Go Green Expo Heads to LA

GO GREEN EXPO, the nation’s premier green business and sustainable lifestyle show known for its innovative and interactive programming, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 22-24, 2010 for the second year in a row as the first stop on a nationwide tour that also includes New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Following […]

Tour Green Homes in North Carolina this Fall

Looking for something fun and interesting to do on Saturdays next month in the Tar Heel state?  The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association will once again host its annual Green Building & Solar Tour, in which everyday citizens can get a first-hand look at a wide variety of earth-friendly homes, buildings and renewable energy projects. […]

Tour Innovative Homes at the Solar Decathlon

In this exciting event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, 20 college and university teams compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive and efficient solar-powered house.  The homes are solely powered by the sun and are prime examples of the latest renewable energy technologies and artful design.  They will be displayed on […]

Party for Parks

Our national parks are full of splendor and beauty, and inspire visitors to want to protect these magnificent, natural treasures.   The Sierra Club welcomes those who want to help celebrate and preserve our great parks for generations to come, with “Party for Parks” events across the country on September 20th. The non-profit organization will provide […]

National Solar Tour

This fall, sustainable homes and buildings across the country will be open for touring as part of the American Solar Energy Society’s annual event.  Attendees will see first-hand how energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green remodeling, can help reduce monthly utility bills, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions.  Here’s your […]

Green Homes Festival in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri is getting ready for it’s 8th annual green festival featuring a street fair of environmental resources, solar car races, sustainable-living workshops, a green craft show & sale, and an opportunity to paint a metro bus for the Traveling Environmental Mural.  The festival takes place on Saturday, September 26 from 10am-6pm at the […]

NYC Green Building Forum Open to Public

Interested in learning more about green building in The Big Apple?  The “Green Building Forum” is held once a month at the Hafele Showroom, 25 East 26th Street at Madison Avenue.  The free events feature presentations by green building practitioners and are followed by discussions with attendees.  The general public is always invited and AIA […]

Free Eco-Festival in California this Summer

Living green is easy and fun and the inaugural Eco-Festival in San Ramon is sure to inspire anyone interested in learning simple and cost-effective ways to go green.  The free two-day event will feature live music, organic food, a kids’ zone, and a fashion show and “vendor village” highlighting the latest in sustainable clothing and […]

The Green Side of Drywall

A common element in today’s homes and buildings is the use of drywall as the finish construction of interior walls and ceilings.  Drywall is typically comprised of a common mineral called gypsum which is mixed with fiber, sandwiched between two thick sheets of paper, and then kiln-dried.  It provides a thermal resistance R-value of 0.32 […]

Green Home Tours, Seattle Style

For those of you lucky enough to live in, or visit, this progressive northwestern city, mark your calendars for upcoming tours of local green homes.  Each month, for free, you can visit and learn about the latest sustainable design strategies in one completed home, as well as one that’s under construction.  During each tour, the […]

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