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An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab from PreservationNatio...

Reuse and Recycle While Spring Cleaning: How to Make a Difference Through Donating

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It's a week before Earth Day, and spring has sprung. Now is the perfect time to think about your individual environmental impact. What does the star...

Waste-Free Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Can we stop just throwing that plastic away? Can we convert that coastal trash and plastic island in the Pacific from a problem to a solution? Can we imagine and sustain a waste-free ocean?

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

Holiday Crafts and Gifts: Give New Meaning to Regifting

Dawn Wynne | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dawn Wynne

Everyone can save glass and plastic jars, boxes, and items such as bottle caps, twisty ties, bubble wrap, take home containers. With a little research and some creativity here are some fun ideas for gifts, crafts, and decorating.

Two Out of Three R's

Michael Green | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Michael Green

One message that my kids get that I got decades ago is "reduce, reuse, recycle." And why not, it's still a good message. But in practice, too often we only really know about the "recycle" part.

7 Strange Uses For Candle Stubs

Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

From Networx's Katie Marks: This winter, it's likely you'll be burning a lot of candles; for entertaining, for ambient lighting, and perhaps for th...

Is Teaching Children to Recycle a Waste of Time?

Dawn Wynne | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Dawn Wynne

It's easy to throw a plastic bottle into a recycling bin and feel good. But eventually, that bottle will make its way to a landfill.

Rework, Reuse, Recycle: Four Waste Management Solutions That Are Making a Difference

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rapid economic and population growth has created extreme solid waste accumulation, overwhelming cities' ability to deal with sustainable waste management. The following approaches describe four solutions.

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.

Reuse

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.