3 Easy DIY Cleaning Products: Save Money & the Planet!

Elephant Journal

Family Green Health & Wellness cleaning products diy cleaners diy cleaning products eco-friendly cleaning supplies green cleaning supplies homemade cleaners non-toxic cleaning suppliesMy garbage disposal always has a funky smell—I can't wait to try #3 to change that!

5 Thanksgiving DIY Crafts to Give Thanks to the Planet

Green Living Ideas

Five awesome upcycled and recycled Thanksgiving DIY crafts from our friends at TerraCycle. The post 5 Thanksgiving DIY Crafts to Give Thanks to the Planet appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle crafts diy holiday crafts Recycling Thanksgiving upcycling

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Halloween goes green with fantastic DIY costumes (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

So, with a few hours to prep before tonight’s parties begin, how do you devise a spooktacular costume without buying more polyester (most likely shipped over from China ) to crap up the planet?

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DIY Tel Aviv Guide – Every City Needs One

Green Prophet

In other words, she wants an insider’s look, which is why she was inspired to create DIY Tel Aviv. Fun and quirky, this awesome guide leaves the pricier Lonely Planet choking in its self-published dust, though it definitely speaks to the younger crowd.

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Caring for the Planet while Caring for our Homes: 4 DIY Ideas.

Elephant Journal

Using natural products for cleaning will both help the environment and reduce toxins used in the household, which is a win win situation. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness

DIY Eco-Friendly Easter Baskets

The Go Green Blog

A special thanks to Petite Planet for sharing their Easter eco-crafts with us! Tags: Eco-Products Family Green Crafts Crafts DIY Easter Basket holiday Recycle Easter is almost here – Sunday, April 4th!

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This Sierra Clubber's DIY Car - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More » This Sierra Clubbers DIY Car. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference This Sierra Clubbers DIY Car : Comments. Compass. « Massive Crowds Turning Out to Oppose Coal Exports | Main. |

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Want to save 89% on your groceries? Bulk Bag DIY! ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock

Elephant Journal

Want a Plastic-free Planet? Bulk Food Buying Made Sexy! Trash is the failure of imagination” ~ Aaron Kramer, trash artist My favorite way to decrease packaging is by bringing our own reusable bulk bags when we go food shopping. As environmental stewards, reducing food packaging is an easy and important way to decrease the trash […].

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Ethical, DIY and Just Plain Fun Bags and Purses

Eco Chic

Today’s environmentally-minded woman thinks about the planet and those she loves more than she does her image. When finished, you have a snazzy accessory item that looks great, is easy on the planet, and easy on the purse strings – isn’t that appropriate?

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Heroines for the Planet: Eco Sex Sage, Stephanie Iris Weiss

Eco Chic

You don’t have to want to save the planet. After reading Francis Moore Lappe’s seminal book Diet for a Small Planet, a “thunderbolt of consciousness” struck her and she never ate meat again. Around that time she began experimenting with DIY beauty concoctions and herbs.

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From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

The consumer is but a passive user of products and living things and often has no idea as to the true cost of his or her mentality to the Planet. children consumers DIY green living makers making do

Green Up and Get Crafty for Earth Day

Green Home Blog

For those who don’t, the date is March 20, 2013, also recognized as the spring equinox (or halfway to the summer solstice) in the northern hemisphere and the fall equinox in the southern half of the planet. Green Tips and DIY crafts gift wrap Green kids green living Living Green yarn basket

Don't throw it out; repair instead

Green (Living) Review

But this mindset is doing irreparable damage to our Planet – not to mention our wallets and our closets. This ruffled t-shirt DIY is a brilliant way to cover the stain and reinvent your shirt in the process. DIY green living green living tips repair

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Buy less, make more

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) DIY is not dead, just asleep for the moment with many. We are living in a constant perpetual growth economy which is not sustainable, neither financially, for us, nor ecologically for the Planet, and we, as “consumers” are the only ones that can make a difference here through our actions. DIY green living upcyclingIn today's world we are constantly bombarded with advertisements telling us to buy more, more and still more.

