A Valentine for the Discarded. {Poem}

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A Valentine for the Discarded. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Happy f*cking Valentines, To all you wounded souls, Whose heart was full and rich and red, Before the bullet holes. Arts Love alone Divorce divorced hope lonely love phoenix poetry rise romance single status Valentine Valentine's Day

Discarding food wastes more water than does showering

Green (Living) Review

Just in case you weren't quite convinced that waste food is a real problem with real consequences, however, a new study is highlighting a somewhat less talked about consequence of discarded food – the waste of water used to grow it. What is worse, increasing amounts of our food comes from countries where water is scarce, meaning the food we discard has a huge hidden impact on the depletion of valuable water resources across the world. Wasted food is wasted water, put it simple.

Canchuck: Discarded cans to nunchucks

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: In a crazy recycling project, you can turn your discarded cans to Bruce Lee’s famous martial arts weapons the nunchucks. The DIY project kit comes with all the required hardware to turn the deserted cans to martial arts weapons, named Canchuck.

Photography & Philosophy: Art in the Discarded. ~ Kerry Graham

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I mused: just what about this subject compels me? Why am I intrigued by what others have literally rejected? Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) art beauty golden hour photography trash

New Study Will Make People Think Twice About How They Discard Food Waste

Green (Living) Review

Processing food scraps at wastewater treatment plants results in less global warming potential than landfills by Michael Smith (Veshengro) RACINE, WI, August 2011: Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste?

Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure

Green Home Blog

discarded, about 11.2% Designer Vered Zaykovsky, used large discarded magazines along with a round flat piece of metal and glass about two feet in diameter to make this unique table. Tagged: creative trash , unique uses for trash , uses for discarded trash.

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WhiteCrate upcycles discarded cargo containers into trendy spaces

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Up-cycled designs give life to discarded containers. Fabulous WhiteCrate up-cycled designs give life to discarded containers. Sonia Renthlei: For most of us, cargo containers are nothing but places to store shipments that need to be delivered here and there. Once used, they’re usually dumped some place and left forgotten. But growing concern for the environment and expensive housing has caused people to rethink what they once thought of as junk.

Meet the Flintstones: Discarded cow bones turned into furnishings by Ama Darko Williams

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Student Makes Stools From A Butcher’s Discarded Cow Bones. The stool is fondly called as ‘3rd Leg’ by its designer and while most of us might not really be fond of furnishings that have been crafted from discarded bones, it does speak volumes of the designer’s resourcefulness.

Recycling Opulence: Stunning chandelier crafted out of discarded plastic waste

EcoFriend

But, as you walk towards it and take a closer look you will realize that it has been crafted from nothing but discarded plastic bottles, old egg cartons and takeout containers, which would have all been in the dump yard if it were not for Katharine Harvey.

Discarded glass bottles turned into a gorgeous fence for your garden

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Abdul Vahid V: Have you got many discarded wine and beer glass bottles piled up in your backyard? All you need to do to build the glass bottle fence is to collect all discarded bottles. What about recycling them to build an incredible fence or gate for your garden?

Beryozka 6 cottage is developed using discarded Ikarus 280 buses

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Beryozka 6 cottage is developed using discarded Ikarus 280 buses. How to build a kayak using discarded plastic bottles. Recycled Art: 5 innovative pieces of art made using discarded kitchen utensils. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets.

Recycle Group: Renaissance of the discarded as humorous parodies of famous artwork

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But to integrate that with recycling of old dumpsters and trash cans along with discarded plastic draws attention to the problem of waste disposal and obviously also provides a new home to these discarded material.

Spotlight on recycling: Discarded industrial parts transformed into stylish new lamps

EcoFriend

Canadian design studio Castor is doing exactly that by turning old and discarded industrial parts into sleek and ergonomic new lamps that are fast becoming a big hit.

Recycled Art: Yoshiaki Kaihatsu showcases tea house crafted from discarded packaging

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: It is no wonder that modern art is becoming more and more eco-conscious and using recycled and refurbished material to convey a strong message in an aesthetic fashion.

Sidewalk made of discarded toilets adds into Bellingham's green.

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Sidewalk made of discarded toilets adds into Bellinghams green efforts. Recycled Art: 5 innovative pieces of art made using discarded kitchen utensils. Chair Made by Recycling discarded Hair! Most often they are swept up and discarded off, just to add to the ever-soaring landfills. Best recycled products made from discarded skateboards. The problem lies in the fact that such discarding of materials adds significantly to landfills, posing haz.

Awesome green creations from old cellphones

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The staggering rate at which mobile technology is advancing, means that people in search for the best and the latest discard their cellphones in no time. But recycling new and indigenous instruments from discarded e-waste and kitchen appliances is marvelous, Recommended Stories. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products.

Try a Wood Pallet Project

Green (Living) Review

Photo by Kitty Werner My husband has been collecting discarded wood pallets and shipping crates for years. Discarded wood pallets and shipping crates are everywhere; you just have to know where to look!

