Stephanie on September 30th, 2009
Skye doing some serious digging

Planting a tree is the green thing to do

Looking to spruce up your home for the fall?  Have you considered planting a tree?  Trees provide more than aesthetic improvement to your landscape.  Placed properly, you can reduce heating and cooling…

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Roberta on September 29th, 2009
Brooklyn beekeeper at work

Brooklyn beekeeper at work

Bees not trees are growing in Brooklyn these days.  Intrepid Brooklynites are keeping bees on brownstone rooftops in Fort Greene and perched on top of  tenements and commercial buildings from Greenpoint to Bushwick.

These rooftop adventurers are doing…

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Stephanie on September 28th, 2009
Seattle March 2009

Miller Paint goes green

The paint market in 2009 is quite a wondrous thing.  I am amazed by recent commercials that promise to freshen my home, while I experiment with beautiful shades for its walls.  Have we truly entered an era…

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Stephanie on September 27th, 2009
The Juice Box Daypack

The Juice Box Daypack

Ready for a new twist on the solar backpack?  Then you’ll love the Juice Bag, with a built-in solar panel to recharge your portable electronics.  There are a number of models available, and it will satisfy your…

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Stephanie on September 26th, 2009

Looking for new lightbulb ideas….

Everyone knows that a light bulb is symbolic of a new idea.  Cartoons and illustrations often show a character with a light bulb over their head when they come up with something brilliant.  Thanks to Thomas…

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Stephanie on September 25th, 2009

Miller Elementary in Bend, OR

A new green school in Bend, Oregon opened this fall.  Miller Elementary is on the way towards obtaining LEED (Leadership in  Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  But before the students…

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Roberta on September 24th, 2009
Steve´s Bommie- Yellow Tails

Are we in for a "Sea Change"?

Imagine a world without fish?” That’s the question asked by a new documentary called A Sea Change set to air on American TV Sept. 26, on Planet Green at 8 pm EDT.  Tune in if…

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