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Time To Ditch The Penny; It Is Useless and Bad For The Environment

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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50,000 pennies at the Standard Hotel. Image credit Lloyd Alter Jeff recently asked Should We Ban the Penny to Help the Environment? As the things pile up in jars all over our house, I wonder why we bother having them at all, and I was curious how [...]

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Before and After: Turf-Free Front Yard Kiesel Design

by Michelle Chin (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Here is another wonderful example of switching out water hogging turf for water conserving plants. Echoing the look of a stream running through the yard, the landscape architect, Jack Kiesel, used soft edges and varying layers of plants to create [...]

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Holiday Help: 11 Creative New Uses for Old Things!

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Last October we pulled a few of our favorite ideas from Real Simple's book 869 New Uses for Old Things. The book is full of great tips for rethinking and reusing items around the home. Here are 11 more particularly suited to this time of the year! (My [...]

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are there any cement floor sealant that are non-toxic

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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are there any water-based floor sealants for an internal domestic floor that was cut and sealed (very poorly) several years ago. It needs to be suitable for food preparation and water areas . also something that seals fully and will last for a number of [...]

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Buildup To Greenbuild: The War In The Woods Heats Up

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Last year at Greenbuild, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) made a big splash, having just come off a big victory at the US Green Building Council, where they maintained their status as the only wood that gets a point under LEED. They built a [...]

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spare contemporary: Progressive Reclaimed Furniture Designer Profile

by Rachel Wray Thompson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Count spare contemporary in on our ever-growing list of gorgeous modern sustainable furniture. Founded by Elijah Leed, a formally trained glassblower, spare contemporary manages to make sleek, minimal handmade furniture out of rustic reclaimed [...]

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'No Park' Emergency Gardens

by Rochelle Greayer (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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The Environmental Health Clinic, based at NYU, is a clinic and lab, just like other health clinics at universities, but with one big exception: this clinic dispenses prescriptions for solving your local environmental concerns (rather than your [...]

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New Crush: Fireclay 100% Recycled Glass Tiles

by Amber Byfield (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Fireclay Tile, you had us at "Hello." When we got word that Fireclay, known for their trash-to-treasure approach, using waste products from the ceramics industry (think toilets) to create gorgeous tiles. Now, they've done it again—this time, with glass. [...]

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Demystifying Sustainable Lighting Losing Edison - Beautiful, Sustainable Lighting at Home by James Bedell

by Liana Walker (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Beautiful lighting can transform a space by creating the right ambiance. It impacts how we feel about a room instantly, and often sub-consciously. On a practical level, it is a necessity for every day life and and can even affect a person's mood. But [...]

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Wood Construction Under Fire After the First 6 Storey Wood Building in Canada Burns Down

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Screen shot from youtube video I do go on about how I think that wood is the most sustainable building material; instead of creating carbon dioxide, it absorbs it and stores it. I wrote recently in Sustainable Builder Magazine: Wood is the [...]

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