Upcycle a desk from gross to gorgeous

A little while ago we found this great photo diary from a dad remaking a desk for his daughter. The comments are funny, the pictures are many. We enjoyed the comments the most. The eight month-long revamping of an old desk that had sat around for 4 years is inspiring and a little deflating. Here's […]

What’s at stake? Matt Damon explores the Extreme Realities of climate change

You already know that climate change is a problem. But have you seen Extreme Realities? Actor Matt Damon hosts and narrates this episode of Journey to Planet Earth, which explores the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Here it is: What do you think? Is this more fear mongering, or […]

Building Tiny Homes for the Homeless

This story speaks for itself. The issue of homelessness has been more and more obvious here in the Bay Area. Not just here, of course, but prevalent enough to cause the City of San Francisco to establish a new organization to address the issue. This girl keeps it pretty simple. In that simplicity is something […]

Disposable Coffee Cups: From Your Lips to the Landfill

Reposted from original post by ecotulip, September 28, 2010 People sometimes complain that recycling is not only too hard, but also too expensive, and that it’s better to just throw things “away”. A few weeks ago, I read “Coffee-cup recycling brims with obstacles” about how our national obsession with coffee results in 3 billion Starbucks-branded paper cups going to the landfill each […]

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