Archive for Category: "Green Ideas"
The Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge: Make Christmas and Holiday Ornaments From Recycled or Reused Products – Angel Ornaments From Aluminum Cans
Teaching children how to give to others is such an important lesson. We should be doing it every day; not just at the holidays. One thoughtful way to help with this lesson is to make Christmas or holiday ornaments as gifts for friends and family. Making “green” ornaments – even better! Above is an [...]
The Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge: Make Christmas and Holiday Ornaments From Recycled or Reused Products – Fleece Sweater Ornaments
Due to the economic down-turn, this year has been tough financially for many. Finding creative ways to save money – like making creative and recycled Christmas ornaments seems like a simple way to celebrate at the holiday in a non-materialistic way. This Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge is the perfect way to get started. To [...]
Recycling silverware into the most fantastic silver jewelry ever is, once again, my friends, Barbara C. Ryan and Elsa M. Mikus. They run an awesome shop based on a green reuse concept which keeps metals out of the landfills. Tempest In A Teapot is a small business which specializes in recycling and reusing teapots [...]
Be a Sustainable Gardener – Save a Tree and The Landfill For the Holidays – Purchase a Live Potted Tree
Dear Casual Gardener, Our family gets a holiday tree every year that we just throw out in the landfill. It seems like a total waste, yet our family loves the smell of fresh pine. Do you have any “green” and helpful ideas on an alternative? Signed, Needs Help Nancy = = = = = [...]
The Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge: Make All Your Holiday Ornaments From Reused or Recycled Products
Late in November I sat at the kitchen table playing games with my youngest daughter and discussing holiday plans. She said to me, “You know what? I bet we could make a few holiday ornaments this year.” This triggered a genius idea between us: what if we could decorate our tree with all reused or [...]
We live in an increasingly materialistic society in the United States, and often take all the “stuff” we have for granted. With our communities surviving a very difficult economic time, it seems important to pull back on the gift giving and push forward with giving from the heart. It is not about how many gifts [...]
Win A Recycled Wind Sculpture For A Christmas or Holiday Gift and Help Keep Metal Out Of Our Landfills!
My favorite recycled green gift of the year comes from two fantastic artists who are long time friends and partners, Barbara C. Ryan and Elsa M. Mikus. They run an awesome shop based on a green concept which keeps metals out of the landfills. Tempest In A Teapot is a small business which specializes in [...]
Global Warming VS. Climate Change VS. Idiocy – Start Taking Care of the Earth and Stop Your Whining and Gossiping!
Recently, there’s been a lot of debate related to the supposed hacker confiscation and internet broadcast of private atmospheric scientist’s documentation and correspondence. Apparently, in these documents, the scientists are discussing the possibility that global warming might not exist. There are lots of problems about the public basing a firm decision on the earth’s [...]
American textile waste, according to the EPA’s 1988 study on the United States Generation of Solid Waste, accounts for over 3.9 million tons of the solid waste stream. Post-consumer textile waste is most typically garments or household items like old towels and rags that the owner discards because the items are outgrown, worn out, damaged, [...]
Fruit flies: my enemy in the kitchen. It is true they torture we humans with their incessant irritation, yet removing them non-toxically has always been a problem. The Terro Fruit Fly Trap promises a non-toxic, and therefore, “green” solution. As a reviewer of the product, I was sent three Terro Fruit Fly Traps – [...]