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How to Organize a Progressive Local Activist Group

Green Living Ideas

How do you get started in community organizing around a progressive issue that will impact our planet positively. Activism Green Lifestyle community organizing diy green living neighborhood progressive sustainabilityThe post How to Organize a Progressive Local Activist Group appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Up until the 1920s, most Americans were almost self-sufficient

Green (Living) Review

Everything was repairable and was fixed, often at home by means of DIY, because it could be done. Economic growth is not possible on a Planet whose non-renewable resources are finite and almost exhausted and we need to look at a new form of economy, one not based on constant growth.

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6 Eco Resolutions for 2013

Green Prophet

But I must say, looking at next year and beyond through the eyes of my young nephews, whose planet has been so radically altered in the last few decades, strengthens my worries about the future. DIY furnishings. It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful.

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Fermentation Fun: Homemade Kim Chi

Green Living Ideas

We love DIY (do-it-yourself) projects here at Green Living Ideas: making things at home to help keep our bellies full, our houses clean and planet green is super fun and inspiring!

Crafting

Green (Living) Review

We all can be creative and make things with our own hands and with the right mindset this will also be beneficial for the Planet and our wallet. crafting crafts DIY upcycling by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a world that has become increasingly dependent on technology, too much one might say, artisans and everyday crafters are finding a renewed satisfaction in making something with their own hands.

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Prince Lorenzo Borghese Giving Pets the Royal Treatment

Green Living Ideas

One site, Planet Pet, donates 2% of its proceeds to service dogs and sells recycled pet toys. GD Mizar’s DIY: Green Pets. Listen to the fun 5-minute segment on GD Mizar’s DIY upcycling for pets podcast. This week’s show went to the dogs!

Some recession survival tips

Green (Living) Review

With a finite planet with finite resources, bar those that are renewable if but properly managed, the idea of a constantly growing economy is total fallacy and the sooner we come to realize this the better. In the days of our grandparents, and so some extent even those of our parents, everything could be repaired, either by DIY, and many a book was written on those subjects and skills, or by the repairman. It is bad for our wallets and it is bad to the environment, for the Planet.

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Pioneer skills you may need

Green (Living) Review

Reusing is a must because the Planet cannot be recycled. DIY pioneer skills homesteading survivalPioneer skills you may need and and why you may want to learn them by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Often referred to “pioneer skills” as, in the US, they are associated with the pioneers that “opened” the West those skills were also common almost everywhere in the Old World in those days, especially in the countryside.

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10 Green Craft Tutorials to Create with your Kids

Hug a Tree with Me

This Painted Fish Rock Art by Planet Pals are simply adorable. This DIY fairy Garden Craft by Eco-mothering is full of imagination and whimsy.

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Regenerative Agriculture and Our Food Crisis

Green Living Ideas

Our planet is currently undergoing a war with industrial agriculture and overpopulation. Conservation Garden and Yard Care agriculture compost diy homesteading organic Rather than being inspired to change our nasty, greedy habits after watching films like Super Size Me and Food Inc.,

7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Fridge And Freezer

Green Living Ideas

To learn how and see just how easy it is, check out this article from The Inspired Economist on how to save money to save the planet. . Refrigerators and freezers represent one of the best opportunities in your home to achieve both energy and money savings.

Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Open-source and open-source design, aka open design, can make a difference on so many levels, both for the Planet and for the people, and there more that those sixty projects that are listed in the books worldwide at the moment and more coming “on stream” all the time.

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GhostManta: Electrifying underwater exploration with green gusto

EcoFriend

It is staggering that in the last few decades we have studied and understood the vast stretches of space that extends around our planet far better than the fathoms that stretch below us right here on earth. Our planet earth is also called the “Blue Planet” due to its inexhaustible water resources. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture.

How to Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Green (Living) Review

The internet is filled with DIY projects that involve the use of cheap materials, like plastic bottles. People have come a great length in the struggle for a healthier planet, in the last 20 years.

