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With heart and soul

by Vilde (noreply@blogger.com) from My Scandinavian Retreat  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl/KML DesignLove the nursery in this Danish apartement! From KML Design:"When Mette and Mikkel Adsbøls housing hunt began in 2007, they wanted specifically to find a home with a soul. But they also wanted to stay in green surroundings [...]

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Thomas Friedman, the Accidental Environmentalist

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Thomas Friedman argues that sustainable design is patriotic. Will non-choir members be convinced? Posted the next day. As Bourbon Street throbs beneath my hotel room window, it is a little hard to focus on anything else--and in my [...]

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Plastic Bottle Construction

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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This 624-square-foot bungalow utilizes quite an innovative construction process: it's put together with sand-filled plastic bottles, each one capped and weighing about two pounds.Read Full [...]

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Switch Lighting Unveils First 100-watt equivalent LED

by Matt Smith from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of the most common complaints when it comes to switching over to LED lighting is that, although they save energy, the bulbs aren’t as bright as their incandescent counterparts. Switch Lighting is attempting to quell these complaints by [...]

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Walkscore Rates the Most Walkable Cities In America. Is It A Useful Metric?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday I wrote about a mom who was convicted of vehicular homicide after her son was killed by a drunk hit-and-run, because she crossed the street from a bus stop without walking almost half a mile to the traffic light. Today Walkscore has [...]

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7 Great Outdoor Spaces from Dwell

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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While perusing Dwell's website recently, I came across this short slideshow featuring seven terrific outdoor spaces from homes they've featured in the magazine. I particularly adored the above photo, a porch equipped with a hot tub and solar sail [...]

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Outdoor Living: Before & After TransformationsBest of 2011

by Linda Ly (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Outdoor living spaces are a natural extension of your home, and they can be as simple as a quiet corner for meditation or as extensive as a fully xeriscaped front yard. To make your own sanctuary outside of the house, look to these projects for [...]

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I'm looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy I use for lighting (without resorting to candles!). What type of light bulbs should I use?

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I leave the lights off unless absolutely necessary, and I try to use sunlight when I can. I'm looking for cost-efficient light [...]

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The Minnie House Meets Jetson Green

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday The Minnie House was featured on JETSON GREEN, Preston Koerner's excellent blog about sustainable living. Feel free to take a [...]

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More On The Gates Foundation's Plans To Reinvent The Toilet (Video)

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Yesterday I expressed some reservations about the Gates Foundation plans to reinvent the toilet in Gates Foundation Throwing $42 Million Into The Toilet . I was concerned that they were looking for a solution to a problem that was not technological but [...]

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