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The Annual Green Whine: It's Time To Lose The Fireworks

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us? They are shooting off fireworks for Canada Day tonight, and the Fourth of July is not far behind, so it's time to bring out our annual whine about how bad fireworks really are for the [...]

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The Crash Pad: A LEED Gold Certified Hostel

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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There are plenty of green hotels out there to visit but green hostels are downright difficult to come by. While hostels are usually associated with backpackers traveling through Europe, one hostel in the U.S. is aiming to change that with a classy green [...]

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This Black Friday, Occupy Main Street; Shop At A Local, Small Independent Merchant

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Lets declare a day of non-action, of unoccupying the big box stores. Instead, let's support our local, green neighborhood shops that need our [...]

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Green Cement: Near Reality Or Just A Dream?

by Chris Keenan from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Cement is everywhere. The foundations of our buildings, the driveways that lead beyond suburban garage doors, the walls of our schools, and the mortar joints between every brick we lay contain a binding substance we call Portland cement. Cement is the [...]

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Light Bulb Finder App Wins EPA Competition

by Evan Dick from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Choosing light bulbs can be a baffling ordeal. An award-winning app uses EPA data to make it simple again. How many apps does it take to change a light bulb? Apps can't actually do that yet: you still have to climb on a chair and balance [...]

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Obama Kills it On Climate

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The president-elect records a short video for a meeting of climate wonks in California, pledging $15 Billion a year for clean energy research. Obama’s plan also calls for a cap-and-trade system that will help reduce U.S. emissions to 1990 levels by [...]

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Survey: Americans Want Denser, Smaller, Closer Housing

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Nothwithstanding Brian's post New Population Maps Show Americans are Still Moving to the 'Burbs , which covered the movements of a full decade, more recent surveys tell a different story. Richard Florida writes about a new survey conducted for the [...]

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Buyer’s Guide to Green Countertop Materials

by from Countertop Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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This buyer’s guide compares and contrasts countertop materials on their environmental and health qualities, and provides selection tips. Use it to find the best green countertop materials for your home.Recycled glass countertops are one of the more [...]

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Envi WaterSense Rainshower from Moen

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Recently Moen sent me a chrome Envi showerhead to test out for fun.  Installing the fancy new showerhead took nothing more than a few minutes, and I've been using it for a few weeks to get a good feel for the product.  All things said, Envi saves water [...]

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Backstage at Dockside Green

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Just back froma quick hop over to to Victoria, B.C. where I spoke at the annual meeting of the Victoria Car-Share Co-op, and also snuck in a backstage tour of Dockside Green, the highest-rated LEED Platinum development in the world. Joe Van Belleghem, a [...]

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