How to Fly to Paris (or Pittsburgh) Without Destroying the Earth

Let’s face it: Travel isn’t the best way to minimize your carbon footprint, especially if you go by air. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to skip your vacation to save the world. It’s possible to travel with a minimum of environmental impact. BEFORE YOU GO * Book a direct flight. Landing and taking off […]

Bubble Calendar: Recycle This

What with this interweb thing sweeping the nation, we’ve been doing a lot of looking at other options for our underutilized mailroom supplies. And as we start taking in the last days of 2008 (What? You’re not panicked about the holidays holidays yet?) we’re thinking these Bubble Calendars are a genius combo of a super […]

Pantyhose & Stockings: Recycle This

We know all about recycling our plastic bottles, metal cans, batteries, CDs, and much more, but there are more synthetic products where those came from! Pantyhose, made out of not-so-natural nylon, rips and wears down easily, and most of us toss them in the trash and buy more cheap ones. The most eco-conscious among us […]

Recycled Bike Clock: Go Green

In this digital age, regular old circular clocks have all but disappeared from American homes. Just like with handmade envelopes, Etsy has helped resurrect the past. This handmade, upcycled clock seems to have come from an industrial age, what with its hard metallic edges. It seems mean and spunky, but it’s actually made from a […]

Planting Garlic: Budget Gardening Tip

When the weather begins to cool and you start thinking about planting spring blooming bulbs, don’t forget to plant your garlic. Not the most savory combination, right? But when it comes down to it, garlic’s not cheap when bought in the supermarket – at least not compared to growing it yourself. Our local grocery store […]

Making Your Yard Eco-Friendly: Green Video

If you thought that avoiding harmful pesticides was all you can do to make your yard green, you’ve been wrong. And so have we. This video by Howcast enlightens us on how to transform your yard into an eco-friendly, carbon footprint-shrinking paradise just by using trees, flowers, and your coffee grounds (!). By making a […]

FedEx Envelope as Lunch Bag: Recycle This

The innovative bloggers on Make have wowed us just as we were re-committing to taking our lunch to work. Who says you have to carry an aluminum lunch box (unless your construction environment requires it) or kill multiple forests with paper lunch bags? This young lady made her boyfriend a re-usable lunch bag out of […]

Planting Fall Bulbs: Budget Gardening Tip

While it’s hard to think spring as we’re anticipating all that raking, just after the first hard frost is the ideal time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. A little planning in the fall will produce glorious bursts of color in the spring, so here’s the lowdown on how to create a show-stopping spring scene: […]