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We live in a time where we see so many people and businesses misusing natural resources, causing them to deplete. We all need to work together to correct this issue and find effective solutions. Many people are choosing sustainable alternatives in their homes to make a difference, such as harvesting rainwater as a primary or additional water source. Here are three reasons you should consider rainwater harvesting.

3 Reasons You Should Consider Rainwater Harvesting

As the world becomes increasingly conscious of the environment, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the planet. One way that many people are doing this is by switching to environmentally-friendly energy sources. Many environmentally-friendly energy sources are available, but only some know about them. This blog post will discuss some of the most popular environmentally-friendly energy sources and how they work.

Current home design trends lean into neutral colors. While many people enjoy these neutral colors and find them calming, this trend isn’t for everyone. Some people (me!) love having pops of color around their homes but aren’t sure how to achieve it, especially in a sustainable way. Keep reading to learn about some easy ways to make your home more colorful and sustainable at the same time.

Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Colorful

Clothes dryers are one of those modern conveniences that are hard to live without, but the cost of owning one can be high. Electric dryers use a lot of energy to reach temperatures high enough to dry clothes, and the more you use one, the more energy it consumes.

5 Types of Clothing You Should Never Put in the Dryer

We all have those favorite clothes we wear so often that they get worn out over time. It can be frustrating when your favorite jacket or jeans get ripped or start losing buttons and zippers. But luckily, I have some helpful tricks to help you mend these clothes so that you can keep them forever. Here are three ways to repair worn-out articles of clothing.

3 Ways To Repair Worn-Out Articles of Clothing

HUGE news in plastics recycling this week. And some lessons in waste-free glass upcycling from the Vikings. Of course.



The biggest news of the week: A scientific breakthrough means notorious plastics like polyethylene bags and jugs can finally be upcycled to solve several problems at once.

Unless you're truly a minimalist, your linen closet is probably a bit of a mess. Maybe your towels are stacked nicely, but the sheets? Forget it.

One of the trickiest things about organizing a linen closet is that shelves don’t do a very good job of keeping things neat. Here are a few smart ways to organize a linen closet to maximize the space you have.

Smartest Ways To Organize a Linen Closet

From cow-dung speakers to insect-powered protein, here's this week's upcycling news round up.