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Re-Upholstering Dining Room Chairs

Replacing the fabric gives your dining room chairs a whole new look at a fraction of the cost (and environmental impact) of buying new ones — and minimizing environmental impact is what green living is [more…]

Turning Broken Plates into Tabletops

A green lifestyle includes reusing resources. You can turn old and broken plates into creative works of art as tabletop mosaics. Choose a non-toxic, eco-friendly adhesive and grout [more…]

Deciphering the Seven Plastic Identification Codes

If you’re interested in living a green lifestyle, avoid using plastics. Plastics are one of the least eco-friendly materials in both initial production and recycling. Conventional plastics often use petrochemicals [more…]

Reusing and Recycling Tires

Car tires pose a big problem for the environment. Tires don’t break down, burning them releases toxic gases, and they can release toxins and chemicals into the dirt on which they’re stored. Almost every [more…]

Cheap Ways to Be Greener Today

Building sustainable practices into your everyday routines improves the health of the planet and the wealth in your wallet. To lighten your carbon footprint and save some green, try these low- or no-cost [more…]

Fixing Holes in Carpets

You can save the expense and resources of replacing your carpet by learning how to patch small holes, tears, or damaged areas yourself. Instead of consuming new, unsustainable resources, you do the Earth [more…]

How and Where to Recycle Used Electronics

The pace of technology development means that many electronic items are difficult to reuse after only a few years, so recycling them has become an essential issue. The short shelf life of electronics represents [more…]

How to Establish a Local Recycling Project

Cutting down on the amount of waste generated across the United States is a crucial part of green living, so it makes sense to get the community involved in waste-reduction strategies, including recycling [more…]

Green Gift Giving: Regifting

Regifting — giving a gift you’ve received to someone else as a gift — is a way to recycle unwanted or unneeded items. You can also regift something that’s important to you and thus share its value — perhaps [more…]

Recycling to Create Composite Building Materials

Combining recycled materials into a new product is a good green goal. Made from recycled plastic and sawdust, composite lumbers are much healthier and more environmentally friendly than wood. They don’t [more…]

Recycling: The Last of the Three Rs

Recycling involves collecting goods that have reached the end of their lives and processing them or their parts into components to construct new goods. Recycling is the third option in the three Rs of [more…]

How to Dispose of Motor Oil Safely

The best way to clean up spilled oil is to cover the oil with a generous layer of kitty litter, let it soak up the oil for a few hours (it will even pull some up out of the concrete or asphalt), then sweep [more…]

Expand Your Garden and Harvest Your Seeds

Once you’ve been gardening your own little patch of earth for a few years, you can stretch beyond your repertoire, and add to your basil, tomatoes, and peppers, or even harvest your own seeds for the following [more…]

Which Materials Can You Recycle?

Recycling, one of the three Rs of environmentalism, is a way to convert discarded items into new goods. Not everything can be recycled (yet), but you should be able to find recycling facilities for these [more…]

How to Create and Maintain a Home Recycling Center

Sorting and storing your recyclable glass, plastics, metals, and paper can be part of your green living plans. This video shares some ideas about how and where to stash your trash in your home or apartment [more…]

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