Bike locks can be bulky, heavy, and downright hard to carry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had one that fit perfectly into the existing storage space on your bike — say, your water bottle rack?
One of our bride-to-be writers wanted her wedding party’s bouquet and boutonnieres to be as as green…and inexpensive…as possible. One possible way to do just that is to find an alternative to real flowers that would last longer and use less new materials. Check out these instructions on how to make your own recycled paper flowers.
Cardboard boxes, packing tape, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, foam peanuts…Do you ever feel like half the stuff you’re moving is just the packaging itself? By nature, moving to a new home is not the most eco-friendly, uh, move. But there are some clever ways to make it greener. Check out some of these ideas to do just that.
Is it possible to make a destination wedding green? You can certainly make it greenER. And in a lot of little ways, an intimate gathering in a beautiful neutral location may even be more eco-friendly than a 200-person blow-out in your hometown. If you’re bitten by the destination wedding bug, here are a few ways to reduce your environmental impact.
How cool would it be if you could power a building from biking? One NYC gym uses its stationary bikes to keep its lights on. The electricity generated by the bikes goes back into the gym’s power grid and, over the course of a month, one room of Spinner bikes generates about 300 kilowatts – enough to light a typical home for half a year.
Old catalogs and calendars are often destined for the recycling bin once their usefulness seems spent. But there are oh so many more ways that those items can be put to handy use than just shopping or scheduling. Check out these crafty ways to turn their pages into chic organizers, envelopes, gift tags, and more.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding next month will hardly be a toned down, eco-conscious affair…though they will leave the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. But just because you can’t afford a 100-year-old horse-drawn carriage to haul you away from your nuptials, doesn’t mean your wedding travel can’t be eco-friendly.
Every bride wants the perfect wedding dress, but buying a gown you wear one time and never again isn’t the greenest choice. In this article you’ll learn how to find a pre-owned, reusable, or 2-in-1 wedding dress that is every bit as perfect as a brand new one…and you may even save a bit of money in the process.