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We green techies types love our solar arrays and wind turbines. Sure, that love comes partially from their ability to harvest energy without burning or emitting anything… but the aesthetic appeal of these technologies also plays into it. When taking a look at the building above, you’re probably drawn immediately to the solar panels… and […]
A friend of mine recently asked a green question. She moved into an unfinished home and was very excited about using green materials. We started to talk about insulation. There is already exposed fiberglass insulation in her new home. She wants to replace it with recycled denim insulation, which is what I have in part […]
Last week, we took a look at the monolithic dome, a very energy-efficient and disaster resistant form of building. Aaron Fown, who produced the video in that post, has published the second part of his interview (above) with Monolithic Dome Institute CEO David South, and delves into some of the challenges and opportunities created by […]
UPDATE: We’ve published part two of Aaron’s interview with the Monolithic Dome Institute. Back in May, I got a chance to spend some time with fellow Important Media contributor Aaron Fown, who was coming through St. Louis as a part of his ongoing travels creating his Trip for Life video series. Aaron’s been driving around […]
In preparation for building my own straw bale home, I have been spending a lot of time flipping through a few specific books for inspiration. Lloyd Kahn‘s series of titles, Shelter, Home Work, and Builders of the Pacific Coast (affiliate links) are three great books that document folks all over the globe who build their own […]
Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post for SUNfiltered on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ first solar-powered meetinghouse in Farmington, Utah. That experiment apparently went so well that the Church decided to continue down this path: another meetinghouse built to green standards just opened in Mesa, Arizona.
It seems that we are finding a new use for solar power everyday. Whether it’s grid-tie applications*, lighting*, or backup power*, solar is rapidly becoming our green energy alternative of choice. Solar is rapidly evolving as the technology and applications for it are changing daily. In this light, here are 3 great contests that are […]
People often characterize the proliferation of self storage in the United States as a sign of consumerism or a materialist culture. To me, consumerism means consuming products. Buying a bunch of stuff and then throwing it away when you get bored with it — or buying items that are designed for just once use before […]
While I’m not at all surprised to see that environmental politics, climate change, and the BP oil spill still dominate the rankings on Regator’s Environmentalism page this week, I am a bit perplexed by one of the issues that doesn’t appear at all: the massive recall of eggs potentially contaminated with salmonella. Of course, Regator’s […]
When talking about moving away from a carbon-based economy, one of the biggest arguments you hear is that folks rely on fossil fuels for their livelihoods. Those people are right. Oil and coal production employ quite a lot of people! From the mining or drilling and refining operations and all of the surrounding businesses that […]
While the Gulf oil spill still dominates the green blog space, Regator‘s trends show that we may be broadening out into some of the discussions needed to head off such disasters: climate legislation and global warming are well up in the rankings. Rankings and trends aren’t everything, though… an awful lot of cool stuff out […]
Friday’s quickly turning into a link-a-palooza here at sustainablog between Five for Friday and the Green Business Blog Carnival… but we’re happy to give out the love to our fellow green bloggers… so much good stuff out there. The politics of the Gulf oil spill dominated the week, with President Obama’s speech (and the reactions […]