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Fabulous Fundraisers Use Fashion For a Good Cause

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Fashionphiles flocked to the first annual Frocktail Party on November 12th, eager to bid on a bevy of designer dresses up for auction in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Grandparents: Experts On Green Living (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Going green," may seem like a new movement, but the concepts behind it are not. As we ring in a new decade today, we thought it would be fun to look...

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse: Dwell Showhouse's Ecofabulous Design (PHOTOS)

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest post from Ecofabulous Ever since Jack Johnson turned "reduce, reuse, recycle" into something you hum on your morning commute, people have been ...

Creative Ways To Recycle Packing Peanuts

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional packing peanuts are made out of polystyrene and are now color coded to indicate the origin of the material they contain. Polystyrene takes...

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

The New Face of Fashion: Sustainable Luxury

Jeffrey Hutchison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeffrey Hutchison

Embracing sustainability and crafting a new face of luxury need not be at odds; by exploring ways to achieve both simultaneously, an exciting new era of of design can be borne.

Don't Outlaw But Reuse Plasitc: David de Rothschild

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Plastiki is the latest project of British environmentalist and polar adventurer David de Rothschild, the 31-year-old scion of the famous banking f...

Story of Reusing The City: Welcome to High Line

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Laermer

Here, a town with many (other) problems turned an eyesore into what New Yorkers value most -- a public space that cost us nothing out of pocket.

Vintage Slides Reused In One-Of-A-Kind Handbags

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Comprised of high-quality materials all around, the slides that are used in each unique bag have been gathered and grouped by all kinds of themes incl...

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 ...