Beautiful Upcycling in Guatemala

By |February 13th, 2017|upcycling|

On my recent visit to Guatemala to help catalog a collection of beautiful vintage huipiles, woven women's garments, we went [...]

Meeting Maria Rodriguez, Byoearth Social Entrepreneur, in Guatemala

By |February 14th, 2016|Fair Trade Judaica, fertilizer, guatemala, income generation, upcycling|

Maria Rodriguez, the dynamic founder of Byoearth, met up with our Fair Trade Judaica trip for dinner in Antigua, Guatemala. […]

Solar Bottle Light Bulbs: Free Light!

By |February 10th, 2015|fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Cleaning off a newly installed solar bottle light bulbPhoto: A Liter of Light MumbaiTool 76 in the #countdown is solar bottle light [...]

Plastic Thatch – An Eco-Roof Overhead

By |February 8th, 2015|plastic bottle reuse, roofing, upcycling|

Vananh Lee - Co-head of the ReuseEverything Institute shows off their invention: plastic thatch Thatched roofs are picturesque, but when people move [...]

Bottle Bricks: Upcycyling Plastic, Building Schools

By |February 8th, 2015|bottle bricks, construction, fuel savings, Global South export to elsewhere in the Global South, plastic bottle reuse, upcycling|

Bottle Brick school wall - Photo: Hug It Forward/Rotary Bottle bricks, empty plastic bottles filled with compressed non-biodegradable waste, originated [...]

Bottle Bricks: Constructing Durable Sand Castles – Picture of the Week

By |April 18th, 2013|Bolivia, construction, picture of the week, plastic bottle reuse, Uganda, upcycling, Water, Woman Humanitarian Tech Stars|

 3 Students from the Kasiisi area of Uganda, who attend school adjacent to Kibale National Park in western Uganda, are [...]