Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, December 5, 2009
To "upcycle" means to reuse recycled materials in such a way that they retain or increase in value according the Sustainablity Dictionary. Using recycled materials for crafting or to create useful items for the home is a popular way for indivduals to practice upcycling.
Check out these upcycling links for cool ideas for projects, crafts, and more that can help you make this holiday season and all year round a little greener.
our.windowfarms.org - A nonprofit organization supporting growing edible plants indoors in urban areas using recycled water bottles. - Here's My Farm
sustainablog - Six Creative Upcycling Projects
yougrowgirl - Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System
More upcycling inspiration from the CCPL catalog!
J Chapman - Making Art With Fabric by Gillian Chapman
J Ross - Earth-friendly Crafts: Clever Ways to Reuse Everyday Items by Kathy RossJ Monaghan - Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-friendly Art Activities by Kimberly Monaghan
NEW!!! (On Order) Make Your Own Purses and Bags by Anna-Marie D'Cruz
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Charleston Internation Airport became a Lowcountry environmental business leader in July 2009 when they kicked off a recycling program. Click here to read the Post and Courier article about this exciting initiative!
WCIV News Story
For more travel info for planning that special getaway or to find out more ways to have a great staycation check out CCPL's collection of travel books. Click the links below to see a selection of these resources.
Travel and Guidebooks
Frommer's Travel Guides
South Carolina Travel
*Picture from http://www.wciv.com/news/stories/0709/640724.html. Accessed 8/10/09