is approaching. But I always found the idea of th...

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Bags -- Say no to Plastic!

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Now there seems to be an answer to appeal to both the consumer and dry cleaner that makes "green sense:" The Green Garmento garment bag.

5 Steps To Reducing All The Wasteful Packaging In Your Life

ecomii | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

1. Evaluate a product's packaging using these simple questions -- Is it without packaging or minimally packaged? -- Is the packaging marked as contain...

7 Green Ways To Get Rid Of Unwanted DVDs

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

1. Online Buy Back Bre Software has an online buy back system. They offer a whopping 12 cents for Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever. BuyBack M...

Reused Bottles Could Be Used To Make Waterproof Housing

Treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rensselaer Polytechnic students Peter Zummo and Matthew Naples have developed a modern version of Heineken's Wobo (world bottle-here in TreeHugger and...

Five Ways to Use Dye to Recycle Home Textiles

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Ever wake up feeling like tossing all your textiles for a new color scheme? Color faded? Marked with a stain? Before you chuck perfectly good househol...

What Is PET?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes when you're buying the latest eco-gear, you'll see that it brags about being made of "PET." What's PET, you ask? The short answer is that it...

Fix Your Own Gadgets: 22 Instructive Videos

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

E-waste is bad. This we've known for awhile now. We toss toxic gadgets left and right, often thinking they'll be recycled and therefore e-waste is pr...

HOTELS TAKING "GOING GREEN" TO NEW TOPS WITH GREEN ROOFS

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...

How To Best Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bags

Green Upgrader | Samantha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Switching over to reusable bags is a necessary change that we should all be making both a habit and a rule. Unfortunately, at times many people still ...

Reuse, Recycle, Resell?

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roseanne Colletti

Turning trash into treasure is a way to survive -- dare I say come out ahead? -- in today's economy. What's wrong with reusing "stuff"?

The Toxic Crime of the Century

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Fuchs

For months now, Campania has been suffocating under heaps of uncollected garbage shipped from economically sound northern Italian regions to the much poorer south.

Life Cycle: Life After Desk

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Often, the greenest consumer route is not buying new products made with Earth-friendly methods but rather scoring used products made with traditional, possibly heinous methods. Reduce, reuse, then recycle.

The Top 5 Regifting No-No's

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

It's the day after Christmas. Aside from feeling fat and hungover, you're probably wondering how you'll get rid of all the terrible gifts you've colle...