How To Craft a Sustainable Lifestyle


Since March of this year, we’ve been showing you how you can craft your own sustainable lifestyle (because going green is all aboutdoing it yourself).

Here are a few examples from our array of life-crafting, life-improving tips.

How to …
-make natural pesticides and fungicides for your garden.
-green your SUV.
-get kids to go green.
-make your own soy candles.
-make your own curtains (that don’t look homemade).
-bring the outdoors inside.
-…nail cutlery to the wall.
-…transform your home into an oasis.
-…green an older home.
-reinvent spring cleaning.
-compliment organic wine.
-avoid chlorine off-gassing while you bathe.
-make healthy ice-cream.
-…keep basil fresh for a week.
-stay energized all day long.
-give yourself a moment.
-raid your grandmother’s closet.
-…layer, organically.

….and much more besides. Don’t believe me? Take a wander back through our categories (Fashion, Lifestyle, Artisan, Decor and Wellness) and see what you’ve missed.

But we’re not the only ones feeling the urge to be the change. Here are some other sites that also feel that life is what you make it.

-Recycled Crafts
-Crafting A Green World
-My Recycled Bags

Where do you go when you’re feeling crafty?

Image: Darren Hester

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Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.