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Wiki How Shares Tips on How to Go Green
Wiki How shares easy and simple steps for you to begin your journey and “Go Green.” http://www.wikihow.com/Go-Green ..
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E-Waste Recycling
E-Waste Recycling
Posted on 12/18/2012
I was recently faced with the dilemma of what to do with my old electronic devices that have been accumulating around the house. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about (and you probably have some yourself tucked in a closet, a corner of the basement or stuffed into a drawer): old PC’s, keyboards, printers and their barrage of miscellaneous accessories, outdated VCR players, cordless telephones that refuse to recharge or with dysfunctional keypads and a myriad of other electronic items..
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The "Original Urban Rain Catcher"
The "Original Urban Rain Catcher"
Posted on 12/12/2012
The “Original Urban Rain Catcher” - Water your houseplants with this eco-friendly product designed for someone living in an apartment, condo or anyplace where a larger rain barrel isn't practical.  Custom made by Down To Earth Plumbing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The 7-gallon barrel is made from a recycled high-density polyethylene jug with two plumbing fittings - all made in the USA – and sits comfortably on the custom carriage that is hand made from recycled wood.  The ..
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Aspiring Young Woodworker Uses Repurposed Materials
It’s hard to believe that this beautifully hand-crafted box was created using scrap cuts of wood flooring. A high-school wood shop student wanted to design and craft something special for his father’s birthday, but didn’t have the money to purchase the higher-quality wood he wanted to use for the project. His resourcefulness led him to a local wood flooring design and installation company who willingly gave him end cut pieces that would normally be tossed. With some extra effort the..
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Think ‘Reimagined’ This Holiday Season
Make a difference this holiday season. Instead of purchasing gifts from a commercial retail store why not make a conscious decision to give thoughtful gifts made from repurposed materials? Whether you’re looking for clothing, fashion accessories, art, sculpture, home decorating items or a unique gift, recycled artists continue to create high-end items from “reimagined” materials that are perfect for gift giving. ..
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Junk Gypsies
Junk Gypsies
Posted on 11/18/2012
Have you had a chance to watch the HGTV show featuring two Texas female designers who transform rooms using reclaimed materials? A client contacts them to redecorate a room. The “Junk Gypsies” interview the client. Then the girls go to work to discover vintage, recycled, reclaimed materials that they “reimagine” and repurpose for their client. These girls are visionaries who choose to employ innovative uses for goods that may be destined for the land fill. They are notorious for..
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Where to Find Stuff to “Reimagine"
So you’re a recycled/upcycled/reclaimed artist…or perhaps you’re an upcoming “reimagineer” looking to find items that others have tossed to repurpose it. Where’s the best place to start looking for “treasures” to turn into upscale art and fine crafts? We recommend starting with the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and “freecycle” stores and websites – all have great items at a reasonable price. Worth mentioning are: Yard sales Thrift ..
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Please Unplug When Not In Use
Please Unplug When Not In Use
Posted on 11/11/2012
  In our technologically advanced, mobile device-reliant society we’ve become accustomed to the chore of regularly having to recharge our cell phone, MP3 player, laptop, tablet, digital camera, portable game player, etc. While there’s plenty of controversy out there about the actual amount of electricity these chargers consume once the device is disconnected and the charger is left plugged into an outlet, data exists that supports the habit of disconnecting chargers and other..
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Steampunking
Steampunking
Posted on 11/08/2012
  When you have a chance, type “steampunking” into your browser and search for images. What you’ll discover is art and fashion with a vintage industrial feel. Talented artists create their unique works using deconstructed utilitarian objects – watches, telephones, gears, computers. And yet somehow they manage to combine these random mechanical objects to balance form and function. Maybe it’s time to take a look around and see what you can steampunk. ..
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The 4th ‘R’ of the Environment
  Our artists not only Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – they “Reimagine.” At Artfully Reimagined we have the fortunate experience of being exposed to a world of creative and expressive fashion, art and home decor created from recycled materials on a daily basis. Artists who are passionate about the environment continue to amaze us with their transformation and use of materials and objects destined for a landfill into “reimagined” works of art. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle...
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18,000+ Discarded Computer Keys
18,000+ Discarded Computer Keys
Posted on 10/24/2012
Using a large resin rocking horse as his base, Artist Babis Panagiotidis painstakingly adhered over 18,000 light-colored discarded computer keys in a mosaic fashion to create his stunning and thought-provoking Trojan horse sculpture that pays homage to Troy.  . According to Panagiotidis his Hedonism(y) Trojaner  sculpture “…is a metaphor for something harmful masquerading as something appearing harmless or desirable, and points to our vulnerability in an electronic age...
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Window Displays That Command a Second Look
We all do it. As we stroll through our local town, city or vacation destination we often find ourselves glimpsing at retail window displays. Some are good. Some are ho-hum. And then we come across creative designs that cause us to stop and linger. There’s a pair of enterprising young Columbia grads who have made a conscious commitment to go “green” when it comes to window displays and installations. Lindsey Burritt and Crystal Grover specialize in utilizing recycled mate..
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