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Make your own Lip Balm, Hairspray & Body Scrub

Feeling organic and in the mood for DIY? Try making your own eco-friendly everyday cosmetic products. ThreadBanger shows you how and where to get the materials. Honey lip balm (Shea butter if you’re vegan) , lemon hair spray and sugar cane body scrub sound natural and fruitful. It’s about time to pamper yourself without killing the planet. Oh and they meet vegan standards too!

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“Groundbreaking” Eco-friendly Apartment: Bought by Leonardo DiCaprio

The Titanic star, who is also an outspoken environmentalist has just purchased a ‘green’ flat in New York’s pioneering Riverhouse complex. DiCaprio’s representative confirmed the sale but did not reveal how much the star had paid. A statement was released, however, saying “Riverhouse is a prime example of how green technology is both accessible and achievable for new residential developments – it is a groundbreaking building.”

What we know is that Riverhouse offers one-bedroom properties from $835,000 and four-bedroom homes from $2,975,000, so it’s somewhere in between.

The 264-unit complex in Rockefeller Park was built using locally acquired renewable materials, is partly powered by solar energy,offers a 24-hour fresh-filtered air system and boasts green rooftops planted with pine trees.

Riverhouse residents also have access to a children’s playroom, media cafe, fitness centre, dog spa and a treehouse. DiCaprio has long been an ardent campaigner on green issues. He was one of the first people to buy a hybrid car and has established his environment awareness organisation the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.