If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.
Learn how to make a handmade envelope using upcycled paper and vintage maps with these step-by-step instructions.
Papercrete – concrete made with paper – recycles household trash into a durable material that's perfect for heavy-duty DIY projects.
Use scraps and other 'trash' to wrap gifts—and forego the wasteful virgin paper.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains paper giant Kimberly-Clark's new sustainability policy.
Although paper is a wood product, it's not always the best answer for mulch or compost.
Use everyday recyclable materials to create personalized DIY stationery.
Eco-Libris offers people the opportunity to off-set the books they read by planting trees in developing countries.
Some of Natural Home’s favorite paint and wallcovering companies get pretty in pink.
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
Minimize your post-Christmas impact. Earth911 offers great tips for keeping your Christmas tree out of the landfill.
Conventional flooring and wallpaper products contain high levels of toxic chemicals, an Ecology Center study finds.
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
Cam considers the environmental implications of using paper diapers vs. cloth diapers.
One of the easiest ways to make your own newspaper pots.
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
Replacing paper towels with rags is a super simple step toward sustainable living. Follow these simple tips to get disposable paper towels out of your house. You'll never miss them.
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
What can you do with all those useless newspapers, paper bags and Yellow Pages books? Tear them into scraps and use them to decoupage walls and other surfaces. It's easy, cheap--and surprisingly elegant.
An unpublished British study says that plastic bags are a greener option than paper or cloth--but only if you don't make the most of your reusable bags.
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
I learned life lessons early in life as a newspaper delivery boy. Valuable lessons that carried on though life.
Using newspaper, learn how to craft easy, biodegradable pots to start seeds.
Building my own electric car seems to have caught the attention of the Media. As though getting on the front page of the County paper for a speeding ticket in my electric car wasn't notorious enough, now I'm getting calls from big-shot reporters!
These money- and waste-saving alternatives to paper and plastic products eliminate the temptation to resort to disposable for your summertime outdoor dining needs.
Simplify the Christmas season with these 12 tips for gifts, gift wrapping and decor—as well as steps you can take to make your celebration light on the planet.
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.