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  • Repurposed swimming pool from a dumpster
    Extreme upcycling: How a dumpster becomes a classy cargotechture swimming pool
    It’s an upcycle you probably haven’t thought of, despite Gregory Kloehn’s successful conversion of an NYC dumpster into a “Dumpster Home” last year. His conversion -- which when it came down to it, was fully...
  • Cigarette butt waste -- gross...and sad
    Cigarette butts that become trees and flowers: Beneficial or detrimental?
    That smoking is harmful goes without saying: What many do not know is that cigarette butt waste continues to cause harm after it is flicked away carelessly. The toxic, non-biodegradable remnants of cigarettes contribute to approximately 1.69...
  • Reinventing Relationships
    Reinventing Relationships
    My friend Natalie and I recently viewed the wonderful work of a local Old Westbury artist- Richard Gachot. His sculptures are reused materials which had been discarded and recycled into delightful and whimsical pieces. Through his creativity, he...
  • Unilever brightFuture initiative
    It is fashionable and easy to recycle thanks to Unilever brightFuture initiative
    Recently last week, TV personality, beauty and fashion expert Jeannie Mai started working with Unilever’s brightFuture initiative and talks about summer trends and tips. Unilever recently announced the launch of “Rinse. Recycle....
  • How to celebrate World Environment Day all year round , Part 2
    How to celebrate World Environment Day all year round, Part 2
    In Part 1 of this special series, we focused on the purpose of the annual World Environment Day (WED) and a few ways to observe the upcoming event not just on June 5, but throughout the year.Here are a dozen more specific and effective ways you...
  • Free Electronic Recycle Event
    Free electronics recycling and Earth Day activities in St. Charles County
    Bring your old, broken, or unused electronics, and turn them in at no charge. St. Charles County invites you to come and recycle your electronics for free during an Earth Day event. The "Reduce Reuse Recycle Plant Preserve Nature" will...
  • Composting with Horse Manure
    Composting with Horse Manure
    The great thing about having horses and cleaning stalls daily, is not lacking in material for a compost pile.We utilize a large heap or pile method, because we add a manure cart per day during the winter and turn with a tractor.Our compost is...
  • Recycling -  Tire gardening
    Recycling - Tire gardening
    Keeping our plant healthy is a key goal and reusing something for a different purpose is just one place we can start. There are a lot of cars on the roads and they all use tires, however disposing of tires can be difficult and expensive. Utilizing...
  • Kuttlefish, Inc.
    Kuttlefish, Inc. launches recycled/upcycled marketplace
    Kuttlefish, Inc. announced the official launch of its online community and marketplace for goods made of reused, recycled, and upcycled materials.The Kuttlefish.com marketplace offers consumers an online shopping option that guarantees social good...
  • Learn the green way of living at the Florida Earth Festival
    Learn the green way of living at the Florida Earth Festival
    Earth Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than by planning to attend the second annual Florida Earth Festival at University Woodlands Park (2601 St. Andrews Blvd.) in Boca Raton on April 18th and 19th.The two-day...
  • Starting seeds indoors
    What you need for starting seeds indoors
    Even though temperatures are breaking low records and snow and ice abound on the outside, it is the time of year to think of starting seeds indoors. If you are in an area that does not currently have those conditions, you might be able to skip...
  • Garbage landfill
    Seattle hands out the red tag of shame for residents who fail to recycle compost
    According to a Monday story on NPR, the city of Seattle has just enacted one of the stranger recycling laws in the country. While many communities now provide a separate garbage bin for recycle materials, such as paper, plastic, and metal, Seattle...
  • Reuse and repurpose empty plastic bottles
    Reuse and repurpose empty plastic bottles
    Plastic bottles seem to be everywhere, and if not recycled, end up clogging landfills. Here are a few ideas on how to reuse and repurpose them.Fill 3/4 full of water and freeze. Filling 3/4 full will allow the ice to expand without breaking the...
  • Clever recycle tips from everyday objects for your office
    Clever recycle tips from everyday objects for your office
    It is amazing when people can create new objects from stuff laying around, and it is also admirable when useful objects come from out of the ether. We appreciate both of these genius ideas and we think you will find some things to admire yourself...
  • EPA National Electronics Challenge: e-Cycle old electronic devices
    EPA National Electronics Challenge: e-Cycle old electronic devices
    The Environmental Protection Agency has launched and initiative urging Americans to “e-Cycle” their old electronic devices this holiday season rather than simply throwing them away. With electronics being made from resources, metals...
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