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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Before we even as much as consider recycling an item we should look to see if we can reuse it Reusing uses far less energy – more often than not zero energy – than does recycling and it can save money too, our own money! Many items can be reused – from carrier bags and clothes, through to books and furniture. jars and bottles can be reused to store homemade jams and pickles.

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Reusing and upcycling tin cans

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many food products and produce still come in tin cans of various sizes and while they, the tins, are – mostly – completely recyclables, as they are – predominately – steel, they also lend themselves extremely well for reuse and for upcycling. Reuse and upcycling of them came in many ways from the simple reuse of a can as s coop for chicken feed, for example, to more elaborate conversions. Your homemade one won't have a lid but so what.

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10 Recipes for Homemade Air Fresheners

Green Home Blog

10 Recipes for Natural, Homemade Air Fresheners. After it sets you’ll have your own homemade gel air freshener. It makes a fun project for kids and is a great way to reuse glass jars you have lying around! Natural air fresheners. A great scent can change the feel of a whole room, so it’s natural to want to use pleasant smells to create a warm, inviting home.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?

Greentumble

Reduce, reuse and recycle is a battle. Reversing the trend of accelerating garbage accumulation is essential to the planet’s future, and reducing, reusing and recycling offers a comprehensive answer to an increasingly perplexing problem. Waste management is different from waste disposal, and the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra reflects the complexity of the concept. and storing it in homemade containers. Step #2: Reuse your items.

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How to Make an Eco Valentine’s Day Card.

Elephant Journal

Giving someone a homemade card, made with love, shows how much we care. Arts Family Green Love creativity eco card love love quotes reuse Valentine's Day

Homemade Holiday Ornaments

The Go Green Blog

These ornaments are super eco-friendly, fun craft project for the kids, and can be reused year after year. Keep the Holiday expenses to a minimum this year & make your Christmas ornaments from scratch. Just make, bake, & decorate. INGREDIENTS. 1 cup salt. 2 cups flour. 1 cup water. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Water-based paints. Place dry ingredients in a bowl, add the water and oil, then stir until blended.

You’re Not So Green: Recycling & Composting Mistakes You’re Making

Living Green & Saving Energy

Starting a homemade compost pile and recycling waste [.]. easy green living tip green living recycling reduce waste reuse green mistakes recycle reduce three Rs Being “green” isn’t just a state of mind. It’s knowing the “how” and “what” part well that proves your “green-ness.”

Paper Saver – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Australian startup, Paper Saver, uses no new paper at all, not even recycled, having figured out an ingenious way to put unwanted, surplus paper to good use – and we all have plenty of that lying around; I know that I have all the time, but I also reuse all of that anyway and always have. He created a homemade Paper Saver nearly a decade ago before realizing that others might enjoy such a device.

Homemade Pen Holder From Recycled Jewel Cases

The Go Green Blog

Especially the ones that allow you to recycle & reuse what some would consider to be trash. I love craft projects! Checkout this unique, super functional pen holder made out of recycled jewel cases. You will need the following: 4 slim jewel cases. clear packing tape. scissors. craft knife. safety goggles / glasses. Step 1. Open 2 jewel cases and face them toward each other to form a cube (w/no top or bottom yet). Tape the corners. Step 2. Separate hinged sides of 3rd jewel case.

7 ways to use expired spices

Green (Living) Review

Spicy soap The granular texture of ground cloves and pepper can add act as a gentle exfoliator in your next batch of homemade soap. green living green living tips reuse Before you chuck that jar of spice that’s been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren’t worth eating may still have some use around your house and garden. Is it really expired?

A Quick and Easy Fruit Picker

Green (Living) Review

When fall comes and my arms are not long enough to reach all the peaches, apples and pears on our trees, I turn to some homemade gadget or other to harvest that fruit. gardening gardening hacks gardening tips green living green living tips reuse A ladder? Ladders are great on flat, level surfaces, but nowhere on our mountain-side property is there a flat surface: Everything is a slope of some kind, and most of our fruit trees are on a steep slope.

