Conscious Consumption

It is that time of year when we are overwhelmed with the message to buy, buy, buy! Everyone is trying to sell some happiness but don't let that get in the way of actually being happy. It is very possible to live near zero waste in our trash filled society, here is some information I …

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Life without a trash can

Since we started "eco bricking" my partner and I have been able to completely get rid of our trash can. It has been exciting not having anything going to the dump and creating building materials instead. As I write this she is stuffing bottles we found on the roadside last night with some un-recycleable materials …

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“PUM”kins: Decorating for Halloween with trash.

Today, with the help of some milk jugs, we decided to make some halloween decor without buying anything or creating any extra waste. What did we come up with? PUMkins! This is a super easy project and all that you need is a milk jug, some scissors and a mud puddle. Just draw your spooky …

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10 Things to do with mason Jars

We use mason jars for all sorts of things around the house. They can be very useful and will last for years if you're careful with them. Our main purpose for mason jars is food storage and drink containers but I have come across some very creative uses people have found for their jars. Here …

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7 ways to re-purpose old pallets

There are 2 billion pallets estimated to be in circulation in the U.S. alone. This creates opportunity to make all sorts of great PUM! Most pallets are made from hardwood and are a great resource that shouldn't be wasted. Here are 7 creative ways I have seen old pallets used. Make some beautiful furniture. 2. …

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The 5 best places to find PUM

Everywhere I look there is potentially useful material. It is not something that can be clearly defined because it can be just about anything in the hands of the right person. I have found that there are a few places that it tends to accumulate in higher concentrations. Listed here are the top 5 places …

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