Max Wallack Wins Grand Prize in Design Squad "Trash to Treasure" Contest

If anyone deserves a special gift this Holiday season for his kindness and his innovative ideas it's ninth-grader Max Wallack from Natick, Massachusetts. He has already won a few rewards for his inventions. His latest invention won him thousands of dollars and has the potential to help the homeless and clean the environment all at once.

Recycle Your Own Paper With the Meiko SEED System

What if you could buy an innovative machine for the office that allowed you to shred used paper and in a few hours the machine recycled these shreds of paper into new usable recycled paper for you? Would you invest in it? It depends on the price and the money you save from it, right?

Art? Music? Or Just 54 Recycled Shoes?

It isn't that hard to imagine music coming from shoes, but there is usually a person wearing the shoes and using the shoes to make the music. Still an innovative person, Ingrid Bachmann, created the Symphony For 54 Shoes out of 27 pairs of recycled shoes.

What’s That? Leave My Computer On For The Environment?

You have read and heard over and over one way to conserve energy is to turn off and unplug your computers right? Well, now World Community Grid, Harvard University and a few other sponsors are asking you to leave your computers on for their new project. The project with and eco-friendly mission is called The Clean Energy Project.

6 Natural, Safe, Green Gifts For Your Children

If you are worried about buying your kids toys this holiday season I don't blame you. With all the bad news about lead and plastic and toxic paints in toys it's easy to consider buying them clothes and books instead, but don't give up. Below is a quick list of eco-friendly, kid-safe toys.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

Terracycle: Education and Environment Written All Over its Garbage

When I think about good companies that have education, people and the environment in mind, one of the companies I think about first is Terracycle.

Soda Pop Bra and Panties Easy On The Eyes Better for The Environment

Designer Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch's has done something very interesting and sexy with recycled aluminum this time. If you've seen the picture above you know I'm talking about lingerie. That's right, she has made lingerie out of recycled soda cans.

5 More Solar Lights for the 2008 Winter Holiday

Are you hooked on decorative solar lights yet? I hope so, but if not yet, below are a few more unique ones to consider for the holidays. Still don't forget about all the other ones available online. There are many solar string lights, multicolored and not and of course the ones I've written about in the past.

20 Trash To Treasure Gifts for the Winter Holidays

This holiday season consider buying (or making) a recycled gift for your loved ones. Remember it is good for the environment your loved ones and some times also your pocket book (depending on the artist). Below is a list of 20 innovative recycled gifts I found online. Take a look.

5 Neat Eco-gifts Ideas for the Holidays 2008

It's that time again to buy gifts for those we love for the Holidays. If you're not into the whole donating to charity idea and you would rather buy a gift, below are some green gift ideas to consider.

Recycled Decor To Keep Your Bitter Thanksgiving Dinner Guests Distracted

Thanksgiving is suppose to be a time to gather with your family and enjoy a delicious eco-meal, but for some of us it makes it hard to be thankful for the things you are thankful for when there is so much tension amongst the family. Whatever the reason for the tension help get rid of it by distracting everyone with these innovative recycled dinner items on your table.

Victimless Leather Coat Falls Victim to Science

Halloween may be over, but the creepiness of this next innovation seems to have just begun. When I first read about this idea I immediately thought of three things: Silence of the Lambs, Body Exhibits and those dresses made of human hair. I only wish I would have read about it sooner. What is it? It is a coat grown from living stem cells.

Patterson and His Recycled "Fairy Under Pressure" and Other Artwork

If you know about artist and recycler Lane Patterson and his creative green talent you may blush at the mention of his name, especially if you have seen some of his innovative anatomically correct artwork.

A Toast to the Buddhist Beer Bottle Temple and Thai Monks

Many creative people have made many amazing new things with used material, but I have to say this one eco-friendly structure is my favorite. Take a look at this beautiful green and brown Buddhist temple, built by Thai Monks. The temple stands strong and tall with the structural help of over one million beer bottles.

Innovative DIY Human Nest Filled with Autumn Leaves and You

It's fall and for many of us colorful leaves cover our yards, the driveway and the streets. Like every fall, some of us will rake our leaves up and put them on the curb for the trash. Some of us will rake our leaves and put them in a compost bin, and others like designer Gerard Moliné will join the birds and build a nest with the leaves. That's right a nest.

Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Solar Powered Generator Saves Green Quietly

Hurricane Ike came and went and in between left a lot of people, among other things, without electricity for days (some people weeks). If you have ever had to live without electricity you know it isn't impossible to do, but it is a hassle and it does take a lot of rethinking on how to stay cool and keep fresh food. Those who could afford it had the option of using gasoline-powered generators and the very lucky had the opportunity to use the Solar Stik.

Sharp’s Solar Powered Television A Little Too Excessive?

Sharp has recently introduced their second concept solar powered television at CEATEC this year. The first one, a 26-inch solar powered television, was introduced back in July and designed for people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity. Their latest version, much too big for my needs, is a 52-inch LCD solar powered television.