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  • 29 Ways to reuse wine bottles
    29 Ways to reuse wine bottles
    If you have wine drinkers in your household, you know that it can seem like a shame to put the empty bottles into the recycling. They're pretty, sturdy and have lots of use left in them after the wine is gone.Some of them even come in gorgeous...
  • Makeup sponges
    10 marvelous uses for makeup sponges
    In an effort to save our planet for future generations, we all must make the most use possible out of the things we have and not be as quick to toss an item out after just one use or not make the best use out of the things we have. With that in...
  • Wooden pallet
    Reclaimed materials can transform your home
    How many times have you seen an episode on HGTV that showed someone taking an old wooden fence apart and creating something new from those former slats that once separated one neighbor's yard from another? Or maybe they have taken bricks from...
  • America Recycles Day is November 15
    America Recycles Day; plenty of chances to recycle in San Francisco Bay area
    America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, 2012. Throughout northern California communities will be joining together to bring awareness about recycling to citizens and working together to clean up their neighborhoods. Plastics Make it Possible recently...
  • Earthspun tees
    Earthspun tees made from recycled plastic and cotton are super comfy
    One doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to know that the earth has too much garbage. Recycling is a way of life for thousands, but there is still a problem with all the plastic that ends up in landfills. One company has found a way to turn...
  • Fun fall activity; how to build your own scarecrow
    Fun fall activity; how to build your own scarecrow
    Nothing says fall like a scarecrow standing guard over a field of corn or garden vegetables. Even people who live in apartments or neighborhoods with no agricultural fields around them enjoy the seasonal tone a scarecrow adds to the autumn season....
  • London Olympics and zero waste
    Recycling and the London Olympics
    As a state-wide ban on plastic bags comes before the Appropriations Committee in Sacramento on August 6, the London Olympics committee's goal of putting on a zero waste event is being put to the test.Assembly Bill 298 (Brownley) would prohibit...
  • Craft books to get started on Christmas gift making
    Five craft books to get a jump start on Christmas gift giving
    Summer has just arrived, but serious crafters are already thinking ahead to Christmas gift-giving. For those who like to provide family and friends with handmade presents during the holiday season, it's never too early to start planning and...
  • Recycling in the northern California garden
    Recycled, reused and repurposed ideas for the garden
    Gardening time is here. Flower gardens, vegetable gardens and herb gardens are inspiring people to get outside and get their hands dirty. Whether you live in the bustling city of Sna Francisco or the quiet countryside outside Redding or Sacramento...
  • Recycled crafts books to keep the kids busy during summer break
    Recycled crafts books to keep the kids busy during summer break
    When it comes to keeping kids busy over the summer, there are all sorts of ideas. Play groups, library visits and a day at the museum are all great ways to spend the extra time that becomes available when school is out until fall. But sometimes no...
  • Recycling in the northern California garden
    Recycling in the northern California garden
    Many northern California gardeners have already started planting vegetables and herbs. But if you haven't yet started, there is still plenty of time to plan your garden layout. Whether you want to start small by planting a few herbs on a...
  • Fenway Park turns 100
    Fenway turns 100, new uses for old baseballs, mitts and baseball bats
    Fenway Park, home to theBoston Red Sox, turns 100 on April 20. The celebrations surrounding this momentous event got this San Francisco Giants fan thinking about all the baseballs, mitts and baseball bats that have been used since America's...
  • Litterbug Doug and Michael Recycle teach kids about caring for the environment
    Litterbug Doug and Michael Recycle teach kids about caring for the environment
    Spring is here with its warmer days and opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season. Unfortunately, there are places where the sights, sounds and smells are anything but spring-like and it's all because...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis marries for the seventh time
    Jerry Lee Lewis weds wife number seven; recycled wedding rings?
    The L.A. Times,CNN and other news sources are reporting that the 76-year-old singer of Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Jerry Lee Lewis, has just married for the seventh time. And in keeping with tradition, the bride...
  • Hen and Chicks
    The trials, errors, and successes of homesteading in northern California
    Homesteading - the act of repairing your own home, growing your ownfood, living using sustainable methods - is growing in popularity as more and more people choose to save money, know where their food comes from, and live in ways that do as little...