Paint Recycling: Change the World One Gallon at a Time

Donate Leftover Paint to Make a Difference If you have leftover paint in your basement, now is the time to donate your paint. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Global Paint for Charity recovers leftover paint in the United States which would otherwise be discarded or end up in landfills. This charitable organization collects leftover paint…

Reclaimed Wood: The Reclaiming Process, Benefits & More

Below is a guest post by Joe Mitchoff, co-founder of Viridian Reclaimed Wood. Viridian provides eco-friendly, unique and affordable reclaimed wood flooring, veneer, paneling, tables and counters to cities across the nation. The Viridian team is committed to finding the best use for every stick of wood we reclaim to reduce demand for new lumber….

Celebrate an International Day of Recycling

Picture a tall mountain made of trash, over half of which is made of out items that are fully recyclable. We Beat The Mountain (WBTM) is an organization, a symbol and a worldwide movement to cut down on this waste. They produce and sell cool-looking eco-friendly iPad sleeves and smartphone covers made out of 100%…

Fair Trade Shopping For A Better World

Chocolate and Flowers If you are into recycling, you’re probably into other ways of thinking green and being socially conscious. Being a conscientious consumer takes many forms, from consuming less and reusing items you already have, to choosing items with less packaging to reduce waste. Not only does this save money in the long run,…

How to Recycle Hearing Aids

Recycle in the Hear and Now Close to 40 million Americans have hearing loss, which affects people of all ages. Among the population over 65 years of age, hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable disease (just after arthritis and hypertension). For children, even mild hearing loss can significantly interfere with development of…

You Can Recycle Aluminum Pop Tabs

Pick up the tab? Did you know that cans can be recycled over and over an infinite amount of times? Read up on aluminum cans in this post- in the meantime, it’s time to talk tabs. While you should still recycle the whole can, people get really into collecting the aluminum tabs. Check out the…

Making Doo with Dog Poop Compost

Sustainable Practices for Pet Waste The American Pet Association estimates that 78 million dogs in the U.S. produce nearly 11 million tons of waste per year. Brace yourself- that’s enough to cover over 36,000 football fields with a foot of dog waste! Most people pick up their dog’s waste and toss it in the trash….

Recycle Invaders

I wanted to share this video by Thiago Maia, a Brazilian director, designer and animator. Enjoy!

Take Action for National Day of Service

The National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place on the third Monday in January every year. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers gear up in events around the country that help build…

What’s With Those Little Stickers on Fruit?

We recently received an email asking what’s with those little stickers on fruit and if they can be recycled. Good question! Next time you’re choosing the ripest cantaloupe or shiniest apple, realize that those stickers are small, but they’re important. Those stickers help you tell the difference between brands and farmers. They also help the…

Answering Qs About Recycling BBQs

Don’t Be Grill-ty Of Not Recycling! That time has come: It has served you well throughout cookouts and wienie roasts, but now you need to replace your BBQ grill. Good news: Charcoal and gas grills can be recycled. What first may appear as a recycling conundrum- a bulky, potentially dirt or rust-ridden item- is not…

Colorful and Creative Perpetual Calendars

A new year means a need for a new calendar. While it is easy to recycle calendars, as they are quite useful for crafting, this year consider getting a calendar that never needs to be replaced! Year after year, perpetual calendars are rearranged again and again matching up months, days and years so that they’re…

How to Recycle Headphones

Recycle Headphones Even if They’re Broken Most people use their headphones daily, whether on the way to work, at the gym, traveling- you name it. If you find your headphones break all the time, we’ve got a great solution for you to save them from going to the landfill (or the junk drawer) and save…

Cardboard for Cats and Critters

We’ve shown you some of the amazing things that can be done with cardboard, such as Luci Lytle’s art and furniture, and unexpected household gadgets. Now take a look at some of the creative things you can do with cardboard for your favorite furry friend. We’ve yet to meet a cat that couldn’t make himself…

Save Money And Water With A Rain Barrel

It’s not groundbreaking news that you can collect and harvest water from the sky, but how many of us actually take advantage of this free resource delivery system? While you are limited to the amount of rainfall your area receives, it ultimately comes down to conserving water and using this resource wisely- something you can…