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Luxury Chicken Co-Ops by Raad: Sleek and Solar-Powered!

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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We thought these chicken coops were the pinnacle of cool, but they're pretty lo-fi compared to the self-contained modernist coops (or rather, co-ops, with areas designated specifically for "work," "live" and "play") designed by Raad. Every major [...]

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Tips for the Slow Home: Location and Transportation

by Rachel Wray Thompson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Green living is not just small spaces, eco-friendly materials and gardening — it's also about living in a connected community. Whenever my husband and I have moved, one of the most important features has always been location, location, location. [...]

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Green Your Drainage: How To Disconnect Downspouts

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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You may not give a lot of thought to your downspouts, but the water that falls on your roof and through your gutters could be contributing to larger stormwater management problems. Keep reading to learn why stormwater is such a big deal and how [...]

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Another cyclist Gets The Right Hook: It's Time For Sideguards On Trucks In North America

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Toronto mom gets killed by truck turning right. Another needless death that could have been [...]

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Best Buy Launches Home Energy Learning Centers

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Have you been interested in increasing your home’s energy efficiency, but aren’t sure how to go about doing it? If so, Best Buy has a new in-store and online Home Energy management learning center that can help you decide how to best satisfy [...]

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Full Circle Green Cleaning Tools

by Liana Walker (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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In the past we have shared some of our best all natural recipes for home cleaning solutions but what about the cleaning tools you use in conjunction with these solutions? Full Circle makes cleaning tools that are equal parts good looking, functional [...]

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Chic and Compostable Partyware

by Linda Ly (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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Holidays mean family, friends, and parties that celebrate all the love (and food) of the season. And parties mean... dishes. Lots of dishes. When your big dinner parties call for more than a few place settings from your cupboard, disposable dinnerware [...]

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History and Design of the Bathroom Part 7: Putting A Price on Poop and Pee

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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I took some serious abuse in comments when I wrote Gates Foundation Throwing $42 Million Into The Toilet , questioning whether we needed a high-tech toilet solution. Commenters wrote: "This article is a disgrace and a sham." Niels Peter Flint, who I [...]

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Building Tips for Reducing Flood Risks

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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A lot can change in two hours. At 8 a.m. Sunday, I walked the length of our half-mile driveway here in southern Vermont, checking the culverts and water bars, all fortified and cleared the day before. All good. The brook next to our driveway was [...]

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Sunset Idea House 2011: Cargotecture

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:05 AM
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This year's Sunset Idea House is an affordable (albeit tiny) shipping container structure designed and fabricated by Seattle-based Hybrid Architecture. Filled with great-looking innovations, the Nomad model goes for $59,500. Read Full [...]

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