Green Home Tour Planned for Sedona

The mystical red rock area of Sedona, Arizona is calling all who are interesting in solar energy and green building. The ‘Living with the Sun — Sedona & Verde Valley Style’ leg of the American Solar Energy Society’s national tour will take place this Saturday, November 1st.

When Gardening, Skip the Peat Moss

The peat moss that is commercially sold in the U.S., as a soil amendment, is typically the decomposed product of Canadian sphagnum moss which has been growing for thousands of years in wetland areas called peat bogs. Of course, here in America, our wetland areas have been compromised by rampant development. The decomposed, muddy peat […]

Turning Trash into Energy

It’s a fact of life, the 6.7 billion people on this planet produce a lot of garbage. Much of it fills up landfills where the decomposing trash gives off methane and carbon dioxide, the top two greenhouse gases. What if we could harness those gases and use them as a renewable energy resource? Sounds crazy, […]

Latest Green Building Products that Emit Less Greenhouse Gas

This great green building movement is inspiring companies across the country to improve on conventional building products so their products have less of an environmental impact.  Here’s a profile of two of them.

Save Energy With Every Flip of the Switch

If you’ve come to the realization that your old or broken light fixture(s) need replacing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the many options available today that will save money on your electric bill. Not only will you save there, but you’ll also do your part to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing your energy […]

Choosing the Right CFL

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) will save you money on electricity bills, use less energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified CFL bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, and more than $600 […]

Google’s Plan to Help You Save Energy

The search engine giant Google, in collaboration with General Electric, is looking into managing energy consumption data for consumers.  Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt explains,  “It seems obvious to me that if you give (energy) information to end users they behave smartly, so we are working on that. It could ultimately be the most important contribution […]

New York’s First LEED Silver Home

I came across this interesting post at greenbuildingsNYC about the city’s first single-family LEED-silver certified home. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded The Building Studio Architects for their green renovation and addition to a 1939 home.

Environmentalists Beware of These Companies!

We all know them, the big names in oil, chemical, mining, energy, retail, health & beauty, technology, transportation, finance, and food. But some of these companies are environmental offenders, and those who care about the health of our planet and the health of our children might like to know about the detrimental actions of these […]

Loss of Bees is Affecting Our Food Supply

As I sit here in my comfy, old sweats feeling the effects of a miserable cold, I sip green tea with freshly squeezed lemon and local honey. This is leading me to contemplate the plight of the honey bee and how their dwindling population will affect our food supply.

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