7/15/2016 10:37:00 AM
Don’t just throw away those plastic pots your plants came in! Here are our six favorite ways to reuse and recycle plant pots.
5/9/2016 11:26:00 AM
There are a wide variety of ways to recycle, repurpose, reclaim, and reuse items in the garden. Blythe shares several useful tips in this blog about recreating her gourd patch for the season.
7/29/2015 9:58:00 AM
When one home-building couple first started looking for sustainable countertop materials, they were focused on options made with recycled materials. In their quest for the perfect tops, they stumbled upon a more cost-effective way to incorporate recycled countertops into their home’s design.
11/28/2014 1:55:00 PM
A simple technique for using salvaged tiles to make beautiful floors.
8/20/2014 1:38:00 PM
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
12/10/2013 8:36:00 AM
Junk mail, old books and other used paper can be easily recycled into something useful. Never buy notepads or envelopes again.
12/6/2013 9:19:00 AM
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
11/15/2013 10:27:00 AM
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a laptop for 5 hours! America Recycles Day is Nov 15.
10/15/2013 2:59:00 PM
The diva of re-use, Annie Warmke, talks about simple steps to take in the barn yard for re-purposing and reducing waste. After reading this article you won’t be able to think about things like llama poo or beer bottles in the same way again.
5/29/2013 11:30:00 AM
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
5/13/2013 4:09:00 PM
Your deck or other outdoor structures may be made of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Learn more about CCA-treated wood and how to dispose of it.
4/24/2013 3:44:00 PM
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
2/15/2013 2:25:05 PM
Build your own space-saving table from recycled wood.
2/11/2013 11:34:59 AM
Turn an old section of bowling lane into a beautiful, sturdy, reclaimed wood dining table.
2/6/2013 11:02:55 AM
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
11/5/2012 12:25:33 PM
Method’s plastic bottle demonstrates in the extreme that ocean-plastic recycling is possible.
9/26/2012 12:30:17 PM
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
6/5/2012 1:29:50 PM
Easy-sew step-by-step instructions (with photos) to repurpose feed bags into handy totes.
3/30/2012 11:36:53 AM
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.
2/15/2012 3:40:52 PM
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
12/23/2011 8:13:08 AM
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
11/16/2011 8:21:52 AM
The shopping website Hipcycle offers beautiful upcycled products for your home and garden.
11/15/2011 12:21:13 PM
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
9/6/2011 10:44:07 AM
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.
5/23/2011 12:48:41 PM
Extolling the virtues of salvaging and reusing building materials
4/29/2011 4:52:38 PM
For May Day on May 1, make one of these 10 May Day Baskets with recycled materials.
4/20/2011 11:38:21 AM
These tough vinyl tarps can be used singly or glued together to make larger waterproof coverings.
4/14/2011 3:38:44 PM
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!
1/13/2011 10:06:49 AM
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
1/7/2011 12:59:34 AM
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
1/6/2011 10:42:44 AM
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/6/2011 9:32:04 AM
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.
1/4/2011 6:52:26 AM
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.
8/31/2010 2:34:21 PM
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
6/22/2010 9:21:00 AM
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.
5/30/2010 5:58:20 PM
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi investigates the greenest way to move to a new house.
2/26/2010 3:30:07 PM
Get rid of junk, make money and reduce waste with these garage sale tips.
4/13/2009 1:29:00 PM
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.
3/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
In the long term, using recycled tire planters or rubber mulch in your garden can cause problems. Here's why.
8/14/2008 4:59:32 PM
Recycled, repurposed or reclaimed — whatever you call it, using old furniture in new ways is an affordable, eco-friendly DIY project.