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  • Easy Upcycling: Give New Life To Old Lampshades – With A Stencil!

    Jul 2, 2017, 3:56 pm By Guest Author
    Thinking about tossing those old off-white lampshades? Don't! A little paint, and some cool stencils, can make them brand new again. The post Easy Upcycling: Give New Life To Old Lampshades – With A Stencil! appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out

    May 30, 2017, 5:31 pm By Robyn Purchia
    So far in this Zero Waste Home series, I’ve discussed grocery shopping and cooking. But I’m a city girl at heart who feels a strong draw to explore my bigger home: San Francisco. That’s why I’ve worked to bring my zero-waste habits to the…
  • Taking Out The Trash: 3 Myths

    Apr 30, 2017, 1:54 pm By Guest Contributor
    Taking out the trash has become a bit more meaningful, and even more interesting, in recent years, though. As with many daily activities, this stems from awareness of its environmental impact.…
  • Easy Upcycling: Transform Laminate Countertops into “Granite”

    Apr 25, 2017, 1:34 pm By Guest Author
    By Jennifer Tuohy We love to hate laminate countertops. They’re durable and functional, but they look utilitarian. They also last forever, which makes ripping them out to install trendy stone countertops a tough decision. We don’t want to send them to the…
  • Companies Making Inroads in the Sustainability Sector in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2017

    Apr 24, 2017, 3:51 pm By Guest Contributor
    Here are a few companies from the Asia-Pacific region that are making progress towards the United Nations' sustainability goals. The post Companies Making Inroads in the Sustainability Sector in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2017 appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage

    Mar 27, 2017, 6:55 am By Guest Author
    By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing…
  • Zero Waste Home: The Freedom and Burden of Cooking

    Mon 1:12pm By Robyn Purchia
    Pita bread on its way to the stove top (Photo: Robyn Purchia) Attempting to create a zero waste home is certainly met with challenges. Every time I give something away or clear out an area, more things my family doesn’t need or regularly use show up in the…
  • Easy Upcycling: Turn An Old Potato Sack Into Wall Art

    Feb 23, 2017, 7:26 pm By Guest Author
    Got a blank wall you'd like to liven up? An old potato sack just might do the the trick: check out this tutorial for turning it into unique wall art. The post Easy Upcycling: Turn An Old Potato Sack Into Wall Art appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Zero Waste Home: Basic Grocery Shopping Tips

    Feb 3, 2017, 3:04 pm By Robyn Purchia
    My zero waste goal has given me a new appreciation for grocery shopping. In my previous life, I often ordered from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries to your door. It was so convenient, but so wasteful! I was always stuck with extra bags, big plastic…
  • sustainablog’s New “Zero Waste Home” Series

    Jan 18, 2017, 9:00 am By Robyn Purchia
    Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or…
  • Easy Upcycling: Turn A Light Bulb Into A Terrarium Vase

    Jan 3, 2017, 1:21 pm By Guest Author
    Replacing old lighting in your house? An incandescent bulb can be reused as a living ornament for the holidays or year 'round - here's how. The post Easy Upcycling: Turn A Light Bulb Into A Terrarium Vase appeared first on Sustainablog.
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