An ECO Christmas

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But artificial trees are non-renewable, non-recyclable and non-biodegradable plastic. If replanting isn’t an option: Most local councils run Christmas tree recycling schemes. But younger than 3 or teenagers might not mind) RECYCLE YOUR TREE!

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It also provides an easy way to reuse paper that has already been printed on one side before recycling it. From the site Saving money today, trees tomorrow GreenPrint eliminates wasteful pages in any printout automatically, saving you time and money, and maybe more importantly, saving trees, reducing greenhouse gasses, and decreasing waste.

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Product Review - ECOGLUE

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Less than 1% VOCs (volatile organic compounds) • Virtually no hazardous air pollutants (less than 0.165 by weight) • No animal derivatives • Excellent water resistance • 100% recyclable packaging! I love this glue!

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Bisphenol A is not Not Recycleable

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Plastic containers Plastic containers with the recycling #7 on the bottom. Recycling centers cannot recycle plastic #7. Reducing exposure to BPA To reduce exposure to Bisphenol, NIEHS suggests : Don't microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers. BPA is strong and durable, but over time it may break down from over use at high temperatures. Avoid plastic containers with the #7 on the bottom.


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Tags: recycled washer shoes inner tube tires environment upcycled eco green carboard

Chucka Stone Designs

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Name: Jenn Shon Shop Name: Chucka Stone Designs Shop Link: [link] Location: Boston, MA Ships To: Worldwide and free shipping promo going on through the end of 2008 to anyone in the US What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

Holiday Photo Cards with ReProduct

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Once it comes back to the company they will recycle the cards and envelopes to make Shaw carpets! Let's face it, no matter how beautiful we think our family is or how adorable are children are not many card recipients keep those photos forever or for very long.

gnomeclothes and TheStandingTree

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My kids have enjoyed the fun prints and they are more aware of the impact of their actions when it comes to reducing, recycling and reusing. 18, 2007) but I didn’t list my first item until February 2008.


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I'm always 'brainstorming' with my husband to come up with new items that we can make using the recycled computer circuit boards!

Want to Go Green in the Afterlife?

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Ecopod - "respecting the earth shaping the future" From the site; Ecopod is a revolutionary design in coffins made from naturally hardened, 100% recycled paper. The idea of using recycled paper that would otherwise be discarded.

Uncorked and Polarity

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I use sustainable cork, recycled steel and industrial hardware. Name: Cat Ivins Shop Name: Uncorked and Polarity Shop Link: [link] [link] Location: New Jersey Ships To: Everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products?

Unhappy with review

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I have not received a product wrapped in newspaper before, but hey, it's recycling right? Let me start off by saying, I do not just do reviews on products that are sent to me, I review products that I have spent my money on as well. Obviously these reviews are not for me, they are for you.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Explore green design features for your building, like passive solar heating, a rainwater catchment or grey water recycling system, and recycled materials. Choose furnishings that are second-hand, recycled, or sustainably produced. Recycle all your paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic. Buy recycled products, particularly those labeled "post-consumer waste." Click HERE to estimate how many Earths would be needed if everyone lived the way you do.

Recycle or Compos? Plastic Products

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Recycle or Compost? When to Recycle. The best way to discard plastic is to recycle it. The recyclability of plastics depends on the type of resin used in production, which is indicated by the resin identification code found on plastic products (the familiar interlocking arrows around a number 1-7). In general, plastics marked #1, 2, and 3 are the most easily recycled and are accepted by most city recycling programs. in 2008, only 6.5% was recycled.

Amazing Art Sculptures Made From Recycled Clothing

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“The Ocean is the Underlying Basis for Every Wave” (2008). Flesh of My Flesh” (2008). The event was hosted by the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education and all clothing was loaned by textile recycling company Wearable Collections.

Compost your organic waste

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Composting is a way to recycle yard and food wastes back into the soil. Add more carbon materials: dead leaves, non-recyclable paper, or straw. Tags: Composting Waste-management Recycling Don't trash it! Compost critters Can I compost it?


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In more familiar terms, it is very much in line with efforts to promote the “3Rs”: to reduce waste, reuse finite resources, and recycle what we can. Tags: Life-style Philosophy Waste-management Green Recycling

Jordan’s eco park helps the country go green!

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In keeping with its eco-friendly ethos, the new kitchen and toilets will be housed in recycled containers and private bathroom facilities will be provided with fresh spring water from the dam. The park opened to the public in 2008.

A Sustainable City! China Enters the Age of Sustainable Urban Design

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China's rapid transformation period is enabling amazing break-throughs.

Rewilding Canada Through Vertical Farming

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Karl Schroede r November 10, 2008 5:00 AM [link] Rewilding Canada was written by Karl Schroeder in July 2007. We're republishing it here as part of our month-long WorldChanging Canada editorial retrospective, celebrating two years of WorldChanging Canada.

One Planet Living

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In our One Planet Living Communities , users’ and residents’ environmental impacts will be lower than normal ‘by default’ because of the provision of sustainable infrastructure such as renewable energy, easy recycling facilities, sustainable transport options and recycled water.

