Go Green with Ideas from greenUPGRADER

May 22, 2009
Updated • May 22, 2014

Do you have a spare sheet of cardboard lying around and are trying to find a use for it? You can turn it into a stand for your laptop. Have a ton of plastic bags lying around? Turn them into a funky bracelet.

Think this is weird? Well, these, and other ideas like them are what you can find on greenUPGRADER, a site dedicated to being green. The site focuses on reusing everyday items to cut down on consumption and reduce wastage of natural resources.

greenUPGRADER has a multitude of do-it-yourself projects for visitors, ranging from simple solutions like the examples mentioned above to big things like turning old gutters into a garden. The site also keeps you updated about the latest products made from recycled materials, a must-have resource for those truly into green living.

Some of these products are definitely worth a look, like the notebook made from used bike tires.

If you're into recycling and reusing products, then go ahead and bookmark the site. Even if you're not really thinking of green living, some of the DIY projects on greenUPGRADER are worth a try on a lazy afternoon when you have nothing better to do.

A good place to start on the website is the do it yourself category as it lists various projects for you to try out or get inspired from.

Do you recycle or reuse things? Is it worth it? What do you think of greenUPGRADER? Let me know in the comments.

Update: The site has evolved and features green-living related articles and information as well now. You can read up on food and drink ideas, e.g. about the health benefits of tumeric, green art projects, or watch videos hosted on the website.


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  1. TieRod said on May 24, 2009 at 5:44 am

    This is a great Blog and I agree with everything that it says. I believe it is our responsibility to our future generations to do everything possible to keep our planet clean, healthy and environmentally safe. I also believe we should conserve our energy resources and use our natural “Free to Use” resources that don’t cost anything. By doing this we do several things… save money on the steadily rising cost of energy and save our non-renewable energy resources, also we help our environment which is worsening every day.

    If you would like more information on living green check out my Blog: http://gogreenwindgenerator.blogspot.com/.

  2. Jerry Mahoney said on May 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    B Green manufactures the “VibeAway” made from 100% recycled tires (and made in the USA) which are helping to save the environment and solve the walking washing machine problem at the same time (being the only true green product is the real market driver in our belief). B Green Innovations, Inc. (“B Green”), is saving the planet; one tire at a time by turning old tires into products that solve real environmental and real consumer problems.

    VibeAwayâ„¢ pads are specially designed washing machine anti-vibration pads for washers and dryers. The 100% crumb rubber pad, made from recycled tires, is designed to reduce the transfer of vibration that occurs in most typical washing and drying cycles. It is a shock absorption pad that is used to reduce sound, vibrations, and pulsating of washing machines, dryers, table saws, freezers and other large appliances. Our VibeAwayâ„¢ pads prevent washers from “walking,” and help prolong the life of your washing machine, dryer or other appliance.

    We did early market research to understand what the profit potential is for the VibeAway.

    According to the EPA’s Scrap Tire Cleanup Guidebook, released June 8, 2006, large scrap tire stockpiles present a risk to human health and the environment for several reasons. They provide an ideal breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents. Stockpiles can also catch on fire as a result of lightning strikes, equipment malfunctions or arson. State, federal and local agencies have spent tens of millions of dollars over the past few decades responding to tire fires. Approximately 290 million automobile and truck used tires are discarded by Americans every year.

  3. Paulus said on May 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I do not think that i will become a astronaut and have to drink recycled urine, but on a more serious note i really like the website. Nice well wrote/easy to read short story’s, who are bringing me in the mood the read more. I am going to visit the site more often.

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