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Getting Off Oil: Forget Hybrids And Solar Panels, We Need Active, Exciting and Vibrant Cities

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Some cities are not only walkable and cycleable, they're skateable! Matt has noted that almost three quarters of our oil goes for transportation , and concludes that we have to create "more communities where the average person's daily needs are met on [...]

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Planetizen

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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  Planetizen - http://www.planetizen.comPlanetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development [...]

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magazines

How to Get Ahead in Journalism

by James Glave from James Glave  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Every few months or so, I get an email or Facebook message from the younger brother of a long-disconnected friend, or a former colleague who worked down the hall from me three gigs or so back. It goes something like this: Hi! it’s been a [...]

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Are Americans Hoarding Incandescent Bulbs?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Are Americans hoarding light bulbs in advance of the upcoming phase-out of 100 watt bulbs? According to USA Today, some are. One woman in Marietta, Ohio says , "I have stocked up on enough incandescent bulbs to last for the next 50 years." Another [...]

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Apple Looks To Jump Into The Energy Monitoring Market Along With Competitors

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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With Google’s PowerMeter being unveiled last February, Microsoft’s Hohm last June, and Intel’s Home Energy Management Dashboard just last week, the energy monitoring race is well underway among computer manufacturing-based companies; [...]

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Can louvre gable vents be put under our overhangs to provide intake air for our attic fan? Soffits are covered with loose insulation.

by from Green Home Guide General Feed  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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It seems you have honed in on a particular issue (your soffit vents are covered with insulation), but I would be cautious about isolating this specific problem -- it may not solve the bigger problem you are trying to tackle. I am assuming you are [...]

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Builders say less is more

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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By Alex Veiga from the Associated PressWhen the U.S. housing market hit the skids, home builders that thrived by offering large homes and expensive amenities began to rethink their home designs with an eye toward making smaller, less costly homes.Three [...]

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skylights

imagine this is a green roof

by zora naki from gardenopolis  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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the two skylights in the living room are framed into a single box. they’ve replaced the rotted wood under the living room window (bad flashing around a window) and cut a new window into the front entry hall. the roof is on. this is looking down [...]

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Google Belgian Datacenter

Google Utilizes Cool Climate To Cool Its Belgian Data Center

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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As the world becomes more ‘connected’ and technologically advanced, the movement of data becomes the lynchpin the majority of our enterprises depend on; both professionally and personally. But moving all that data doesn’t just happen [...]

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Understanding Labels Part 1: Are They Green or Greenwash? Yes.

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Last week BuildingGreen published Green Building Product Certifications , A wonderful and useful guide with everything one needs to understand what labels actually mean and how to use them. I wish it had come out a month earlier; I had been asked to [...]

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