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Why You Should Go To A Really Really Free Market

Why You Should Go To A Really Really Free Market

This past weekend we had the chance to check out our city’s monthly summer Really Really Free Market — as in, yes, everything really, really is free — and we’re digging this latest urban trend. Really Really Free Markets are communal spaces where anyone can bring anything to share — […]

Recycle Your Flip Flops & Help Build A Playground

Recycle Your Flip Flops & Help Build A Playground

As you very well may already know, April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year more companies than ever are joining in the effort to help green our planet. One of the most interesting concepts we’ve seen is the partnership between Old Navy and TerraCycle. TerraCycle is a program based […]

Recycling Bins of Japan

Recycling Bins of Japan

We recently returned from a few days in Japan visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and few towns in between. As steeped in tradition Japan is, they are also very progressive on some fronts and one of them is recycling. There must be a national recycling program and law that states all materials […]

Recycle Non-Working Holiday Lights

Recycle Non-Working Holiday Lights

It happens to all of us — you get out your holiday decorations, are all stoked to trim the tree and create a celebratory light show to be seen from space when lo and behold, one (or many) strings of lights doesn’t work. You check all the bulbs, plug it […]

What NOT To Recycle

What NOT To Recycle

As our lives become greener with every action, purchase, and eco-conscious decision, sometimes it’s easy to assume just about everything is recyclable. Unfortunately, that’s not entirely the case, and as responsible DIY’ers it’s our responsibilty to educate ourselves on the dos and don’ts of proper, effective recycling. In the continuing […]

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Recycling Tips for America Recycles Day

Did you know that the 13th annual America Recycles Day is coming up? According to Earth911.com, it’s “the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.” By visiting their website you can find activities in your area spanning the whole weekend prior to America […]

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Recycle Unsightly Campaign Yard Signs

Regardless of where you stand politically, we think everyone can agree that campaign yard signs are an eyesore, especially after election day. They remain long after the ballots have been counted, sometimes lasting until spring elections. They get dirty with rain, snow, and sludge and make any neighborhood look worse […]

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Disposing of paint is always a chore and now that you’ve spent the warmer days of autumn getting to all those paint projects you meant to do all summer, your garage, basement, or shed probably looks an awful lot like the photo above. (That’s my personal stash of used and […]

Do It Better With a Dedicated Recycling Station

Do It Better With a Dedicated Recycling Station

Organization is all the rage. From the boardroom to the bathroom, it’s obvious that being organized makes for more productivity. How about taking that same philosophy and applying it to your household recycling? That doesn’t mean you’ll need to find one of those segregated garbage containers you find in every […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Entryways, Hallways, and Stairs

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Composting 101: It’s Easier Than You Think

Composting 101: It’s Easier Than You Think

In LA we have a compost bin for all green yard waste such as lawn clippings and fallen leaves. After a recent visit to Seattle we noticed that our friends had a separate food trash bin that the city required they use. Seattle isn’t the only community making moves to […]

Water Damage Repair: What Can You Salvage

Water Damage Repair: What Can You Salvage

When water damage occurs, the first step is assessing the source of the water and thus its category. This is important because the category determines what can be saved and what can’t be saved. Let’s start with the easy diagnosis: Category III Water Remember, category III water has either sewage […]

Cash In on Old Electronics

Cash In on Old Electronics

Old electronics are easy to toss in the curbside bin, but it is not a responsible way to dispose of the toxic materials. E-cycling can be difficult because you have to research precisely how to get rid of your discard and where you can take it for proper disposal. But […]

Recycling Electronics in Los Angeles

Recycling Electronics in Los Angeles

When the iPhone was announced how many of you ran out and bought it and subsequently tossed your old Motorola or LG mobile phone in the trash? You think its so small it really won’t make a difference with all the trash out there. Well it does make a difference […]

Apply the Fun Theory to Your Home

This video making the rounds on the internet is out to prove that if we take daily chores and add a fun element, they become much less rote and more enjoyable. Isn’t that what life is about? When designing a room or home what can we do to make it […]

Recycle Your Old Carpet

Recycle Your Old Carpet

Don’t just throw away your old carpet. Check out the Carpet America Recovery Effort and find locations to drop off your carpet for recycling. [via Shelterrific]

Green Building 101 from Inhabitat

Green Building 101 from Inhabitat

Time for a lesson in Green Building from Inhabitat. Read on for one of the best online tutorials of green building from a site that is “devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter […]