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Upcycled materials and making your own yarn

Recently I purchased a hat on Etsy. Like every other handmade item I've bought on the site, it was a marvel of craftsmanship. It's also made out of upcycled materials: soda bottles were spun into the soft fiber crocheted into a beanie. It was my first experience with wearing plastic, so to speak,...

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Tags: Bag, Craft, Diy, Plarn, Plastic, Reusable bag, Video
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The Story of Stuff: Catching On With Kids

The New York Times reports on "The Story of Stuff" and its critique of consumption--both are getting a (mostly) enthusiastic reception from kids and teachers. While it's not surprising that there isn't much about consumption within the standard curriculum, one of the teachers' statements stood ou...

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Tags: Children, Education, Kids, Parents, School, Stuff, Video
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The Flight (and Return) of the Zozos

In keeping with today's video theme, I couldn't resist posting about something No Impact Man put up yesterday: We know, of course, that the advent of the automobile in New York City caused the virtual extinction of stick-ball, neighbors sitting together on stoops, fresh air and children playing ...

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Tags: Cars, Fun, Kids, Metaphor, New york, Nyc, Transportation, Urban, Video, Zozo
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The Green Seniors Movement and Tips from the Green Granny

Awhile back, a commenter brought up the extra challenges seniors face when trying to green their lifestyles. A casual look at the faces represented in the green movement will turn up some diversity in culture but less in terms of age range. Which is not to say that enviro-consciousness has an age...

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Tags: Age, Baby boomer, Senior, Video
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