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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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My Family’s Escape from Plastic

by James Glave from Glave.com  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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I said goodbye to a few old friends this morning. I dropped Sabrina and Duncan at day camp and continued on down the road to my community’s recycling depot. There, I walked up to the big green “mixed plastics” bin and tossed in my [...]

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First Hand Look At The New Nissan Leaf EV. Not bad

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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We did a post about the new Nissan EV Leaf several months ago, but back then the possibility of the vehicle actually making it to the U.S. market in the very near future still seemed as dubious as all of the other carmakers claims regarding the same [...]

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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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