Save a Million Barrels of Oil Today

It’s estimated that if US drivers slowed down a little, kept their tires inflated to the proper pressure (check your owner’s manual or the information placard attached to the vehicle door edge, door post, glove-box door, or inside of the trunk lid), and reduced their driving by 5%, US oil consumption would drop by 1.3 […]

Dual-Flush Retrofit for Existing Toilets

Looking for an easy way to significantly cut your household water usage? Well, on average, 40% of a household’s indoor water is used for the toilet. So without purchasing a new high-efficiency toilet, you can either not flush as much, or you can buy a new little gadget called the Ecoflow.

Green Building and the Zoning Code

The city of Millville, NJ is considering incorporating some green building tenets into their zoning code. Among the changes being considered are requiring the use of energy-efficient materials for those who receive funding to rehab houses and incentives to utilize solar power. Source: The Press of Atlantic City

NJ Company Turns Garbage into Gold

Trenton-based TerraCycle’s entire product line is made from and packaged in waste products. How ingenious is that?!

Recycle Compact Fluorescent Bulbs at Home Depot

How to dispose of compact fluorescent bulbs is an issue because they contain small amounts of mercury. Home Depot is going to make it easier: “Home Depot, the nation’s second-largest retailer, will announce on Tuesday that it will take back old compact fluorescents in all 1,973 of its stores in the United States, creating the […]

Greening the Casino and Hotel Industry

Concerned about the air quality while gambling in a smoky casino? Well, one of many green building techniques used in some of today’s casinos is an air purifying system to get rid of most of the smoke on the gambling floor. Even the slot machines are green by using half the amount of electricity than […]

New York to offer grants to build green

GroovyGreen has a post about New York’s Governor and State Legislature coming to an agreement on legislation offering incentives to home owners and builders to build green. Grants will be provided to those who include energy efficiency and green building techniques in new construction and remodeling/retrofitting existing homes. Source: GroovyGreen

Eco-Friendly and Fun Outdoor Rugs

Ever wondered what happens to all those scraps left over by the flip-flop manufacturing industry? Well, I just came across some funky outdoor area rugs and door mats made from such recycled foam rubber materials.  Now, that’s an ingenious way to keep waste materials out of the landfill!

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

A “living building” has opened in Lake Worth, FL. “The holistically designed structure incorporates natural systems and green technologies designed to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, water consumption and to create a healthier environment.” The project is seeking Gold LEED certification. Source: TMCnet

New Jersey’s First Green Senior Housing

Millville, NJ is now home to the state’s first green affordable senior housing building.  The 74-unit mid-rise features high performance building techniques designed to conserve energy, water and resources.

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