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National Parks Will Have 16 Fee-Free Days in 2016

National Parks Will Have 16 Fee-Free Days in 2016 | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Will 2016 be the year you embrace—or revive?—your outdoorsy side? Thanks to the National Park Service, it could be, and on the cheap, too. In 2016, each of our 409 national parks will celebrate 16 days of waived entrance fees (and some parks will offer even more!). See the full list, here.
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Embrace your inner outdoorsman/woman -the 16 fee-free days for 2016, which include a full nine-day stretch this spring: 

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. DayApril 16 through 24: National Park WeekAugust 25 through 28: National Park Service BirthdaySeptember 24: National Public Lands DayNovember 11: Veterans Day


 

Here are the 16 fee-free days for 2016, which include a full nine-day stretch this spring: 

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. DayApril 16 through 24: National Park WeekAugust 25 through 28: National Park Service BirthdaySeptember 24: National Public Lands DayNovember 11: Veterans Day
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Something's Fishy and Really Cruel About Luxury's New Leather Trend

Something's Fishy and Really Cruel About Luxury's New Leather Trend | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Fish leather, or fish skin, is growing in popularity with luxury brands like Prada and Dior. But the fish skins come from the fish processing industry where fish aren't humanely treated.
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Do we really  NEED fish leather - Something's Fishy and Really Cruel About Luxury's New Leather Trend

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WeLive Marries Micro-Apartments, #Coworking, Magic

WeLive Marries Micro-Apartments, #Coworking, Magic | Eco Reality | Scoop.it

In case you didn't know, WeWork is one of the largest coworking organizations in the US, if not the world. They have 19 buildings in three countries. When this author visited their Soho West location, I was amazed (pictured below). There were seven floors, each thoughtfully designed and decorated and booming with activity. With its mix of large, medium and small size firms as well as freelancers, all sharing one space, all feeding off one another's energy, it truly felt like a futuristic office.

WeWork is now going a step beyond coworking. They have plans for WeLive, which will convert a 12 story office building into a residential building featuring 252 apartments, many of which will be smaller than 360 sq ft.
WeLive will be located in Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington County, VA, just south of Washington DC. WeLive would seem to be a decent fit for the area as Crystal City is already configured as a self-contained city. According to Wikipedia 'Its residents can live, shop, and work without going outside, due to its extensive integration of office buildings and residential high-rise buildings using underground corridors.'

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Culture shift beyond  #Coworking communities may need to investifate, #Cohabitating #Communalcooking collaborative work models To truly  see any measurable social change... But what a culture shift that would be! 

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Edible Landscaping in Parks to Feed the Homeless - what if parks produced food for the needy

Edible Landscaping in Parks to Feed the Homeless -   what if parks produced food for the needy | Eco Reality | Scoop.it

It's always seemed strange to me that most parks grow only ornamental flowers and shrubs. Sure, it's nice to have pretty flowers around, but what if our parks also produced food for those who need it? From sharing

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Edible Landscaping in Parks to Feed the Homeless -   what if parks produced food for the needy

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42 Flowers You Can Eat- would you?

42 Flowers You Can Eat- would you? | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Beyond nasturtium blossoms and rose petals, there is a surprising number of blooms that are a true delight to eat.
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42 Flowers You Can Eat- would you?

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If you build this Hydroponic Veggie Garden what would you grow

If you build this Hydroponic Veggie Garden what would you grow | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Grow your own with this compact system, perfect for the urban gardener.
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Keep promising to grow you own  food check out this Hydroponic Veggie Garden a DIY project  ... 

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When life gives you invasive jellyfish.... turn them into paper towels and diapers!

When life gives you invasive jellyfish.... turn them into paper towels and diapers! | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Solving two problems at once (or more!) is the most satisfying way to go about improving the world.
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Invasive jellyfish turned into paper towels and diapers which Is why I hesitate asking... "what's it made of?"

 

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This Bike Is Made From Wood And Recycled Soda Cans

This  Bike Is Made From Wood And Recycled Soda Cans | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Could cycling get any better for the planet? This design concept imagines a far greener bike than the standard metal frames in use today.
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This  Bike Is Made From Wood And Recycled Soda Cans

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New List Reveals 92 B Corps With The Biggest Impact

New List Reveals 92 B Corps With The Biggest Impact | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
B Lab just announced the 2014 B Corp Best for the World List with the 92 top-rated certified B corporations.
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92 social enterprises creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact of the almost 1,000 certified B Corporations in operation.

