Amanda Wills

Amanda Wills

Former Managing Editor

Amanda Wills is the former Managing Editor of Earth911.com.


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Quick Bit from Amanda Wills
You get a pass to leave those Christmas lights up through New Year’s Day, but come Jan. 2 you’ve crossed the tacky line. You can recycle string lights, but one company in China has come up with a clever way ...

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News from Amanda Wills
Written by Matt Hickman, MNN Before your eyes roll completely out of your head with the news that accomplished underpants model Gisele Bundchen and her husband, lusted-after professional football playa Tom Brady, will soon be moving into their 22,000-square-foot “green” dream ...

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List from Amanda Wills
Use your couple of days off to kick back with some of the best longreads you may have missed this year. We made a short list of our favorite environmental articles from 2011, but you can find more topics at ...

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News from Amanda Wills
Need some holiday cheering up? This season we released nine awesome Holiday Gift Guides, each complete with at least one item our readers could enter to win. We asked users to comment on who they would give the item to ...

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Mar, 2010 by Alejandro Durán
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List from Amanda Wills
Artist Alejandro Durán traveled to the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, to document the ongoing plastic pollution problem in his series “Washed Up.” Over many visits starting in February 2010, Durán built color-based, site-specific sculptures. Durán has ...

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List from Amanda Wills
Mix Groupon and Charity Navigator, and you get The Mutual, a new daily-deal-type website that launches today. Members will have access to brand new local adventures and retail goods on the cheap. Unlike those other daily-deal sites that have been ...

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living wall, vertical garden, urban gardening, coffee cups
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Quick Bit from Amanda Wills
Vertical gardens are a fun way to bring greenery indoors or to small patios and yards. Now Turkish design firm Designnobis has created a living wall system with an upcycled twist: Their Naturwall allows anyone to create their own vertical ...

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Brian Kelsey, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Morning Living
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Tutorial from Amanda Wills
Brian Kelsey, host of Martha Stewart’s Morning Living Show on Sirius XM, takes a boring, scratched-up nightstand and turns it into beautiful storage you can use in any room of the home (holiday gift idea?). Don’t worry, you won’t need ...

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Photo: Michael Khor via AquaHobby.com
List from Amanda Wills
We’ve seen aquariums made from iMac computers, so we were stoked when we found yet another derelict electronic home for the fishies. These tanks are made from clunky CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions. Best of all? They’re all DIY projects ...

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Earth911 staffers volunteer for a recycling event in Phoenix, Ariz. in September 2011. Photo: Jennifer Berry, Earth911
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Op-Ed from Amanda Wills
The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. Since 1997, Americans have marked Nov. 15 as a day dedicated to recycling. This year ...

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Cassandra Tondro, Magnificence, 24 x 24 inches, repurposed acrylic paint on canvas
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List from Amanda Wills
Cassandra Tondro uses leftover acrylic latex paint – better known as traditional house paint – to create her artwork. The Los Angeles artist gets her paint from local recycling facilities and the “mistint” paint sections of home improvement stores. She ...

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