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This is my first winter on the East Coast and I’m really starting to miss having sunny skies and green plants all around me. I’m going to grow some potted plants indoors using cuttings, found rocks, and tin cans to re-purpose as pots. I have a general idea of what I want, but it never hurts to get some inspiration…

Bring the outdoors in to your home with these ideas for how to make small-scale plant holders, grow self-sustaining indoor gardens and more.

Source: 10 DIY Indoor Gardens for the Urban Gardener | eHow

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Image of a person rolling lettuce in a dark towel.

Image of a person rolling lettuce in a dark towel.

Almost like milk, plastic is found in all kinds of things. I didn’t realize cans are coated with BPA—I’ll have to start buying dried beans and budget soak time into my cooking (oof!). The produce in towels trick seems clever, too.

Have you tried any of these “life hacks”?


CD mosaic glazing flower pot

What an excellent way to reuse those scratched or otherwise unusable CDs.

From The DIY ShowEarth Day -DIY Gazing Flower Pot


This is a great DIY project to make a couch/daybed out of wood shipping pallets for very cheap:

How to Upcycle a Pallet into a Couch | Brit + Co.


Source: Official London 2012 website

London won the gold medal its sustainability efforts, during the recent Summer Olympic Games. The facilities facilities- from the Olympic Park to the Velodrome to the main Stadium – make wide use of recycled materials and follow waste management guidelines. All purchases inside the Olympic Park and all packaging are 100% recyclable while the disposable products are green and made in Italy.

The London Paralympic Games (parallel to the Olympics), now in progress, are taking place, for the most part, in the same facilities as the Olympics, with a diverse group of athletes competing.[…]

The flag of sustainability flies over the Paralympic facilities as it did during the XXX Games of the modern era, starting with the industrial area of Stratford, covering an area equal to 297 football fields, that was completely reclaimed. The terrain contained tar, oil, solvents, lead and arsenic. The London Olympics were also the first games to monitor greenhouse gas emissions and have eco-sustainable buildings.

Read more @ Planet Inspired: London won the gold medal its sustainability efforts | GroundReport.


Even though this post on Acting green vs Buying green from Eco-Snobbery Sucks restates what I’ve always said (you shouldn’t go out and buy new “earth friendly” stuff to be sustainable)  I’m reblogging this because it’s got a fancy picture 🙂

acting v. buying green

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