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Nov 6

Happy Voting Day USA!!

Hello IGers!

I wanted to appologize to everyone for not updating this for a few months. Things have been going crazy!! I am going to try and up date this as much as possible every week starting now! I am going to continue the weekly greenspiration so please email me with yours!

Last time I was on here was back when school was starting. How has the semester been going for all of you?!? Did your school decide to go green this year? What have then done?

This semester I transferred to Kent State University where they are all about going green! They have recycling bins all over campus! The dorm rooms are even provided with recycle cans! The dinner halls all have biodegradable containers, plates, and silverware! I am loving it! Even some of the buildings are controlled by heat energy! The only thing that KSU does not have is a recycling club! I may have to start one next semester!

Hopefully you are all doing well! Please email me with going green stories or pictures you may have! Happy Voting Day USA!

Go Green This School Year!!

School is now back in session! Every year more and more schools are trying to be green! How are you staying green this school year? Did you recycle any materials from last school year? Let us know how you plan to stay green this year! Email us at Brandi@incrediblygreen.org. We will share the best ideas to help everyone go green this year!

diybodycare:


15 Natural Beauty Recipes Using Everyday Foods


1.) Brown Sugar and Honey Facial ScrubThis is probably my favorite one. Brown sugar exfoliates the skin ridding the pores of all dirt, oil and dead skin cells causing blemishes. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so as the brown sugar scrubs away the things clogging pores, the honey cleans out the sources of the buildup to prevent future breakouts.

2.) Coffee Grounds in ConditionerThis one is really simple. Instead of throwing old coffee grounds away, toss them into your conditioner to make your hair extra shiny. That’s all it takes!
3.) Replace Conditioner with VinegarTo get rid of the usual problems with hair: build up, dullness and just lackluster, replace your conditioner with vinegar 1-4 times a month, depending on your hair type. Just use it as you need it. And, don’t worry about buying the best stuff for the best results, common white vinegar will do the trick as well as any other vinegar.

4.) Olive Oil as Hair MoisturizerIt’s easy to see how oil can moisturize your hair. It’s simple to use as well. Simply cover your hair in olive oil and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from dripping. Some also believe it enhances the effect.
5.) Lemon and Egg FacialHave red splotchiness on your face? Soothe both symptoms away easily by mixing together one egg yolk and the juice of one lemon into a paste. Cover your face with it and leave it on overnight. If this seems like too much work, leave it on your face for an hour. You might not get the optimal results with this amount of time, but you will see a difference.
6.) Replace Conditioner with Baking SodaWant to be more like a guy and only use one thing to clean your hair? Then just add baking soda to your shampoo. It will remove build up and make hair shinier. And to make it even better, you can use it everyday (if you have normal hair).
7.) Degrease Oily Hair With Lemons and AloeMix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera. Mix the mixture in with a normal serving of shampoo. It will get rid of your oiliness in your hair with one shower.
8.) Smooth Fizzy Hair With HoneyAdd a tablespoon of honey to a liter of water. After shampooing, rinse your hair with this concoction to tame your frizz.
9.) Replace Face Wash With Skim Milk PowderSwitching face wash out with skim milk powder can make your face much softer and give you a smoother complexion. It’s also very gentle, so even the most sensitive can use it.
10.) Moisturize Skin With Honey and Olive OilHoney holds moisture extremely well and olive oil hydrates well, too. Mix equal parts of olive oil and honey (and add a dash of lemon juice if you’d like) to create a pasty lotion. Rub it onto the dry skin and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated for plenty of time to come afterwards.
11.) Soften Skin With OatmealThere are many concoctions and mask recipes that involve oatmeal, but you can use oatmeal by itself to help your skin. Ground up about 1 cup of oatmeal using a blender or coffee grinder, and add it to bath water to soften skin to baby-like quality.
12.) Treat Chlorine-Damaged HairMix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of a peeled cucumber. Cover you hair with the mixture and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. You’ll see your hair return to normal almost immediately.
13.) Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and CarrotsThis recipe can work wonders. Combine 1 avocado, 1 cooked carrot, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of honey. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and then rinse. These ingredients add a multitude of vitamins, antioxidants and calcium to rebuild natural collagen, tone skin and remove age spots. There is plenty to read about the benefits of each of these ingredients, but all you need to know is that each natural element does more than any store-bought item can.
14.) Lemons or Oranges for Fine Hair HairsprayUse Lemons for dry hair and oranges for a stronger hold. Chop up the entire piece of fruit in a bowl as to not lose any juice. Boil the fruit with 2 cups of water until soupy or to when the liquid has been significantly reduced. Strain through a cloth and pour into a spray bottle for use. The citrus will hold the hair and not damage it due to the fact that there is no alcohol.
15.) Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleanser and TonerThis eliminates dead skin cells easily, so you can use in lieu of expensive toner. That’s all there is to it!
Being beautiful can get expensive and damaging if you’re using products often. Try using these natural tips before spending money and see if you even want to try products after. Check out out post on how to treat acne naturally, too!



