Apr
21
2009

More Fun than Screwing in a Light Bulb

Tired of being told over and over again to recycle or to buy compact fluorescent bulbs? Conserving energy and reducing waste is important, but it's not always the most exciting way to help the planet. Or is it...?

This Earth Day you can combat your boredom and reduce your carbon footprint with one of these cool Do-It-Yourself projects from the website Instructables. Some are harder than others, but all of them are possible with a little time and elbow grease.

-Recycle old computer parts and keep them out of the landfill

-Turn an ordinary exercise bike into an energy bike

-Plant a garden...no green space required!

-Make a water retaining and filtering 'Rain Garden'

-Collect and reuse water with a rain barrel

-Build a double decker drum composter

-Make a five dollar solar thermal water heater

-Build this quick and easy bike trailer

-Make a boat out of recyclables and trash

-Use heat from your television or computer monitor to dry food

-Recycle water bottles into an algae bioreactor

Got other Earth Day project ideas? Share them here! Or better yet, upload your own instructions to the Instructables website and help other people have a fun and functional Earth Day everyday!

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