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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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Top 10 Green Architecture Firms

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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In conjunction with Architect magazine's second annual listing of the Architect 50, the magazine also created a list of top 10 green architecture firms.  Its findings are based upon surveys administered during the first three months of this year to 161 [...]

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Whole Foods Puts A Cork In It; And By “It” I Mean Massive Recycling Program

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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People love to slam Whole Foods for being too expensive, having a looney CEO, not doing enough on this and that environmental front, etc., but at the end of the day, name another large scale grocery store chain even coming close to what Whole Foods does [...]

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Prevent Plug Load Waste with Modlet

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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ThinkEco just announced that it's taking orders from business clients for its flagship product called the Modlet, which is short for modern outlet.  Modlet is a smart outlet that monitors power usage and disconnects from the power to save energy when [...]

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Asserbo House by Christensen & Co Architects

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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 Asserbo House by Christensen & Co Architects  The large site is located in the woodlands between the coastline and the lake of Arresø on the Nothern part of the island of Zealand. A clearing was made in the dense vegetation, leaving a few [...]

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Volvo S40 DRIVe Blows Away MPG Ratings Of U.S. Cars; Including The Prius

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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My wife and I are Prius drivers, and while a lot of Americans may be impressed and smug about their 48 mpg, I myself, never have been. Knowing that quite a large majority of European cars’ mpg standards are equal to, and even exceed,  a [...]

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Seven Lessons From Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Energy Use Graph

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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All images credit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ; click here for full size It was deja vu all over again when Brian showed the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory graph of Estimated US Energy Use recently. Mike showed an earlier [...]

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10 Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Resource Efficient

by from Kitchen Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GreenHomeGuideGeneralFeed/~4/k3QW9UU21dY" height="1" width="1" [...]

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Seattle High-Rise Being Demolished- It's All Of Nine Years Old

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Buildings have a lot of embodied energy and should last a long time, particularly if they are built of concrete. Concrete is responsible for for a lot of CO2; perhaps as much as 7% of worldwide emissions . But in Seattle, the McGuire Apartments are [...]

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