Posts for 2014

Leaf it to Us - Fall Yard Waste Removal

Pumpkin Spice Lattes, chilly nights, and changing colors… it’s officially fall! One thing we sometimes lose sight of in the initial charm of fall is yard waste removal. The autumn leaves are beautiful and add to the ambiance, but you won’t want them around all year!

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Winter Composting

Composting is a fantastic way to minimize yard waste and provide your lawn and garden with revitalizing nutrients. But composting is a warm weather only activity right? Wrong! With the right mix of environmental factors, composting can be done year-round. Save the environment, maximize your garden, and get your compost going for winter!

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7 Easy Steps to an Eco-friendly Office without Breaking the Bank

Each year recycling gains popularity and gets a little easier to do. The internet offers an array of ways to upcycle and recycle items we would generally consider waste and goods that have lost their value. Websites like Pinterest have created an entire pop culture phenomenon, teaching people how to spruce up their home décor and wardrobes in innovative ways reusing household items. We have recycling at home down pat. But what about recycling at the office?

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Carrot in a Bottle - Recycling for Kids

Looking for fun projects to keep little hands busy this summer? Teach kiddos about recycling and healthy living with this summer project!

Summer is one of the most anticipated twelve weeks for children. The last few weeks of school feel like pure torture as summer calls their name. Kids burst with excitement as they anxiously await a summer filled with friends, fun, and NO school. However, parents often fret over how they will keep their children occupied and active. Electronics are so enticing, but often leave kids cooped up inside and confined to a screen. And then, there is the constant battle of teaching kids the importance of eating a well-balanced diet.

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Mother's Day Gifts : Upcycling for Kids

Mother’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated to show thanks and acknowledgement to all the work mothers perform on a daily basis. This year Mother’s Day will have been an official holiday in America for 100 years! Mother’s Day actually has a long world-wide history which stretches all the way back Ancient Rome and Greece, where people celebrated their different Mother Goddesses. Then in England during the 1600s people celebrated a holiday called Mothering Day. Mothering Day celebrated mothers and children gave small gifts like cakes to their mothers.

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Upcycling for Kids: Recycled Easter Basket


Easter is quickly approaching – do you have an Easter basket for your children? Instead of going the traditional route and picking an overpriced basket for your kids, opt for a recycled Easter basket. There are so many items that you can use this Easter season to create great one-of-a-kind Easter baskets and teach the value of upcycling for kids. Here is a great project to teach upcycling to kids and the end, you will have a beautiful handmade recycled Easter basket.


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Upcycling Projects for Kids on St. Patrick's Day

A great way to teach children to love recycling is to get them involved in recycling. With the upcoming holiday of St. Patrick’s Day approaching, many will be decorating or doing craft projects with their children to celebrate. This year, instead of buying décor, why not change things up a bit by creating St. Patrick’s Day upcycling projects for kids? There are so many different projects that you can do with your child just by taking what you normally would trash and use it to make many wonderful St. Patrick’s Day themed items! Need some inspiration? Check out our great upcycling projects for kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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Upcycling: DIY Pallet Projects

Upcycling is a concept that has been around for quite some time, but not until recently has it gained popularity. Upcycling is using materials in new inventive ways, instead of throwing the items or materials away. Upcycling first gained popularity during the Great Depression when people used materials they had and repurposed them for other uses to save money. Now upcycling is a great way to reuse items that may normally end up in landfills, harming the Earth.

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Eco-Friendly Pet Ownership

Going green, or being conscious about the environment during your everyday activities may seem intimidating, but it is really easy. Whether it is by recycling your aluminum soda cans or upcycling old milk jugs into unique one-of-a-kind bird feeders, you can always find ways to be environmentally conscious. You can even aim for eco-friendly pet ownership! Yes, that’s right you and your pet can go green together! Just how can you obtain eco-friendly pet ownership? Follow these eco-friendly pet ownership tips to not only be a great pet owner but help the environment.

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