Minnesota Home Show to Have Green Theme

Today through Sunday March 16th, the Central Minnesota Builders Association Home Show will be featuring green-related exhibits, seminars and fun performances. The annual event draws between 5,000 – 8,000 visitors who enjoy learning about the latest construction techniques, remodeling, buying, selling and financing.

Green Building Creeping Into Politics

It was only a matter of time before the U.S. Presidential candidates would begin speaking about green building as global climate change looms in the not-so-far distance. The topic of promising green collar jobs has also been up for discussion as the U.S. economy wavers. Clean energy generation, carbon emissions, and overall environmental concerns are […]

Vote Now for 2008 Fossil Fool Awards!

Like to win a free year’s worth of carbon offsets from renewable energy projects? Now you can make your voice heard and vote (until March 28th) for those individuals that heavily support dirty technologies that contribute to global climate change.

Cleaning Wood Floors

If you’re fortunate enough to have precious hardwood floors, whether they are brand new or a hundred years old, here’s a great tip for cleaning them. According to a recent blog post on the Daily Green, “Clean your wood floors with a solution of one-quarter cup of white vinegar (about 2 liquid ounces) mixed in […]

Habitat for Humanity Green Building Conference

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is hosting its second annual Green Building Conference as part of its Green Affordable Philadelphia demonstration project of building seven environmentally friendly and affordable homes in the East Parkside section of the City. All seven homes will be built to LEED Standards and will incorporate a number of green building technologies. […]

San Jose’s Green Subdivision Selling Fast

Despite a fragile housing market, demand for green homes continues to grow. That’s no exception in San Jose’s first LEED-certified green homes sub-division. Seven out of the first nine homes were sold last weekend, likely due in part to the fact that they were priced at the same price point as non-green-certified homes.

Green California Expo

This inspiring annual event will highlight California’s progressive governmental initiatives and commitments to clean energy, water conservation, green building, and transportation planning.

Heifer International Sets Green Example

Arkansas-based hunger relief charity, Heifer International, has begun work on a new, green-built facility.  The center aims to educate the public on world hunger and poverty issues that many times go hand-in-hand with environmental problems.

Drought-Tolerant Plants

If you’re like me, you’ve been bitten by the spring fever bug. Finally, signs of spring are beginning to emerge. As I anxiously await the blooming of flowers, my mind is drawn to plans of tending to the garden.

Green-Built Schools Have Long-Term Benefits

Everyone wants the best for his or her child, and what better way to provide a good life than with the best educational experience that can be attained? Palm Beach County School District, as well as numerous others across the country, are learning the advantages associated with campuses built to high performance, green standards.

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