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Back to school!

The school year is almost upon us! Every year, I try to think of eco friendly ways to shop. One trick to reduce your back to school environmental footprint is to buy most clothing from thrift stores. Another way is to buy gear and tools made out of recycled material, such as the neat pencils in the picture (right).
Do you have any back to school shopping tips? Share them in the comments!

I've been noticing...

Solar Panel by saloharuk
Solar Panel, a photo by saloharuk on Flickr.

Lately, I've been noticing lot's of solar panels popping up in Seattle and the greater Northwest area. This is amazing to me, since as recent as ten years ago solar power wasn't very practical for those living in more sunless climates. It's wonderful to see people making changes to help preserve our world.
Solar technology has sure come a long way since it's invention in the 1950s!


Necklace made out of aluminum cans

I found this photograph while browsing on flickr and thought I'd share. According to the description, both necklaces were made from one monster can. Isn't is wonderful what we can create with a little ingenuity? Not to mention those cans are being put to much better use than they would be sitting around a land fill or at the bottom of the ocean.


Rain Chain

P1040405, originally uploaded by libertas00.

I love this rain solution, a great alternative to a downspout, they're pretty too!


christmas ornaments from recycled materials

christmas ornaments, originally uploaded by la.daridari.

They look like crystals or falling snow, but they're actually plastic drink holders from 6-packs, cut and hung from the lights. Clever use of recycled materials!

Seattle's first electric trolley

We here at Northwest Green Living rue the day that Seattle tore out their old electric trolleys. What a wonderful and inexpensive way to get around town. It's hard to find a more efficient mode of mass transportation.

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