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Walkscore Rates the Most Walkable Cities In America. Is It A Useful Metric?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday I wrote about a mom who was convicted of vehicular homicide after her son was killed by a drunk hit-and-run, because she crossed the street from a bus stop without walking almost half a mile to the traffic light. Today Walkscore has [...]

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7 Great Outdoor Spaces from Dwell

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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While perusing Dwell's website recently, I came across this short slideshow featuring seven terrific outdoor spaces from homes they've featured in the magazine. I particularly adored the above photo, a porch equipped with a hot tub and solar sail [...]

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Outdoor Living: Before & After TransformationsBest of 2011

by Linda Ly (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Outdoor living spaces are a natural extension of your home, and they can be as simple as a quiet corner for meditation or as extensive as a fully xeriscaped front yard. To make your own sanctuary outside of the house, look to these projects for [...]

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I'm looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy I use for lighting (without resorting to candles!). What type of light bulbs should I use?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I leave the lights off unless absolutely necessary, and I try to use sunlight when I can. I'm looking for cost-efficient light [...]

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The Minnie House Meets Jetson Green

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday The Minnie House was featured on JETSON GREEN, Preston Koerner's excellent blog about sustainable living. Feel free to take a [...]

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More On The Gates Foundation's Plans To Reinvent The Toilet (Video)

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday I expressed some reservations about the Gates Foundation plans to reinvent the toilet in Gates Foundation Throwing $42 Million Into The Toilet . I was concerned that they were looking for a solution to a problem that was not technological but [...]

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Best Seat in the House

by Caitlin Bristol from ecofabulous  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, Cradle to Cradle designer Yves Behar has succeeding in creating a stunning Herman Miller office chair that not only encourages healthy back posture without looking the least bit orthopedic, but has an [...]

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Green Buildings 101: Bioclimatic Design

by Jennifer Shockley from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Design industries are taking new approaches to environmentally sustainable projects. Being aware and being pro-active is no longer a phase it is mandatory that in every project, our impact on the earth is accounted for. This accountability is found in [...]

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Off Grid Living: What Would It Take For a Family Of Four?

by Sarah Rae Trover (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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When I was little, I remember sitting around the kitchen table with my grandfather while he plotted how much land he would need to sustain his home off the grid. The man was a dreamer, but according to this graphic from 1BOG, he wasn't far off. Do you [...]

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Passive House Institute In US Dumped By Mother Ship Passivhaus

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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This is big news in the Passivhaus world; Andrew Michler of Inhabitat breaks the story that Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US He writes: The founder of Passivhaus and director of Passivhaus Institute PHI, Dr. [...]

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