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4/13/2009
Recycling a steel grain bin makes great use of an existing structure. You can probably find an inexpensive used grain bin and use it for a home, office, shop or storage.
4/4/2013
Looking for a great home metalworking project? Follow these DIY patio furniture instructions to build scrap-metal furniture for your patio.   
10/29/2009
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
10/20/2014
A new initiative has launched in response to heavy metal pollution in Armenia for environmental lab equipment that will monitor health risks in mining communities throughout the country.
4/19/2012
12 of Morton’s buildings have been awarded the National Frame Building Association’s Building of the Year Award for 2011.
2/3/2012
Cam shares the "joys" of a living in a house with a metal roof.
3/30/2011
Carbide saw blades last a long time and typically perform very well. Learn about two ways to keep them sharp and effective.
6/22/2010
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.
8/14/2008
Recycled, repurposed or reclaimed — whatever you call it, using old furniture in new ways is an affordable, eco-friendly DIY project.
5/22/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence finds a company that upcycles old yoga mats. Recycle Your Mat, a company founded by yogini Stephanie Stano in 2008 gives yoga mats a second life as an upcycled or recycled product.
9/6/2011
A company called From War to Peace makes “peace bronze” out of disarmed nuclear missile systems. The bronze is then transformed into cool items such as jewelry and bottle openers.
4/29/2011
For May Day on May 1, make one of these 10 May Day Baskets with recycled materials.
7/4/2012
Meeting in person a long time Mother Earth News reader.
4/24/2013
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
5/29/2013
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
3/10/2009
In the long term, using recycled tire planters or rubber mulch in your garden can cause problems. Here's why.
1/6/2011
ECO360 Trust produces sustainable T-shirts made from 100% recycled PET plastic water bottles. ECO360 Trust is a campaign of the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Communication.
11/5/2012
Method’s plastic bottle demonstrates in the extreme that ocean-plastic recycling is possible.
6/22/2009
Find out what’s in your paper products with Greenpeace’s Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
1/1/0001
Some manufacturers that make rubber mulch from shredded tires claim it’s an environmentally friendly solution to tire waste. So is rubber mulch safe to put on your plants, as those companies assert? Find out here.
11/16/2011
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
2/6/2013
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
4/20/2011
These tough vinyl tarps can be used singly or glued together to make larger waterproof coverings.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
3/30/2012
A recycled cork yoga mat prototype gets a rigorous workout as one editor puts it through the ropes in her quest for more eco-friendly Zen.  
9/26/2012
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
6/5/2012
Easy-sew step-by-step instructions (with photos) to repurpose feed bags into handy totes.
5/23/2011
Extolling the virtues of salvaging and reusing building materials
11/15/2011
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
2/15/2013
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
2/11/2013
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.  
4/14/2011
You can upcycle (make crafts from recycled materials) to beautifuly and simplify your world! Have a few old T-shirts that are past their prime? Make them into a rosette pillow! Use homemade recycled paper to send friends and family chic, personalized greetings cards. Overrun with stuff to recycle? Transform tin can lids into a melodious windchime! Have fun and get creative turning your old stuff into treasures!
10/10/2012
Comparing different home made do it yourself chicken carriers for the Tractor Supply animal swap this past Saturday. Reporting on edible mushroom cultivation harvest and what it takes to pick the right disease resistant apple variety.
2/15/2012
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
1/7/2011
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
4/29/2011
The Phoenix Commotion gives low-income people trade skills and shelter by teaching them to build their own homes--from garbage. You'd be amazed at what can be used to build a house when the desire and commitment exist.
3/18/2011
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
7/28/2011
Finally! Design experts and contractors say granite and marble have lost their luster. Find beautiful, natural alternatives to that and solutions to other common design mistakes, including dull color pallettes and overused water features.
1/4/2011
Turn low value plastic trash into valuable building blocks with a $300 homemade press. Free plans for a hand operated press are available. A mechanized version could be made by converting a log splitter.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/13/2011
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.


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