freecycling + recycling + purging + give your stuff away day

The artist William Morris said, don’t have anything in your house you can’t use or isn’t beautiful. And we all know we’re a bit guilty of both, so I share some awesome ideas for the new season. Forget spring cleaning and think fall exchanging!!!
September 25 is GIVE YOUR STUFF AWAY DAY – which is pretty self-explanatory. You just put things you don’t want or need anymore on the curb for people to take. The concept is part of the freecycling movement, an idea that has kept over 500 tons of junk a day out of landfills. To give you some idea of how much STUFF that is, it’s five times the height of Mount Everest in a year – if it were piled up in garbage trucks. Perfectly good stuff that is no use to you, might be really useful to someone else! So spread the love. Freecycle


Plastic bottles + Plastiki + Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch

I’ve been meaning to write about this appalling mass of plastic detritus and garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean. It’s the size of TEXAS – and made mostly of our wasted, useless plastic bottles. So this guy David de Rothschild has made a boat out of 12,000 plastic water bottles and will sail 12,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia to raise awareness of this horrific environmental nightmare.

And guess what? He actually started following ME on twitter! So kewl. Guess I needed to be reminded to post this very shocking and important info to remind you to stop buying drinks in plastic bottles! Tap water rocks.

Green Enough Green Enough

2 things. 1 good. 1 not sure.
first an eco-centric search engine by matt + jen in long beach CA who found me on twitter. yay for you + me.

2 the use/overuse of green as a marketing thing. it’s almost a cliche.
so beware of those who are using green purely for the old trad type of gr$$n.

Environmental Excellence

My new Tweetie gal Desiree O has an AWESOME blog of ideas and links to incredible sites. I’ll probably borrow (ok pilfer!!) a few to post here at a later date, but for now check this grrrl out!

Reduce Reuse Recycle

ecofont_voorbeeld_kleinThis is incredibly cool. Some graphic designers in Holland came up with the ecofont.  It’s got little bitty holes like Dutch cheese and uses 20% less ink when you print.

See, believe and even download@  ecofont

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