Low on cash, and want to help out the earth? I have solutions!

Step 1: Reuse

Reuse. A simple word. A simple idea.

Look at all the stuff you are throwing away. Cans, milk jugs, bottles. Think of all the things you could make with those things!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Piggy bank
Pencil holder
kleenex box
the body for your next electronic project.
mould making material (I know an instructable that uses milk jugs to vacuum form.)

Step 2: Recycle

Man, I really want to buy that instructables t-shirt, but I'm short on cash. How could I make some money?

Recycle. Why throw away all of those beer and pop bottles, when you could take them to a bottle depot and make money?

Have things you aren't using? Sell them on sites like ebay!

Step 3: Compost

Compost. So simple and easy. Make a compost bin, or buy one. Not only does it help the inviroment, but it makes great soil.

Love to garden? You can save a ton on soil if you compost.

Step 4: Shop Smart

shop for things that dont have much packing material, and are earth freindly.

Better than shopping: Trading. There are websites where you can trade something you don't use or want for something you do. It can save a lot of money.

Looking for a site? You can, sell, trade, barter and give things away on craigslist.

Step 5: Going the Extra Mile.

Want to go the extra mile? Set up bottle drives around your area or other earth friendly events. You could make a lot of money for all the bottles you could get, and recycle a lot at the same time.

Going the extra extra mile. Clean up your street or the area around you. Now thats going the extra mile!

You could probably think of a ton of different ways to help the earth, but their just ideas until you put them into action.
Smart. I think this contest is going to be <em>awesome</em>.<br/>
oh ya! I cant wait to see some of the instructables!
I just entered one, and i'm SOOO looking forward to the others! Nice one!
thanks! I cant wait to see all of the interesting ways people have thought of to be green
I use some glass jars to store left over food in the refrigerator, even some veggies,pasta,seeds. I don't like using plastics all the time and couldn't see throwing away the jars, I use them for nuts and bolts too.
<strong>TREE HUGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</strong>
That's one of the only things I missed about SoCal, the bottle depots. There's NONE of them here which I guess is why we have such a bad trash problem.
Is the bottle Minute maid pulpy orange? the juice?
Where I live there are <strong>NO</strong>places to recycle at all! Have any other ideas because I never recycled a bottle like that in my life! But, I really care about the Earth and I don't know what to do with all this stuff and I don't want the ice bergs to melt and flood the Earth.<br/>
Save up ALOT of cans and whatnot, rent a youhaul, and make a road trip. I'm not exactly sure about how much the recycling of the cans will of-set the emissions from the truck, but you could probably make a few bucks!
These are some good tricks, it's a good 'Ible. This contest shows promise. I gotta start brainstorming some green ideas!
Ya, there are so many different ways...
For step 4, can you provide links to some of the websites of the type you've written about?
sure thing!
you spelt environment environment lol

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