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Recycling Plastic and Waste Management Trends

Hi Reduction Rebels! Today I have a guest post from Erich Lawson with some interesting ideas for reducing plastic pollution.  The consequences of excessive waste generation have started showing, with different areas losing their soil potential. Rivers, seas, and oceans are also getting contaminated with the amount of waste being dumped into these water bodies. […]

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DIY Foil Crafts

Last week my son and I were taking a walk in the neighborhood and came upon a garbage can full of “goodies.” Clearly someone had cleared out their basement clutter in the hopes of someone helping themselves to it. We found Christmas decorations, Wii games, DVDs, and random tools. We each took home something we […]

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DIY Fairy Garden Ideas

I’ve done 3 post-worthy projects prior to my Fairy Garden creation, but this was so much fun I had to share it right away! Over Memorial Day weekend I went to my sister-in-law’s house. She had made a super cool fairy garden. I was so totally inspired. Then before I left her house, she gave […]

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Upcycling in Mexico

About 13 years ago when I started upcycling furniture and repurposing household items, naturally I went looking for inspiration.  I even joined a MeetUp group for people interested in upcycling. At the time, the most relevant books showed upcycling examples from Mexico. Last month during Earth Week, I was in Mexico. One interesting thing I found […]

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How to Upcycle Old Children’s Clothes

Growth spurts: they’re inevitable and unpredictable, and despite the hundreds of growth charts that have been developed over the years, nothing can truly prepare you for them because growth spurts vary from child to child, and from spurt to spurt. The growth of our children can be a source of pride for us, but at […]

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Reduce Food Waste

  Happy Earth Week, Reduction Rebels! I’m proud to participate in NBCU’s Green is Universal campaign, #NoFoodWaste Last year around this time I headed a Garbage Reduction Challenge at my son’s schools where we challenged the students to reduce food waste. The week before the challenge we weighed the lunchtime garbage. Then the week of […]

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