Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Upcycling Old T-Shirts-The Good Stuff Guide

You may have t-shirts in your closet that you don't know what to do with. They might be Summer Camp shirts from the kids or shirts you wore years ago in High School. Why not give them a second life and start a project. Below you will find different ways to upcycle them.

Read the article by Cathy Baker on Goodstuffguide here.

picture from Family Fun

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rainforest Restoration:Students Help Rebuild a Rainforest in Puerto Rico-EVeritas

“Imagine waking up every day to the sound of coquís chirping, a delicious hot breakfast, the rainforest cooled from an overnight rain, and the sun gleaming through the surrounding trees. But more than that, it was the people that made it beautiful.”

Read the rest of the article on  E-Veritas here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Azul- A Waterlust film about women in water

from waterlust.org

You may find it on waterlust.org here.

Recycled Paper Bicycles- Trendhunter

Designer Izhar Gafni created the ‘Cardboard Bike Project,’ a fully functional bike made from recycled paper.He was inspired by a cardboard canoe he had seen someone else build.

Read the rest of the article by Marina Rotharmel on Trendhunter.com here.
Designer Izhar Gafni

Thursday, July 26, 2012

RSMAS Community Garden- Soil!

In our quest to get soil for the RSMAS Community Garden, we tried to approach Home Depot for some soil donation. Home Depot never responded to our requests. We then asked the RSMAS community to bring some bags of soil which didn't work either. At last, Teddy Allen took it upon himself to buy the soil.Thanks to Teddy, the garden is now ready to be planted.
Please see the pictures of the garden preparation.

Monday, July 23, 2012

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?- Mother Nature Network

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

A swirling sea of plastic bags, bottles and other debris is growing in the North Pacific, and now another one has been found in the Atlantic. But how did they get there? And is there anything we can do to clean them up?

You may read the rest of the article by Russell McLendon on Mother Nature Network here.

Infographic:How Much Garbage is Floating in Our Oceans- Laura Bracken

Please read the post by Laura Bracken on the RSMAS blog here.

RSMAS beach clean up for World Ocean Day on June 8

pictures by Laura Bracken