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What A Man Did With This Tree Trunk Will Blow Your Mind. Whatever You're Thinking...It's Better.

What A Man Did With This Tree Trunk Will Blow Your Mind. Whatever You're Thinking...It's Better. | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Words escape me. Unbelievable.
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Teh details carved into this 40Ft trunk is amazing

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Sustainable Fashion Collection Inspired By Building Facades [Video] - PSFK

Sustainable Fashion Collection Inspired By Building Facades [Video] - PSFK | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly brand Chinti and Parker collaborated with Patternity to create a collection of architecture-inspired knitwear.
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Join us to Redesign this Sandals from Plastic Bags #Earthday @NYC #fashion #BKFW

Join us to Redesign this Sandals from Plastic Bags #Earthday @NYC #fashion #BKFW | Eco Reality | Scoop.it

The original article is open source

 

Description:
Diseases like hookworm and podoconiosis can be partially prevented simply by wearing shoes. 

Instructions:
Begin by fusing 4 layers of plastic (2 bags folded in half layered directly on top of each other). Continue to add 2 bags at a time, wrapping it around the current piece - this will mean you are fusing 2 layers to each side each time. Continue in this manner until you have used 20-30 bags or have reached your desired thickness (it should be solid enough not to bend when you walk). 

Cut the plastic piece in half (either the shorter way for smaller sizes, or the longer way for larger sizes). Wrap one more bag completely around each of the halves and fuse to close up the now cut edges. 

If you would like a more rounded front and back, slightly cut the corners all the way around. 

For the straps, stand with bare feet on the halves and poke the plastic with a sharp object between the big toe and next toe just above where they meet on the foot, then about halfway down the outside of each foot, and finally about 1/3 down the inside of each foot (see picture for help with placement). Use a needle or a knife tip heated over fire to make a small hole in each place where you just marked. Make a 3 stitch i-cord of about 7-10 inches, depending on the size of the foot. Leaving a small amount of i-cord on the bottom side of the shoe, thread it first through the inside hole then pull it over the top of your foot and into the hole between your toes - this should be a snug fit. Bring the i-cord back up through the same hole, leaving a small loop on the bottom of the shoe. Finally, bring the i-cord over the outside of your foot and into the hole on the outside - this should be a snug fit. When you have fitted the straps, take your foot out carefully, and cut open the i-cord on the bottom of the shoe. Unravel the i-cords until just before the holes. Spread out this threads onto the bottom of the shoe and carefully fuse them down. Add another layer or two to the bottom of the shoe to hold the strap anchors in place. 


For child sized sandals, you can use the handles of plastic bags, fused 2-4 at a time until you reach the desired thickness. This is a great use for handles, which might otherwise be wasted.

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Practical  should still be stylish! , Sandals ar not all that  is needed. Join  us to  build on this  design and add some others to  an open source fashion community!  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113686761222013792892

How would you  redesign these and what would you like to see created! This week I'm leading a coworking open house for our Night owl Cowrking space! Every night sunday  to Sunday 9pm- 8am! RSVP or contact  us at at http://Space.bonniesandy.com to join us offline in Brooklyn 

 

We'll help you communicate and execute your ideas!  using items that can be recycled. We'll model them (fashion Show)  and sell them to raise funds for the coworking space! 

 

We're launching a coworking space that will accomadate  creative Industrialist, Business and Entrepreneurial Startups with products and services that support creative and local industries  as well as Technologiey concepts focusled on helping these within the  local sector

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Get Out! Plastic Bird House by Colectivo da Rainha - Design Milk

Get Out! Plastic Bird House by Colectivo da Rainha - Design Milk | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Challenged by the local water company, Serra da Estrela, Portuguese design firm Colectivo da Rainha was to find a way to re-use the company's PET plastic bottles as the central material in a new product.
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visiondivision: the patient gardener - an 80@yr project designboom | architecture & design magazine

visiondivision: the patient gardener - an 80@yr project designboom | architecture & design magazine | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
ten japanese cherry trees will grow into a two story study retreat at the politecnico di milano in italy.
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visiondivision: the patient gardener - an 80@yr project designboom | architecture & design magazine

