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Green Gardening Tools and Other Gift Ideas for Gardeners
Tools, gear, unique seeds and other gift ides for gardeners
What Do Recycling Symbols on Plastics Mean?
Many plastics are highly recyclable, but understanding what the recycling symbols mean can seem daunting. Here is a handy guide to plastic recycling codes.
Why California Recycled 80% of Glass and the Rest of the U.S. 30%
Glass recycling rates are up, but only on beverages that have a deposit - showing how critical a program those nickel and dime deposits are for increasing recycling rates.
How to Recycle Old Brita Filters
Recycline will expand its mail-in program for No. 5 plastics to include drop-off boxes at some Whole Foods stores. Meanwhile, activists are pushing Clorox to recycle Brita filters.
Safe Green Toys for Kids of All Ages
Safe, nontoxic toys that are green, sustainable and a joy for kids.
Some Refrigerator Owners Can Claim Cash Payments
Certain LG and Kenmore refrigerator owners can claim cash and a free upgrade to improve energy efficiency.
Turning FDR's Depression-era Corps Green for the 21st Century
Van Jones hopes to fight global warming and the recession with a core of new green jobs, focused on renewable energy and bore.
New Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credits Threw Solar Power Into a Tailspin
Passing of new federal renewable energy tax credits will help spur the growth of the commercial and residential solar power markets, but chaos has ensued in the short term as the industry adjusts.
How Much Carbon Does Your Tree Absorb?
A new calculator lets you estimate the environmental benefit of planting various trees in different climate zones.
New York City's Iconic Skyline Goes Dimmer to Save Energy
New York City is dimming the lights in it's skyline to save energy, money and reduce light pollution. Managers are using timers, sensors, LEDs and other advanced lighting technology to boost energy efficiency.
Green Home Product Gift Ideas
Stylish green products and gifts for the home.
Downsized? Get a New Green Job!
Bill Thomas of Always Build Green.com has a message: green building, especially renewable energy installation, could revitalize our economy, as well as remake the built environment.
On a Scale of 1-5, How Green Is Your Cleaner?
A new five-point rating system will help consumers identify cleaners that are more or less green.
Web Site Helps You Save Energy and Money This Winter
A new Web site helps you save energy during the heating season.
Alter Eco House is a Marvel of Green Building
The Alter Eco Green House is a marvel of green building, and California's first LEED platinum certified custom home. Developer Richard Byrd talks about the green features.
Good Housekeeping Green House Dazzles
Green building hits New York's Harlem in this beautiful brownstone green remodeling project, the Good Housekeeping Green Home.
Demand Surges for Sustainable Wood
EcoTimber is booming in the business of sustainable wood in California, particularly given the rising popularity of Forest Stewardship Council certified products. EcoTimber specializes in bamboo and hardwood flooring that is eco-friendly.
To-Go Ware Offers Hip Reusable Dinnerware
Stephanie Bernstein of To-Go Ware explains that her reusable bamboo dinnerware and stainless steel cookware helps reduce the use of plastics. The holders for the silverware are made from recycled plastic bags or hand-woven fabrics by a co-op.
Recycling Old Refrigerators Into Trash Art
A new art exhibit by Energy Star is showcasing trash art made from recycled refrigerators in order to encourage purchase of energy efficient refrigerators and proper recycling and disposal.
New Gym to Use Exercise Equipment to Generate Renewable Energy
The Green Microgym in Portland, Oregon is innovating with human-pedal power renewable energy from special exercise equipment. The green gym has other sustainable features as well.
Sam's Club to Start Offering Solar Panels
Sam's Club will begin offering solar panels and other renewable energy and green building technology at select California stores.
Psychologists Probe What It Means to Think Green
Psychologists are studying the behavior and thoughts behind going green, and why people choose to go green or not.
Green Mortgages Receive Boost from Housing Act
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 contains the mandate to improve visibility and accessibility of green mortgages, also known as energy efficient mortgages.
Is It Safe to Swim at Your Local Beach?
Beach closures can be a real drag on summer fun, and the U.S. has seen high numbers in recent years, including this year. Stormwater runoff raises bacteria counts, as do aging sewage systems.
Newer Neighborhoods = More Obesity
A new study gives more evidence that better walkability of neighborhoods leads to lower obesity. Walking is great for health, and New Urbanism design facilitates foot traffic.
