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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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The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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Paris sewers in Victor Hugo's Day Victor Hugo wrote in Les Miserables that "the history of men is reflected in the history of sewers."... The sewer is the conscience of the city. Everything there converges and confronts everything else. " It has not [...]

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The Rise of the Tiny-House Movement The New Yorker

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:11 AM
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"The rhetoric of modern tiny-house living begins with the assertion that big houses, aside from being wasteful and environmentally noxious, are debtors' prisons. Their owners work in order to afford them, and when they actually occupy them, they're [...]

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What is the best solar powered attic fan?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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We live in a home built in 1905 and in the summer the attic is hot as hades! In the winter, it is soooo cold. This is a dual question: What are the recommendations for the best solar power attic fan (what should I look for?)? Also have been told NOT to [...]

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The Shape of Things to Come: Simple and Boxy

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Simple geometry is cheaper and performs better. It saves money, materials and [...]

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More Eco-Friendly Outdoor Lighting: Solar & LEDs

by Rachel Wray (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Outdoor lighting — it's an easy way to add ambience, as Cambria noted in her favorite outdoor lights post yesterday, mark a pathway definition, or illuminate a garden. Solar and LED options are a no brainer for reduced energy usage, but [...]

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What is the value of log construction to meet energy efficiency or other green standards? The logs would be locally sourced.

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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We are just beginning to plan for a new home on land we own in Northwestern Montana. Logging and log home building are a big part of the economy in the local community. We are curious whether new materials and construction techniques are likely to [...]

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Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat

by Joshua S Hill from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Introduced in October the tech community all but fell over themselves in appreciation of the new Nest Learning Thermostat which was designed in part by several former Apple employees and claims to be able to save you energy by learning your habits and [...]

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EPA Raises Health Concerns with Spray Foam Insulation

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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Spray-polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, growing in popularity, is under scrutiny from EPA. What's a homeowner or builder to do? A friend of mine used to be a long-haul truck driver. At one point he even became a trainer working with new [...]

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