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Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend (Unless They're Recycled)

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Style
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These rings symbolize a commitment to ethical values, as well as love.

Born-Again Presents: Upcycled Gifts That Do Good

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Sierra

These gifts are all made from something that obviously used to be something else. To boost the good-cheer factor, they're not just upcycled -- they also help someone, somewhere, rise above poverty.

The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

Artisan Up-Cycled Jewelry: The Everything-Old-Is-New-Again Fashion Trend

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

In recent years, artists working on the edge have been busy transforming discarded materials into wearable art. Through exquisite attention to detail, these artisans are able to make finely crafted pieces coveted by museum curators, celebrity stylists and private collectors alike.

An Environmentally Conscious Traveler's Toolbox

Sierra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Sierra

Jetting around the globe is a wonderful way to gain a better appreciation of our planet, but it bloats your carbon footprint, which isn't good for the Earth.

Nike Making Clothes Out Of What?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Sports

Gearing up for this summers Olympic Games, Nike rolled out its newest inventions this week, including the lightest basketball jersey ever, made partly...

Turn Coffee Filters Into...Flowers?

Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

Flickr photo by Vicky TGAW In Random Recast, I find new ways to upgrade the ordinary things in our lives. And this week, it's all about coffee filt...

Solving World Problems Starts With Your Strengths

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.18.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

During this time of pessimism, some see our biggest needs as opportunities to thrive. A few stories show how selflessness is often (ironically) profitable.

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Go, Dog, Go: Next Vacation, Bring Your Pup

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

When it comes time to hit the road with your furry companion, consider packing these green, portable accessories as well.

Green Gifts That Keep Giving

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Shopping for picky loved ones is difficult enough. Factor in your commitment to eco-sensitive products, and a holiday shopping mission can become as daunting as an unaided ascent up El Cap.

Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

Starbucks: From Fair-trade Zero to Local Hero?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Starbucks is already Fair-Trade. Now, they say they're going green -- and supporting local -- by 2010. If they actually do it, I might have to give up my 15-year buycott.

Eco-Shopping Made Easy: Green Depot Opens in New York City

Dave Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Pinter

Green Depot, a new retail concept aimed at making eco-conscious shopping easier, opened today in New York City. The 3,500 sq ft flagship store is consumer friendly, informative, and unique.

Life Cycle: All That's Fit to Print

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

OK, it's just newsprint. But we journalists tend to get excited about it. More than 50 million newspapers hit stands and porches every morning in this country (double that in China). A tree falls. Many trees, really--200 million per year, just for newspapers.