This is Dolly who is made byArtist Lyle Nichols of Palisade in Denver, Colorado. She is an 800-pound cow sculpture made of discarded metal on and sits at the site of the former Schoenberg Farm dairy operation in Westminster.
This morning I heard an interview with Lori Bongiorno on the Radio show Explorations with Michio Kaku. There are ton's of things that we can do as individuals to help make a greener planet.
From the website "Green, Greener, Greenest is packed with flexible tips for everyday life and helps you find the advice that fits your schedule, your budget, and your concerns. It cuts through confusing labels and hype and provides bite-sized solutions using the author’s innovative “green, greener, greenest” method – a three-tiered approach that allows you to find the exact information you are seeking, at the right level of commitment for you. Green solutions lay out the easiest behaviors to change and least expensive products to buy. The Greener sections are for those who are willing to spend a little extra time or money on the issues important to them. Readers who have the time, budget, and inspiration to fully take on an issue can turn to the Greenest suggestions. The book also contains commentary from leading environmental experts and an extensive resources section to point you toward organizations devoted to global warming, healthy food, clean air and water, energy use, and other pressing challenges."
Recycle City is a website that was developed by the Pacific Southwest Region Of the EPA Environmental Protection Agency. At the cite you can "click on any section of Recycle City that you want to explore, or click on the Dumptown Game. Create your own Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and see other ways you can put Recycle City to use. When you leave this place you'll leave knowing much more about what you can do to help protect the environment."
This is from Shep11 at Flickr. Todd Shepherd is the business owner of Shepherd Thermoforming which is in Ontario Canada. Thermoforming is the manufacturing process using heat in molding plastic. Todd explains that "There is a problem in NA with PET packaging in the recycling stream. The only easily recognizeable PET is in the form of bottles. All other clear packaging could be PVC, OPS or some other polymer which will create problems if mixed with PET in the reprocessing equipment. The sorting process in homes and institutions is unreliable even with the help of the recycling symbol visible on most plastic packaging. Equipment is now coming on stream that will optically sort these polymers automatically and direct them to seperate streams which will then make plastic recycling a profitable venture, ease the environmental issues and reduce the negativity towards plastic packaging."
I always find fun stuff at Cut and Keep and this is no exception. This pencil case is from Miriam and she has given us great step by step directions for yet another way to use up old T-shirts. All it takes is a little sewing and imagination.
I found this cool picture on flickr at jzbassguitars photostream.
The Cathedral of Junk is in Austin Texas where Vince Hannemann has crafted his clubhouse out of over 60 tons of Junk. Check out his amazing palace.
Just a reminder that you can find a drop off location for your old batteries and old cell phones at Call 2 Recycle. For me here in Plant City, FloridaLowes, and Walmartare drop off locations. AWESOME! most locations have a receptalcle in view, but some times you have to take them to the service desk. Either way...It's Easy!!
This innovative idea is from Contexture Designs which is made up of Nathan Leed and Trevor Coghill." The design duo's work emphasizes simple, elegant and sustainable design, and is often inspired by reclaimed materials with historical, cultural or environmental significance. Contexture is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada."
This Dynamic duo has come up with some pretty cool stuff, and I bet there will be more.
This beautiful fabric bowl is from the Blog Imagine Fabric where you can find the tutorial how to's. Remember to read the comments afterwards to get additional tips. This one was made with Joel Deberry fabric. Just beautiful ..don't cha' think?
These nifty crafts are from the "tragically nerdy" Sara. I found her first through
Mod Podge Rocks and then went to Sara's Flickr! . Sara has a great collection of her crafts for us all to enjoy and learn from. Then I went to her website The Airing Cupboard were I learned about the site Cut Out + Keep, where of course I signed up for my own craft collecting page. How cool is that!
I found a few great places that have some how to's for the Magazine crafts.
The recycled magazine envelopes can be found at EcoMonster.
I've been totally inspired by Amy at Mod Podge Rocks and Angela at Tea With Friends. In the spirit of back to school this adorable decoupage clip board is so cute! Angela has a step by step tutorial for us to follow. In the spirit of saving money and recycling I'm thinking of this being a fun gift for friends, teachers gift, and of course for myself~Oh the fun we will have :-}
These cool wallets are from the designer John Schreiber at Milkmuny. John has come up with this whole way to help recycle the milk and juice cartons and keep them out of the landfills. Watch his nifty video as he shows us how this will be done.
These are from the Artists Harry Anderson and SmokieKittner, from the collection "Found Object Arts". These are part of the Recycled City at the Please Touch children's museum in Philadelphia, PA. It's very cool, check it out..You'll be glad you did~
These Images are taken off the Photo Gallery at Our Planet Recycling a company in San Diego that removes recyclable trash. They have a great operation and more of recycling centers are picking up all the time. For details to local pick up check out the bottom of my blog where you'll find a link.
This unbelievably creative, ( I know I say that a lot , but don't you agree?) are from one of my favorite sites Inhabitat. The creative geniuses that came up with this cleaver idea is the team of Jason and Adam Podlaski from Pennsylvania where they have their factory. As written about at Design Spotter. This dynamic Duo's company Recycled Deckstools has all the info. for purchasing your very own, and even sending in your used boards to create your own design.
They put skateboard art, trashed skateboards, and recycle them together to make functional art. How COoL is ThAt!! check them out, with so much more.
This creative recycled piece is by Mr. Wackystuffhimself. He's taken old LP records, scored and snapped them up a bit, and has them all ready to mail, where they'll end up being in someones collection as Wackystuff Mail Art! The Imagination is a wonderful thing! Be sure to check out Wackystuff's many places of adventure, listed on his blog under Wacky Links. Visit , Stuff By Wackystuff ,you will be glad you did~
This cool rug is made by Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHizen. This rug is made from recycled blankets, so it's not just pretty it's comfy to. This image is from the website of Inhabitat which is a cool weblog "devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future." Now, that's what we're talking about. Check out InHabitat, You'll be glad you did~
Barb in San Diego has this really cool blog full of fun ideas, links, and how to's. There is so much info. available on Barb's blog it's enough to keep any recycling consumer busy for a while. Be sure to check out this awesome blog, You'll be glad you did~
These incredibly beautiful Sunshine Hammocks are from Global Exchange. These hammocks are "made with a minimum of 65% waste cotton fiber, in a socially conscious family owned work shop in El Salvador".
Always looking for the creativity in Life. I live in Plant City, Florida with my two sons(Ari and Andrew), my husband Jon, and Spooky our cat and Max our crazy dog.In my spare time I enjoy blogging and reading a good book , and Look forward to family summer vacations at the cottage in Michigan and some day will get to travel the world.
While I'm on my own creative journey, In my free time, I'm writing about things I love and enjoy, mostly creativity, things that hopefully inspire others and bring hope and joy. As I fight against following the EGO, I'm trying to live authentically and follow where the Muse takes me. I was lucky enough to travel as a child and be surrounded by talented, sweet people and know the struggles and frustrations of following the roads less traveled., so this is just me having fun enjoying the journey :-)