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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Collecting some building materials

The other day Carrie set out for a bike ride to do some training for our upcoming Baja divide ride but ended up returning loaded with plastic bottles she had found on the side of the road ready to be turned into eco-bricks. I guess building materials take precedent over training. She had found over …

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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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Spooky scary trash filled ghosts

Halloween is getting closer and what better to do than have a little fun by turning trash into some cute little ghosties? Instead of buying new decorations just stuff a plastic bag with some trash (possibly cleaned up off the street) and draw a "spooky" face on it. This is simple, easy and kids can …

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Everybody Eco-brick!

Creating Eco bricks started as a fun challenge for my partner and I and now we are seeing how big they're potential truly is. For those of you who don't know what exactly eco-bricks are check out eco-bricks: an easy alternative to trashing trash. Since we made our first brick we are generating nearly zero …

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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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Eco bricks: an easy alternative to trashing trash

If you are anything like me your trash seems to pile up with packaging that isn't recyclable and hard to reuse. Thanks to our friend Faith in Santa Fe we have a new solution to this problem that may be becoming a border line addiction for my partner. Eco bricks are a sustainable solution to …

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