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  • Bike Baristas Create Coffee with Their Own Pedal Power

    Wed 7:00am By Patti Roth
    If you see an odd-looking trike tooling around town, pulling into your favorite park or stationed at a festival, step right up. You’re in for a treat. A freshly brewed treat, no electricity required. The adorable beverage bars on wheels…
  • 5 Ideas for Eco-Friendly Summer Fun with Kids

    Tue 7:00am By Wendy Gabriel
    With summer just heating up, everyone can benefit from a few tips on how to have kid-friendly fun while also being environmentally thoughtful. Check out these five ideas for eco-friendly summer fun with kids to ease you into your summer. 1. Nature Scavenger…
  • Bring the Outdoors In: Make Your Apartment a Garden Sanctuary

    Mon 7:00am By Earth911
    By Katherine Medlin One of the biggest drawbacks of apartment living can be the lack of an outdoor space, especially for nature lovers. Don’t have a nice balcony or patio? That doesn’t mean you can’t let nature in, making your apartment a more natural,…
  • Recycling Mystery: Is Bubble Wrap Recyclable?

    Fri 7:00am By Trey Granger
    I remember one of the most fun parts of unwrapping packages as a kid was seeing how many bubbles I could pop in the protective plastic packaging. I obviously wasn’t too concerned about reusing this material, let alone whether it could be recycled. But now…
  • 3 Lessons I Learned Managing Earth911’s Recycling Database

    Jun 22, 2017, 7:00 am By Brian Brassaw
    The Earth911 recycling database consists of more than 130,000 listings, and I used to be in charge of it. These listings are made up of city and county locations, retailers with drop-off bins, and curbside and mail-in programs. It’s a huge, ever-evolving…
  • 11 Ways to Use Solar Energy Besides the Home

    Jun 21, 2017, 7:00 am By Jenna Cyprus
    Solar panels can be installed on your home and save you thousands a year in energy. However, your house is not the only place they can be applied. You can save money and help preserve the environment by using solar panels in a number of outside-the-home…
  • Make Your Own Natural Bee Repellent

    Jun 20, 2017, 7:00 am By Wendy Gabriel
    Note: This post contains affiliate links, which helps fund our Recycling Directory, the most comprehensive in North America. Now that the season of picnics and barbecues is officially here, your thoughts may also go to typical summer pests. The last thing…
  • The Latest in Sustainable Clothing: Renewed Apparel

    Jun 19, 2017, 7:00 am By Michelle Melton
    When I’m on the hunt for a new addition to my wardrobe, I generally start by checking out my go-to sources for sustainable clothing — my sister’s closet and my favorite resale shop. There, I know I can find quality, gently used pieces that will fit my…
  • Make Waves with a Natural Swimming Pool

    Jun 16, 2017, 8:30 am By Liz Greene
    After 30-plus years of swimming in chlorinated pools, I can tell you that I’m sick and tired of red eyes, dried-out skin, green hair and bleached swimsuits. I’m ready for a change, and that change just may be a natural swimming pool (NSP). These…
  • How Many Times Can That Be Recycled?

    Jun 15, 2017, 9:00 am By Audrey Holmes
    I used to think that plastic water bottles could be infinitely recycled, that every time I tossed one into the blue bin, it eventually came out to be another plastic bottle. As it turns out, that’s not the case. Some materials can be recycled infinitely, but…
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