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THINK: Closing the Loop

THINK: Closing the Loop

As a designer who works in packaging, one of the ever-present challenges I face is how to innovate within a waste-laden industry. The other day I came across an article featuring a sustainable package my company co-developed, so I thought I would take the time today to share. Preserve makes eco-friendly products for use in and around the home. Their toothbrushes, whose handles are made of 100% recycled material, feature a clever package design:...

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ACT: Paint with Moss

ACT: Paint with Moss

Have any walls or fences around your house that could use some pizzazz? Or perhaps you need to create some sustainable signage for your yard sale or lemonade stand. Well with just a little moss, and a few other ingredients, you can be painting growing art or signage in no time. Learn how to create moss paint...

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THINK: Collapsible Water Bottle

THINK: Collapsible Water Bottle

A few weekends ago I went to the Virginia Highlands SummerFest with some of my friends. Zipcar was there handing out free merchandise like they are often doing and this time they had a really cool giveaway. A collapsible water bottle! Okay, maybe I am a little too excited about this but after a few weeks of using it, I may never go back to a traditional bottle. THINK about all the benefits! It weighs next to nothing in my 200 lb laptop...

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THINK: Fund your next project

THINK: Fund your next project

Have you ever heard of kickstarter.com?  In case you haven’t, it’s a website that provides a funding platform for kickstarting creative projects (badum tish!). It turns out spacehive.com does the same thing for neighborhood improvement projects.  My good friend, Holly, sent me an email the other day asking if I had ever heard of this lovely website, and I thought to myself… “Well no, but I certainly should have!”...

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ACT: Candler Park’s Midsummer Fest

ACT: Candler Park’s Midsummer Fest

Support a local park and neighborhood this weekend: hit up the Midsummer Music + Food Festival at Candler Park. There will be lots of local artists, food trucks, and bands both Friday from 4-11pm and Saturday noon-11p.  (ACTing in support of your community can be just plain fun!)  Check out the details. Walk, bike, or take MARTA if you can! [ image from Midsummer Music + Food...

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THINK: Green Lighting

THINK: Green Lighting

Compact fluorescent bulbs, along with other energy-saving types like LEDs, have been steadily taking over the incandescent bulbs of yesteryear. But let’s be honest, the curly, swirly fluorescent tubes don’t always look at home peering out from some of your more traditional fixtures, especially those that expose the bulbs. The folks over at Inhabitat have compiled a gallery of lamps, fixtures, and sconces that are designed to play...

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