Plastics Numbering System Demystified: Go Green

Ever look at the base of your plastic water bottle and wonder what that little number means? You’d be smart to know those numbers since some of them can be detrimental to your health. Look for the number enclosed in the recycle symbol (arrows that form a triangle) at the bottom of your plastic container. […]

Recycle Your Old Keyholder into a Necklace Holder

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, […]

How-To Attend and Throw a Yard Sale: Green Video

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 […]

When You Can’t Go Local . . . Kopali Organics: Organic Food

When is it a good idea not to buy local food? When you’re buying Kopali Organics food. Now we’re not advocating locavores start sourcing their food from all over the globe like we did before we knew better…but there are exceptions to every rule, and Kopali Organics serves as a good example of the local […]

Solio Charger: Go Green

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 Sierra Club/Planitnow Storm Readiness: Green Video

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!

Houston, We Have a Problem: Recycle This….Now!

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% […]

Eyeglasses: Recycle This

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 […]