DIY Sustainability Center

A sustainable act is one you can repeat forever in the same way. That's it. For all the new schools of sustainability springing up, workshops, and even events, the concept itself is so simple and obvious, it's amazing the practice eludes even our most educated politicians and world leaders.

Sustainability is literally to lend oneself to infinity.

Turning away from unsustainable practices globally is going to take a long time. But incorporating change on your own can be a piece of cake when done right. Here's a quick and easy DIY guide to making your home, workplace, and backyard a little more sustainable. Doing so promises to create a ripple effect that, with enough momentum, will spread and inspire the large-scale change we all so desperately need.

By clicking on the sustainability projects below, you'll be redirected to complete instructions for creating your own rainwater catchment system, simple garden designs, and green decorating tips so you can bring elements of sustainability into your daily life without an engineering degree or expensive home overhaul. Contact us with your questions or tips at 

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    Nicole Caldwell

    Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.