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The Folding Table: A Small Space Multifunctional Workhorse

by Angie Cho (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Modestly sized homes are lean, clean, efficient machines. They have the ability to consume less energy and less stuff. Living lean doesn't mean sacrificing simple pleasures like entertaining, hobbies, or making and building things. Folding tables turn [...]

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Make a Difference: Call Congress About the Farm Bill

by Amber Byfield (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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While we recognize that the food movement has come a long way in recent years, legislation that directly affects our food—and the local farms we'd ideally like it to come from—is going to be voted on very, very soon. Here's what you can do to [...]

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Canadian Government Goes Bananas over Chiquita's Pledge To Avoid Tar Sands Oil

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Another demonstration of how the Canadian government doesn't regulate the oil industry, it sleeps with [...]

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Buildup to Greenbuild: A Conversation with Terry Montgomery (Video)

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. Today: another conversation with an interesting Toronto architect. Terry Montgomery is a principal in Montgomery [...]

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Keep Warm and Stay Minimalist with the Toba Eco Stove

by Liana Walker (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The Italian design firm MCZ was recently awarded anIF Product Design Award for quality and innovation for its Toba Eco Stove. This design conscious ceramic pellet stove is made of 90% recyclable material and maintains a minimalist appeal thanks to its [...]

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Corrugated Wood-Based Panels Add Texture

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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To achieve the look above, you'd probably have to go out and buy yourself some corrugated metal and cut it to size using a metal saw (See a great galvanized shower surround here.) That is no longer the case. Enter Wellboard, a 100% natural wood product [...]

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Volunteers Repair and Resod Site of #Occupy Toronto

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The 99% includes all kinds of people, and they are all contributing in different [...]

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LifeEdited: Looking At Windows

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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One of the hardest decisions in the design of buildings is the choice of windows. There are so many variables and choices, and so much misinformation. For the LifeEdited project, where the windows are going into an existing building, both looking out [...]

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Nook Coffee Table by Dave Pickett Design Showcase 2011

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Design: Nook Coffee Table Materials: Constructed from soft maple hardwoods and finished in a natural Tung Oil. Designer: Dave Pickett "The Nook Coffee Table was designed for a consumer who has limited living space and is need of a multifunctional piece [...]

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Formaldehyde Added To Official List of Known Carcinogens; Now Lets Ban It In Building Materials

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The Formaldehyde Council will tell you that the stuff is a perfectly natural part of our world, and it is, in small doses. In larger doses, the stuff is used by Koch-owned Georgia Pacific and others to make particle board, plywood and other lumber [...]

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