Costa Rica is the greenest country in the world according to The Weather Channel

Some ideas to make life more sustainable this year!

When old books are completely beyond repair, use the spine as a lovely old bookmark.

Vancouver's Local Garden is North America’s first Verticrop™ farm. Very cool.

Make your own camping box to keep your supplies at the ready. www.iowaoutdoorsm...

Got milk?

recycled boat - turned - house

Did you know that the screw-on plastic dispenser tops from store-bought soaps, shampoos, and lotions will often fit on glass bottles? Finding the right bottle may require a bit of experimentation, but once you find a bottle the right size, you can create a unique, eco-friendly DIY soap or lotion dispenser in seconds! THINK OF THE GIFT IDEAS YOU COULD TURN THESE INTO!

A must-read for anyone who has ever wanted to live a greener life but thought that it would be too expensive, time-consuming or difficult, this handy, complete guide will show you how small changes can have a huge environmental impact and save you thousands of dollars.

A zero-energy house under construction in Germany is the first real-life test that uses live microalgae to provide shade and generate renewable energy. The louvres for the BIQ house in Hamburg are fabricated by Colt based on design work by consultants, Arup, in cooperation with SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany. The BIQ house was designed for the IBA exhibition by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria.

New South Wales aims to triple clean energy use ---Read the full story --- thecleanrevolutio...

Located in the north of the Olympic Park, the Velodrome is one of the most sustainable and iconic venues of the London 2012 Games. Sustainable choices have been made wherever possible; from the sourcing of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council used on the track and external cladding, to the installation of a 100% naturally ventilated system that eliminates the need for air conditioning.

How “green” is your college? Check out @usgbc’s Center for Green Schools and @ThePrincetonRev’s third annual Guide to Green Colleges to find out! @mygreenschools

Clever graphic from Greenpeace

35 Pest, Disease and Weed Remedies--green and safe