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15

Apr

greenmedia13:

Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever.

This is one of our favorites.

09

Apr

Swapdom: It’s bartering with a computer-assistBartering website’s algorithm organizes multi-person swaps, so you get the items you want without having to negotiate.

Swapdom: It’s bartering with a computer-assist
Bartering website’s algorithm organizes multi-person swaps, so you get the items you want without having to negotiate.

08

Apr

Do green cars lead to more driving? Not to worry.Wonks have long cautioned that ‘the rebound effect’ will mean that people will celebrate their high-mpg vehicles by spending more time behind the wheel. In reality, fuel economy is at a record high, and vehicle miles traveled keeps dropping.

Do green cars lead to more driving? Not to worry.
Wonks have long cautioned that ‘the rebound effect’ will mean that people will celebrate their high-mpg vehicles by spending more time behind the wheel. In reality, fuel economy is at a record high, and vehicle miles traveled keeps dropping.

How green is your grocery list?Assess how environmentally consciousness you are when shopping for everyday items at the store.

How green is your grocery list?
Assess how environmentally consciousness you are when shopping for everyday items at the store.

07

Apr

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spotSCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spot
SCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

04

Apr

50 ways to reuse your garbageFrom fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

50 ways to reuse your garbage
From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

02

Apr

10 beautifully useful things made from ‘useless’ trash
By ‘inspiring the world to see waste differently,’ a new book challenges old ideas about what garbage is.

28

Mar

laurajmoss:

LIGHTS OUT, Y’ALL. It’s Earth Hour tomorrow night starting at 8:30 p.m.
Learn more here.

laurajmoss:

LIGHTS OUT, Y’ALL. It’s Earth Hour tomorrow night starting at 8:30 p.m.

Learn more here.

26

Mar

Looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient? Here are some tips to use less water.

Looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient? Here are some tips to use less water.

25

Mar

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticksDon’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticks
Don’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.