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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Is the LEED Professional Credential and How You Can Get It

While the majority of attention around LEED is rightly focused around the LEED building certifications: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum; there are seven professional credentials that you can earn that will help you distinguish yourself and highlight your knowledge of the LEED green building process…



Friday, May 20, 2011

Bamboo Living: Green, Modular, PreFab Bamboo Homes at Modest Prices

Bamboo Living takes the green and economical features of bamboo and combines it with the efficiency of modular home building techniques to create a very compelling home-building alternative. Bamboo offers some unique advantages over traditional softwood timber homes and is especially suited to the unique climates of the tropics (these homes are designed for Hawaiian styles and climate)...



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Growing a Xeriscape Herb Garden in a Dry Climate

When most people think of xeriscape landscaping and gardening they think of the Southwest and specifically, they think about replacing a grass lawn with native plants and succulents.  But xeriscape gardening can also apply to tree landscaping, flower gardens, and herb and vegetable gardens. Let



Friday, February 13, 2009

Non-Toxic Paint: A Smart Environmental Alternative

There is no doubt that a fresh coat of paint brightens up a lot of things, and your walls are no exception. Whether you live in an apartment or house or condo, your walls will definitely benefit from the TLC that a new paintjob can bring. One of the unfortunate downsides of a fresh coat of paint is the noxious odor and harmful compounds in traditional paints.



Friday, May 02, 2008

Greensburg, a Town Reborn

On May 4, 2007 at 9:46pm, the town of Greensburg Kansas was devastated by an EF5 tornado (about 205mph.)  The twister was almost 2 miles wide and travelled nearly 22 miles before dissipating. The next day the town of 1400 found 11 people dead and countless more injured; 90% of their town was leveled and the majority of business’ laid in ruins. So what does a town do when it’s been destroyed?  Greensburg Kansas chose to become the first city in the U.S. to build green, with an eventual goal of becoming a sustainable community.