Upcycle Your Way to Green Living

Simply put, upcycling involves taking what would otherwise be a piece of trash and turning the item into something useful. Old wooden pallets become stunning room dividers, bottles become gorgeous chandeliers, car windshields become a greenhouse, etc.

Condensed orange juice containers and twigs become pretty flower pots.

With a bit of creativity, the most unique and beautiful items can be produced that will leave you friends and family excited to create their own.

Some cool upcycle sites:

• YMCA Calgary Upcycle & Environment Pinterest board

• Get & give free items to upcycle at Freecycle

• Become inspired leafing through Upcycle Magazine