Recycled Denim Insulation Nonprofit Grant Offered by Levi Strauss

Last week I received two, not one, but two emails about jeans recycling.  I felt so Sally Fields like.  One from the Gap about dropping off old jeans at their stores, and another from Levi Strauss about their recycled denim initiatives. Instead of bombarding you with two recycled jeans’ stories, I decided to spread the two […]

Recycled Book Library Desk. Old Reads, New Desk

Pictures courtesy of Ellen Forsyth Re-purpose is the first word out of my mouth when it comes to the 3Rs.  But,  what about unloved books?  Sure you can swap them, leave on a park bench for other to find or sell them.   But creating furniture out them?  Well, this concept tops my list. Delft […]

Green Mountain Ski Furniture Repurposes Your Old Skis.

I have to admit I am a total sucker for any product made with recycled materials especially the ones made out of products that I thought you could never recycle. Take Green Mountain Ski Furniture, for example, that turns old skis and snowboards into furniture.  Adirondack chairs, coffee tables and coat racks. Get out of town, Anna. […]

New Jersey Gets a New Recycling Website

Welcome guest poster,  Paul Leonard. Two years ago I moved to New Jersey from London, England to work at Rutgers university as a research biochemist. Although unrelated to my job, I am passionate about the need to conserve the earth’s resources and to reduce the amount of trash we all throw away. I started out […]

Recycle Your Crayons Or Make Your Own Crayon Art

Photo by Shawn Ford Updated 3/10/2010 Millions of broken crayons are thrown away every day. Since they are petroleum based, it will take centuries for them to biodegrade.  Did you ever stop to think that you could recycle or reuse those old crayons?  Here are some suggestions: Recycle those Old Crayons with Crazy Crayons or […]

Eating at Wendy’s Could Have Green Benefits

Updated: 12/20/2011 How many of us catch lunch or dinner when we can? Are you driving up to the drive-in window more than you like to due to a hectic job, children with multiple activities or caring for family members? Does the person at the other end of the microphone recognize your voice? Sadly, the […]

18 Ideas To Reuse Expired Credit Cards

Photo by Mike Martin Wong How many of you have expired credit cards that either sit in your drawers, or you have cut up and thrown in the trash? These plastic wonders that allows us to say “charge it” can sit in our landfills for a very long time. Is there another way to reuse […]