9 amazing products made from recycled aluminum

recycled aluminum chair

While there’s no such thing as a perfect material in terms of recyclability, aluminum comes pretty close. Unlike paper or plastic, aluminum maintains its quality through the recycling process, meaning it can be recycled over and over again. As such, you’ve likely used recycled aluminum products without realizing it. Did you know that those soft […]

Acting green vs Buying green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Acting green vs buying green

Living greener is great, but do you have to buy a bunch of eco-friendly gadgets, gizmos and appliances, or is simply cultivating greener habits just as beneficial — if not even more so? Either step is a great one, but the answer to the question of which (acting greener vs buying greener) saves more energy, […]

5 ways to save the planet one person at a time

treehugging matters

With all the talk about saving the environment and leaving a better planet for our younger generations, it’s hard not to want to do your part. And while people tend to have a “one-person-CANNOT-make-a-difference” attitude, this simply is not true. The world is composed of a whole lot of individual people. Every step that is […]

Epic DIY Imperial AT-AT Walker on a tandem bicycle

diy at-at walker bicycle

Did you know that those Imperial AT-AT Walkers that assaulted the Rebel base on Hoth were pedal powered? Well, they probably weren’t, actually, but if the Empire could have figured out how to implement it, I’m sure they would have. You know, Darth Sidius (the Emperor) and Darth Vader really were pretty forward thinking folks.

3 creative ways to repurpose the old into the new

geraniums in a repurposed wheelbarrow planter

Repurposing is the latest green theme. It’s all about using something in a different way than it was initially intended. Making something old, new again. From your grocery bags, to stale wheat bread and tin cans, you can repurpose. And, it doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a little creativity and some […]

Dog guards owner’s bike then goes for a ride [VIDEO]

Dog guard's owner's bike and then takes a ride on the rear rack.

It’s National Bike Month, and who needs a lock with a dog like this? It looks like he’s so excited to go for a ride on the rear rack that he doesn’t mind standing guard. I feel ya fido, I often times look forward to my next ride on the bike with tail-wagging enthusiasm too. […]

3 DIY projects using 2-liter plastic soda bottles

plastic bottle bird feeder

Confession — I love soda. Specifically, Diet Coke. Yeah yeah, it’s terrible for you. I know this, but it’s my vice. The good news is that there are a great many DIY projects that can utilize empty 2-liter soda bottles. The following three projects are some of my current favorites. Plastic bottle bird feeder There […]

How to extend your wardrobe through pregnancy pounds

Belly Band allows for normal activities and even a bit of action

While having a baby is a beautiful, natural experience, many women’s pregnancies are bogged down by insurmountable research and endless options. And a brand new wardrobe with a 9-month lifespan is the last thing a mommy-to-be needs to worry about. Here’s how to rock your current wardrobe through your pregnancy.

Is Earth Day really still a big deal? [POLL]

happy earth day

Did you know it’s Earth week (and also Earth Month) — not to mention that this Sunday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. But here’s my question: Is Earth Day, Earth Week, and Earth Month a big deal to you? Over the past few years they’ve decreased in importance to me. Hell, I even completely forgot […]

The BEST tool for keeping your reusable bottle clean

reusable water bottle brush

Reusable water bottles rock. They make sense environmentally and monetarily. Using a water bottle that is BPA-free, stainless steel, or glass makes it easy to hydrate in health- and eco-friendly fashion no matter where you find yourself. Unfortunately, keeping those bottles clean is not as easy as it may seem. Enter the Good Grips Bottle Brush.