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8 Ways to Help the Environment in Your Everyday Life

By | 2016-10-15T20:17:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Do you want to help the environment? Here’s what you can do. Taking care of the environment is, of course, extremely important. It seems like every day there is new evidence about environmental issues or information about what people can do to help. There are eco-friendly products and new ways to recycle. Even large international organizations and companies are working toward more environmentally responsible operations. Sustainable agriculture is another facet

3 Amazing Uses for Used Dryer Sheets

By | 2016-10-15T20:20:22+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Tags: , , |

If you’re one of the many people consistently looking for ways to save money and recycle items right in your home, those used dryer sheets can come in handy. They are small enough to not take up much space, yet large enough to tackle any cleaning job. Check out these three amazing uses for used dryer sheets throughout your home. Clean Around Your Home Using Less Chemicals It’s enough that

This Incredible Artist Creates Amazing Street Art Murals From Trash

By | 2016-10-15T20:21:28+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Bordalo II is a promising street artist trying to change the world through art. His works are a way of condemning the “throwaway culture” that dominates the world we live in, and transmitting the message of recycling. What a mission, and what an amazing way to achieve it! Bordalo II goes against the flow of overconsumption and rapid obsolescence. Animal suffering due to human exploitation, an overlooked aspect by the

Electronic Waste: Where Does it All End Up? – Infographic

By | 2016-10-15T20:21:44+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

How much e-waste or e-scrap we are wasting every year? The answer is 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste, and we only recycle the 10% to 18% worldwide. Some of the most used electronics that are usually replaced are television, printers, portable devices like cellphones, USB and music players. Although, electronic waste is the fastest-growing portion of the municipal waste stream, because they are full of valuable

Simple Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Home

By | 2016-10-15T20:23:38+00:00 November 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

Reducing food waste in your home is one of the best things you can do to minimize the effect you have on the environment. It will not only mean that overall less food needs to be produced, reducing the carbon footprint of food manufacturing as well as reducing other negative environmental side-effects of food production, but it would also mean less is going in the bin at the other end,

Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen

By | 2016-10-15T20:23:48+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

This is the product of 5-6 weeks of drawing, "Part of Nature" is an amazing infographic by Stuart McMillen about environment and nature. "Graphically and, I hope, thematically it is miles ahead of the work I was doing at the start of the year. I feel it it my best strip to date. I’m trying harder to set a sustained tone with my strips." said Stuart McMillen. Stuart McMillen used

How Would Our Life Be Without Paper?

By | 2016-10-15T20:25:04+00:00 July 13th, 2014|Tags: , |

From the moment you wake up in the morning, paper is a part of your life.  But what if one morning paper didn’t exist? Interested in helping the environment? I read about this project that the 4/5 classroom created. The main idea is to conserve energy and help the environment. So, without using paper, I asked myself, well, if you switch to electronics to do your homework, wouldn't you be

Look for Restaurants that are Certified for Recovering Waste and Feeding Hungry Locals

By | 2016-10-15T20:25:35+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Tags: , |

Looking for certified for recovering waste resturants? A new certification program launched by the Food Recovery Network encourages people to think about where leftover food ends up. Many of us think about the source of our food – where and how it’s grown, and by whom – but much less thought is given to where it goes once we’ve eaten our fill. At home, leftovers may get eaten, composted, or

Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water

By | 2016-10-15T20:25:36+00:00 June 28th, 2014|Tags: , , |

It might look like your typical old red clay house-building brick on one side, but turn it over and there is a shift that hints at a deeper design change – one that is eco-friendly but also expressive in a way that most walls or brick are not. Designed by Jin-young Yoon to be made from recycled plastic and decomposed leaves, this brick is green from the ground up (so

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