Congress Should Turn the Mortgage Crisis Into Green Opportunity
Congress has the opportunity to make opportunity out of the mortgage crisis, by urging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to promote green mortgages.
D-Link Announces Green Home WiFi Systems
D-Link has announced green WiFi for homes, with routers that boost energy efficiency and energy savings.
Namaste Solar Electric Installs Solar Panels and Hope for Clean Energy Pages: 2
Namaste Solar Electric of Boulder, Colorado, is the state's leading installer of solar panels and solar electric systems. As president Blake Jones explains in this interview, Namaste Solar is also a very progressive company and green business.
Heating Oil Could Cost Taxpayers Triple
The cost of home heating fuel is likely to hit a new record high this winter, 30% above last winter's record high, and the cost to taxpayers assisting low-income families could triple to $9 billion.
How Green Real Estate Can Help You Weather a Tough Housing Market
The green real estate market and green housing are great ways to get ahead in this tough housing market. Green building can save money, as well as resources.
Hawaii Becomes First State to Require Solar Water Heaters on Homes
Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to require solar hot water heaters in all new home construction, leading the way to saving energy and reducing pollution.
7 Easy Ways to Save Energy
Save money around the house and beat high energy prices with these simple energy efficiency and energy conservation tips.
4 Great Green Summer Camps for Kids and Adults
Summer camps are a great place to learn environmental education, as well as develop confidence and have a great time enjoying nature, water sports and the outdoors.
Brad Pitt Named as Green Design Consultant to Dubai Development
Dubai's latest announced hotel development will boast green building features, and celebrity actor Brad Pitt has signed on as a sustainability consultant.
5 Ways to Prevent Idle Kids This Summer
Instead of letting your kids park in front of video games all summer, engage them in fun, creative ways. Teach your children about nature, gardening, arts and crafts and more. Try these green parenting tips.
How to Choose the Best Summer Camp
There are a lot of choices for summer camps, but how can you ensure your child will receive an authentic nature experience? With nature-deficit disorder on the rise, camps can be a strong solution.
Throw a Planet Green Launch Watching Party
Discovery's Planet Green channel launches this summer, with 24/7 environmental content. Show your support by tuning in, and throw or attend a watching party if possible.
Why We Need Major Green Economic Incentives
We are facing serious challenges in real estate, economics, energy security, not to mention global warming. There is a way to kill all these birds with one stone, so to speak: smart economic incentives for green building and energy efficiency.
10 Weird Uses for Vodka
Vodka has many uses beyond being a spirited drink. The alcohol is good for green cleaning, as medicine and much more.
Safer Baby Bottles
Don't want BPA leaching into your baby's lunch? Look for these BPA-free bottles.
The Push for a Greener Super Bowl
Kerry Mitchell, president of Green Real Estate Education, is advising Tampa Bay to invest in energy efficiency to host a greener Super Bowl next season.
Cindy Crawford's Easy Green Tips for Everyday Life
Supermodel and mom Cindy Crawford has teamed up with PUR water filters in the Thirsty for Change campaign, which aims to educate consumers about the waste of bottled water. Crawford also suggests a host of useful tips for going green.
7 Simple Money Savers for the Home
Get started going green with these 7 simple steps to saving money, while boosting efficiency, saving energy and water and more.
This Spring, Recycle Your T-Shirts in Style
Barneys New York, Loomstate and Sundance Channel's The Green are teaming up to bring an innovative green fashion recycling program. Drop off old t-shirts and help promote the green cause.
Gorgeous Green Gifts for Mother's Day
Give thoughtful green gifts this Mother's Day, and show how much you care.
At Home with Green Celebrity Jason Alexander
Celebrity actor Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame is one of Hollywood's leaders in green parenting. He shares his care for the environment with his family, drives a hybrid, and invests in energy efficiency and green building.
Can Green Building Rescue the Battered Real Estate Market?
Signs Condos Are Going Green
Green building is becoming increasingly popular among developers and homebuyers for condos, and that means healthier dwellings and lower footprints.
Your Guide to New Green Home Labels
From the NAHB's green homes program to Energy Star, the USGBC's LEED for Homes and more, certification helps homeowners get the best value and marketing ability out of environmentally friendly features.
Going Green Gains Momentum in Tough Real Estate Market
Green building is taking off in the real estate market, with residential and commercial buyers looking for better energy efficiency and indoor air quality, as well as reduced emissions. Is it a way out of a tough housing market?