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How to Make Bodycare Products

Green Blog

In my last post about giving green gifts, I suggested homemade bodycare products as a great gift. Unlike typical commercially produced cosmetics that boast a list of ingredients a mile long (if they even list their ingredients), you can be 100% sure that your homemade products are natural, non-toxic and safe. Another great thing about homemade products is that you can modify them to suit your own needs—some people like a thick body butter, while others like a light lotion.

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Green Living Ideas

how much of this can you reuse? You can make edible homemade gifts that will be surely be appreciated more than a boxed cake! If you take care to open your gifts without tearing the wrapping paper, you can save it to reuse next year- and the year after that, and the year after that. Eco Home Living Green Consumerism Recycling Reuse christmas recycling recycle recycle goods

Something Found and Something Made

Green (Living) Review

To me, I have to say, finding stuff and reusing, repurposing, repairing and converting it, has a great thrill attached and that thrill has never gone ever since childhood. The toys that we had when I was a boy were either homemade by ourselves or one of our Elders or “rescued” from found items or from the dump. If we do not pick those things up for reuse in one way or the other they will, invariably, end up in the municipal landfill.

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Fresh Ideas for Home Recycling

Hug a Tree with Me

Over the last few years, there’s been something of a revival in homemade paper, with easy to follow steps available online. You might choose to reuse your old bank statements, or to find a place for those piles of junk mail you can’t seem to get rid of. Homemade paper has a really lovely, rustic feel to it, so it’s great for sending personal letters and cards to friends and family.

Mushroom tray to soil/compost riddle

Green (Living) Review

If we can make use of them by reusing and repurposing them we can keep them out of the waste stream and the landfill, the place where most of them will, inevitably, end up, as recycling is more a myth than a reality. When using using soils for sowing and potting you do not really want it to be too lumpy and homemade compost often does still have woody bit in it as well that you don't want in it when sowing seeds in trays or when potting on seedlings.

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Top 5 Tips For An Eco Holiday Celebration

The Go Green Blog

Decorations - From bamboo placemats to homemade napkin rings, make a commitment to go green by decorating with an eco-friendly touch. Family Tips artificial trees Christmas christmas tree Crafts Decorations gift wrap Green Tips holiday ReuseThe holiday season is a great time for fresh starts and new traditions. If you haven’t started living a green lifestyle, now’s your opportunity. Here are the top five tips for creating a green Holiday Celebration.

Top 5 Tips For An Eco Holiday Celebration

The Go Green Blog

Decorations - From bamboo placemats to homemade napkin rings, make a commitment to go green by decorating with an eco-friendly touch. Family Tips artificial trees Christmas christmas tree Crafts Decorations gift wrap Green Tips holiday ReuseThe holiday season is a great time for fresh starts and new traditions. If you haven’t started living a green lifestyle, now’s your opportunity. Here are the top five tips for creating a green Holiday Celebration.

Eco-Friendly Halloween Costume Tips

The Go Green Blog

Here are the top 4 eco-friendly Halloween costume tips: 1- Homemade Face Paint. 4- Reuse That Old Costume. Tags: Green Crafts Tips DIY Face Paint Halloween Halloween Costumes holiday Reuse Thrift Shop upcycle Halloween is coming up fast! Do you have your costume ready? If not, no worries we’re here to help.

Nemo, Non-GMO Valentine’s Day & More Winter Fun

Green Living Ideas

GD Meg makes her own – here’s her favorite recipe for homemade GF peanut butter cups. Alternative Fuel and Transportation Climate Change/Global Warming Eco Home Living Food and Cuisine Green Home Decor Green Inspirations Green Lifestyle Podcasts Reduce Reuse Special Occasions Transportation DIY Coat Rack Ford C-Max Energi GMO Inside GMOs Nemo non-GMO Valentine's candy podcast Serenbe Valentine's day

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose. Why not do that recycling locally in your own home and reuse existing paper and packaging supplies. Here are some quick recycled wrapping ideas: • Reuse packaging from previous gifts you’ve received. Use old music or fashion magazines that your teenagers have given approval for reuse and I guarantee they will love them more than little elves or Rudolph. • Tis the season of waste!

