Monday’s Stairs: Birds in Books, Green Sidewalks and DIY iPad Cases

February 20th, 2012

Green Building Elements featured sustainable sidewalks from PaveGen. The recycled rubber slabs make use of kinetic energy from footsteps to power nearby appliances.

Meanwhile, the very visual and inspiring Colossal featured colorful recycled skateboard deck sculptures by Haroshi, and Birds in Books by artist Paula Swisher. Please check out this lovely stuff by artists who make use of existing materials like old skateboards and books. Long live reuse!

For more on reusing old books, check out TreeHugger’s feature on iPad and Kindle cases created from retired books.

We’re only in February, so chances are you still have plenty of birthdays to celebrate in 2012. Growing a Green Family shares fun ideas on how to plan a green birthday party.

Finally, as you plan your upcoming spring break or summer travels, don’t forget to learn how to say “Is it organic?” in 10 languages. EcoSalon put together a handy reference with links to proper pronunciation. Now: A yw’n organic? Est-il bio? E organico?

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