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The Risks of Repurposing Egg Cartons

Repurposing is a way of life these days, reducing the amount of usable goods that end up in landfills, as well as saving money and stimulating creativity. One common item, the humble egg carton, offer…

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12 Wood Pallet Projects We Love

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being repurposed for all kinds of DIY projects inside the home, on the por…

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How to Downsize Without Leaving Your Home

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The most common re…

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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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Remember the 3 R’s to Eat Well & Spend Less

By the "three R's," we're not referring to readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmetic … although those school subjects are definitely useful tools for keeping track of your food consumption. Rather, the basics o…

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Upcycling: Portable Gardening Shade Structures

At Gentle World we believe in not only "Reducing, Reusing and Recycling" but also Re-purposing! (often called Up-Cycling) We practice and teach modern environmentalism, in part by reclaiming items …

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A Tin Shed Turned Office & Studio

Australian architect Raffaello Rosselli celebrates the patchwork beauty of corroding steel by repurposing a humble tin shed into an office and studio in the inner-city suburb of Redfern, Sydney. Ro…

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ReTired: Upcycled Eco-Fashion from the Road

According to some estimates, about 1 BILLION tires end up in landfills or in recycling centers every year . Yikes! About 25% go to landfills and half of the recovered/so-called recycled tires are burn…

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Green Divas on the Air Talking Low-Stress Green Living

We finally cranked up our mics and made it on the air for The Green Divas Radio Show. After our brief hiatus and subsequent obstacle course of weird weather, we had a ball in the studio this past week…

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Kid’s Play: DIY Kitchen

I love the sound of children playing. Maybe that’s why I became a teacher. Children learn about their world through play, the more realistic and dramatic the play, the better. I’ve gotten to know h…

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