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Car2go Brings First Electric Car Sharing Service To The U.S. Morning News

by Landis Carey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Launching this November, this San Diego, California program is "Car2go's second announced all-electric fleet—the company is also launching an electric car sharing service in Amsterdam later this year," writes Fast Company. Currently the Daimler AG [...]

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DIY Homemade Cleaners Macheesmo

by Kristen Lubbe (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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We spend a lot of money each year on household cleaners, and it's most likely because we don't realize that it's so easy to make them ourselves. The packaging and chemicals are extremely wasteful and it honestly only takes a few minutes to create [...]

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Builder Magazine's Top Design Trends Of 2011 Could Have Been TreeHugger's

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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The economy and the green movement are beginning to take green design ideas [...]

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Chicken Coopsickle on a Steep Incline Site

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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We’re building up a nice archive of chicken coop designs these days.  Reader Matt Wolpe of Just Fine Design/Build just sent us photos and details of his Chicken Coopsickle in California.  He designed this to work on a woodsy site with a steep [...]

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The RE Store Store Profile

by Lauren Zerbey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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The RE store is a well-known Seattle resource for donating and purchasing used goods. While the focus is on salvaged building materials (like doors, hardwood flooring and clawfoot bathtubs), there are plenty of funky and unique finds to keep things [...]

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Haitz's Law and LED Lightbulbs Treehugger

by Emily Smith (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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If you're wondering what the future of light bulbs is going to look like, LED technology is going to improve exponentially over the next few ears, according to Haitz's law. This is great news, as LEDs last many years, utilize little power, and don't [...]

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Utility Wind Energy: Worth the Environmental Impacts?

by from BuildingGreen.com LIVE  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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One of my favorite pieces of Vermont trivia has been that the tallest manmade structure in the state is the Bennington Battle Monument, at 306 feet tall--and construction of it was completed in 1889 I'm due for an update, however (and so is the [...]

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IdeaBox Prefab Development in Oregon

by Trent Johnson (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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We've blogged about IdeaBox prefabs before, but now imagine living amongst other prefab owners in a community specifically designed for tiny living. Intrigued? Read more below: Read Full [...]

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Green Building Is The Key To Rebooting The Economy

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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It's a no-brainer: Construction is the job creation engine in [...]

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California State Assembly Approves BPA Ban Afternoon News

by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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This just in: California's State Assembly has finally passed a bill that would ban the use of Bispehenol-A (BPA) in children's feeding products, including bottles, sippy-cups, baby food, and formula. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act "prohibit(s) [...]

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