Here’s a lingering idea from our Earthship visit that I’ve been meaning to share with you: Tin can lightswitch plates. Easily made with coffee or other wide cans, the recycled tin plates work great whether painted to match the wall, or left alone to show the label (if it’s interesting enough). Using an existing plate as a template, lie it on the backside and use a sharpie to outline the switch and screw holes. Then, grab a pair of tin snips and carefully cut them out. It’s a great way to spruce up your walls and recycle at the same time! — Angela M.