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Want A Wind Turbine On Your House? New iPhone App Measures Wind Speed

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Out of the hundreds of thousands of iPhone applications, there are bound to be a few that actually serve a purpose and/or are useful. I’ve highlighted a few on this blog before, but never have I seen an app that is intended to serve as an actual [...]

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Quote of the Day: Scott Adams on Green Building

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Not exactly Scott Adams' new green home, but the one he designed for Dilbert. Dilbert creator Scott Adams writes about his new house in the Wall Street Journal: The greenest home is the one you don't build. If you really want to save the Earth, [...]

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Upcycled Container House in Malaysia

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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I thought it would be fun to take a look at this container home designed by Ken Kwok for the distant locale of Malaysia.  Using six shipping containers, Anand Bungalows developed the 2,551 square foot project, which includes rainwater harvesting, [...]

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WattzOn: Personalizing Energy Consumption

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Carbon, as we all are now acutely aware, has become enemy number one in the fight against climate change. After all, CO2 is the main culprit when it comes to heating up the planet. While carbon reduction is a necessary part of the solution, it’s not [...]

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Saving Detroit By Turning It Back Into Farmland

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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As anybody already knows, Detroit is a city that has been fighting for survival for almost 2 decades now. With the continuing withdrawal of the auto industry from the city, as well as a 16% unemployment rate, many people are fleeing the city and the ones [...]

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Palmdale, CA Allows Parking Lots To Double As Wind Farms

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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While some cities and states are busy passing regulations that either restrict or ban wind turbines altogether (North Carolina), the city of Palmdale has taken steps to make wind turbine installation easier. In an effort to tap into one of its most [...]

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Intelligent EV Charging for the Home

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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While not as sexy as the WattStation, Coulomb Technologies today unveiled a new charging station that could be found in thousands of homes across the country over the next few years. Referred to as CT500, the Level II charging station is compatible [...]

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San Francisco Converts Street Parking Spaces Into Sidewalk Extensions

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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It seems San Francisco is one of the only cities in the country these days that has no problem with instituting, or least trying out, more sustainable means of utilizing space and energy. This time the city is beginning a trial run of converting street [...]

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Keep America Beautiful Launches New Stop Littering Campaign

by Dawn Killough from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is launching a new litter prevention campaign, “Littering Is Wrong Too,” that utilizes social media, events and viral marketing to engage young adults and increase awareness of the problem of litter. The new campaign [...]

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Princeton Review Publishes Free Guide to Green Schools in U.S and Canada

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Prospective college students are increasingly counting environmental responsibility among their criteria for choosing a school. In order to serve that need, the college review company The Princeton Review, in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building [...]

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