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The Street (or at Least Some Street Paraphenalia) is in the House

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Carlo Sampietro A side effect of the slow death of print is the surplus of newspaper boxes. Carlo Sampietro helps solve the problem by recycling them into all kinds of things, from aquaria to hydroponic gardens, from wine coolers to dishwashers. He [...]

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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 02:05 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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Toyota Developing Solar-Powered PHEV/EV Charging Stations

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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As has already been said numerous times on this blog, one of the biggest speed bumps along the the road to widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and success is the timely installation of the necessary electrical charging infrastructure that will play [...]

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Eco Modern Outdoor Furniture on Sale

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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It's that time of year when exterior furniture is discounted and available for a song.  Loll Designs, maker of beautiful, recycled, modern outdoor furniture, is offering free shipping on all products, 15% off of black furniture, and 10% off of all [...]

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Best of Green: Design and Architecture

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Which hot young architect is taking the sustainable building field by storm? What's the best new industrial design idea, student work, furniture design? It is a real pleasure to see how closely the interests and tastes of our editors and our [...]

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Three Views of Urbanism: Alex Steffen, Kaid Benfield and Jim Kunstler

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Three important urban theorists are making the rounds this week, with Alex Steffen delivering a TED talk on the Sharable Future of Cities. He starts of with our "clean energy problem"- that we cannot possibly generate enough to replace the fossil fuels [...]

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World's Tallest Prefab To Be Built in Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit.

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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There are just so many things wrong with this picture I don't know where to [...]

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Green Key Real Estate; Eco-friendly Agents to Encourage Past Meets Present Designs

by Jennifer Shockley from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Sustainable living is not a new practice it has just became a new concept. People think that going green means living in newly designed, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced dwellings. They push new concepts that truly have been around since the [...]

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“Hubway” Boston’s New Bike Share Program

by Kim Lucian (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Beginning this July the city of Boston is launching a bike share program similar to those already existing in many major cities in Europe. The program is set to begin with 600 bikes at 61 kiosks throughout the city and they hope to grow to as many as [...]

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Careful Consumption: On Energy and Water Usage Best of 2011

by Laurie McGinley (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Energy and water are two of the biggest resources we use in homes and we've written a lot about both of them in 2011. Here is a small sample of tips, tricks, resources and good questions about energy and water from the last year. TOP ROW • 1 9 [...]

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