• August

      14

      2011
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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

      24

      2011
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    Earth-friendly House Siding

    We all want our home exteriors to look attractive and protect us from the elements, so when it’s time for new siding, remember that there are siding options that have less of an impact on the environment than others. Whether you live in a charming bungalow or a cool modern abode, there is an eco-friendly siding option for your home.

    Some factors to

    • June

      26

      2011
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    Best Energy Efficient Dishwashers 2011

    Looking at reviews to find the best, energy efficient dishwasher for your home? Good idea! Your home appliances can really add to your energy bills; and your carbon footprint. If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, look for a model that’s Energy Star certified .

    • November

      20

      2010
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    Versatile Vinegar: 8 More Handy Uses For Vinegar

    Vinegar may be oh-so-tasty on fish and chips, and a host of other foods, but it has plenty of other uses in your home. The acidic liquid is a powerful cleaner, eating through lime and grime, and killing many viruses and bacteria

    • November

      20

      2010
    • 839
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    Cement-Like Creation Could Help the Environment

    A Temple University researcher has developed a cement-like substance that could help with stormwater management while potentially keeping millions of plastic bottles out of landfills.

    Naji Khoury, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Temple, uses a mixture of recyclable plastic bottles and soil to create “Plastisoil,” a trademarked product he describes as an impervious cementing agent. When mixed with course aggregate and heated, it produces what Khoury calls “porous Plastisoil,” which functions like pervious concrete and porous asphalt.

    • September

      26

      2010
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    High-Tech Wallpaper Cleans the Air!

    We’ve seen wallpaper that monitors your environment and wallpaper that tells a scientific story , but now there’s even wallpaper that cleans the air! That’s right, Blücher Technologies has come up with a “breathable, glass fiber/polyester nonwoven paper-like covering” with absorbents that capture icky toxins like PCB, PCP, pesticides, and radon. The air purifying wallpaper is a smart way to get around sick building syndrome; if you’re doing a retrofit of a space that was built in an era where no-VOC’s didn’t mean diddly to anyone. Read the rest of High-Tech Wallpaper Cleans the Air!

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