Treat your Windows to Natural Fiber Shades

Looking for a decorative and eco-friendly solution to control sunlight and heat in your home?  One option is to use window shades and draperies made from natural fibers, such as reeds, grasses and hemp, without the use of chemicals, dyes or other harsh processing.  An amazing variety of styles and natural hues are available to […]

The Power of Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics, also referred to as PV or solar electric systems, convert sunlight into electricity.  Harnessing the sun’s rays is a non-polluting way to provide power to our homes and buildings, large and small.  In many circumstances, photovoltaics will generate more electricity than is needed by a home’s occupants, and some utility companies will even allow […]

Get Your Game On at the Greener Gadgets Conference

Greener Gadgets, now in its second year, is a one-day conference focusing on green technology and is scheduled for February 27, 2009 in New York City.  It features key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic think-tanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of […]

Go Green Expo Comes to Philadelphia

The nation’s premier eco-friendly trade show, Go Green Expo, will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from March 13-15th.  Here, both trades people and the general public can learn about the latest and greatest environmentally-friendly goods and services. Experience over 200 booths / exhibits, film presentations, an eco-fashion show, interactive seminars / speeches, a […]

Do We Really Need Phone Books?

In this computerized day and age, we have access to the world at our fingertips.  Most people have little need for phone books since we utilize the internet to locate people, products and services, yet they are still delivered to us once, or even twice, every year.  Even though many phone books are at least […]

LEDs Shed Light on Philadelphia’s Historic Structures

The historic facades along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia are being highlighted each night by brilliant, color-changing LED (light emitting diode) lighting displays.  Not only are LEDs suitable for such grand applications, but they make ideal interior lighting as well.  They are super energy efficient, cast vibrant light, and are very […]

Caulk, Sealants, and Adhesives that Won’t Jeopardize Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining indoor air quality is an important aspect of living “green”, and who doesn’t want clean air to breathe anyway?  VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than […]

Clean the Air with House Plants

Not only do plants and flowers around the house or office make the atmosphere more cheery, but plants actually improve indoor air quality by absorbing contaminants in the air.  A two-year study conducted by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) revealed the top house plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide […]

Eco-Friendly Storage Solutions

Looking to organize and de-clutter your home or workplace and want to do so with environmentally-sensitive materials?  Well, if you’re handy, or can hire a carpenter, one option is to build your own storage solutions from wheatboard, sunflower board, kirei board, formaldehyde-free MDF, reclaimed wood, or FSC-certified wood. For a variety of pre-built storage options, […]

Super Dome Homes

Monolithic domes are long-standing, super-insulated structures that can withstand the forces of mother nature during hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes.  These structures also resist fire, termites, and rot.  Consisting of only major 4 ingredients, these dome structures cost less to construct than conventional buildings of the same size and use up to 50% less energy for […]

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