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Eco & sustainability designers sought - eg Salvaged Style- Designer review- Melissa Lockwood

Eco & sustainability designers sought - eg Salvaged Style- Designer review- Melissa Lockwood | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
 The ideology of IQTEST garments.. In looking at the potentials beyond the original purpose, IQ Test sees lots of resources exist, not wastes. The fabric IQTEST uses is what the mass producing designers throw away. Building a collection around this raw material is not “easy” and labor
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Salvaged fabrics create works of art- I love supporting those who support the panet would love to share a review on your lines... #Sustainabe #Ecofashion  #Creativity #culture #conversations. I want to know about & share your creative  Design products.   Looking for your existing articles & blogpost or feel free to  submit essays on Art |   Business  | Industry  or how technology  affects or can affect.  Will be curated, distributed several social media channels at no cast with Open submission  through  November 15th... submit info at www.Bonniesandy.com/contact-us for more details

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Ambitious & Awesome: 6 Fun DIY Stylish Projects for Outdoor Spaces - npw to find tree trunks

Ambitious & Awesome:  6 Fun DIY Stylish Projects for Outdoor Spaces - npw to find tree trunks | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Have a whole weekend to really delve into DIY and try something ambitious? These six projects are for those who like adventure, a lot of work and a great reward. You'll have a DIY object for your outdoor space that will be fun to use, nice to look at and proof you can really DIY!
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#DiY Chic | Ambitious and Awesome:  6 Fun DIY Stylish Projects for Outdoor Spaces. Sometimes do DIY  items just seem  more difficult to access in an urban lifestyle! Wher eteh hell will I find tree trunks

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7 Simple Recipes For Preserving Edible Flowers

7 Simple Recipes For Preserving Edible Flowers | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
As the garden is blooming at its best, here's how to preserve those blossoms for delicious future use.
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7 Simple Recipes For Preserving Edible Flowers

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#organic #non-gmo #heritage seeds | Seed Savers Exchange grow your own food for sustainability

#organic  #non-gmo  #heritage seeds | Seed Savers Exchange grow your own food for sustainability | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
We are a nonprofit organization, dedicated to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.
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Now if you growing  your own  food for sustainability then #organic  #nongmo  #heritage seeds may be up your alley! Just rmember me when harvesting! 

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Viral Marketing From - Pornhub? -YUP thy're Planting a Tree For Every 100 Videos Watched

Viral Marketing From - Pornhub? -YUP thy're Planting a Tree For Every 100 Videos Watched | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
The adult website has viral marketing down pat
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Viral & Genius- eco-marketing "doing" your part for the Planet just took on new meaning- and a safe way to share- VIRAL & GENIUS - who's joining LOL - people arond me think I'm crazy laughing to myself ... LOL

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20 Upcycled Bookshelf Tutorials - time for Spring Cleaning!

20 Upcycled Bookshelf Tutorials - time for Spring Cleaning! | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Need a new bookshelf? IKEA is NOT the answer
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20 Upcycled Bookshelf Tutorials - time for Spring Cleaning!

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second Stakeholder Review for the Global Recycled Standard v3 now open for comment.

second Stakeholder Review for the Global Recycled Standard v3 now open for comment. | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
About the GRS v3 In 2012, an International Working Group (IWG) of certification bodies was created to own the development of the revised standard. The GRS IWG members are: Control Union, ICEA, IMO, Intertek, and SCS Global Services. The new version ...
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The second Stakeholder Review for the Global Recycled Standard v3 is now open for comment. 

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Mobile Farmer’s Market Travels To Produce-Deprived Neighborhoods - PSFK

Mobile Farmer’s Market Travels To Produce-Deprived Neighborhoods - PSFK | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Design students implement their own ideas to improve a fresh produce delivery service.
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In the Face of Continuing Injustice, a Socially Responsible Garment Factory - BoF - The Business of Fashion

In the Face of Continuing Injustice, a Socially Responsible Garment Factory - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
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somethings i need to see to believe

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Are you looking to invest in Haiti or Plunder it's remaining resources

Are you looking to invest in Haiti or Plunder it's remaining resources | Eco Reality | Scoop.it
Haiti Renewal Alliance 2012 EXPO, Washington DC
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Many have mentioned wanting to do business in Haiti... my concern is it investment  to boost, or simply capitalism taking advantage of those who need help!

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