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Jacqueline ter Kuile has been making beautiful hand-crafted jewelry for more than 30 years. Precious metals like silver and copper are her specialty. She has an impressive resume and her work speaks for itself. A look at the photos below will give you an idea of why Jackie’s work is increasingly in demand. What [...]
if English farmers can lower their cows’ methane emissions by 40% simply by including linseed in their feed, this is the kind of simple, down to earth measure that it would make sense to employ all over the world. Since it seems that the linseed has some side effects like improved bovine health and increased milk supply , I’m hoping dairy farmers everywhere will soon be including linseed in their cattle feed.
Things may go better with Coke, but it seems they go greener with Pepsi. Pepsico,the billion dollar international food and beverage corporation, announced last week that it has developed the world’s first totally plant based, petroleum- free, totally bio-degradable plastic bottle. Petroleum free is a big deal given the amount of oil that goes [...]
Fresh back from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this week in Detroit, Michigan, I can tell you that the hottest thing this year is electric cars. Every manufacturer on the floor displayed a new EV or PEHV that is either available for sale now, or will be coming out soon. But one new [...]
The photo on the left is of a model sampan made by an inmate in an Indonesian jail. It is completely constructed from carefully rolled up pieces of newspaper. While there may be less and less newsprint to recycle as the worlds of journalism and literature go more and more electronic, paper still accounts for [...]
Do your New Years Resolutions include adding more exercise, losing weight and even minimizing your carbon footprint? One of the easiest ways you can do all three is to commute via bicycle. Riding a bike to and from work, school and even the grocery store can help you save gas and burn extra calories without [...]
If one of your New Years Resolutions is to cook more at home, then we have just the eco-friendly kitchen gadgets to help you stick to your goals. “The Greens,” by Boston Warehouse, are a series of kitchen tools that are formulated from recycled plastic and wood into whimsical characters, all of which have a [...]
In addition to publishing here at Peachy Green and my two related solar power blogs (solarpanelspower.net and solarpowerpanels.ws), I write at HubPages, which is a hosted community writing site. I read many wonderful articles (or “hubs” as they are called) and often comment or recommend them to my friends. Recently, one hub that really caught [...]
Almost anything can become art and these days almost anything does–even old hubcaps. With the help of a number of professional artists and through the vision of one art gallery owner and framer from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, even old hubcaps are making it out of the landfill and into the art world.
I love books, especially old books. Books have always been my dear friends and are tucked away in every nook and cranny of my house, so of course I was enthralled when I came across a library that is giving new life to some old books by repurposing them as furniture– in this case a [...]
Making art from used plastic is the ultimate in recycling, especially when the artist is as talented and creative as Sayaka Kajita Ganz, a Japanese born sculptress who now lives and works in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Her breathtakinngly original animal sculptures are made entirely from discarded plastic utensils and household objects and they certainly breathe [...]
Local and sustainable are my watchwords all year long when it comes to the food I eat, but summertime is when I totally pig out on local, fresh-picked produce of all kinds. Not for nothing is New Jersey, where I live, called the Garden State. My part of Hunterdon County is full of wonderful little [...]
Yes, through Adopt-A-Bot you can give an adorable robot, fashioned from recycled elements a new home, thus enriching your environment and saving an amazing variety of metal pieces from a future of meltdown or landfill. After a childhood of Lincoln logs and Lego, designer, Brian Marshall, began creating the cunning little creatures from metal parts [...]
BP is dominating the environmental disaster news these days, but oil spills are not the only game in town when it comes to irreversible environmental problems. A recent survey done by the Apiary Inspectors of America shows that for the fourth year in a row, America’s honeybee population declined dramatically over the winter. Since half [...]
I love the great outdoors! Nature calls to me this time of year when I listen to the croaking frogs outside my window at night. But what if you’re looking for an experience beyond mere camping? Why not stay in a treehouse for an adventure outing! Here in the Pacific Northwest where I live, there [...]