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Volunteers Repair and Resod Site of #Occupy Toronto

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The 99% includes all kinds of people, and they are all contributing in different [...]

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LifeEdited: Looking At Windows

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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One of the hardest decisions in the design of buildings is the choice of windows. There are so many variables and choices, and so much misinformation. For the LifeEdited project, where the windows are going into an existing building, both looking out [...]

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Nook Coffee Table by Dave Pickett Design Showcase 2011

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Design: Nook Coffee Table Materials: Constructed from soft maple hardwoods and finished in a natural Tung Oil. Designer: Dave Pickett "The Nook Coffee Table was designed for a consumer who has limited living space and is need of a multifunctional piece [...]

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Formaldehyde Added To Official List of Known Carcinogens; Now Lets Ban It In Building Materials

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The Formaldehyde Council will tell you that the stuff is a perfectly natural part of our world, and it is, in small doses. In larger doses, the stuff is used by Koch-owned Georgia Pacific and others to make particle board, plywood and other lumber [...]

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The Annual Green Whine: It's Time To Lose The Fireworks

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us? They are shooting off fireworks for Canada Day tonight, and the Fourth of July is not far behind, so it's time to bring out our annual whine about how bad fireworks really are for the [...]

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The Crash Pad: A LEED Gold Certified Hostel

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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There are plenty of green hotels out there to visit but green hostels are downright difficult to come by. While hostels are usually associated with backpackers traveling through Europe, one hostel in the U.S. is aiming to change that with a classy green [...]

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This Black Friday, Occupy Main Street; Shop At A Local, Small Independent Merchant

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Lets declare a day of non-action, of unoccupying the big box stores. Instead, let's support our local, green neighborhood shops that need our [...]

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Green Cement: Near Reality Or Just A Dream?

by Chris Keenan from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Cement is everywhere. The foundations of our buildings, the driveways that lead beyond suburban garage doors, the walls of our schools, and the mortar joints between every brick we lay contain a binding substance we call Portland cement. Cement is the [...]

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Light Bulb Finder App Wins EPA Competition

by Evan Dick from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Choosing light bulbs can be a baffling ordeal. An award-winning app uses EPA data to make it simple again. How many apps does it take to change a light bulb? Apps can't actually do that yet: you still have to climb on a chair and balance [...]

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Obama Kills it On Climate

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The president-elect records a short video for a meeting of climate wonks in California, pledging $15 Billion a year for clean energy research. Obama’s plan also calls for a cap-and-trade system that will help reduce U.S. emissions to 1990 levels by [...]

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