This is the best at home beauty tips for girls!

diybodycare:

15 Natural Beauty Recipes Using Everyday Foods


1.) Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Scrub
This is probably my favorite one. Brown sugar exfoliates the skin ridding the pores of all dirt, oil and dead skin cells causing blemishes. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so as the brown sugar scrubs away the things clogging pores, the honey cleans out the sources of the buildup to prevent future breakouts.

2.) Coffee Grounds in Conditioner
This one is really simple. Instead of throwing old coffee grounds away, toss them into your conditioner to make your hair extra shiny. That’s all it takes!

3.) Replace Conditioner with Vinegar
To get rid of the usual problems with hair: build up, dullness and just lackluster, replace your conditioner with vinegar 1-4 times a month, depending on your hair type. Just use it as you need it. And, don’t worry about buying the best stuff for the best results, common white vinegar will do the trick as well as any other vinegar.

4.) Olive Oil as Hair Moisturizer
It’s easy to see how oil can moisturize your hair. It’s simple to use as well. Simply cover your hair in olive oil and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. You can also wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from dripping. Some also believe it enhances the effect.

5.) Lemon and Egg Facial
Have red splotchiness on your face? Soothe both symptoms away easily by mixing together one egg yolk and the juice of one lemon into a paste. Cover your face with it and leave it on overnight. If this seems like too much work, leave it on your face for an hour. You might not get the optimal results with this amount of time, but you will see a difference.

6.) Replace Conditioner with Baking Soda
Want to be more like a guy and only use one thing to clean your hair? Then just add baking soda to your shampoo. It will remove build up and make hair shinier. And to make it even better, you can use it everyday (if you have normal hair).

7.) Degrease Oily Hair With Lemons and Aloe
Mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon aloe vera. Mix the mixture in with a normal serving of shampoo. It will get rid of your oiliness in your hair with one shower.

8.) Smooth Fizzy Hair With Honey
Add a tablespoon of honey to a liter of water. After shampooing, rinse your hair with this concoction to tame your frizz.

9.) Replace Face Wash With Skim Milk Powder
Switching face wash out with skim milk powder can make your face much softer and give you a smoother complexion. It’s also very gentle, so even the most sensitive can use it.

10.) Moisturize Skin With Honey and Olive Oil
Honey holds moisture extremely well and olive oil hydrates well, too. Mix equal parts of olive oil and honey (and add a dash of lemon juice if you’d like) to create a pasty lotion. Rub it onto the dry skin and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated for plenty of time to come afterwards.

11.) Soften Skin With Oatmeal
There are many concoctions and mask recipes that involve oatmeal, but you can use oatmeal by itself to help your skin. Ground up about 1 cup of oatmeal using a blender or coffee grinder, and add it to bath water to soften skin to baby-like quality.

12.) Treat Chlorine-Damaged Hair
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup of a peeled cucumber. Cover you hair with the mixture and leave it on for 10-20 minutes. You’ll see your hair return to normal almost immediately.

