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Brooklyn To Get A Putt-Putt Course With Repurposed Obstacles

nytimes.com | TIM McKEOUGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The course, which opens for the season June 6, occupies a lot at 12 Wyckoff Avenue that was a former dumping ground for everything from broken toilets...

Broken Earbuds Become Eco-Earrings

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Headphones are some of the toughest things to reuse. To add to that problem, cheap earbud headphones (you know, the kind that came with your iPod) are...

4 Reuses For Newly Closed Car Dealerships: Green Urban Planning

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A car dealership is perhaps the greatest symbol of the car-dominated strip mall culture that has defined (and one could say decimated) American neighb...

In The Future, We All Carry Mugs

The Green Gathering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Coffeehouses should reward people who bring their own, such as knocking $0.50 off the price. They already sell mugs, for Peet's sake....

Reused Gutters Form A Vertical Victory Garden

greenUPGRADER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Suzanne Forsling moved to Juneau Alaska from Iowa, she found that it was a little bit harder to get her garden to grow. Frustrated by cold soil, ...

Six Earth Day Activities for Your Classroom

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Here are six activities that my fourth grade classroom at The Park School in Brookline, MA has been working on leading up to Earth Day.

Reuses For Yogurt, Cream Cheese And Other Plastic Tubs

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes you end up with a lot of plastic. It's OK. It can be hard to avoid. Did you know that yogurt tubs can't be recycled with everything else? ...

Reuse Magazines: Donate Them To Hospitals

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Instead of throwing your old magazines out, take them to a hospital for the patients and their families, or take them to a nursing home. They will bri...

Reuse Water From Cooking Veggies

recyclethis.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Like with the freshly boiled water from Wednesday, it seems a waste of power to just power it down the drain when we're done. With pasta or potatoes,...

Delicious Reuse: An Empty Ketchup Bottle For Pancake Batter

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nothing says "lazy Saturday" better than homemade pancakes slathered in maple syrup and hours of cartoons (and no, we don't mean just for kids). Real ...

Found, Reused Art: Cassette Tape Rock Star Portraits

flickr | ir15 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the artist's profile: I am an artist who specializes in using non traditional media... old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit ...

Old Hair Is For The Birds: They'll Use It For A Nest

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Planet Green often has great tips on what to do with stuff you want to get rid of. Today, they offer up the idea of donating your hair. That's great, ...

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...

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...

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.

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 Madn...

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...

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...