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molly wright

Freelance writer, loving and living green. Blogger for Greenopolis.com Websites: http://greenupforlife.wordpress.com and nvoke.us
molly wright has written 10 posts for mattermore

Green after death: Recycled prosthetics benefit charities

It’s sounds a bit squeamish at first. Sifting through burial ashes to collect screws, rods, iron balls: pieces of hips, knees, and other implanted body parts that once made life easier for loved ones. Yet, for employees at OrthoMetals, a unique recycling company in The Netherlands, it’s all in day’s work. And for 450 funeral homes … Continue reading

Weird yes. Recyclable? Absolutely!

I am the proud owner of three garbage bags full of stuffed animals; some cherished keepsakes; but most, Easter/Christmas/Auntie gifts that have piled up over the years. My quandary? Getting rid of these little cuties without adding to the already over-crowded landfills. So I did some research. Turns out there’s a program called Stuffed Animals … Continue reading

Recycle Bowl, green commandments, and little children lead the way

You may have a religious affiliation, you may not; but chances are, somewhere in your holy texts or your philosophy of life, teaching children do’s and dont’s stands out as important. See, most of us agree, it’s a lot easier to start good habits, then to undo bad ones. This goes for everything from not … Continue reading

Austin’s Dare To Go Zero: And the Winner is…: Episode 5

This is the sixth in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city. Knuckling-biting, tense, dramatic. I couldn’t watch, and yet I couldn’t look away… A bit much perhaps – but honestly, the finale of Austin’s Dare To Go Zero reality TV show, about reducing household … Continue reading

Austin’s Dare To Go Zero: Dramatic Results: Episode 4

This is the fifth in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city. With one episode to go, it’s game-on for the two remaining families. With last week’s Blue Team elimination shocker, two families are left to battle for the biggest “reducer” title. But even in … Continue reading

Austin’s Dare To Go Zero: Tightening the Waste-Line: Episode 3

This is the fourth in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city. And then there were three… “It was like we were losing part of our trash family,” said Blue Team member Joe Barnes, referring to the conclusion of Episode 2 of Dare to Go … Continue reading

Austin’s “Dare To Go Zero” Reality Show: The First Elimination: Episode 2

This is the third in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city. photo © 2010 U.S. Army | more info (via: Wylio) For reality TV shows, their bread and butter moment is at the end of each episode, when mounting tension glues viewers to their … Continue reading

Austin’s Dare To Go Zero: Meeting the Families – Episode 1

This is the second in a series of blogs highlighting the unique waste-reducing reality TV series produced by this earth-friendly Texas city. photo © 2010 Anne Hornyak | more info (via: Wylio) As the capital of Texas, Austin’s population of over 812,000 is diversified, it’s lifestyle eclectic and it’s goals impressive – particularly the green … Continue reading

Austin’s “Dare to Go Zero” gives reality TV a New Twist

As Americans, we like our games; but we love to win. In fact, we’ll do just about anything for a prize, and a chance to beat somebody, anybody at anything. We’re competitive to the max. So, when the City of Austin Solid Waste Services Department was brainstorming new ways to encourage Texas families to reduce … Continue reading

Bike Accessories With a Recycled Green Flair

Bicycles beat gas-guzzling autos hand’s down when it comes to respecting the environment. But the cost of supplies to make your bike utilitarian for every day travel can let the air out of your tires pretty fast. Racks run around $35; bags somewhere near $50. Lights, fenders, the list goes on. But there’s a way … Continue reading