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Another Look at 5 Classic Green Myths

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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CFL vs. LED: What’s the Best Lightbulb Type?

By Carl Seville (a green building consultant who works with Atlanta electricians) for Networx Unless there is some big action by conservatives to repeal Bush administration legislation that requir…

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7 Tips for a Greener Holiday

By Margaret Southern, The Nature Conservancy The holidays always conjure up a variety of sensory images. For glass-half-full people, maybe you think about the warmth of a crackling fire, the sounds…

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Understanding How Lighting Affects Home Efficiency

Walking into a room and flipping on the light is second nature for those of us still living on the grid. Unless you were involved with the building of your home, however, it's unlikely that you had a …

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Energy Efficiency For The New Year

I've had lots of people ask me in the last couple of weeks how they can start being more green, start being more energy efficient, in the new year. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" capt…

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Eco-Friendly Kitchen Fixtures

If you have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at your home sustainability efforts, it might be time for that last step. You can save on water, raw materials and energy with the right eco-frie…

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5 More Tips for Staying Cool Without the A/C

When it comes to battling summer heat, it helps to have a fully loaded bagful of tricks to help you stay cool.† In addition to keeping your curtains drawn and replacing those heat throwing incandescen…

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Compact Fluorescents, Mercury and the Environment

Q: I've switched to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), but Iíve read they contain mercury. Doesn't that preclude their benefit for the environment, and what about the health hazards? --Sarah, Buf…

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Love Your Light Bulbs: Easy Greening

Yesterday I was in an achingly beautiful 19th century building that I frequent, and was as encouraged as I was disconcerted to see a glaring compact fluorescent light bulb doing its mini-spiral from t…

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