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Ready for Rurbanism?

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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We know that low-density suburban development is bad news for the atmosphere, for community, for taxpayers, and lots of other things. As I note in my book, Almost Green, I don’t think we’re  quite a suburb over here on Bowen Island, though we [...]

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SFO Adds Carbon Footprint Kiosks Enabling Travelers To Offset Their Flight

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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We are all aware by now, or at least should be, that the single largest contributor to our own individual carbon footprint is plane travel. Often times, there is no other viable alternative means of transportation to get you where you need to go in a [...]

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Adhocism in Action: Shopping Cart Is Repurposed Into Lounge Chair

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Images Credit Mike Bouchet, Courtesy of Cumulus Studios It is what architectural theorist Charles Jencks called it Adhocism back in 1968: Basically it involves using an available system or dealing with an existing situation in a new way to solve [...]

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Under One Roof

by admin from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Last October, Canadian Geographic magazine published an investigative feature of mine on the emerging alliance between the green-building movement and the heritage-conservation community. During the reporting and research I uncovered a really interesting [...]

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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? About 200m+ Climate Refugees

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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While most, but not all, of the developed world has moved on long ago from the “Is climate-change real?” debate and has begun taking steps to mitigate its effects, a large majority of Americans (ostriches) are still debating and denying all [...]

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Why Is Urban Housing So Expensive? Because People Want To Live There.

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Russian prefabricated housing Image Credit: Soviet Photography There are many in the States who think urbanism is a socialist plot and deny that people are moving back to the cities. As Joe Mysak wrote in Bloomberg a couple of years ago, when gas was [...]

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Downloadable Designs: Build Your Own Pinhole Hasselblad

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Images credit Kelly Angood; download PDF here British set and prop designer Kelly Angood has a hobby on the side: He has "created a range of functional replica objects. Their creation stems from my desire to own them (despite never setting eyes on [...]

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New Study Reports 51% Of Global CO2 Emissions Attributed To Livestock

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Seafood, beef, poultry, pork, etc., are all provided for our consumption, often times at the expense of the animals themselves and/or their surrounding environment. While the disturbing facts relating to the horrid treatment of animals in industrialized [...]

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Bamboo

FTC Blows The Whistle On Bamboo-Based Textiles’ Green Claims

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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One of the most common and unintended mistakes made by good-intentioned, yet naive, eco-enthusiasts is in their assumption that a product or process derived from a plant source is always sustainable and a better choice for the environment. While often [...]

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Solar LED Products for Home Projects

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Texas-based Solar Lights Factory just opened an online store with various solar LED products -- pavers, cylinders, and icebergs -- intending to make them available to regular consumers at an approachable price.  The paver costs $40 each; the cylinder [...]

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