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Why Peat Isn't Earth-Friendly... and Better Alternatives

by Rochelle Greayer (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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This morning, I read with great interest an article in the UK's Telegraph about Peat in horticultural use. Peat is widely added to growing mediums in the horticultural industry, and surprisingly, it is domestic gardeners who consume two thirds of what [...]

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Low-Carbon Living: A 10' x 10' x 10' Tiny, Modern Home The Cube Project

by MaryAnne Petrella (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Recently showcased at the Edinburgh Science Festival in Scotland, this amazing little wonder presented some of the leading innovations in low-carbon living. While this is just a prototype, this inspiring space is full of ingenious ways to create a small [...]

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Watching The Dismantling Of Everything Green In Toronto

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Image credit Lloyd Alter When Rob Ford was running for Mayor of Toronto, he complained about the "gravy train" of waste, and promised that he would balance the budget without any service cutbacks. Now he is Mayor, and the first report is in from KPMG, [...]

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Crate Inspiration: A Home Furnished Almost Entirely With Vintage Boxes Marie Claire Maison

by Liana Walker (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) from Re-Nest  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Italian architect Alessandro Capellaro proves that reuse can be stylish with his Florence apartment. The space was originally a carpentry workshop, but Capellaro gave it a facelift by removing the walls and designing it to accomodate his 300+ wooden [...]

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Compact Modern Fortino of Dreams

by Preston Koerner from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Ideabox was invited to participate in this year's NW Natural Street of Dreams in Portland to show how compact living, when well designed, can be luxurious at the same time.  The eco prefab on display the entire month is about 20% the size of the [...]

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16 Green Building Innovations of 2010

by Preston from Jetson Green  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Technology and design are inextricably intertwined in the world of green building.  During the last year, we’ve seen some fascinating technologies and clever designs that have the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment [...]

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Chipotle To Install Solar Panels On 75 Stores

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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First off; full disclosure. I love Chipotle! Where else can you get fast food that’s healthy, delicious, fairly priced, locally sourced (in some locations), organic (~20% at the moment) and most importantly hormone/preservative/antibiotic-free? Not [...]

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pocket door hardware

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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If you’re looking for pocket door hardware, don’t settle for the flimsy sets at your hardware store. There are a number of vendors out there offering nicer variations of the same shapes – circle, rectangle, square. For each door, you [...]

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Cute, But Does It Work?

by James Glave from James Glave Almost Green Eco Humor Culdesactivism  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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My wife came into the Eco-Shed yesterday while I was working in there and straight away told me to “turn down the damn heat.” It was so warm in the place that I was stripped down to my T-shirt, and such luxuries are expensive when it’s [...]

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Everytime Oil Hits $100, We Say It's Time To Drive 55

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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It's Jimmy Carter Appreciation Week; yesterday I liked his sweaters, and today his speed limits. Every time oil hits a Benji per barrel, I recycle our post about why the 55 MPH speed limit was such a good idea. They just reduced the limits in Spain, [...]

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