How many of us have fallen prey to organizational thingy-bobs, use them for a while, and then become, well, unorganized again? We’re thinking specifically about those little hooked key holders you nail to the wall next to your front or back door. They’re supposed to make it convenient for you to walk into the house, […]
Do you need some extra cash? Is your clutter piling up on you? The perfect summer solution is throwing and attending a yard sale. This week Threadbanger shows you how to prep and carry-out a successful sale, and shows you how to spot a score. A few key points will help you spot the key […]
If you live in an urban area or an apartment, or otherwise can’t have a garden of your own, consider joining a community garden. In a community garden, a group of people share plots of land in one spot. This way you can still enjoy gardening and reaping what you sow, even if you don’t […]
Perhaps you’re like the average American and you’ve found yourself suddenly surrounded by small electronic devices that (feasibly) make your life easier. With those time saving wonders come lots of plugs and cords that get tangled up and lost just when you need them. What’s an eco-minded tech-savvy guy or gal to do? Check out […]
Morgan Freeman joins with Sierra Club and PLAN!TNOW to talk about climate change and the need to get prepared for big storms and natural disasters in a PSA called “the School of Big Storms”. Our thoughts are with Mr. Freeman as he recovers from a terrible crash over the weekend. Get well soon!
This week The New York Times reported that out of the thirty largest cities in the U.S., Houston is the lamest (our term, not the NYT’s) when it comes to recycling. They recycle only 2.6% of their total waste compared to New York City, which recycles 34%, and San Francisco, which recycles a whopping 69% […]
It’s been two years…time to get your vision checked again. Afterall, we don’t want to let those peepers view the world through less-than-stellar glasses (and there are some cute new glasses you’ve had your, um, eye on). You might be tempted to keep that old pair of glasses but most likely you won’t be using […]
We’re huge fans of Lush bath bombs so this interesting video, aimed at the shop staff about how to clean it with enviro-friendly products, caught our eye. You can take this advice home with you and save the environment AND some cash!
In addition to the warm fuzzy you’ll get by supporting a small business, some of the greenest fashion and home designers have put out their placards at the DIY/crafty/artsy Etsy. For example, Amazon Creations from Texas took their old game night games and created superfly jewelry. These custom made earrings created out of scrabble pieces […]
2007 – Ireland institutes a 15 cent PlasTax (tax on plastic shopping bags), leading to a 90% drop in volume of free bags. In the three months after the tax was introduced, shops handed out just over 23 million plastic bags – about 277 million fewer than normal. March, 2007 – IKEA stores begin charging […]