Thinking about tossing those old off-white lampshades? Don’t! A little paint, and some cool stencils, can make them brand new again.
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: [ … ]
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.
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 [ … ]
Here are a few companies from the Asia-Pacific region that are making progress towards the United Nations’ sustainability goals.
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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.
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. [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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.
Got an old chandelier in the house that’s way out of date? Consider taking it down and turning it into a stylish solar lantern.
A partnership between Covanta and American Airlines is keeping 800 tons of contaminated waste water out of landfills.