• Sustainability, Fashion Merge on Designer Runway

    Upcycled art is a new genre growing in popularity among designers and makers. Rather than sourcing raw materials to create masterpieces, artists source discarded textiles in hopes that upcycled art can contribute to a more sustainable mindset in our economy and daily lives. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Aug 7, 2017)
  • Fabric Flowers Sprout from Recycled Material

    My grandmother used to say necessity is the mother of invention, and I think she was right. Californians dispose of more material during times of abundance; when the economy is flush, our wallets open wide and we buy new things, wrapped in lots of packaging, and we throw out old things. Some of these old things still have a lot of life in them, especially if we get creative! Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jul 20, 2017)
  • Nonprofit Group Works with CalRecycle to Promote Environmental Literacy

    CalRecycle’s Education and the Environment Initiative offers California K-12 teachers a free science and history-social science curriculum that uses the environment as a context for learning. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jul 10, 2017)
  • Communities Receive $1.6 Million in CalRecycle Grants for Waste Tire Collection Events

    Every two years, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) awards waste tire amnesty grants to local jurisdictions, which then hold collection events for area residents to drop off old tires free of charge. This year, CalRecycle awarded $1.6 million to 38 cities, counties, and other jurisdictions throughout California. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jun 29, 2017)
  • Green Weddings: Your Eco-Friendly Guide

    Cheap wedding favors are often overlooked or forgotten by guests, and that can add up to a lot of uneaten Jordan almonds in plastic bags or paper boxes at the end of the big day. Swap those tossable favors and think about a special memento that won’t get tossed into the trash on the way out the reception hall. You could give live tree saplings or succulents, bookmarks with poems on them, or jam in reusable mason jars. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jun 15, 2017)
  • How to Host an Eco-Friendly Picnic

    Entertaining in the great outdoors is a lot of fun. Instead of buying dishes and decorations for each event, think about your overall entertaining style and invest in some reusable items that will be kinder to Mother Earth and your pocketbook in the long run. Pick out classic designs in coordinating color schemes to get the most mileage out of your picnic supplies. Swap out single-use items for items you can pull out of your picnic basket year after year. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jun 1, 2017)