Posts tagged sustainability

Win a pair of eco-friendly Swiftwick SUSTAIN socks
Before you even begin to talk about shoes, you’ve got to talk about socks. That’s where U.S. based Swiftwick comes in. And with their new Sustain socks, performance footwear is more eco-friendly than ever!
Enter to win your own pair of Swiftwick Sustain socks. We’re giving 5 pair away to 5 separate winners! You can enter from now (Monday, April 15th) through 11:59pm on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd.
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Win a pair of eco-friendly Swiftwick SUSTAIN socks

Before you even begin to talk about shoes, you’ve got to talk about socks. That’s where U.S. based Swiftwick comes in. And with their new Sustain socks, performance footwear is more eco-friendly than ever!

Enter to win your own pair of Swiftwick Sustain socks. We’re giving 5 pair away to 5 separate winners! You can enter from now (Monday, April 15th) through 11:59pm on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd.

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Epicstoke: Wallets & bags from upcycled highway signs
Ever wonder what happens to all of those highway billboard signs that you seem to see every half-mile on U.S. interstates?
Well, as it turns out, that vinyl translates into pretty epic products to get stoked about.

Epicstoke: Wallets & bags from upcycled highway signs

Ever wonder what happens to all of those highway billboard signs that you seem to see every half-mile on U.S. interstates?

Well, as it turns out, that vinyl translates into pretty epic products to get stoked about.

theyoungsocialist:

It doesn’t matter how little space you have, there is always space for growing!

Nice job, Park Tool!

Shout out to Park Tool. Yesterday our editor-in-chief spoke with them regarding a warranty issue on one of their bicycle scales he was having a problem with and they said, “If you promise to recycle it, you won’t have to bother with sending it back, and we’ll just send you a new one.”

They said that not knowing they were talking to a green digital media editor.

Excellent customer service and gentle encouragement to reduce e-waste. Keep it up!

How to make the most of second hand kids clothes
No matter where you find them, second hand clothes all have their share of tell-tale signs that they’ve been worn and loved before.
Luckily, clothes aren’t only good for wearing, they’re so easy to upcycle too.

How to make the most of second hand kids clothes

No matter where you find them, second hand clothes all have their share of tell-tale signs that they’ve been worn and loved before.

Luckily, clothes aren’t only good for wearing, they’re so easy to upcycle too.

How much water are you really using? Many of us have low flow shower heads and our toilets are using less water, but how does that compare to the water that goes into the things we use and consume every day?

How much water are you really using? Many of us have low flow shower heads and our toilets are using less water, but how does that compare to the water that goes into the things we use and consume every day?

How to make a liquor bottle lamp for $10
Want to add some upcycled style to your home bar?
How about reclaim the waste from your local pub to turn a personal profit?
Either way, this DIY liquor bottle lamp project is a simple and creative way to do both.

How to make a liquor bottle lamp for $10

Want to add some upcycled style to your home bar?

How about reclaim the waste from your local pub to turn a personal profit?

Either way, this DIY liquor bottle lamp project is a simple and creative way to do both.

mothernaturenetwork:

Politician apologizes for saying bike riders pollute the environment
Cyclists have “increased heart rate and respiration,” resulting in more CO2 emissions, said Republican Ed Orcutt.

mothernaturenetwork:

Politician apologizes for saying bike riders pollute the environment

Cyclists have “increased heart rate and respiration,” resulting in more CO2 emissions, said Republican Ed Orcutt.

Geek chic: DIY R2D2 high heels
Geeks can be fashionistas too.
The Instructables author of this DIY project says,
“These R2D2 shoes are the hottest thing this side of Tatooine and they’re cooler than Hoth.
The wide heel of these shoes was removed and replaced with a steel bolt to provide strength and support, but at a fraction of the size. An R2D2 toy covers the heel bolt, and the toes have been decorated with lenses, blue accents, and a blinking red LED to let everyone know just how this droid rolls.”
This project, while epic and totally awesome, will take more than the average DIY femme. Why? Because, in addition to others, the tools list includes:
MIG welder
soldering iron
propane torch
rotary tool
electric drill
Nevertheless, what better way to man your R2D2 barbecue grill or implement some Storm Trooper rodent controlthan in these high heels? May the force be with you.

Geek chic: DIY R2D2 high heels

Geeks can be fashionistas too.

The Instructables author of this DIY project says,

“These R2D2 shoes are the hottest thing this side of Tatooine and they’re cooler than Hoth.

The wide heel of these shoes was removed and replaced with a steel bolt to provide strength and support, but at a fraction of the size. An R2D2 toy covers the heel bolt, and the toes have been decorated with lenses, blue accents, and a blinking red LED to let everyone know just how this droid rolls.”

This project, while epic and totally awesome, will take more than the average DIY femme. Why? Because, in addition to others, the tools list includes:

  • MIG welder
  • soldering iron
  • propane torch
  • rotary tool
  • electric drill

Nevertheless, what better way to man your R2D2 barbecue grill or implement some Storm Trooper rodent controlthan in these high heels? May the force be with you.

Turn a wine bottle into a hummingbird feeder
Winter’s grip may be at full strength, but the gradual warmth of spring is just around the corner.
Go ahead and polish off a few bottles of booze to prepare your yard or balcony for your feathered friends that return with that warmth.
We’ve talked about all kinds of clever uses for empty wine bottles before, but turning one into a bird feeder is a worthy addition to that list.

Turn a wine bottle into a hummingbird feeder

Winter’s grip may be at full strength, but the gradual warmth of spring is just around the corner.

Go ahead and polish off a few bottles of booze to prepare your yard or balcony for your feathered friends that return with that warmth.

We’ve talked about all kinds of clever uses for empty wine bottles before, but turning one into a bird feeder is a worthy addition to that list.