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975 Green-Collar Layoffs Hit B.C.

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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British Columbia is about to lose 975 green collar jobs for the next eight weeks— and potentially longer. That’s because the only two industrial-scale Forest Stewardship Council sawmills in British Columbia—the same mills that sliced up the [...]

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Water Bottle Refilling Network TapIt Launches In NYC

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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In the next 100 or so years, we as species may reflect back on our relatively recent past and wonder why we all thought things like the Hummer and bottled water were such great ideas. With over 2.5 million of them being thrown away every hour in the U.S. [...]

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Wendy Koch on the Future of Green Prefab

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Wendy Koch of USA Today writes Home builders see green prefab potential and talks to just about everyone still standing, including Tedd Benson, Sheri Koones , Preston Koerner , Michelle Kaufmann Sarah Susanka and Lloyd Alter. She looks at [...]

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RTP Tire Poll

RTP’s “Tire Pole” Upcycles a Big Problem

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Aside from hazardous waste, tires are probably the single largest disposal problem in the U.S. with over 300 million waste tires produced each year. The problem is what do you do with something that is essentially oil and rubber? The large majority of [...]

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Bus Shed

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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We had a contractor out to at the house this week to talk about landscaping and that's what he called my wood shed. He said you see sheds like ours at the end of driveways in WV for kids to use while they wait for the bus for school in the morning (or to [...]

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It Starts Here...

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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OK, the plan is to build an LV Home on a 7650 sq ft lot that I'm buying in Pacifica, a pretty, foggy seaside community about 15 miles and 15 minutes down the coast from San Francisco.With any luck, we'll begin the building process in March or April next [...]

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The Art of Being Heard But Not Seen

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Apologies if you've been waiting for news with bated breath, but yes, I successfully moved into The Minnie House last Saturday, with gratefully accepted help and muscular assistance from esteemed friends and colleagues Steven, Jovanny, Tony and [...]

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Where Am I?

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Time for an update, I think.• I'm waiting to hear back from PG&E; about the easement. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they won't object to us building with a small part of the house sitting under the overhead power lines.• I flew to LA on Tuesday [...]

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Going Backwards To Go Forwards

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of those days where everything goes backwards: the entire roof system was lifted so that the framers could place 2x6 top plates around the entire perimeter of the house, above the steel posts (see picture below). This took most of the day, and the [...]

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Welcome Dwell Readers

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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So Dwell has a bit in this month's prefab issue about our cabin. While it's "told by" me, I have to say that the voice and the points of emphasis aren't what I'd have picked. And they linked to the luminhaus instead of our site! But who can really [...]

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