• April


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    Sustainable Development could be outlawed in Kansas

    Most people think that sustainability is a pretty good idea. The accepted definition goes back to the Brundtland Report of 1987:

    Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

    Others think it is a code word for the United Nations taking our freedom away. We can’t have that, so in Kansas, the Committee on Energy and Environment has proposed a bill that would, as Tom Randall of Bloomberg notes, ” prohibit spending on anything that won’t set Kansas on a course to self-destruction.”……..

    • August


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    25 Places to Donate Your Stuff

    I think we can all agree that we probably have too much of something or items that serve no real purpose in our homes, whether it’s clothes, DVDs we never watch, unused kitchen gear, the list goes on. National charity organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are always great places to donate, but while looking for more specific ways to donate some children’s toys I came across multiple websites for children’s hospitals that are collecting gently used books and toys for their waiting rooms and activity centers.

    This got me thinking that there are likely lots of ways to donate items to fill a direct need. I find it incredibly motivating to think of de-cluttering in this way; if someone else can put my stuff to better use, that’s exciting.

    • November


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    To Separate Green from Greenwash, Use Material Safety Data Sheets

    Did you know that all manufacturers of chemicals are required by law to describe clearly and completely the hazards of chemical products? A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), called simply a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) in many countries, documents the hazards of chemicals. Primarily intended for industrial and professional users, even the products on the shelf at your local store usually have MSDSs. How else would the employees at the store know how to clean up in case a couple cartons of household cleaner fall

    • August


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    A Magnate’s Green Epiphany, Atlanta’s Own Passes This Week.

    Before Ray Anderson embraced sustainabiility, “behaving in ways which are responsible to people and the environment were seen as costs for the business rather than a source of profit,” a consulting company executive says. For more Information on Ray Anderson’s life and influence, read more …….

    • July


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    The Indicator: Living Sustainability – International Business Times

    Sustainability can be associated with wildly expensive technological advances. Which not coincidentally can immediately turn off clients.

    So how do we define it? What does it mean, from a resource-conservation standpoint, as well as from a business one? For one viewpoint, we turn to Mark English, AIA. He has promoted sustainability efforts on several different levels for years. That means that not only does he incorporate sustainable strategies in his designs, he also helps other firms implement them in their work. He has been involved in programs including the California Solar Initiative, Green-point Rating, and he is also a Director on San Francisco’s AIA Board. He also edits two online publications including “Green Compliance Plus” where articles explore such topics as Passive Houses and the debate on Green Certification, and which also assists other professionals in meeting energy-efficient goals. Another publication, “The Architect’s Take,” presents

    • January


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    Top 5 Must Have Android Eco Friendly Apps

    With all the new eco-friendly phone applications out there today, it’s like having a green guide in your pocket.

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Costs of Custom Homes

The first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a 3000 sqft custom home in the Atlanta, GA. market?  The first thing you have to calculate is the square footage you want.  Once you have that, the numbers below give you a good starting point.

Adjusted Square Foot Calculation:

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