National Building Museum Features Green Exhibit

The first major exhibition in the United States to explore the complex process of creating and sustaining healthy communities has come to Washington, DC. Free walk-in tours of the National Building Museum’s Green Community exhibit will begin this Saturday, November 1st and will enlighten visitors of how communities are creating sustainable solutions to ‘land contamination, […]

Greening Your Travels

My previous post about Travel & Leisure magazine’s ‘Top 10 Must-See Green American Landmarks’ made me stop and think about green travel in general. If you’re like me, you feel compelled to reach outside of your own little world and experience what the rest of the planet has to offer. Leisure traveling not only expands […]

Must-See Green American Landmarks

As I sit here in southeastern Pennsylvania on an unusually cold and snowy day, I am day-dreaming about warm, sunny places. It’s the perfect time to take a look at Travel & Leisure’s Top 10 Must-See Green American Landmarks. I wouldn’t mind being in sunny 78-degree Santa Monica, California right now where the colorful Santa […]

Open the Door to Greener Options III

Whether you are upgrading your old, damaged interior doors, or building new construction, there are many options out there for the environmentally-minded consumer looking to add some character with reclaimed wood doors. A great option is to visit your local architectural salvage shop where you’ll find solid wood doors in need of a little renewal […]

Green Schools to Serve Low-Income Students in LA

Five green schools to serve low-income children in Los Angeles, California will be constructed with grant money from Global Green, a California-based non-profit organization that addresses environmental issues and supports sustainable building. Two of the schools have recently been completed and Treehugger has the scoop on Global Green’s role in the projects, as well as […]

11th Annual Tucson Innovative Home Tour Scheduled

The 11th annual Tuscon Innovative Home Tour and Solar Tour is scheduled for this weekend, November 1st and 2nd. Visitors can speak with homeowners, designers and builders to gain an understanding of the latest green building techniques for new and existing homes in southern Arizona.

Open the Door to Greener Options II

In January, I wrote a post about green options for new interior doors, where I talked about Humabilt’s formaldehyde-free wheatcore doors and TruStile’s formaldehyde-free MDF doors. Of course, since then other manufacturers have followed suit and now offer eco-friendly options—all of which have no added urea formaldehyde.

Recycling Everyday Items

As we try to do our part to keep our environment clean, one easy thing to do is to recycle. Most towns and cities across the USA offer curb-side recycling programs or at least a local facility that handles recyclable goods. I came across an interesting post on EcoMetro that touts the recyclability of some […]

Save Gas with iPhone’s greenMeter

The greenMeter is a new iPhone application that computes a vehicle’s real-time fuel consumption, and displays the effects of acceleration, aerodynamic drag, and rolling resistance across the speed range, on easy-to-read graphs. The purpose is to increase a driver’s fuel economy and environmental awareness. Before starting out, Just enter a few key points, like the […]

Green Building Continues at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Students and faculty are anxiously awaiting the completion of Kroon Hall, Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES) building, which is being constructed to meet a LEED-Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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