SFO Terminal to be Revived with Green

Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport has been left vacant for the past six years because a reduction in air travel after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 lead to a postponement of a major renovation. Now, it’s time for the terminal to be revitalized and officials say it will be done […]

Algae Could Prove to Be The Best Biofuel

With sky-rocketing oil prices, the world is looking for alternative fuel sources and it looks like algae could be the answer. In fact, the US Department of energy studied it from 1978-1996, but decided at the time that it couldn’t compete economically with fossil fuels. Of course things were a bit different in 1996, when […]

Green-Built Resort Planned in Bahamas

A luxurious, self-sufficient, and green community is in the works on a deserted 35-acre island in the Bahamas. Dubbed STAR Island (Sustainable Terrain and Resources), it will consist of a waterfront resort, complete with its very own spa and fitness center, clubhouse, marina, restaurants and gourmet market.

Green Building Caribbean Style

Swaying palm trees, sandy beaches and blues skies are all synonymous with the Caribbean. Now the government would like its sustainably-planned administrative offices to serve as an example for the region, with hopes that green building will also be associated with the beautiful islands.

Save the Ski Slopes

Around the world, ski resorts are feeling the heat of global warming. Over the past decade, winter seasons are shorter and snowfall amounts have decreased. Unfortunately, to compensate for the lack of snow, many resorts make artificial snow through energy-intensive methods which only add to climate change.

Green Model Homes

I’ve been looking forward to the day when builders’ model homes showcase environmentally-friendly materials, finishes, and furnishings. That’s exactly what happened in Austin, Texas by a large-scale community developer of sustainable homes. The model home serves as a beautiful example of what measures consumers can have incorporated into their own new homes in the community […]

The Art of Cob Construction

I came across an interesting article regarding cob construction at the Sacramento News and Review website. It talked about a local man, Brian Baker, who teaches workshops on how to build a structure from a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water.

HGTV’s Green Dream Home

After much debate, I decided to write another post about the HGTV dream home.  I wasn’t sure if I should share the news to those of you who haven’t heard about it, solely for selfish reasons…the fewer the number of entries, the better my own chances of winning it are!

Even Moving Can Be Green!

I’m almost a pro at this point of moving the contents of my home every now and again, but I didn’t realize there were more ways to make the move a little easier on the environment.

New Life for Old Tires: Rubber Sidewalks

This is one of the best ideas I’ve heard about to put old tires to good use.  There are so many advantages over concrete for sidewalks to be made from 100% recycled tire rubber. 

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