Faster graphene promises quantum leap in solar devices

EcoFriend

Carbon has an incredible ability to adapt, change, bond, conduct and help in building cutting edge material unlike any other element on the planet. Today infinite efforts are being made every day by the researchers, organizations and individuals to save the planet and its environment to make it a better place to sustain life. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //.

B&Q to close 60 stores and axe 3000 jobs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) DIY chain B&Q is to close as many as 60 stores in a shake-up set to impact on 3,000 jobs. The company said it believes it can meet local customer needs from fewer stores and stressed that the closures were not in response to signs that Britons are becoming less keen on DIY. Already in 2014 rival DIY chain Homebase announced that it would close a quarter of its stores – about 80 outlets – in the period up to early 2018.

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Recyclables vs. Secondary Raw Materials

Green (Living) Review

It would be a win-win situation for our respective countries and for the Planet. What is preventing it, I am well aware, is capitalism as it stands, where profits account for more than the Planet and people.

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WorldWatch Institute Aims for Small Consumer Carbon Footprints

Green Home Blog

From Danielle Nierenberg, formerly Co-Director of Nourishing the Planet (Worldwatch Institute) and now a part of Food Tank, comes another list of things you and I can do to make sure we are green, even if this coming Christmas holiday is more about white (as in snow).

Reduce demand, not boost demand

Green (Living) Review

We must reduce demand and not boost it for the sake of the Planet by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Governments and the International Labor Organizations are saying that we must boost demand to stimulate and grow the economy. The Planet is finite, and this is a fact that everyone has to come to realize and understand and it cannot grow. Neither the Planet nor they can grow and reproduce. We owe this to ourselves, our children and the Planet.

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

Greentumble

Saving money while saving the planet. Caulking and weather-stripping around windows, door frames, pipes and electrical outlets is an important DIY supplement to your insulation refurbishment project. the largest carbon emitter on the planet [20].

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Open Source and Open Design

Green (Living) Review

Now open source has gone further that that and will enable people not just to connect and cooperate but to help “save the Planet” but also to create businesses.

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Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Greentumble

Of course, you should enjoy the feeling of having done the right thing, generating clean, renewable energy and helping the planet move towards a sustainable future. Investing in solar panels is a.

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Buying for the landfill

Green (Living) Review

Even after the light bulb story many products were still well-made and repairable, to some extent even by the user in the DIY-mode. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) With a great number of products the wear out is pre-programed. This deliberate limited lifespan is called “planned obsolescence”.

How to design eco wedding card?

Green Prophet

Creating and sending out eco-friendly wedding cards is a great way to contribute to saving the planet as a couple. Diy concept, mock up greetings card. Have you considered making DIY invitations at home with recyclable material around the house?

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Gifting Green on Mother’s Day

Green Home Blog

The turtle may be the best a beginner can ascribe to, but older siblings can graduate up to some clever DIY gifts from recycling or salvage, like an old mirror with a new/old mosaic tiled frame (both available from your nearby salvage yard or thrift store).

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Make what you need

Green (Living) Review

Reuse and DIY from scratch was the norm back then and this was good for wallet and Planet alike. And when such things are then made from stuff that is otherwise considered waste it is an absolute win-win situation for you and the Planet. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time, and that was not even that long ago, when people – except for those with money to burn, as they say – did not immediately run out to the stores to buy something that they wanted or needed.

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Gifting Green on Mother’s Day

Green Home Blog

The turtle may be the best a beginner can ascribe to, but older siblings can graduate up to some clever DIY gifts from recycling or salvage, like an old mirror with a new/old mosaic tiled frame (both available from your nearby salvage yard or thrift store).

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SolView’s targeting solar energy rooftop potential on a massive scale

Green Prophet

Solar energy panels are an important investment for planet earth, but also for residential homeowners that want to cash in on attractive feed-in tariffs. In these scenarios an investment wouldn’t pay off to the planet or your pocketbook.

In order to grow the economy we need to increase consumption

Green (Living) Review

Instead of growing the economy we need to change the economy from a constant perpetual growth one to a resource-based one as we cannot have growth, perpetual growth, on a finite Planet, with finite non-renewable resources.

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