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Don’t Just Clean Your House; Green Your House

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on the East Coast, there has been contentious debate regarding whether or not we can attribute climate change to such a powerful storm. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek didn’t pull any punches when it pummeled readers with its brash cover story. But regardless of your stance on the issue, we can all agree that climate…

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Sustainability for workers in human services

Sustainable Offices in Human Services

There are myriad options for those of us who wish to make our work life more sustainable.  Car pool services, Zip Cars, telecommuting, and more.  These are effective and easy solutions for the millions of people that work in a traditional office environment.  For the rest of us, that work in the human services field for example, we cannot typically…

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40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment

Technology may not be a panacea to solve the climate crisis, but green applications (eco-apps) are helping to drive awareness and foster responsible action. There was a time when eco-apps did little more than provide lists of so-called “green” products and services. Now green-themed apps have turned mobile devices into portals for environmental education and sustainable action. The smartphone market…

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Energy Star shows how to build sustainably

How Affordable is Building Green?

Green Home Design – The ENERGY STAR Option – Guest Post by Shannon Combs Homebuyer demands for energy efficiency and cost savings have ushered in a new era of architects and designers that are helping consumers to save energy, and in turn helping to reduce the emissions that drive climate instability. Green building practices, long considered impractical and expensive, are…

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