- Keep The Change: Penny Art Projects Worth A.....
- Kimberly Button
Ah, the lowly penny. Worth just one cent, people don't even bother to bend over to pick them up off of the ground anymore. There has even been talk of getting rid of the coin since its value has severely diminished over time. In fact, the materials used in making a copper-covered penny are more expensive than the value of the penny itself, according to the U.S. Mint. These cast-off coins make perfect materials for unique art and home decor, though. The metal materials "cost" nearly half t… Read More
- Where Does Your Water Come From?
- Madeleine Somerville
A three and a half minute film by Andrew Brown posted as part of the GE Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition posed an interesting question that I admit, had me stumped. "Where does your water come from?" Right? I mean, the most obvious answer is "from the tap", but saying that is no more accurate than saying that apples come from the supermarket. If you live in an area with natural sources of fresh water then it isn't much of a stretch to reason that the water we use to brush our tee… Read More
- Body Paint, Piranhas, And Solar Energy
- Diane MacEachern
The heart of the rainforest might be the last place you’d expect to find a bunch of high tech solar energy geeks tromping about. But you wouldn’t have met the adventurous folks from PURE Energies. For 10 days, a team from this San Francisco-based company traded in cell phones for body paint and lattes for potential encounters with pirahnas to learn about sustainability from the Kayapo, one of the most remote communities in the world. Here’s their story. PURE Energies helps homeowners in the U… Read More
- Forging Our Future: 3 Inspiring Unsung Environmental Heroes
- Leigh Garofalow
Celebrities seem to get all the attention, don't they? Some of it deservedly (insert scandal here) and other times not so much (insert scandal here). Speaking of celebrity - chances are you could quickly name at least one 'celebrity' who advocates for environmental issues in his/her spare time. Without the spotlight of celebrity fame, there are thousands of unsung environmental heroes helping to shed light on important issues - each and every day. Here are three of those unsung environment… Read More
- Reuse It: 10 Simple Reuse Projects In 30 Min Or Less
- Kimberly Button
While it's great to repurpose items that would otherwise be destined for a landfill, let's face it, time is just as precious of a commodity as natural resources. The good news is that you can upcycle discarded items with these projects that take 30 minutes - or less! So sit down, watch your favorite TV show, and by the time the credits roll, you'll have completed these works of art. Ready to reuse it? Let's roll.... 1. Album Cake Stands Those old vinyl albums you have stashed in a closet… Read More