Via @TechCoHQ— #3D Printing + #Upcycling: The Answer to All Your Home Junk?

Tech.Co 3D Printing & Upcycling

Tech.Co 3D Printing & Upcycling

 3D Printing + Internet of Things (IoT) + Upcycling = Environmental Goodness!

When you combine upcycling with 3D printing, you can create some really cool stuff with things that are lying around your house. From @DiLabrien + Tech.Co

Then add the Internet of Things (IoT) with 3D printing and you have innovation as we have never seen before!

Now that 3D printing is mainstream, home users and designers have been challenging themselves to come up with some creative ideas that combine items created using 3D printers with items that already exist in the home or entirely new items that will be connected via the IoT network.

Teachers! Setting up your classroom? Check out #frugal local #Austin #resources!

Back to School

Back to School in Recycle Style! | Join us for our Bash!

Teachers do you need materials for your classroom?  On a tight budget? There are several thrifty and environmentally-friendly places in Austin to get materials for your class.

Check out these great *Free* or nearly free resources when setting up your classroom this week.  Austin Materials Marketplace has a database of searchable materials that other businesses have as “waste”.  If you are a teacher or a non-profit—most of these materials are free!

Looking for art materials for your students?  Austin Creative Reuse has wonderful materials for a low cost—check out their new storefront at The Linc.  Your inner art geek will be so happy!

Recycled Reads is having a “Back to School” Bash on Saturday August 20th to help students make reusable lunch bags and learn how to make healthy #zerowaste snacks!  While you are there—peruse all the recycled books that will speak to your #frugal soul and your curious students.

Finally, did you know that #Austin has a Reuse Store at their Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center?  You might find exactly what you are looking for!  They also have re-blend paint if you need to spruce up some items in your room.

 

 

Austin Materials Marketplace

Austin Materials Marketplace

Sign-up and start searching for free or nearly free materials on Austin Materials Marketplace!

 

 

 

 

Recycled Reads

Recycled Reads

Who is the best #zerowaste hub in Austin? Recycled Reads!

 

 

 

Austin Creative Reuse

Austin Creative Reuse

 

Love art supplies? Austin Creative Reuse  has what you need!

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

 

 

 

City of Austin | Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center

City of Austin | Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center

Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center

ReUse Store

Many materials that are dropped off at the center are in usable condition. These items go to the ReUse Store, where other people can pick them up.

The ReUse Store is free for everyone.

Availability varies, but items include:

  • Art supplies
  • Cleaning products
  • Household chemicals
  • Automotive fluids

Austin ReBlend Paint

Austin ReBlend paint is recycled from paint dropped off at the center. Austin ReBlend paint is free for individuals and nonprofits. It is not available to businesses.

Via #ChristianScienceMonitor | Food & Clothing resources—use them wisely!

From the Christian Science Monitor The Monitor’s View

Clothing Waste | Rethink

Clothing Waste | Rethink

Manufacturing a ton of new fabric requires nearly 200 tons of water, the Natural Resources Defense Council estimates. And growing cotton crops accounts for 24 percent of the insecticides and 11 percent of the pesticides sold worldwide, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

The concept that any material eventually becomes useless “waste” is being challenged. The “reduce, reuse, recycle” philosophy is helping humanity find more sustainable ways to feed and cloth itself.

I really want us to reconsider our #supplychain for fashion and home goods.  Find the #waste and #upcycle it until we can get to “Cradle to Cradle” design for everything.  C ‘mon folks! We can do better—we can change the way we are using precious resources.  

From #DirectorUK | #Slow is the new #luxury!

From Director UK

Artisanal = "Slow"

Artisanal = “Slow”

“Slow” is proving popular and profitable. In an age of diminishing prices and profits, the slow movement offers a rare opportunity for brisk sales. Some 61 per cent in the US and 82 per cent in China consider slowing down a “luxury”.

Think of “slow” as a profitable mindset.  Think artisanal. Think bespoke.  This kind of thinking is on trend. Methinks this is a trend I can get behind.  Slowing down = Luxury.  Luxury is having less THINGS but having them well-made and lasting. Less things = more time. I like this equation.

 

The Reassembler is for #Makers!

The Reassembler is a #BBC show in which James May explores the intricacies and engineering marvels of various objects by putting them back together again from a pile of hundreds of their component parts.  It is a “slow” program to illustrate how things are made. #Makers will love this show! May takes apart a mower, guitar, and a telephone.  I had a a 1940’s black phone that I rewired to work with our modern electrical outlets. They had me at “reassemble”!

1940's Black Phone

1940’s Black Phone

Back to School Bash @RecycledReads! Come get your back to school flair on!

@RecycledReads Back to School Bash!

Back to School

Back to School in Recycle Style! | Join us for our Bash!

Join us for our Back to School Bash, where we will celebrate the beginning of the school year by making #upcycled grommet bags with Bernadette Noll from Slow Family Living and learn how to make healthy, zero waste lunches with Josh Blaine from in.gredients. We will be collecting school supplies for Workers Defense Project as well.

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Recycled Reads Bookstore

       5335 Burnet Rd. | 512-974-7460

 

Want more recycle hacks for back to school? Check out 4 Easy Recycling Hacks for Back to School from Waste Wise Products, Inc.

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe to open soon! #Upcycling for decorative windows!

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe is almost open!  I got a sneak peak yesterday and they are using #upcycled window panes for their menus!  I love how the black background “works” with the neon erasable markers!  Check out their window menu—and stop by for nommies once they open!

Please support their #entrepreneurial endeavor!  Here is their GoFundMe site for Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe.  I am so looking forward to a latte in downtown Liberty Hill!

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe | Upcycled Window

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe | Upcycled Window

 

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe | Upcycled Window Menu

Liberty Hill Bakery & Cafe | Upcycled Window Menu