upcycled furniture

10 Repurposed (or Upcycled) Furniture Ideas to Give Your Home a Fresh Look in the New Year

The new year is an excellent time to refresh and remodel areas around your home, giving it a fresh start. When you make a change, you don’t have to get rid of everything — you can repurpose and upcycle old furniture to create new items. Old cabinets, drawers and larger pieces are blank canvases for […]

upcycled furniture

10 Everyday Products Made From Recycled Materials

Utilizing products made from recycled materials helps to reduce waste by giving old materials a new life, rather than sending them to landfills. This helps to conserve natural resources and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing new products. Additionally, using products made from recycled materials can also help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas […]

biofriendly resolutions

10 Biofriendly Resolutions You’ll Want (and Be Able) to Keep

While people typically make (and let’s be honest, break) resolutions around this time of year, we have some biofriendly resolutions you’ll want to make and keep this New Year. These aren’t tasks you’ll find difficult to complete, nor are they goals too lofty to accomplish. In fact, I think you’ll be able to easily incorporate […]

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5 Ways Governments and Businesses Can Work Together in Creating a More Sustainable Future

Individual eco-awareness is growing: reusing, thrifting, going zero-waste…but how can “the big players” contribute to sustainability trends? Here are five actionable strategies governments and businesses can implement to increase their environmental efficiency. Combined Public-Private Efforts Collaboration between the public and private sectors can directly lead to greater sustainability. Government agencies can incentivize private businesses and […]

Buy Well, Buy Once

Buy Well, Buy Once: How to Make Planet-Friendly Purchases

Most of us are aware of the need to reduce waste. But while we may diligently sort, recycle and donate goods for reuse, these efforts only go so far. We need to make planet-friendly purchases because, with the continuing popularity for fast fashion, over-packaged products and cheap electronics, the issue of global waste remains problematic. […]

Cut down on junk mail | Tuesday Tip

The production of junk mail has the same carbon footprint as 9 million vehicles, and the energy used to produce it could heat 250,000 homes for one day.

Observe an Eco-Sabbath | Tuesday Tip

An electronic sabbatical something everyone can use! Make sure to take the time off from staring at those screens.

eco-friendly remodeling

How Can Remodeling Be Made Eco-Friendly?

Remodeling can be an exciting time for a homeowner. It’s a chance to upgrade your home with new features and improve your special place. But have you ever considered ways you can take remodeling and make it better for the environment? When you choose to remodel, you’re already making an environmentally conscious choice. Using the […]

Borrow and share with friends | Tuesday Tip

There are so many online resources where everything can be borrowed or shared through verified lenders, and even libraries are expanding well beyond books and media.

sustainable travel

7 Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly While Traveling

Are you looking to travel more responsibly this year? Then, check out these ten ways to be more eco-friendly and responsible while traveling!  From reducing your waste to choosing sustainable transportation, there are many ways to make your travels more sustainable. Read on for tips on how to make a difference while exploring the world. […]