Friday, March 27, 2009

Support Design Green Now on Idea Blob today!

...or at least do it by Tuesday!

My eco-buddies over at Design Green Now want to bring their event series to NYC - help support them by voting for their project on Ideablob.

Where do you get animal-free leather, ultra-light dirt, and products from trash? Design Green Now has this and more green delights at a panel series this April in NYC. I'm on one of the panel discussions along with green greats like Susan Szenasy of Metropolis, Dan Rubenstein of Surface Magazine, Serge Appel of Cook+Fox Architects, and Mitchel Joachinm of Terreform 1.

Cast your vote - it only takes 37 seconds. I think they timed it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Send your used CDs our way!

Hey there recycling enthusiasts! We're getting ready for Earth Day month and are looking for used CDs to use in recycling projects. Obsolete data and music CDs of all kinds are welcome. If you have more than 250 of 'em, email us at moreinfo [at] replayground [dot] com and we'll arrange to have them sent to us so you don't have to pay shipping charges. If you have less than 100, but are looking for a good place to recycle them, send them to us here.

And if you're in the New York City area during April, be sure to visit us at the Bronx Zoo April 4 -19, 25, and 26 and Earth Day NY at Grand Central Station, April 24 - 25 and participate in free recycling projects. Hurray for recycling!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

An organic garden on the White House lawn!

See - we had faith that the Obama's would know how to keep it local. Michelle Obama, along with some local students, will be digging up part of the White House Lawn to plant a vegetable garden! The fresh, delicious veggies will be incorporated into meals for the prez and his family. Apparently he doesn't like beets, but I hope he plants some heirloom tomatoes. Nothing beets homegrown tomatoes.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Give that skirt another go with scrap fabric yo-yos!

March is mending month at Craftzine and I swung in with this fabric yo-yo project - ready to cover that stained skirt that you just couldn't bear to get rid of. Plus the yo-yos are interchangeable so you can mix and match to all of those vintage shirts of yours. Get the how-to here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Q: What do you get when you have lunch with a recycled jewelry artist?

A: A purse full of Barbie bodies!

At least that's what I got. My new friend Margaux Lange makes jewelry from recycled Barbie parts. And they're rockin'. Check out the smile necklaces, butt bracelets, hand brooches and more. Barbie body part jewelry is a great way to celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday.

I love it when people give me their scrap to turn into new - which is exactly why I left lunch with a purse full of Barbie bodies. So what do you think? A Barbie leg lamp - in Rockettes kick-style? A Barbie body fruit bowl?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crafty Cardboard, Wendesday March 18th!

Thanks so much for your patience in our rescheduling process! I am happy to announce that the new date for Crafty Cardboard at Sustainable NYC is Wednesday, March 18th from 4-6pm.

Due to the popularity of our last event, Recycle Your Heart, please please pre-register for Crafty Cardboard! This way we can bring enough materials and make sure the space is well suited for you.
Here is how you do it: Call Sustainable NYC at - 212-254-5400
or email Sustainable NYC at -
Sustainable NYC is located at:
139 Avenue A @ 9th st
You provide: $10 and your imagination
We provide: materials, instruction, a great time

I look forward to seeing you there!
~Carly Miller
Garbage Outreach Coordinator