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posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. May 17, 2011
posted in Green Living
Recycling
The concept of reusing materials is fantastic. But I do frequently wonder what kinds of materials, chemicals, and energies are used in the actual recycling process. How much consumable energy is used …
posted a Quick Tip about English Retreads. March 18, 2011
posted in Eco-Chick
So neat that they can recycle plastic and rubber into stylish handbags and other accessories!
posted a Quick Tip about Composting. February 24, 2011
posted in Sustainablog
Composting
Got leftover wine? Yeah, I know, it's a rarity here, too... but when you do, pour it into your compost bin, pile, or other receptacle... it works as a compost starter.
posted a Quick Tip about Precycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Mongabay
Precycling
Precycling is really just about buying less junk you don't actually need. Ever since I left my full time job to stay home with the baby (and work from home part-time) we have been a lot more selective …
posted a Quick Tip about Freecycling. February 21, 2011
posted in Grist
Freecycling
My daughter is dressed mostly in 'freecycled' clothing from relatives, there is so much to go around I can't even imagine throwing it away, what a huge waste. Craigslist is great for this purpose, I've …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. September 20, 2010
Recycling
Preserve is a company which originated Gimme 5 and uses the recycled materials to manufacture products such as toothbrushes.
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. September 20, 2010
Recycling
Recycle #5 plastic, ie: yogurt containers and Britz filters at Whole Foods. Check their website to make sure your local store has the Gimme 5 Bin.
posted a Quick Tip about Freecycling. August 04, 2010
posted in Green Living
Freecycling
We all need to be aware of what we can donate in the way of what we, at times, randomly throw out.
reviewed Recycling. July 23, 2010
posted in Green Living
Recycling
   Is recycling or the ability to recycle used as a justification for consuming more stuff that is simply disposable. We live in a time where everything is made as cheaply as possible giving …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. July 11, 2010
posted in Green Living
Recycling
I love finding ways to recycle and helping others to do the same!
posted a Quick Tip about Composting. July 01, 2010
Composting
I remember composting before it was 'in'
posted a Quick Tip about Deconstruction. May 11, 2010
Deconstruction
Look for asphalt shingle recyclers in your area Roofs to roads is hopeful repurposing of a typical landfill product
reviewed Deconstruction. May 04, 2010
posted in Green Living
Deconstruction
Last year I helped a friend take down an old barn similar to the one in the photo on the right. His goal while taking the barn down was to salvage, reuse and recycle as much of the building materials …
reviewed Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. March 15, 2010
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
   Wednesday is St. Patrick's day, how are you going to celebrate?  Wearing green? Drinking green beer? How about we add a little Earth's love to this Green holiday? This St. Patrick's …
posted a Quick Tip about Recycling. March 11, 2010
posted in Green Living
Recycling
The best way to recycle is to just use less!
reviewed Downcycling. March 11, 2010
posted in Green Living
Downcycling
Downcycling means the reuse of a product for alternative purposes or the recycling of material into lesser quality. Most recycled industrial nutrients (materials) lose viability or value in the process …
reviewed Upcycling. March 11, 2010
posted in Green Living
Upcycling
The term upcycling hit the mainstream due to William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.  Upcycling simply means taking something …
reviewed Freecycling. March 07, 2010
posted in Green Living
Freecycling
What is exactly is freecycling? It is when someone gives away an unwanted item, for free, to another person. That item could be anything from tools to appliances. So instead of throwing things away to …
reviewed Recycling. March 07, 2010
posted in Green Living
Recycling
As you probably know, recycling is the processing of used products for the purpose of creating new products.  This reduces waste and can reduce pollution and other negative impacts to the environment.  …
reviewed Precycling. March 06, 2010
posted in Green Living
Precycling
Precycling is the process of thinking things through before buying something. Before buying a product ask yourself, "When I am finished with this product what will happen?" Will it go off to …
reviewed Composting. February 17, 2010
posted in Green Living
Composting
Composting is the storing of organic materials over time resulting is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer or mulch which some call "black gold". This fertilizer is created by organisms which …
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