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Vintage Trophies Upcycled

Mency’s team recycled over 100 trophies and made them into 40 functional pieces of art.

Do you have tons of old trophies that you can’t seem to part with? Collecting dust and the thought of giving them to the local goodwill makes you cringe, because you know no one in their right mind is going to buy an old trophy. They will just end up in the landfill. So now what?

Believe it or not some eco friendly people are using them in place of buying new mass produced trophies.  Take artist Ira Mency, who fashioned over 40 new trophies or a BBQ Contest in Virginia, she and her art group rebuilt out of 100 old trophies..  The artist remarked, “We got them donated from everywhere, old bowling, soccer, and softball….we took them apart, refurbished them and changed the toppers to pigs. A little artwork and decoupage and we were on our way. It was a lot harder and took a lot longer than buying new, but we did something good for the environment.  The old toppers we made into wine corks and sent them hope with the kids that helped us transform them.”

Old Trophy Recycling

Old Trophy recycling

Mency lives in Baltimore but works in Pennsylvania, so she will pick up your trophies if you are within that regional area. Contact her at 410-908-9241 or read the deals on Trophy Recycling on her blog.  She says, “You can look up Earth411 to see who may take trophies in your area.  A lot of artists may use the parts in mixed media work, repurposing the marble stones or toppers for craft projects. Put them on Freecycle and you never know what will happen. ”




Energy Star Appliance

Photo Credit: AJMadison , Energy Star

Energy Star this. Energy Star that.  There’s no doubt that modern appliances are made “more eco friendly” than older ones. Supposedly you save on your electric bill. New refrigerant is used–not the harmful stuff that hurts the ozone when released.  They sure cost a lot. They sure are pretty.   Everyone has heard of  going greener, but when should you decide the best for your old appliance ?

One company in Los Angeles, Active Appliance may have some input.  “We fix broken appliances so there is less disposed appliances in the landfills.. We implement energy saving methods at houses we service.”

Something to think about…scrap metal, or can you use it for a few more years?


how to make rain barrel

Rain Barrel Making 101 at sure knows what they are talking about when it comes to water collecting and making rain barrels.  They sell products to assist you in water collecting, but even more so give you step by step instructions on how to make your own rain barrel!

Did you know doing so can decrease water consumption ?  You can make sure your garden always has back up water on hand!   Using nature’s resources dates back to earlier times, when water jugs were made out of clay for water transport. Now you can easily make an irrigation system for your garden, pond or what have you!

This is a great way to go green!






It’s no wonder mother nature helps us with our green ways. Take for instance Travertine Stone Pavers. Travertine Pavers

Who knew stone could be so eco friendly? When you are choosing stone for your kitchen, patie, walkway or eco friendly home why not consider Travertine Pavers.   These  natural stone pavers come in many size to suit your needs. They are heat resistant, porous to help with irrigation and have a one-of-a-kind look that makes doing that special project or room so very unique.  Stones like this can keep your kitchen or open patio area cool in the summer and provide an eco friendly alternative to help with energy costs.

GreenITers Online Community  now has over 10,000 members!  GreenITers provides such online community, for Clean Teach Global thinkers. Here you will find everyone from top academics to the average person with an interest in preserving the planet through eco-friendly technology, can get together online and share ideas, new gadgets, scientific news and break-through. You can share your blog, join the green directory, you name it, you can do it. What a cool commmunity of people who care.


It is free to join GreenITers and as a member, people can join groups, existing groups cover topics such as Renewable (Biofuel, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydroelectricity, Solar, Tidal Wave, Wind), Electric / Hybrid Vehicles, Green IT, Green Building,Eco Projects, Nature Protection, Climate Change, Recycle and Green Innovations. What are you waiting for?

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