Using an empty Gatorade bottle, empty 5 oz. food container, power drill, string, and some red nail polish, you can easily construct your own DIY hummingbird feeder in less than 10 minutes to attract hummingbirds to your own backyard garden. The bottle serves as a vessel for t ...more
Believe it or not, it's possible to make your very own lava—if you have a furnace capable of heating up to 1,200 degrees Celsius, that is. Bob Wysocki and Jeff Karson started the Syracuse University Lava Project to study basaltic lava and give students a hands-on way (hypothet ...more
The P.S. 1 Young Architects Program design competition is always an amazing event. Recently, an architectural firm called Bjarke Ingels Group made this showing at the P.S.1. Super freakin' awesome. An amazing example of a temporary space transformation.
In this video, you'll learn how to make your very own bicycle wheel windmill. This completely recyclable creation which can easily be made from that old bike that's just been rusty away. Put it to good use and make this great eco-friendly windmill. Step by step you'll learn ex ...more
This summer if you are in New York get yourself in some rubber soled shoes, buy a timed ticket in advance and run to the rooftop of The Met for The Big Bambu. It’s green, literally. It’s made from one of the most sustainable materials around. And it’s even recyclable! And you ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to build spinning tops with everyday objects. You will need: round recyclable plastic lids, skewers, hot glue gun, and washers or pennies. First, take your plastic lid and weight it with a penny, then poke a skewer through the middle of it. After ...more
Recycling your garbage is noble, and in many places mandatory. But it also can be very confusing. This guide will clear up the rules. Step 1: Check laws Check the local laws regarding recycling in your town. Step 2: Rinse Rinse glass bottles, plastic containers, and aluminum ...more
This instructional video will teach you how to fold your very own wallet out of a piece of paper. This wallet is recyclable, durable, and extremely useful if you've lost your other wallet.
This tutorial video will demonstrate the process of how to make a wallet out of a piece of paper. This paper wallet is extremely useful because it's recyclable and easy to make if you've lost your other wallet.
There are lots of different ways to make windchimes, but three parts are essential; you will need something to hang it with, something to hang it from, and something to make some noise. This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows an eco-friendly wind chime made from an old s ...more
Sounds gross, but urine is actually the most sterile of our body's wastes, and is recyclable if needed. This video shows you how to do it at home. Unfortunately, it probably won't help you much in an emergency unless you carry around sugar and charcol at all times.
While it is common sense to toss empty water bottles into the recycle bin, most people do not know that it is also important to remove the plastic bottle cap before recycling. Plastic bottle caps and plastic bottles are made up of different plastics, and the plastic found in b ...more
Looking for a fun project to do with your kids? Try making decorative paper at home with flower petals and bits of recyclable paper. Supplies needed to make paper are 2 identical wooden frames, the cheapest you can find, a piece of screening, duct tape scissors, sponge, bucket ...more
This handy tutorial video will teach you how to make a wallet out of paper using: (1 sheet if cardstock, 2 sheets if printer paper), scissors, tape, and something to write with. This wallet it recyclable and comes in handy if you've lost your real wallet. The ladies will defi ...more
A nifty step-by-step guide to making your very own laundry detergent lamp. Upcycle that recyclable detergent bottle and gain a swell lighting fixture for your home! This involves some basic circuitry and wiring of a cheap lamp fixture. You use the laundry detergent bottle as t ...more
Those old cell phone and laptop batteries staring you in the eye? Don’t worry, recycling them is easy. Step 1: Collect your leftover batteries Collect all your leftover batteries. Rechargeable batteries from cell phones and laptops are especially important to recycle since th ...more
This video tutorial will teach you how to make a paper wallet using only piece of paper, a marker, some scissors, and your hands. The paper wallet featured in this video has 4 credit card slots, is recyclable, and comes in handy if you've lost your other wallet.
So many gift givers are mislead into believing that it's only the gift that matters, so the gift bag or wrap can be cheaply purchased at the gas station an hour beforehand and then thrown together in a slapdash manner. But gift bags are so much more than just a cover for a pr ...more
What do these egg-carton lamps by American designer Victor Vetterlein have in common with Frankenstein's monster? More than you'd think! Both are green. Both have bolted necks. And both are assembled from materials most would be happy to let decompose. Vetterlein writes, "The ...more
Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse a ...more
You're probably more than aware by now of the recyclable, reusable tote trend at most stores. Rather than waste a plastic bag, which is non-renewable, you tug along a few cloth tote bags to the store to put your purchases in. But, admittedly, most of these tote bags are prett ...more
Oh, yeah. I was a skeptic, too. A few things are worth noting, though. 1) This stuff is cheap. You can get started on a project for very little money. Even advanced fabrication tools are reasonably priced. 2) This stuff is a global standard. You can develop a system here tha ...more
Great Cleaning Products that Won't Leave You Feeling Dirty! After that delicious organic meal you served, you probably head to your kitchen to start washing your dirty dishes. Now before you reach for that dish soap, read whats on the back of its label. That bacteria killing ...more
From Smart Web Printing to recyclable HP inkjet cartridges, it's never been easier to be environmentally conscious. You can start by reducing the amount of ink and paper you waste. HP Smart Web Printing lets you select specific content from multiple websites and print only wh ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to conserve at home. One way to conserve at home is to have a recycling bin. Before throwing away a recyclable item, rinse it off first to avoid unpleasant odors. Change all the incandescent light bulbs in your home to fluorescent ligh ...more
Looking to go "Green" When I'm looking to do new remodeling projects around the house, I find myself asking, is this Eco-Friendly? Is this main stream America brain-washing me into a "Greener Tomorrow?" I doubt it! Embracing Eco-minded products is not just good for preserving ...more
Calling a plumber can run in the upwards of $100. And the $5 Zip-It is... well, five bucks. But if you dig through your recyclables and kitchen drawer, you can whip up this cheap & easy drain declogger for next to nothing. You Will Need: 1 two liter soda bottle masking tape s ...more
Just as how plastic grocery bags have many amazing reuses if you have a whole bunch of them stocked up in your home, the same goes for their papery counterparts as well. Paper grocery bags are pretty super-useful no matter what size they come in. You can use small paper groce ...more
Is your garage a little more cluttered than it should be? Well, it's time to get organized! And Lowe's is here to help! In this video, Mike Kraft gives some great tips for shaping up your garage or basement, in a neat and organized room that you can finally walk through. Star ...more
These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs. You Will Need: • D ...more