Tons of wrapping paper, cardboard, Christmas cards and a tree

Green (Living) Review

If the paper is good and clean and can be salvaged then do not throw it into the compost but keep it for reuse or too use as wraps for books. All, in my view, better reuse ideas than simply turning those cards into compost. Depending on the kind of the cards some might be suitable even, I would say, for covers for such homemade notebooks. So, again, think reuse before you think compost.

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10 Green Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Green Home Blog

Gardens are a great place to reuse things you might otherwise throw away. Instead of relying on toxic chemical pesticides try spraying a homemade mixture of soap , cayenne pepper, and water on plants to keep away hungry insects. 10 Green Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring. Green Gardening. Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start gearing up our gardens for warm weather.

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Natural Living Blog Carnival – A Few Eco Habits We’ve Picked Up

Hug a Tree with Me

In between my routine practices of recycling, reusing, donating, conserving and volunteering, I constantly try to create practical Eco-habits to help me and my family darken our shade of green, below are just a few. My daughter and I have an absolute blast making our own all natural beauty products , and not to toot my own horn, but our homemade beauty products are awesome. Welcome to the May 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Moms.

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To recycle or not to recycle – is that really a question?

Green (Living) Review

In fact we are not just told to, we have been brainwashed to think recycling above and beyond everything else, despite the fact that there are three “Rs” in the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra. But when reduce does not work then use reuse and repurpose before even thinking recycling. Though personally I still think as to whether I can reuse the can before canning it. It can also be shredded for pet cages and animal bedding, and composted and reused in hundreds of other ways.

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Green Gift Wrap

Green (Living) Review

If done right other things can substitute well for the fancy, and often rather expensive – to you and the Planet – wrapping “paper” that cannot be recycled and will end up, unless carefully removed and saved for reuse, in the landfill. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nowadays everyone seems to want fancy wrapping “paper” with which to wrap holiday gifts or other presents in.

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Simple, frugal and eco living with children

Green (Living) Review

I shall be featuring them in the near future after I have created some example by way of reuse and upcycling. You do not need soba noodles, for instance, for Chow Mein, and pizza can be made much better at home with homemade dough and your own choice of toppings. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people think that simple, frugal and especially eco-friendly living with children is an impossibility, as kids cost so much money in what they need. But what do they really need?

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Top 5 Green Halloween Tips

The Go Green Blog

Create your own party decorations to reuse year after year. Use homemade face paint instead using toxic makeup (combine cornstarch, solid shortening, and food color). Halloween is just like any other holiday…it creates a lot of trash. From the disposable costumes and decorations to the candy wrappers and plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat containers. Don’t make one scary night turn into a scary future for our kids.

Burgon & Ball 5-A-Day Garden

Green (Living) Review

It is, obviously, also possible to recreate this garden using other planters, especially homemade ones, and reused and upcycled ones, such as builders' bags and such like. As I have said earlier, it is obviously possible to create your own version of this garden – tailored to your own space – with a lot of DIY and reusing and repurposing this or that item of waste.

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Make this New Year the year of the green resolutions

Green (Living) Review

Reuse (including “waste” materials): Glass jars = storage jars; tin cans = pencil bins and many other things; and the list could go on and on. Take homemade lunch to work or to the park.

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10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Search on internet for some yummy homemade nutrition bar recipes. Therefore, carry your own towels and reuse them after washing. 10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy. But, little do we realize that in the effort of keeping ourselves healthy, we pose a lot of threat to the environment we live in. Keeping fit is good, but how do we expect to be perfectly healthy if our surrounding is polluted?

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10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Search on internet for some yummy homemade nutrition bar recipes. Therefore, carry your own towels and reuse them after washing. 10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy. But, little do we realize that in the effort of keeping ourselves healthy, we pose a lot of threat to the environment we live in. Keeping fit is good, but how do we expect to be perfectly healthy if our surrounding is polluted?

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Why Reusable Menstrual Products are Good for the Environment

Green Prophet

Do you use homemade pads or moon cups ? Reusable sanitary products are rinsed/washed and reused. There are so many alternatives to wasteful products that choke our bodies and our natural environment. The environment is big news right now. Our oceans are full of plastic waste and there are bulging landfill sites all over the world. The biggest problem with the never-ending stream of human waste is that most of it is likely to stick around for a very long time.