13.) Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and Carrots
This recipe can work wonders. Combine 1 avocado, 1 cooked carrot, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of honey. Leave on for 10-20 minutes and then rinse. These ingredients add a multitude of vitamins, antioxidants and calcium to rebuild natural collagen, tone skin and remove age spots. There is plenty to read about the benefits of each of these ingredients, but all you need to know is that each natural element does more than any store-bought item can.

14.) Lemons or Oranges for Fine Hair Hairspray
Use Lemons for dry hair and oranges for a stronger hold. Chop up the entire piece of fruit in a bowl as to not lose any juice. Boil the fruit with 2 cups of water until soupy or to when the liquid has been significantly reduced. Strain through a cloth and pour into a spray bottle for use. The citrus will hold the hair and not damage it due to the fact that there is no alcohol.

15.) Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleanser and Toner
This eliminates dead skin cells easily, so you can use in lieu of expensive toner. That’s all there is to it!

Being beautiful can get expensive and damaging if you’re using products often. Try using these natural tips before spending money and see if you even want to try products after. Check out out post on how to treat acne naturally, too!

This is the best at home beauty tips for girls!

(Source: ramblingsofadiyblog)

Warped Eco Initiative

With only a few more dates, Warped Tour 2012 is sadly coming to an end. However, I had the pleasure of working at the Cleveland date with Warped Eco!

Don’t know exactly what Warped Eco is? Here is what Renee who runs the Warped Eco stated on the official Facebook page:

What is Warped Eco?

Volunteering with Eco is an environmental initiative to help reduce our carbon footprint as a tour. Volunteers up bottles, cans, and plastic throughout the grounds during the day to ensure that we’re recycling to our best capacity.

It’s definitely a lot of hard work, bending, lifting, dirty… but there will be breaks and time to check out bands!

It’s not just a free ride in and sitting in a tent all day. The program is extremely important to the Warped Tour and we want to ensure our volunteers are in it for the right reasons!

Here are some picture from this years Warped Eco 2012!

If you Volunteered with Warped Eco this summer, please email Brandi@incrediblygreen.org with your experience working with them and pictures you took through out the day!

Summer 2012!

Hi IGers!

I just want to apologize for being MIA most of the summer. It has been a very busy one!

Incredibly Green wants you to be involved in everything that we do! That being said, email us ideas,pictures you would like to share, or event articles to brandi@incrediblygreen.org

Jul 6
plantedcity:

Getting Around: ‘Children Cycling to School’ (Infographic)
Related:
‘Charter of Vancouver – Children have the right to cycle’ (ECF)
(Source: ECF)

Only 1% of American kids ride their bike to school! This needs to change! Not only will kids here in the U.S. get more exercise from riding their bike everyday but it will also help protect our environment! I find this chart amazing!

plantedcity:

Getting Around: ‘Children Cycling to School’ (Infographic)

Related:

(Source: ECF)

Only 1% of American kids ride their bike to school! This needs to change! Not only will kids here in the U.S. get more exercise from riding their bike everyday but it will also help protect our environment! I find this chart amazing!

Jul 5

Word of the Week!

Ecological Foorprint:a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet’s ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste.

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Jul 4

Happy 4th of July From IG!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! Remember to stay green while enjoying a cook out with your family and friends!

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Jul 3

Weekly Greenspiration!

This weeks greenspiration is Poipu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii!

Since many of you are probably heading out on vacation to the beach this summer, I thought this would be the perfect picture! Imagine if we didn’t clean up our beaches! The beach would be full of trash and look disgusting! Not to mention many dead animals washed up on the beach from the tide taking in the trash on the beaches. So while you are at the beach this summer, remember to clean up after yourself as well as others if you see them leave trash.

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Have a greenspiration you would like to share? Email them to Brandi@incrediblygreen.org

Jul 3

Send Me An Email!

Hey IGers!

I want to hear from all of you!

Do you want to share something on our tumblr or make a suggestion? Do you have a greenspiration you would like to share with our followers? Have a word of the week for us?


Then email me!! I want to get as many Incredibly Green members as possible to be involved in what we do!

Email me at Brandi@incrediblygreen.org! I would love to hear from all of you! You can even just say hi!