Responsible Materials

These Eco Options products are made from materials that are healthier for your family or produced in a more environmentally responsible way than standard products. They include materials such as sustainably grown lumber, organic seeds and recycled content. Look for products certified by leading organizations: FSC, OMRI and DfE.

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build a recycling organizer

Build a Recycling Organizer

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Tired of recycling boxes and bags cluttering up your garage or porch? Build an organizer with environmentally preferable materials that is not only functional but also elegant. 
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Skill: 2
Time: 5 hours
Number of Steps: 11

Celebrate the Environment with Simple Outdoor Activities

Celebrate the Environment with Simple Outdoor Activities

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This spring, help create a healthier world by making changes at home. Read on to find great outdoor activities that are good for the planet, good for your health and good for your wallet too. 
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choosing recycled content

Choosing Recycled Content: Making the Connection Between the Blue Box and What we Buy

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Purchasing items made from recycled content is as important as remembering to put empty cans and used papers into the recycling bin. 
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Create a planter box

Create a Planter Box

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This planter box is made in part from FSC certified wood and paint that's low in VOCs so the air in your home stays free of pollutants. 
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Skill: 3
Time: 6 hours
Number of Steps: 12

create a wall hanging clothes rack

Create a Wall Hanging Clothes Rack

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This project will show you how to build a wall hanging clothes rack that will help lower your electricity bill - and benefit the environment. 
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Skill: 3
Time: 4 hours
Number of Steps: 16

customize a lampshade

Customize a Lampshade

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Be eco-chic by refreshing an old lampshade with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wallpaper. For an even more environmentally preferable transformation, use a compact fluorescent light bulb. 
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Skill: 2
Time: 2 hours
Number of Steps: 10