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Starve the system

Green (Living) Review

You can make them yourself by proper DIY, and by upcycling and reusing and repurposing items of waste or such. It is amazing what people actually do throw out and lose, accidentally or deliberately, in parks, open spaces and elsewhere, in way of clothes, bicycles, and many other things, most of which can be reused directly or by passing it on to someone else, with just cleaning or, at times, a little TLC and a tiny bit of repair.

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Less Can Be More

Eco Friendly Daily

See…reusing and recycling is worthwhile! Rejuvenate your hair and skin with homemade remedies. Living on less might be the last thing you thought you would be doing in 2009, but the fluctuation in the economy has forced a change in many families. It’s easy to become accustomed to buying everything you need and want, but living in luxury all of the time is a strain on the environment and your savings/retirement accounts.

Green Gift Guide 2010

Green Blog

Homemade Bodycare Products. Generally, homemade products are free from toxins and dangerous ingredients because you use pure, simple ingredients like essential oils and skin care oils like almond, olive or grapeseed. Homemade natural and organic foods are so much better than store-bought! Make some homemade lip balms (see above for more information). Reuse what you have and when you run out, use hemp twine, which can be saved and reused for gardening in the spring!

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FREE ways to go green

Green (Living) Review

Reuse your plastic grocery bags We all do it every once in a while, and even I admit to it, and that forgetting to take our reusable grocery bags. But luckily we know how to reuse the plastic bags when they start to accumulate (doggie bag, trash liner, storage bag, you name it). Typically used for items like sandwiches or leftovers, these bags receive little wear and tear and can be washed, dried and reused again and again.

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enabiten

Green Earth Journey

I also eat homemade, clean green, recycle and reuse and a host of other little things. Name: Liane Tyrrel Shop Name: enabiten Shop Link: www.enhabiten.etsy.com Location: New Hampshire Ships To: I will ship anywhere on the planet. Some of my pillows are large and some are particularly heavy (buckwheat hulls). So my etsy shop includes quotes for international shipping for many items but not for all.

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How to Make Your Own - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Wednesday, April 13, 2011 How to Make Your Own Organic Vegan Lip Balm/Chapstick One of my big eco-vegan missions is making my own everything, from meals to cleaning solutions to personal care products. Recently, it occured to me that I was wasting a lot of plastic containers every time I bought a new chapstick, and at $4-5 a pop it was getting expensive.

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How To Go Green in 48 Hours or Less

Green (Living) Review

We can all find ways to reuse instead of throwing away, travel in a greener way like using public transport and meal planning to stop wasting so much food. With a little thought there are many items around your home that can be reused such as old food jars which can be refilled with homemade Jams and chutneys, containers to store food in the fridge and egg boxes and magazines can be taken to kindergarten for art projects, so be creative.

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Eco-friendly and Money Saving Decorating Tips For The New Year

Eco Friendly Daily

The thing to keep in mind is to reduce, reuse and. pieces, wallpaper scraps, magazine pictures or homemade artwork from your. If your New Year’s resolution is to redecorate a room, or. your entire home keep in mind that the décor you use can be eco-friendly as. well as budget friendly. recycle what you plan to use. Think second hand and open up your mind to new. unique ideas like the ones below. Frame It. Look around your home. Is there something that can be.

Too poor to “go green”!?!

Green (Living) Review

Practical reuse and recycling (upcycling) is another way yet to reduce your impact on Mother Earth and on your wallet. I grew up with very little in the way of material things and most of what I had as a kid was homemade, often made by ourselves even. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is no such thing as being too poor to “go green”, it just appears thus.

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Keep it a Green Christmas this year

Eco Friendly Daily

Old Christmas cards (cut them up, reusing the pictures and cardboard as tags.). Vouchers, good for things like “A night without the kids” or “A homemade dinner” These are very appreciated, as I have received them before. Now that Halloween is over, the Christmas season is being shoved into our faces almost as aggressively as political ads.

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