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Designing Modular Garden Blocks for Raised Beds (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

What's it take to turn an initial idea into a finished commercial product? For Doug Holcomb, and two fellow classmates, it was a MBA course assignm...

LA Fast Food Goes Healthy

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Reyne Haines

Fast food restaurants are a no no for most health food fans, however one LA restaurant is giving them reason to reconsider.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Not Entirely Confident Playground Turf Is Safe For Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly updated its website in response to a complaint that its public information on artifici...

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.

Winter Wonderland: Artisan Gifts for Arctic Wildlife

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Zoe Helene

Wildlife needs wilderness -- not just to survive, but also to live freely. These eco-friendly, ethically sourced artisan gifts are inspired by the natural colors, textures and tones of the arctic region's remaining wildlife.

Renewable Resources: We Sorely Need to Develop a Culture that Embraces Them

Michael Zacka | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's draining U.S. energy resources faster than any other product or technology? Cars? Lighting? HVAC? Refrigeration? None of the above.

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.

Reduce, Reuse, Return to School

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Mattias Wallander

As families flock to stores and online retailers to restock on clothing, shoes and school supplies, the less-is-more approach is the one that'll benefit wallets -- and the Earth -- in the end.

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.

Gorgeous Cut Newspapers Show Beauty Of Recycling

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts

Artist Donna Ruff's intricate and ornate cut newspapers differ from the average art of paper cutting. "I like to cut away or remove parts of pages so ...

More Than Bottles and Cans: The Argument for Mattress Recycling

Ryan Trainer | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Ryan Trainer

Mattress recycling is not without its challenges: The cost of tearing down the mattress and preparing the recyclable materials usually exceeds the value of the recycled material, and there are logistical challenges involved in transporting used mattresses.

Urban Green and the Cost of Progress: A Counterintuitive Book on Sustainability

James Grundvig | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
James Grundvig

In reading Urban Green, growth can now be equated to a ticking time bomb. Something in society and nature has to give. But what?

Matt Sledge

Program Puts Ex-Offenders To Work Recycling Old Houses

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.24.2012 | Chicago

When Tyrone Cotton, 42, was arrested for dealing drugs six and a half years ago, his life almost came to a halt. He lost the beauty shop he had just o...

T-Shirt Blues: The Environmental Impact of a T-Shirt

Mattias Wallander | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Did you know that the t-shirt and jeans you are wearing cost the Earth 2,200 gallons of water, enough to fill a small tanker truck?

MTV Helps Put Expired Credit Cards To Good Use

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money

The environmental perils of plastic seem to have no bounds. But now used credit cards can be given a second life as guitar picks thanks to a newly unv...

Yester Wear

Milkshake | Posted 05.14.2012 | Good News
Milkshake

I doubt my grandpa would ever have imagined that the Marine-issued duffel bag he slugged around during World War II would 70 years later carry lipgloss, change and a cell phone and hang from the arm of an indie diva. But Alice Saunders could.

Can You Recycle Mardi Gras Beads?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Let’s say you made it out of the Big Easy in one piece after helping les bons temps to rouler -- hopef...

How to Send Less to a Landfill by Keeping More in Your Building

Peggy Brennan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Peggy Brennan

In addition to the creative benefits of repurposing, consider the cost savings. Other than labor, many of the materials are free.

A Motor Oil Company That's Both Green and Responsible? Check Out Universal Lubricants

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Joan Brunwasser

My guest today is John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants. Welcome to OpEdNews, John. You're in the motor oil business, but with a difference. Can y...

Bonsai Couture or the Haute Couture Fabric Art of Guerra de la Paz

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

2011-06-02-bonzaitree.gifOriginally sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami's Little Haiti, the duo still make their sculptures primarily from the discarded items of daily life.

RESCUED ART: Sculpture Made From Recycled World Trade Center Steel

WNYC Culture | Janaya Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

An arts organization in upstate New York, Saratoga Arts, has commissioned a sculpture using five huge mangled pieces of steel from the World Trade Cen...

5-Part Web Documentary on Stylish & Sustainable Building (VIDEO)

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

I created a documentary to delve deeper into the process of creating a chic little cottage out of reclaimed materials and tenacity.

'Bra Recyclers' Donate Lingerie To Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Elaine Birks-Mitchell was guilty of stowing-away unused bras. Deciding it was time to recycle her lingerie for a cause, she founded The Bra Recyclers ...

Solar Waste Recycling: Can the Industry Stay Green?

Erica Gies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erica Gies

As solar moves from the fringe to the mainstream, insiders and watchdog groups are beginning to talk about producer responsibility and recycling in an attempt to sidestep the pitfalls of electronic waste.

American Apparel Creative Reuse Programs Turns Scraps Into Swimsuits, Accessories

Treehugger | Emma Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

American Apparel has launched "Creative Reuse", an accessories and intimates collection made entirely from repurposed and excess fabrics...