Low-Income Houses Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Low-Income Houses Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

As the world weens itself off of plastic bottles, one woman in Bolivia may have found the ultimate use for those that have been discarded. A compulsive collector of empty bottles, Ingrid Vaca Diez of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, had stacked so many on her patio outside that...
Pledge to Recycle Shingles

Pledge to Recycle Shingles

If you are planning to do some re-roofing this spring and summer, be sure to look into a shingle recycling program. According to the Northeast Recycling Center, as much as 10 million tons of recyclable shingles are removed from roofs of homes and businesses every year...
GrowNYC Makes the Most Compost

GrowNYC Makes the Most Compost

TreeHugger recently reported on the progress of GrowNYC’s food scrap collection pilot program, which, since expanding to 11 greenmarkets, has collected 172,851 pounds of food scraps. The program is pretty simple. NYC residents can bring their food scraps to any...
Pledge to Recycle Shingles

Clean Water, Dirty Minds

I heard an interesting piece on NPR this morning about a professor of environmental studies out in UC Santa Cruz who created a nonprofit called The WaterReuse Foundation to determine why the public has a knee-jerk reaction to the thought of drinking water that was...
Low-Income Houses Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

The Grand Daddy of Composters

Ecologico-Logic recently unveiled their prototype state-of-the-art waste reduction system which they’ve named “the Muncher.” It is the fastest, greenest and most cost-effective waste management system in use today. It puts your backyard compost bin...
Low-Income Houses Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

DoSomething.org Promotes Positive Action In the Youth

While researching for April’s Earth Month Tips I came across a great site that promotes earth-friendly actions, particularly amongst the younger folk. Called DoSomething.org, the site has a few fun online games that teach important lessons about keeping the...