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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving those cans and

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10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

Although winter isn't officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at our favorite cafes. All over

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

You don't need to hack down a pine or fir tree to decorate your home or office this holiday season: this infographic offers 6 different ideas for fabulous DIY holiday trees that you can create to spruce

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DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

'Tis the season for celebration, and luscious libations will be popping on on everyone's tables from Thanksgiving 'til Valentine's day. This is the time of year when specialty liqueurs get special

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

Homemade gifts are always appreciated by recipients, and food gifts are as much fun to give as they are to make. Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from jams and jellies to artichoke

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DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Vintage Teacup Candles

DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Vintage Teacup Candles

Image © Marcie What you’ll need: A selection of porcelain teacups Wax (we recommend soy wax because it burns without smoke, but you can also use paraffin or beeswax). This is also a great

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Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Meet Muki: at face value a cardboard dog, but in reality a DIY children's toy kit that will encourage creative play. Muki is a simple product with minimalist lines using a very low​-​tech

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DIY Gift Idea: Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

DIY Gift Idea: Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

It's likely that we all had a snow globe or seven when we were kids, and we took great glee in shaking them up to see the little flakes dance around. It's easy to make your own glittery globes with a few

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

MATERIALS: - a large box (a clean shoebox works great, especially if it's colorful and eye-catching) - plastic wrap - a piece of paper STEP 1: Line the bottom of the box with plastic wrap to

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Space Buckets Open Source Plans Help You MacGuyver Your Own Indoor Gardening System

Space Buckets Open Source Plans Help You MacGuyver Your Own Indoor Gardening System

So, you'd like to grow your own food indoors, but don't have the space (or enough natural light) to pull that off? Good news—you can just use buckets. Space buckets, to be specific: futuristic-looking

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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe—Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe—Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are

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Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there's another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with.

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7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

This year's record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get

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Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfdplBNPiWs#t=135 During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on

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HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Need a good last-minute recipe for dinner tonight? This tasty broccoli and mushroom stir-fry will not only hit the spot, but it is completely raw, which means lots of nutritious deliciousness without the

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

Autumn is well underway and the days are getting colder and colder already. You're undoubtedly feeling a fair bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset, as days will grow shorter,

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ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

This year, Inhabitat readers impressed us once again with an insanely imaginative slew of entries in our Green Halloween Costume Contest - and now after an intense round of online voting, we’re excited

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9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

Although Halloween has come and gone, you'll still find pumpkins just about everywhere these days, from farmer's markets to grocery store bins. Small one, large ones, white ones, orange ones; all

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume to Decide Who Will Win a Vanmoof B6 Bike (Worth $848)!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Halloween Costume to Decide Who Will Win a Vanmoof B6 Bike (Worth $848)!

All Hallows' Eve may have come and gone, but our Green Halloween Costume Contest is still going strong! We asked you to submit your cleverest, funniest, and most creative DIY costumes, and we were amazed

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How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

As I write this, I'm chewing on a spicy little arugula seedling that I grew from seed within the last couple of weeks. Considering that it’s hovering around freezing outside right now where I am, and

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DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

What you’ll need: Rendered suet, tallow, or lard, at room temperature (most supermarkets carry it, or you can ask a local butcher to reserve some for you) A bag of mixed wild bird seed (make sure

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HOW TO: Extend Your Garden’s Growing Season With Cloches and Cold Frames

HOW TO: Extend Your Garden’s Growing Season With Cloches and Cold Frames

Hardy vegetables like kale, cabbage, chard, lettuce, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, turnips, parsnips, and beets will over-winter well,  and you'd likely also have a fair bit of luck with herbs such as

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6 Vegetarian Recipes to Make with the “3 Sisters”: Corn, Beans, and Squash

6 Vegetarian Recipes to Make with the “3 Sisters”: Corn, Beans, and Squash

Cooler weather calls for heartier meals and seasonal ingredients, so try out one of these simple vegetarian recipes featuring the "Three Sisters”: corn, squash, and beans. These three crops were once

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Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land - which means it's high time to get started on your DIY costume for Inhabitat's 2014 Green Halloween

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How to Make Your Own Organic Caramel Apple Treats for Halloween

How to Make Your Own Organic Caramel Apple Treats for Halloween

We're still enjoying the best of apple season, and there's no better way to enjoy their crisp deliciousness than by taking a big bite out of a caramel apple. They make autumn feel just a little more

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Project EGG is the World’s Largest 3D-Printed Collaborative Community Art Project

Project EGG is the World’s Largest 3D-Printed Collaborative Community Art Project

The fantastic Project EGG was made possible thanks to a few 3D printing machines, an enthusiastic community and the great collaborative idea behind it. Inspired by the fact that "most large things are

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DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

What You'll Need: A dog sweater Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn Orange felt

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How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

Halloween can be among the most wasteful holidays if you only buy store-bought, disposable decorations, but it doesn't have to be. One surefire way to lower your Halloween eco-footprint is to make your

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6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don't worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we're scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in

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