LA Community College Moving Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency

The Los Angeles Community College District is making strides towards energy self-sufficiency for its nine campuses. It recently revealed four acres of solar panels situated atop a carport which will not only shade the cars of students and faculty, but will generate 1.2 megawatts of electricity per day — half of what’s consumed on campus. […]

Shopping for Building Materials?

Looking for a brand new bathroom fixture or a reclaimed building material? Well, there are more than 1,000 building material re-use stores in the United States and Canada that sell just what you’re searching for.

Celebrate Earth Day LA Style

Los Angeles is celebrating Earth Day through various events that you can take part in. Why not get some exercise and bike to the festivities (or take mass transit) and enjoy yourself.

‘For Dummies’ Books Help Homeowners with Green Improvements

The extensive series of “For Dummies” instructional books has a few titles to help homeowners affordably improve and maintain the value of their homes in a slumping housing market. If you can wait to sell, this may be the time to get your home and garden in tip-top shape.

See the Green in Arizona

The Tempe Transportation Center is approaching completion and will be seeking platinum certification, the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), from the U.S. Green Building Council for adhering to high performance building standards.

Plant a Free Tree

A few years ago, I planted 10 trees that I received free from the National Arbor Day Foundation after signing up for a year’s membership (for $10!). The National Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to help people plant and care for trees. It’s the largest volunteer tree-planting organization in the country.

Sundance Presents Green Movie on Earth Day

Interested in green building? If so, be sure to check out the movie “The Greening of Southie” which will air on the Sundance channel on Earth Day, next Tuesday. It’s an inspiring documentary depicting the ups and downs of constructing south Boston’s first residential green building in a town where workers are unfamiliar with the […]

Environmentally-friendly Household Tips

With over 100 million households in the United States, it’s clear that we can have a huge impact with simple actions that benefit the environment, as well as the health of our families. I’ve compiled a list of easy things you can do that can make a difference everyday.

More Earth Day News

On Earth Day, April 22, 2008, TCP Inc. (manufacturer of energy efficient lighting products) will be hosting an online program entitled “illumiNation – CFL Lighting Education for a Better Tomorrow”. The intent is that this program will enlighten us and answer questions about using CFLs in the home and in commercial buildings. The company makes […]

Earth Day Challenge at Work

Next Tuesday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, a day to celebrate our beautiful planet and the strides we have made to help preserve it for future generations. Events designed to instill environmental awareness are planned around the world.

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