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When It Comes To Our Carbon Footprint, Only Two Things Really Matter: Buildings and Cars

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Everything else really is barely more than a rounding [...]

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Green Style: 'Eathouse' by Atelier Gras

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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'Eathouse' is an edible green house in Appeltern, The Netherlands, that grows vegetables along its structure by means of plastic produce crates, mesh, and packed soil. [Via designboom]Read Full [...]

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Calling all Sustainable Leaders for the 4th Annual NRDC Growing Green Awards!

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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The NRDC recently announced its fourth annual Growing Green Awards to recognize fabulous individuals doing great work with sustainable food. If you're working to "advance ecologically integrated farming practices, climate stewardship, water stewardship, [...]

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Nightlights Made From Vintage Cameras

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Finally, someone figures out what to do with these things, collecting in basements around the [...]

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Can Green Updates Help a Home's Resale Value? The New York Times

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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A reader recently asked The New York Times which green updates have the biggest impact on resale value. Curious as to what they discovered? Check it out below:Read Full [...]

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Whatever Happened To Canada's Reputation? Try Oil and Asbestos

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Seriously, we used to show our national police on our postcards with pristine mountains and clear water. Now we have Bill McKibben calling for a march on Washington to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from delivering Canadian oil to the States, and we [...]

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Herb’s the Word

by Caitlin Bristol from ecofabulous  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Clean laundry without the harmful chemicals? That’s what Berkeley-based Vaska Home products are all about. Using non-toxic and environmentally safe botanical ingredients (we’re digging the light lavender scent), the full line of products [...]

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Renovation and Repair Creates Way More Jobs, Uses Far Less Material Than New Construction

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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In a terrific article in the Atlantic, Emily Badger writes about the environmental and job benefits of renovation and [...]

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Department of Energy Makes Buying Insulated Windows a Breeze

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Highly insulating windows, like this triple pane window, can help reduce heat loss in residential and commercial buildings by as much as 30 percent in heating-dominated climate zones. Photo courtesy of PNNL. One of the easiest ways to conserve energy is [...]

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The Home Offices of Lloyd Alter of Treehugger

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Lloyd Alter has taken a rather circutious route to his current job as design editor of Treehugger (which has just undergone a wonderful redesign). He is trained as an architect, worked as a real estate developer, became disillusioned with that process and [...]

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