Orange peel tips

Green Living Tips

So much of what we discard has further use around our homes - orange peel is a good example. Here's some handy tips so you'll never need to bin orange peel again. Also includes instructions for extracting your own orange oil

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In the heat do not drink (ice) cold water

Green (Living) Review

We have all heard, and often assumed it to be an old-wives-tale and thus even discarded this warning, not to drink really cold water in hot weather conditions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Water, yes, lots of it, but (ice) cold no.

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How to Get Beautiful Hair without Destroying the Planet. 

Elephant Journal

When we toss out that shampoo bottle, we could be discarding enough shampoo to last at least a couple of washes. A shampoo bar can be used to the last bit. Most are fairly large in size, so you can also cut. Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green beauty routine clean hair eco-friendly essential oils go green natural products plastic recycle reuse shampoo bar

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Anger is Beautiful.

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When somebody becomes angry their, often valid, points are immediately discarded. The causes for anger remain unaddressed, and the person is punished for. Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today anger emotions guilt shame

If You Want to Stop Wasting Water and Energy, Stop Wasting Food

Green (Living) Review

In the United States, 40 percent of the food grown each year is discarded uneaten. Once buried in a landfill, discarded food decomposes anaerobically and creates methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

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Reshtki Reclaimed Furniture

Green Furniture Home Design

Based in Poland and started by Sara Podwysocka and Maria Ostrowska, Reshtki is a design studio that prides itself on creating beautifully designed, eco-friendly furniture from discarded materials.

Don't Waste Unwanted Gifts

Green Living Tips

An Australian charity estimates the value of last year's discarded/unwanted Christmas gifts was more than $750 million - that's a lot of money for such a small country and represents a big impact on the environment. The damage done, these unwanted gifts shouldn't go to waste

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Change your shopping habits to reduce food waste

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In a qualitative investigation that Ligon conducted , she tracked shopping and food preparation patterns, interviewed participants, and followed food diaries in order to “understand how people acquire, prepare, consume, and discard food."

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What’s the World’s Largest Bird Feeder? You’ll Never Guess

Nature Conservancy - Science

Around the world, more than 60 billion pounds of fish per year are discarded by commercial fishing enterprises. A large proportion of discarded fish is consumed by seabirds, many of which (like gulls) are adapted to a scavenging lifestyle. Fish may be discarded for several reasons.

Recycle your toothbrush

Green Living Tips

It may sound icky, but given the tens of thousands of tons of toothbrushes discarded each year, more attention needs to be paid to recycling and repurposing these common household items

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Cloth menstrual pads

Green Living Tips

20 billions menstrual pads and tampons are discarded each year - just in the USA. In this article, Kelley from Many Moon Alternatives outlines the benefits of cloth menstrual pads, a more environmentally friendly and economical alternative to disposable products

We’re Wasted, but it’s Not What you Think.

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A North-American couple spent six months living of only food that has been thrown away or discarded. Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only conscious eating documentary environement food waste food waste movie just eat it lefovers reduce food faste

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Gourmet Weeds

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Katrina looks at the wide range of weeds many people pull up and discard - some with medicinal benefits, others packed full of nutrients. Foraging for wild food provides a huge range of delectable delights as well as bringing us closer to nature and more in tune with the seasons.

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Duck to the Rescue!

10,000 Birds

Please make sure that when you discard the plastic that binds six-packs of beverages together that you cut the loops open, otherwise you force ducks to rescue each other. And there are only so many hero ducks. Hat-tip to Mike McDowell. Asides

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NYC will get its first zero-waste store this spring, thanks to Lauren Singer

Green (Living) Review

Together with Daniel Silverstein, a fashion designer who utilizes discarded fabric to make clothes, she is opening a pop-up zero-waste store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from May till July.

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Wooden chopstick as dibblet

Green (Living) Review

Sure, you can use simply tweezers to pull out seedlings to thin out the flat (or the pot) in which you have them growing, and discarding those you have pulled out. And it is here where those discarded wooden chopsticks come in, or at least one of them.

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How to Host a Not-your-Average Ugly Sweater Party.

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I am a huge fan of the traditional Ugly Sweater Party and its origins in celebrating the holidays with upcycled discarded items. Recycling, good friends, music, laughter, creativity—what's not to like? Ecofashion Editor's Picks Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) charity christmas in july clothing swap donate donating to charity donation

Simple Chamomile and Rose Water Face Toner

Hug a Tree with Me

This simple natural toner is awesome at balancing the oil and hydration of the skin on your face. It contains just two ingredients; natural astringent rose oil and calming, anti-irritation chamomile tea.

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Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Green (Living) Review

trillion plastic bottles , give or take -- and the discarded material can be transformed into a product that dramatically improves everyday life for Ecuadorians. Not all roofs are created equal.

Paper Saver – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Paper Saver is – probably – the most eco-friendly notebook ever The Paper Saver comes without paper inside, because it's meant to be stuffed with old, discarded printouts from your home office.

Give Your Christmas Tree A Second Life!

Environmental News Network

Use Discarded Branches To Make “Natural” Bird Feeders. Discarded Trees Can Be Used To Prevent Erosion. States like Louisiana and New Jersey use discarded trees to prevent erosion from the Ocean. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean your tree has outlived its usefulness.

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Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Green (Living) Review

This unfortunate reality has spurred many to get creative with the discarded byproducts of society. These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes.