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Green Remodeling or No Remodeling: Which is more Eco-Friendly?

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 […]

July 22nd

Awesome Books Document Folks Who Build Their Own Awesome Eco Homes

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 […]

June 3rd

Mormons Open Second Solar Building

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.

Three Cool Solar Power Competitions That Could Change Our World

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 […]

October 18th

Ten Green Storage Solutions

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 […]

August 30th

Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (8/27/10)

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 […]

A Green Economy Mean Green Jobs

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 […]

July 12th

Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (6/18/10)

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 […]