Archives for the month of: January, 2013

Ever wonder how you can reuse those old scraps of Material or Furniture that nobody seems to want? Whether you are trying to keep Materials out of the landfill and help save the environment, or just trying to hit a higher diversion rate on your Projects by reusing more, finding ways to Salvage and Reuse seemingly useless or expired Materials can be more of a challenge than any one person’s imagination can handle.

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An online community called “Houzz”, comprised of builders, remodelers, and other related professionals or “Houzzers” has put together a composite of great examples of reuse ideas on an array of different Projects which will spark your imagination. From discarded daybeds turned into cottage handrails, to speakers turned into lights, or theatre doors almost a century old turned into part of the pantry, Houzzers have put together a history of great Reuse ideas that have been applied to past Projects, which you can apply to yours as well or simply use for inspiration.

For the full list of ideas including pictures that the Houzz community has put together, visit the link below:

 

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With each passing day, communities are growing more and more concerned with the amount of Landfill Space that is being used, and the “Greening” of our Planet Earth – But how far do our efforts really reach, and how vast is the world compared to the place we call “Home”?

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To provide some perspective – A commercial airplane takes about 19 hours to travel from one side of the Earth to the other, while it would take the same Airplane more than 5 years to reach the nearest Planet in our Solar System (Venus). And If you were to travel at the speed of light, it would take less than 1.5 seconds to reach the farthest point ever traveled by humans, while it would take more than 8 minutes on a voyage almost 400 times longer, to reach what humans can’t live without — the Sun.

For more interesting facts and a visual comparing the Universe to the things we know, visit the link below:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space

Visual provided by BBC

Another great Green article from Green Halo
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