Seasonal Flowers [Hand Drawn Infographic]

ecogreenlove started out as a resource for upcycling projects, as many of you might be aware of – but it quickly grew to a full-blown blog that looks at just about anything that can make living greener, more sustainable, and more fulfilling.

Now, I’d like to let you in on a little secret that’s going to improve your well-being while adding more life and color to empty spaces.

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Signs of Spring

Some snapshots from my last two morning walks: cloudy rainy days, rainbow and sunny moments showing the colorful “Krokus” flowers which are the sign in Germany of Spring coming, in theory Winter is over, but temperatures seem to drop a little bit again in Heidelberg. Hope you like them and let me know how is at the moment at your side? 💚

Reduce your Bottled Water Footprint [Infographic]

Eating local saves water, but might not be possible 100% of the time for everyone in the U.S., with seasonal vegetables and the need to import things like bananas and coffee. However, almost everyone can reduce their water footprint by drinking local. Here are some tips on how to reduce your bottled water footprint:

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Season By Season Landscaping Guide [Infographic]

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Originally Published on JT Atkinson

JT Atkinson has put together this guide to help you and your garden through the four seasons of the year, making sure the your garden is in top shape throughout the year. Each season has its own set of tasks which can be ticked off as completed making it easy to maintain how your garden looks and also helping to improve your garden. The tasks are clear and easy to understand and can be a great way of introducing younger members of the family to gardening. The infographic can be printed off and hung up in a shed, greenhouse or garage as a reminder of what tasks are to be performed on your garden.

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DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts

(Updated: March 2016) Click the image to go to original source and/or tutorial, enjoy!

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From broken eggshells you will create amazing Easter egg decoration!
DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts | ecogreenlove
Learn how to dye easter eggs in shaving cream with food coloring!
DIY: Upcycled Easter Decorations & Gifts | ecogreenlove
Use recycled cardboard and yarn to make this simple yet beautiful Easter craft for kids

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Seasonal Food in March

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Green Documentaries: Bottled Life – The Truth about Nestlé’s Business with Water

(Excerpt of the film, 40s)

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there’s a company which has developed the art to perfection – Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water.

Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was “the wrong film at the wrong time”. So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet.

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BOTTLED LIFE - THE TRUTH ABOUT NESTLÉ'S BUSINESS WITH WATERWhile the world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. The Swiss film “Bottled Life” documents the booming business with bottled water, by focusing on the global leader in this lucrative multi-billion dollar market – namely, the Nestlé corporation in Switzerland. Nestlé currently controls more than 70 of the world’s bottled water brands, among them Perrier, San Pellegrino and Vittel.

Nestlé’s annual sales of bottled water alone total some CHF 10 billion. And yet the company prefers not to discuss its water business – as Swiss journalist Res Gehriger discovered when researching this documentary film. The Nestlé management refused to give any interviews or assistance or to provide information. But Gehriger persisted, and discovered just how controversial and conflict-laden the company’s international operations are.

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