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May 25

Do DIY The Green Way

Not only can DIY save you money because you won’t be paying anyone to do work on your behalf, but it can lead to your home being more environmentally friendly. By improving your home yourself you can ensure that products used are biodegradable, made from recycled materials, and are recyclable. Read these tips to discover …

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Dec 14

Go Green: Sustainable Materials for Eco-Friendly Clothes

In a world where people are rapidly being engulfed by consumerist ideals, the need for a socially conscious and sustainable lifestyle is increasing, if only to keep the human race from obliterating the entire planet. Pollution and wastage exacerbate the degradation of the environment. Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) says that, in the United …

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Nov 21

Why Reclaimed Wood Flooring Saves More Than Just Money

Wooden flooring instantly adds character and a warm richness to a room but laying down a new solid wood floor can be an expensive investment. Reclaiming the wooden floors, frames and beams from old buildings and upcycling the wood has very popular as the concerns over deforestation and sustainable wood resources continue to rise. If …

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Nov 19

Upcycling – Turning Shipping Containers Into Creatively Designed, Eco-Friendly Homes

Many praise-worthy adjectives can describe the New Zealand-set mini-series “Top of the Lake,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, but fans will agree the atmospheric ambiance was further enhanced by the stunning design of Hunter’s guru’s “Paradise” encampment, which featured a colorful, practical and impressive array of shipping-container living facilities. With one converted shipping container …

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Oct 22

Purple Buddha Project: Helping Cambodia by Upcycling Jewelry Artifacts

Cambodia is one of the most bombed countries in the World. The 2014 Fall Collection of the Purple Buddha Project is based on the foundation that we can learn something from the past and use it today to change the future. Upcycling artifacts from around the World from Germany, India, United States, to Cambodia; the …

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Mar 11

Reusing Plastic Chicken and Salad Containers for Gardens

When you look around your home, almost anything can be up-cycled or re-purposed in order to create something new. If you’ve ever purchased rotisserie chicken or pre-made salads from your local grocery store, they were probably contained within plastic containers with transparent lids. Have you ever considered that these items can serve as miniature greenhouses …

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Oct 23

Recycling & Upcycling Used Home Pieces

Upcycling is a popular home trend that takes recycling a step further and transforms common used household items and gives them a whole new function and purpose. From arts and crafts projects to custom-made furniture and home accents, there are many items that can be upcycled and turned into beautiful additions for your home. Below …

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Jan 22

Upcycling Furniture for Your Home

They say that home is where the heart is, and truly you can feel at home anywhere as long as the people you care about most are there with you. But you are also an individual, and wanting your home to reflect your personal taste and style is nothing to be ashamed of. You are …

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Jan 09

Unique Gifts for Eco Friendly Couples

The environment is something with which just about everybody is concerning themselves these days. It’s become pretty clear that over the course of the last several years, we haven’t done such a great job with preserving the ecosystem and taking great care of the planet we call home. What we’ve all realized, however, is that …

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Aug 29

Upcycling DIY Projects for Around Your Home

If you are an environmentally conscious individual who also loves making things from scratch, upcycling could be your new hobby. Before tossing your goods in the recycle or donation bin, consider using them toward these fun DIY projects. Record bowls: Turn any of your unwanted vinyl into a unique home accessory. First, preheat your oven …

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Feb 02

TerraCycle’s Upcycling Valentine’s Day Program

Once again TerraCycle is at the forefront of upcycling and reusing products for a brighter future for all of us. They are ready for Valentine’s Day with a few DIY upcycling ideas. While cleaning up trash doesn’t seem like a romantic way to spend the day, you can celebrate the holiday and effect real-world change …

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Oct 12

MegExpressions: Upcycling Purses and More


I like discovering upcycled products. I found a great example with MegExpressions. The creations are handcrafted from recycled materials (purses, jeans, shirts, sheets). Each item is machine washable and one of a kind and are sold at art shows and various stores in the Portland, Oregon area. These purses and accessories are special in that …

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