{Eco Inspirations} Upcycling as Artform

When I think of upcycling I think about reusing or repurposing items otherwise destined for the dump. Rarely does the concept of high art cross my mind. In a quest for salvaging and recreating everyday objects into conceptual artforms, artist Josh Blackwell transforms the average plastic bag into what he calls “Plastic Baskets.” These stunning [...]

{Eco Inspirations} Enjoy, Don’t Destroy

In 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt developed the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to help drive jobs for unemployed Americans, resulting in over 900 silk screened posters to be made and distributed across the United States. Inspiring? I think so! The Library of Congress writes, “The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and [...]

{Inspiration} Extreme Minimalist Living

Ever wonder what it would like to pack up all your belongings into a backpack and hit the road? It’s a fantasy my husband is always musing along to and I’ve always shrugged it off as impossible. That is until now! Talk about inspiration – Andrew Hyde discusses how he only owns 15 things in this [...]

{Eco Inspirations} Community Soup Swap

Tis the time of year for living like a hermit. And even if you’re making a concerted effort to get out despite your post-holiday malaise, chances are, you’re hunkering down at your favorite hole-in-the-wall and not making too many friends. The solution? Hosting a community soup swap! That’s exactly what Amy Thompson of the blog [...]

{Eco-Tutorial} Seasonal Eating: Caramelized Fennel Pizza

Fennel

The New Year is here and with it come a mound of goals, resolutions, and if you’re anywhere north of Alabama, snow. To address our need for warm comfort food and sustainable seasonal eating I am sharing my favorite recipe of the month: Caramelized Fennel Pizza. Follow the directions below and you’ll be mmmming and [...]