Re-Using Helium from Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

I was wondering if there was anything “green” about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then I came upon this story.  Since helium isn’t a rapidly renewble resource (it is produced extremely slowly by decaying uranium and thorium), some of this year’s smaller parade balloons will have the valuable gas sucked right out of them to […]

Church Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Receives Green Renovation

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) had designed the First Unitarian Society Meeting House, in Madison, Wisconsin back in 1951.  In keeping with the famous architect’s philosophy of organic architecture, the design of the church makes it seem like it is an integral part of nature.  Wright incorporated ‘green’ design elements and building materials, such as locally-quarried limestone for the church’s structure.

10 Easy Steps to a Greener Thanksgiving

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about making your Thanksgiving a bit greener with 7 easy things anyone can do. I thought I’d add a few more helpful tips today… 1. Carpool to your dining destination. 2. With all the household activity and cooking going on to warm up your home, you may […]

First Green Development in Chester County, PA

The rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania are home to historic sites and farms, yet just a stone’s throw to Philadelphia. An empty infill lot, located in the quaint town of Kimberton, seems like the perfect location for a green, mixed-use community — one that will allow its residents to enjoy free heating and cooling […]

LEED Platinum Hotel a Testament to Green Building

About a year ago, a new hotel in Greensboro, NC opened its doors for business … but this was no ordinary hotel. Built to high-performance green building standards, the luxurious Proximity Hotel earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest award — LEED platinum certification. It is the first hotel in the U.S. to receive this […]

NYC Welcomes its First Green Nightclub

The ever-growing trend of going green knows no bounds. Even nightclubs are jumping on the bandwagon! New York City’s first eco-friendly club, aptly named Greenhouse, joins others around the globe like Temple Nightclub in San Francisco, Surya in London and Watt in Rotterdam.

Eco-friendly Auto/Travel Club

If you’re worried about a loved one possibly needing roadside assistance or help with other aspects of travel, a thoughtful holiday gift might be a membership to an auto/travel club. But keep in mind, not all clubs are the same, especially when it comes to environmental issues.

Brad Pitt Narrates PBS Series e2 About Sustainability

The critically acclaimed PBS series e2, now in its third season, explores environmental challenges that global societies face with a look towards innovative solutions. Brad Pitt narrates e2 Transport which debuts today and delves into sustainable transportation alternatives such as:

Go From Homely to Homey with Sustainable Furnishings, Part II

In part one of my series on new, sustainable furnishings, I discussed eco-friendly options for the living room. Today, I’ll talk about companies that make sustainable, high-quality bedroom furniture, including headboards, dressers, nightstands, and more.

2008 Top 10 Green Building Products

Building Green, LLC, publisher of the GreenSpec® Directory and Environmental Building News™, recently announced the 2008 Top 10 Green Building Products. This seventh annual award was announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in Boston a few days ago. The chosen products were drawn from new additions to the company’s GreenSpec product directory […]

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