I am the upcycling queen. Every material is the chance for something new and exciting, and I am loathe to throw anything out. As a consequence, I always have a project I am working on, and one that I am planning. My only weakness has been gadgets, which I am not usually so good with.
It is so expensive throwing a birthday party. It is one of those ironies of life that people end up spending more on their own day of celebration than anyone could in gift giving. This is a frustrating point for those who lack the funds to go all out, or who at least would prefer
Travelers tend to make a lot of collages and albums, don’t they? But who could blame them, when they are setting out on a trip that is very likely going to be life-altering. Just seeing an unfamiliar place or meeting new people, experiencing another culture… it all factors in to how you view your
The kitchen is an area that you would hope would always have a ton of space. But somehow, it always manages to be one of the smaller areas in any given home. A lack of counter tops or cupboard space are some of the biggest issues, leaving people scrambling to find anywhere they can
Saving the environment begins at home and what better part of your house to concentrate on than the one that uses up to hundreds of liters of water each day? Between the toilet, wash basin, bathtub and shower, more water is wasted through bathroom activities each day than in any other area of your
Summer is almost here, and already you can hear children playing outside and birds singing. While there is a great deal to do outdoors during the summer months, you don’t have to keep yourself chained to those activities the entire time. You and your family might feel like spending a couple of hours inside
Spending time as a family is important. Finding something fun to do that costs little or nothing isn’t always so simple, however, especially when you have children who are easily distracted. It is what usually leads so many to spend a lot going out to theme parks and other expensive adventures.
(Bellingham, Washington, USA) The first annual Recycled Art and Resource Expo (RARE) is set to kick off April 20 and continue through Earth Day, April 22, in this cozy little college town just minutes from the Canadian border. The inspiration of sculptor, carpenter and event organizer Thor Myhre (in collaboration with Allied Arts), the ambitious
Everyone knows they should recycle. But many people forget that there are two other R’s in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and that the other two immediately work together. Upcycling is the process of putting together something new by using old materials you might otherwise throw away. Doing this not only reuses an old item,
Reduce, reuse, recycle — the three R’s that all environmentally friendly people live by and the principles that we are first taught in kindergarten as children. But while few of us have lived by them, many are now making the move toward finally protecting the planet in any little way they can. You might not
A green planet is a planet that is going to last longer and remain healthier because it involves recycling, reusing, and reducing to create a safer, happier and healthier environment. Many art projects are now taking on a green or eco-friendly focus because people want to place more emphasis on being sustainable and environmentally aware.
Solar power is growing at a super fast pace these days, and despite (or maybe partly because of) the tremendous economic problems the country is facing, that is continuing. Solar PV is projected to double in the US this year, and is expected to grow 47% a year up to 2015.
Our society is moving toward green and eco-friendly living in a number of different ways. There are a number of techniques you can use to inspire thoughts of green living, and one such opportunity is to create art that exemplifies the concepts of environmentalism.
Obviously the best way to do this is to create art that utilizes green and eco-friendly practices, so consider the following ways that you can take green practices to the next level by turning them into works of art.
Here’s some top green living stories from the past week or so (other than our own). Enjoy!