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Cities Built to Thrive [infographic]

As city budgets tighten across America, it is critical for us to adopt greener, more cost-efficient ways to operate where we live. With a view to that, this infographic presents 10 green ways we can improve our cities. Continue reading

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Which US States are Greenest? [infographic]

Want to know which US states are the greenest? We found this cool infographic that will give you the top ten, as well as info on how some of our cities are going green. Continue reading

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Recycling – What To Recycle And What To Do With It

If you’re new to the world of recycling, you may feel overwhelmed and unable to tell where to start. Guest author Caroline Jones takes a look at the major categories of waste that can be recycled and what to do with them. Continue reading

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4 Reasons To Switch From Standard Bulbs To LEDs

The right lighting can make a big difference, both to how your home or office looks and also in terms of your wallet and the environment. LED bulbs last longer, use less energy, are better for the environment and in the long-run, cost less than standard bulbs. Continue reading

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Wood Flooring: The Natural Choice

Nothing could be more beautiful and natural than a floor covering of real wood. Assuming the wood itself is from a sustainable source and the treatments are non-toxic wood can be a beautiful and eco-friendly option for your floors. Continue reading

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Amazing Green Roof Images

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Green roofs can insulate our buildings, provide wildlife habitats and reduce storm water run-off. In some cases they contribute to food production. On top of all the environmental stuff though, green roofs can be beautiful and contribute greatly to the living environment of our buildings. Here are some great photos to inspire. Continue reading

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President Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet on Climate Change

“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science……if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.” Continue reading

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What Will the President Say on Climate Change? State of the Union Today

“I’m going to be talking about making sure that we’re focused on job creation here in the United States of America,” – President Obama told House Democrats last week. Where will clean energy and climate change figure in today’s State of the Union? Continue reading

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EPA Struggles to Enforce Environmental Standards and Control Pollution

National Public Radio (NPR) and The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), have revealed the EPA to move at a worryingly slow pace when it comes to enforcement. Continue reading

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Climate Change – Erring on the Side of Least Drama

A study published by Global Environmental Change points out that the tendency of climate scientists to ‘err on the side of least drama’ has led to underestimations of the damage caused by global warming. Continue reading

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US Military Can Drive Growth in Renewable Energy

The US DOD is the largest single consumer of energy in the world. If they continue to move towards renewable energy, there will be a significant effect on the clean energy economy along with a confidence boost for others to follow. Continue reading

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7 Hazardous Household Materials

In the effort to keep our homes as clean, safe and environmentally friendly as possible, reducing our use of hazardous materials will be high on the list of priorities. It is important to know about the potential dangers of the products we habitually use and become more aware of the available alternatives. Continue reading

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7 Ways To Reuse Plastic Bags

Plastic bags can be very useful but they are hard to destroy and cause pollution. Guest author, Andrew Mitchell, gives us a few ideas to help us reuse the bags we have while encouraging us to look for alternatives. Continue reading

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Green Business Challenge for Montgomery County, Ohio

Montgomery County is launching its Green500 Challenge, a plan to engage 500 local businesses and organizations in the DRG3 Green Business Certification Program and help them to reduce their ecological footprint, reduce their energy and resource use, and save money. Continue reading

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2012 Top Ten States for LEED Certified Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its top ten LEED states for 2012 – highlighting states that are transforming buildings and communities across the country. Continue reading

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Climate Change and Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address

Many have been surprised by the prominence given to climate change in President Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address. We look at what he said and ask if the words will be followed by meaningful action? Continue reading

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skinnyskinny – A Natural Approach to Eco-friendly Personal Care

In this interview with Clara Williams, founder and owner of skinnyskinny in New York, we hear how a search for her mother’s favorite soap has led to a successful, eco-friendly skin-care business. Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Pest Repellents for the Garden

Pest control is necessary and important to the serious gardener. Chemical pesticides are not the only options. With careful use, eco-friendly alternatives are safer and just as effective. Continue reading

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The Eco-Friendly Bathroom: Modern & Green

With some innovation, any room in your home can be greener. Guest author, Chuck Stevens, explores interesting ways to swap out fixtures and other bathroom accessories in order to save money, increase the worth of the home, and preserve valuable resources. Continue reading

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Auto Industry Becoming More Green?

The subject of the auto industry and the environment usually centers on fuel choice and fuel economy. However, as Ford is showing, reuse and recycling also has a role to play. Continue reading

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