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It's easy as 123!!! 1. Take an old article of clothing. 2. Make it into ANY DIY. 3. TAKE a #selfie with it, and Instagram it using #selfieDIY. ITS THAT EASY!!! We ask that you create a new DIY, and not just simply hashtag an old photo! Thank you and happy #upcycling!!!
Check this out!! It’s actually an egg! #wenfuliang creates many different sculptures by carving eggs #TerraCycle #upcycle #upcycledart #eggsculpture
Through the Mom Brands Cereal Brigade more than $22,000 has been donated to schools and charities! @MaltOMealCereal #Terracycle #TerraCycle #MaltOMeal #CerealBags #ZeroWaste
If my kids got free lunches at school and then didn't get them when school is out and I lived in this neighborhood of Santa Rosa I would be absolutely thrilled that they got fed here. It's good eats.
If you can swing it, get invited to lunch with Craig Anderson at LandPaths. Or go to the Friday night potluck at Bayer Farm. The place is amazing (have I said that before?). #santarosa #landpaths
Pretty sure this sunflower is sticking out its tongue. So rude. #santarosa #landpaths #sunflower
Had lunch today in the shade of a tree at Bayer Farm in #santarosa with the good people of LandPaths. What an amazing place and an amazing impact they are having on the world. #landpaths #conservation

Biomimicry and the Eden Project

The eden project biomimicry

As a New York green builder, Eco Brooklyn is always interested in learning about what other sustainable design ideas are out there. Last night, I listened to an amazing TED talk that took green building to a whole new level.

Michael Pawlyn, formerly with Grimshaw Architects, London, spoke about biomimicry and sustainable design and [...]

Phone Booth Aquarium

When was the last time you used a pay phone? For me, I think it was when I was in High School in the early 90s when I was stranded downtown. But since everyone, and I mean everyone, has a mobile phone now, pay phones are obsolete. In a way, I am saddened by the [...]

Das Haus New York

Last week, the interns from Eco Brooklyn went to the Net Zero Symposium sponsored by Das Haus in White Plains, New York to hear lectures and view a model of Das Haus, a passivhaus model made from two shipping containers that functions completely off the grid. The conference was held at the White [...]

Why Should I Use Native Plants?

A significant aspect of green building and living sustainably is using vernacular materials and buying locally. Being green also means being a locavaore, eating and buying foods grown locally. But what about the vegetation we choose to plant in our gardens? We may choose a particular plant because of aesthetics, how well it will grow [...]