Industrial hemp uses

June 9th, 2012.

Hemp is an extraordinarily useful plant that can provide more environmentally friendly food, fiber, fuel, medicinal and building products.

Repurpose old ties into something functional

February 27th, 2011.

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.

Repurposing jeans and uses for old denim

May 5th, 2010.

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.

Cotton and the environment

January 28th, 2010.

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.

Repurposing/recycling flip flops

May 22nd, 2008.

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.

Dress code craziness

August 12th, 2007.

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.

Eco chic – passing trend or an enduring change?

August 1st, 2007.

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?

Making use of old socks

June 24th, 2007.

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.

Natural perfumes and fragrances – make your own!

May 23rd, 2007.

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!

Jewelry – glitter vs green

April 11th, 2007.

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.