Monday, February 20, 2012

Upcycled Craft Ideas

I love Pinterest for many reasons, one of which is the fact that it enables me to find great upcycled craft ideas really easily and pin them to my board Upcycled and Cool. One of the many creative craft ideas I've found recently are these adorable crowns made from 2-liter plastic bottles, glue and glitter. Follow the link to the PaperPlateandPlane blog to find Jeromina's step-by-step instructions. What a great idea for keeping plastic bottles out of our landfills and oceans!

By the way, there are currently 79 current pins on my Upcycled and Cool board and growing! You can find a treasure trove of upcycled craft ideas using recycled plastics, wood, metal and other common household goods. Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Lorax Goes Green

Lorax Movie Poster courtesy

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is coming to a theatre near you beginning March 2, 2012. Great news for kids (and adults) who fell in love with the story of the somewhat grumpy character who "speaks for the trees" and is the ultimate activist.  Even better news is that Universal has slated several large "green" companies to commercial tie-ins for the movie's debut, including Seventh Generation and Whole Foods Market. While some will say it is still eco-commercialism at its finest, I think it's a step in the right direction -- much better than a Happy Meal with plastic toys! There are nearly 70 companies total that are said to be offering an eco-friendly tie-in with the movie. You can read more about it at Huff Post Green.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Free Digital Download: Old Farmers Almanac

This one goes under both categories... Free and Green! The folks at Old Farmers Almanac are offering a free download of their digital edition for 2012 just for "liking" their Facebook page.  You'll receive the entire reference section from the 2012 Old Farmers Almanac and will also be able to sign up for their companion newsletter.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sustainable Living Guides

It's been quite a while since I've updated this blog - sometimes life just gets in the way... but I'm back with all new green stuff!

This week on Pinterest I found a great site that is a one-stop sustainability shop for green living:
Check out their guides on everything from growing your own food to green tech and gadgets. They've also got some great kits for purchase: soy candle making, cheese making and a rain barrel kit. Lots of good information for  every shade of green living.

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