Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Did you know that every year we throw away 24 million tons of leaves and grass. 75% of our waste in the fall is leaves.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Random green tip #11

When printing things(hopefully on scratch paper or double sided), there is a setting(I'm not sure if it's on macs) where you you can use less ink on your printing. It can be found under properties. You can also use ecofont, which I don't think microsoft word has, but if you just type ecofont into the font drop-down menu thing it lets you use it.
Happy earth day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amazing recycled craft

I was immediately struck by the awesomeness in this tutorial for recycled wall art. I loved how not only does it recycle paper towel tubes, but it looks amazing!
On a different subject, we have not been posting very much lately, and I thought it might be good to have specific series for specific days of the week. Like we could feature green etsy sellers(or something), and we did have random green tips which could be Thursday, and scary green facts which could be Monday. Just an idea, and so I guess I'll be back here on Thursday with a random green tip!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

empty spools

So, I do a lot of sewing. Which means a lot of thread. Which means a lot of empty spools. And I am known for my upcycling habit at school, so our science teacher sometimes gives me particularly interesting pieces of "garbage" that she knows I'll be able to use for something. So she gave me her empty spools.
So now I have a lot of empty spools that keep staring at me, telling me to do something with them. Actually it is me that is doing the staring at them, and nobody is actually telling anybody to do anything, and I could probably go on for another couple paragraphs about how I have so many spools that can't talk while making this sentence the most run on sentence in the history of run on sentences, but I would love to get back to crocheting plastic bags while reading because I was recently given a whole new bag of blue newspaper bags, so I shall get to the point.
Actually there are two points:
1. see if you can guess how many spools there are. please comment and tell me your guess.
2. does anybody have any ideas of what to do with the spools? please comment about that too.
Thank you everybody!