03 May '11, 8pm

Awesome upcycling project: Turn a month of trash into a month of treasure

Awesome upcycling project: Turn a month of trash into a month of treasure

A couple of Austrian design students have issued a challenge -- to themselves, but you can get in on it. They're posting an upcycling project every day for 30 days, and for every guest submission they post, they'll extend the project one day. Send in your upcycling ideas and help them rehabilitate a month -- or six months, or a year -- worth of trash. Some of our favorites: Coat hangers made of metal measuring tapes have an advantage over the regular kind: They can fold up to travel. A lot of bakeries and bread companies discard loaves that are a day or more old. Birds don't care if their bread is fresh, so why not make them into loaf-shaped birdhouses ? Leave it to art students to design a drawing-protecting carry case made of plastic bottles. Bet this could be adapted for a yoga mat or a towel at the pool. Would these bottle cap cabinet knobs work in the U.S., or are our...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-03-turn-a-month-of-tras...

Tweets

May is American Wetlands Month! Learn why wetla...

epa.gov 02 May '11, 5pm

Learn about wetlands. This is a great time to better understand what a wetland is, where wetlands can be found, and the im...

April Green Month in Review: This month we won a JDR 2011 Industry Blogger Award and plan to use the award to f...

April Green Month in Review: This month we won ...

jetsongreen.com 02 May '11, 7am

a JDR 2011 Industry Blogger Award and plan to use the award to facilitate some site enhancements in the works for unveilin...

EU

treehugger.com 04 May '11, 7pm

Fishing boats in Scotland. Photo: Mark Nicolson / Creative Commons . With heaps of plastic choking the world's oceans and ...

EU To Pay Fishermen to Catch Plastic Trash

treehugger.com 04 May '11, 7pm

Fishing boats in Scotland. Photo: Mark Nicolson / Creative Commons . With heaps of plastic choking the world's oceans and ...

Create a Dog-Friendly Wildlife Garden: -May is ...

nwf.org 01 May '11, 7pm

A Certified Wildlife Habitat is a place that welcomes birds, butterflies and other local wildlife. All you need to do is p...

It’s National Remodeling Month

It’s National Remodeling Month

craftingagreenworld.com 07 May '11, 2pm

I do have a couple of projects on my to-do list but they’re going to have to wait like repainting and decorating my living...

Today is the first day of NWF's Garden for Wild...

nwf.org 01 May '11, 9pm

**Special offer for May only** A tree planted in your honor! Through National Wildlife Federation's Trees for the 21st Cen...