The New Values of the 21st Century Citizen

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse I knew people who had lived through the Great Depression when I was young. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse means that we will have to learn to adopt some of these same values. Values guide decision making [link] Values guide decision making.

Back to Basics: Food, Clothing, Shelter

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If you like the idea of recycling, clothing made from eco-spun (recycled polyester fiber from recycled plastic pop bottles) may be just the thing for you.

Is water the new oil?It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change. Special report by

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Special report by Juliette Jowit Juliette Jowit Sunday November 2 2008 [link] Wadi Faynan, Jordan: This Palestinian Beduin Family of 11 live in the desert. It's the world's most precious commodity, yet many of us take it for granted. But that's all about to change.

15 Future Wonders of Green Technology

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Written by Urbanist on July 8th, 2008 As the world increasingly focuses on sustainable initiatives, green architecture is a booming industry.

Living Wealth: Better Than Money

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Even with adequate regulation to minimize social and environmental abuse, the health of a market system also requires public intervention to recycle financial capital continuously from winners to losers.

Solving Global Warming the ‘Organic’ Way

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Maybe now is the time to make ours the 4R’s: ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Retrofit ‘.

Greening the Desert

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Illustration by Cecilia Macaulay Recycling of nutrients and energy in nature is a function of many species.

Mitigation strategies for Peak oil

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Reuse and recycle. [link] Peak Oil represents a unique challenge and unlike 1973, peaking won't be brief but permanent. The inescapable conclusion is that the scale and complexity of the problems that must be resolved to avert a permanent crisis are enormous and almost inconceivable.

Green Homes Sprouting Across US in 2008

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Several green home building projects will kick off in 2008, showcasing technology that will hopefully become standard practice for the housing industry.

Masdar City Will Be World's First Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Car-free City

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Landscaping within the city and crops grown outside the city will be irrigated with grey (recycled household) water and treated waste water.

13 Best Energy Ideas (And 3 Really Bad Ones) :: by Sarah van Gelder

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MAGAZINE GRAPHIC, 2008. Recycling. Also: Germany and Japan require some cars, appliances, and office equipment to be recyclable. Energy policies and technologies that can get us on the path toward a sustainable future (plus a few that won’t).

Make a difference!

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Get your friends involved Offset your Travel Re-use Recycle Insulate Use the “Off” switch Control Temperature Efficiently Drive smart and walk more Buy energy efficient products Plant a tree Don’t use a Screensaver Use Less Water Encourage others to conserve. Help us to make a difference.

Save the world

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Recycle. The old adage “reduce, reuse, recycle” still works very well today. Many large waste disposal companies have an at-your-curb recycling program. 10 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE EARTH THIS EARTH DAY, APRIL 22 1. Plant a tree in your yard or start a garden.

How to Become a Composting Guru

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[link] With more municipalities going to curbside recycling, running a compost heap isn’t just for the crunchy set anymore. A companion to the popular recycling and repurposing site Recycle This , Compost This is the brainchild of Louisa Parry and John Leach. Tags: Composting Waste-management Recycling Here’s how to know what belongs in the pile. Composting isn’t just for kitchen scraps anymore. Or just for hardcore Greens.

Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products

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Recycled fiber Has recycled fiber been used appropriately? Tags: Research Paper Recycling Forest Source: [link] Download the Full Reports Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products: an Introduction Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products: Guide and Resource Kit Forest products are renewable goods that store carbon and have in most cases a lower environmental footprint than non-wood products.

Towards a Golden Age? A Wisdom based Global Economy

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[link] London, UK - 23rd May 2008, 11:03 GMT Dear ATCA Open & Philanthropia Friends [Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. From linear processes, which are essentially about fragmented production, consumption and waste, we are evolving towards non-linear and circular processes that have pervasive energy efficiency and holistic recycling as well as recyclability at their design core.

Green Wiki

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683 articles since March 2008 Environmental Issues Global Warming Carbon Footprint Emissions Problems Environmental Economics Legislation and Policy See more. Sustainable Living Recycling Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Spotting Greenwashing Conserving Water See more. [link] Welcome to Wikia Green We are building the best resource for citizens of the Earth to learn about the environment and how to live a more sustainable life. Please join us!

Green Government Initiative Publications

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[link] Green Government Initiative Launched in 2007, the NACo Green Government Initiative provides comprehensive resources for local governments on all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling. Workshop: High Water Marks- Tools for Rural Counties to Improve Water Quality Presentations from the 2008 NACo Annual Conference in Kansas City. Presentations from the 2008 NACo Annual Conference in Kansas City.

Start a low-waste holiday tradition

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November 2008 Dear Living Green 365 readers, What do you do during Thanksgiving break? Review tips for gatherings in the July 2008 newsletter. Buy products that are easy to recycle, repair, and reuse. My family's tradition is to take a hike and a family photo on Thanksgiving afternoon. Traditions are wonderful. Did you know that household waste increases by more than 25% between Thanksgiving and the new year?