Hemp is an extraordinarily useful plant that can provide more environmentally friendly food, fiber, fuel, medicinal and building products.
Like many others who have worked office jobs in the past, I have a collection of neckties – most of which will be never worn again. So what to do with all these ties? Repurpose them – or give the ties to someone who can.
There’s plenty of ways to recycle, or more accurately, repurpose old jeans and use denim, particularly if you’re handy with a needle and thread. A bunch of interesting ideas in this article, along to links with full instructions.
The cotton industry clothes us at a huge cost to the environment. Pesticide and herbicides are used in astronomical levels, as is water and land. In recent years, some cotton producers have switched to organic growing methods that provide a more earth friendly cotton product alternative.
In Australia, we call flip flops "thongs", which can mean something completely different in the USA. Whatever you call them, they are a really cheap and handy bit of footwear; but cheap also means nasty environmentally speaking. Pick up some tips and share your own on recycling flip flops.
Does your school or employer still enforce dress codes that have you or your children wearing inappropriate attire for the climate? Here’s an approach you can take to perhaps change those policies.
Green is trendy, there’s no doubt about that – and eco chic is becoming a way of life for many who may not have considered buying earth friendly products just a few years ago. People are happily paying a premium for guilt free consumption; but is there really any such thing?
Don’t throw your old socks away – recycle them! Here’s 17 handy tips for making use of socks that are somewhat past their prime.
Most perfume fragrances are synthetic and often made from toxic petrochemicals derived from crude oil. There are more earth friendly alternatives and it’s easy to make your own natural perfume too!
The gemstones and precious metals we adorn ourselves with don’t just pack a wallop on our wallets, but many jewelry pieces also come at a horrible cost to the environment.