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Make the Switch to Green - A contribution by Switch reader, Bethany Pruitt

Looking for a way to go green while stepping up your fashion with Switch Craft? I found it so easy to practice the “Three Rs” of environmentalism with the projects in Switch Craft! When you make your own clothes and accessories, that’s reducing the amount you buy. Second, you can reuse all of the electronics you need to make your Switch Craft projects. Remember those old light-up tennis shoes your little brother or sister used to wear? They would be perfect to use to make a light-up decorative pillow!

The last “R”, recycling, is also very important. When one of your projects has worn out, don’t throw it out! The batteries and electronics that Switch Craft projects contain are toxic, and we don’t want them in our landfills. Take batteries to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste management site and donate your electronics! The Environmental Protection Agency has lots of great information on Household
Hazardous Waste
and eCycling.

Written by Bethany Pruitt

Bethany Pruitt is a student who currently lives and goes to school in Elmhurst. She works for SCARCE, an environmental education non-proft organization.

If you want to do more to support the Green movement but are a bit of a shopoholic, try out these great Green friendly  products:

Motorola's MOTO W233,  the world’s first cell phone made of recycled water bottles!
Via: Tech Pin

 

Antitechnologos jewelry is made of electronic and robotic scraps. Via: Inhabitat

These Eco-speakers are made from recycled materials and fold flat for easy storage!

Via: Fashionnation 

Comments

Thanks Bethany!

Fang

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:17


This is an wonderful post and an important point. All e-innovators need to be more conscious of the impact their products have on our environment.

While we innovate and open people's eyes to the potential of wearables and e-crafts, we need to use that same wave of change to also educate them on the proper disposal techniques and steer future innovators towards a more environmentally considerate path.

Kudos

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 00:00