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Practical Green Resolutions for the New Year

new years resolutions

As the turn of the New Year occurs, many thoughts turn to making changes in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions are an important part of the tradition for many people. “Out with the old and in with the new,” could very well be the motto of this particular celebration in the hearts and minds of so many. Why not make a few practical and green resolutions this year, like some of those listed below?

Recycling Wood

recycled wood

Recycling wood is a great way to keep wood products out of landfills, breathe new life into old items, and help reduce deforestation rates around the world. All of these things add up to big benefits for the planet. More importantly, they can help families feel better about their own building projects as they are doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle wood, a resource that is precious for this planet.

Sustainable Clothing Choices

sustainable clothesBecause the word sustainable means different things to different people, it can be difficult to pinpoint an exact definition of the term sustainable clothing. For some, it’s all about buying clothing from responsible companies that do not carry profit as their primary pursuits. For others, it’s about resisting the urge to buy new clothes and turning to used clothing items instead. Still others use some combination of the two in order to have a sustainable wardrobe on multiple fronts.

The 25 Best Upcycling/Repurposing Blogs of 2015

best upcycling and repurposing blogs

PlushBeds Awards the Top 25 Upcycling and Repurposing Blogs

Top 25 Upcycling Bloggers

We’re so excited to present to you what we think are the very best upcycling and repurposing blogs to be found on all of the Web! It was such an enjoyable experience for us to learn all we could about the following amazing individuals and groups and all of the exciting ideas they have to offer in the world of upcycling/repurposing/reclaiming/reusing/vintage. Everything they do fits in so well with mindfully taking care to preserve Mother Earth’s resources (BTW, did you know the foam from our latex mattress could potentially be repurposed for seat cushions? And, it’s biodegradable, too!) We hope you’ll take the time to review each one of these neat blogs, bookmark them, and use their posts as a sort of recipe book and for inspiration. Keep in mind that summer is just around the corner, and a lot of these projects would be perfect for you to engage in making with your children (keep them busy 🙂 ).  Now, on to our superstar bloggers…

Green Hotels

green hotel

Travelers often look for different things when choosing hotels. However, Forbes reports that a recent survey reveals that two out of three travelers want to stay in green hotels. Another interesting reveal from this survey is that travelers feel hotels need to do a better job of letting them know about their environmentally friendly practices.