Does this bottle help track your impact or rub it in?

999 Bottle with counter

By now it would seem that just about everyone knows how much waste that disposable plastic water bottles are responsible for. But here’s the question: Does a water bottle rocking a counter that displays how many times you’ve refilled it actually make your environmental impact more tangible or does it just rub everyone’s nose in your eco-snobbery?

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 […]

How to use an old computer to stream media and files

free NAS computer streaming

It’s a great day. You’ve just upgraded to a shiny new computer. But wait, now you have this not too terribly slow computer, with a huge hard drive full of files, pictures, and videos just sitting in the corner collecting dust. Isn’t there something you could do with that aging computer (that is now suffering from abandonment issues)? Yes there is!

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 […]

Amazing: The environmental impact of video games

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A lot of us tend to focus on picking products that are produced in a way that is best for the environment. The people at Big Fish wanted to know how much would the world save if every video game was downloaded instead of purchased with the packaging. The statistics are surprising on how much […]

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 […]

Plastic bottles turned solar light bulb for lesser-privileged communities

liter of light solar bulb

Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households […]

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.

Old bicycle tires get more mileage as upcycled belts

Upcycled bike tire belts

There is no shortage of things you can make out of old bicycle tubes. Though the inner tubes are being reused in so many clever ways, there are not a lot of creative things being done with the old bike tires themselves. Enter Bicycle Belts. See how one Florida firefighter is changing the face of fashion and of cycling by re-using old bike tires.