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Cathedral of Junk

Final webisode with Vince — creator of Cathedral of Junk

It’s completed! The final webisode of Redefining Waste was uploaded last night. Back in 2008, we collected stories about people, communities, and organizations reusing waste in creative ways as we traveled across the country. Now, as 2013 comes to an end we finally wrapped up this webseries with Vince from Austin, Texas. This is one [...]

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how to make your own natural deordorant

How to make your own deodorant

I’m a sweaty person. It all started back in middle school when I discovered my sweat problem. I would wear baggy shirts so other kids couldn’t see my sweat stains! I remember thinking of inventing sweat pads. Remember the shoulder pads that used to be in women’s jackets and shirts back in the 80′s? Well [...]

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Can we live without plastic?

I just watched an incredible documentary called, “Bag It, Is Your Life To Plastic?” It’s not your typical doc film where the world is coming to an end. It’s about an average guy living in Golden, Colorado, that explores the subject: plastic. He comes home one day after purchasing a small yogurt from the grocery [...]

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how to make you own household cleaner

How to make homemade cleaners

Have you ever looked at the labels of household cleaners that you bought from the store? It’s pretty scary to see all the ingredients that can’t be pronounced. But don’t worry you don’t have to depend on buying expensive stuff to clean your home — you can make your own homemade cleaning products. The magic [...]

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how to live without ziploc bags

Is it possible to give up Ziploc bags?

Yesterday, I watched “No Impact Man” a documentary about a family that gave up a lot of stuff like no fast food, eating out, purchasing something brand new, electricity, elevators, subways, throw-away razors and focused on composting their scraps with a worm bin, creating zero trash, and eating all local foods for an entire year. Can [...]

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“Redefining Waste” Documentary and TEDxCSU members will be using recycled materials to create an educational booth

Producers of the “Redefining Waste” Documentary, a film series about individuals who live or create using waste, are teaming up with local students and organizations to make an educational booth made completely out of already used materials. It will be constructed using cans and plastic containers, broken furniture, construction scraps, and other items that commonly [...]

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artist at the dump san fran

Artist at the Dump: Recology Program

We are so excited about our new webisodes about people redefining waste. While we were filming Paul Cesewski at the San Fran dump, I couldn’t believe the amount of good stuff that was thrown away. One of my favorite quotes from Paul while filming was about how being an artist at the dump has ruined [...]

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Time to Rock n’ Roll with the Official Band of Green Schools

We love our teaming up with GreenSchools and helping spread the word about their awesomeness and mission! How cool is this YouTube video?! The Official Band of Green Schools! Check out the footage from their show “Earth Day is Everyday!”  

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prom dress made out of waste

fashion and waste = true love

While filming Waste? documentary webseries, I was shocked to discover the amount of clothes people throw away each year. Can you guess how much? Answer: the average American throws 54 pounds of clothes and shoes into the trash each year. That adds up to about 9 million tons of wearables that are sent into the [...]

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using newspapers to create art out of waste

green ideas from Pinterest

  I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest the past couple of weeks and shocked how much I love it! If you are new to Pinterest you will soon find out why everyone is jumping on board. When you sign up you have to wait several weeks before you can set up your [...]

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