By Becky Striepe on November 19, 2013
You know that we love a good eco-friendly shoe around here. What a shoe is made of is a big part of its environmental impact, but so is what happens to that shoe when it’s too worn for wear. Sure you can repair your old shoes, but at some point, those kicks are going to kick it irreparably.
By Becky Striepe on December 21, 2012
These plastic bottle structures turn waste into something useful again!
By Becky Striepe on December 19, 2012
My mom sent me this photo of an art installation on Las Olas Beach in south Florida. It’s a pair of giant fish sculpted using hundreds of empty plastic bottles!
By Becky Striepe on May 30, 2012
Hotels waste a ton of electricity on empty rooms. Just think about it, right? Every empty room in every hotel is running air conditioning or heat and probably has at least a TV in standby mode, if not a cable box, alarm clock, and other small appliances. Hotels waste from 30 to 50 percent of their electricity just on empty rooms either between stays or while guests are out and about for the day. But what if there were an easy way to completely cut the power to a room when it was empty?