Top Ten Paper Towel Alternatives

by Chris Gardner

The Chicago member of the Apartment Therapy family has compiled a list of alternatives for the ultra-useful, and ultra-wasteful, paper towel. Have a look at the list, and then post some other options here.

Top Ten Paper Towel Alternatives
PS: That photo really makes me want to install an industrial paper towel dispenser in my bathroom, even if I don't keep it stocked.

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The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

by Chris Gardner

Here's a collection of online articles and reviews that detail all the environmental, aesthetic, and DIYable benefits of opting to replace your carpet or linoleum with bamboo flooring.

The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring (From A Much Better Way)

Bamboo Flooring (From BuildingGreen.com)

Bamboo Flooring: The Environmentally Friendly Alternative (From Flooring2Roof) 

Bamboo Flooring: Is it really Treehugger Green? (From Treehugger) 

  

Any more good info? 

 

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Top 15 Eco-Friendly Building Trends

by DIY Maven

Top 15 Eco-Friendly Building Trends

This month’s installment of REALTOR® Magazine Online includes the top fifteen green home building trends. In no particular order, they are:

Copper Roofs. Copper roofs and their alloys can last 100+ years and are recyclable.

Timber Framing. Timber framing, which generally includes the use of SIPS (superior insulating panels), uses less lumber and generates less waste.

Low-E Windows. Low-emittance windows block UV rays from entering a house, which...

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How to green your sex life.

by DIY Maven

How to green your sex life.

Oh, Treehugger, oh Treehugger, how lovely are thy how-to tips. Yup, it’s Christmas in June as Treehugger offers a little go-green cheer to aspiring environmentalists everywhere. Some of their more intriguing titles include this gem of a trifecta: ‘How to Green Your Wedding,’ ‘How to Green Your Sex Life,’ and ‘How to Green Your Baby.’

(Graphic from Tree Hugger T-shirt, which is available through Ban T-shirts for $15.95.)

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Compost On A Small Scale.

by Chris Gardner

I long for the days where I'll have enough space to properly compost my food waste. But, until then, I can find certainly find room

Compost On A Small Scale.
for the Green Cone.

Solarcone's Green Cone is an enclosed system - a "four-part injected molded unit" -that helps release the nutrients from organic products back into the groundsoil. "The Green Cone reduces food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue. The solar-heated garden unit...

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Intro to Hipster Houseplants.

by Chris Gardner

I'd be cool if I never saw another African violet in my life, but that certain doesn't mean I don't love a little in-home foliage. None of the species below cost much, and all can be grow large enough to fill the grandest of empty space


Intro to Hipster Houseplants.

Dracaena Marginata. “Dracaena.” It’s leaves explode like fireworks, and are a must have in your tiki-themed patio.  Keep in bright, but not direct, sunlight; mist leaves regularly, and keep soil moist. (Photo...

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Lightbulb Greenhouse from Recycled Materials

by Chris Gardner

 

 

Lightbulb Greenhouse from Recycled Materials

 

Everything must simply be better when its small, and/or under glass. Cats are selfish; kittens? ADORable! Likewise, boats are totally boring, but a ship-in-a-bottle?! None cooler.

Set atop a more aesthetically pleasing 'cradle', a series of these 'greenhouses' would look delightful along a windowsill- perfectly playful and exuding life.

(Instructions and photos via tearsoffire.org)

1. Hollow out a lightbulb, following these instructions and being...

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