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3 Sustainable Building Options

With every new building or home that gets constructed, added on, or remodeled comes the opportunity to create a structure that uses less energy and more sustainable materials. The options for sustaina…

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Make a Coffee Table Out of a Tree Stump

Utilizing beautiful, natural objects in the home has many benefits. It creates an inviting space and, more often than not, the crafts or pieces of furniture you can make out of these objects will be m…

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Humanity: “About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million …

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Top 10 Green Jobs

With the economy tanking and unemployment skyrocketing, where are the green jobs? What is a green job? According to the United Nations Environment Program a green job would be "work in agricultu…

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Repurposed Boats

Having just spent a few days on an island known for its warm, beachy summer vacations, and cold, damp shoulder seasons (fall and spring), it became apparent to me that people who live on islands are b…

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Small And Stylish ECO Homes

Ever dream about creating the perfect eco-house? The importance of greening our homes to save energy and the planet has become more and more mainstream. I’ve been following the tiny house movement, an…

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Feng Shui A Green Garage (with video)

Do you long to create a garage that is not only functional, but one that also extends your living space? Is your garage overstuffed with tools, bikes, paint cans and sporting goods? Does your garage s…

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Top 10 Sustainable Building Products

We are passionate about building a sustainable future. While becoming more ecologically-minded at home has been easier with products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), low-flow showerhe…

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Al Fresco Eco-Bathing: DIY Solar Shower

After some serious sea-dreaming about a home near the ocean, I realized one of the highlights of time spent at a beach house is basking in the afterglow in an outdoor shower. This important elemen…

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At What Cost Do We Want Green Homes?

“What do you consider to be the single most important factor in determining if a home is green?” Homeowners were asked this question in a recent study  by FreeGreen. Hands down, the answer came down …

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