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March 23, 2009

Wall Flats Eco-friendly 3d Wallpaper

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Once voted Product of the Year by Interior Design Magazine, Wall Flats offer a super modern and green alternative to wallpaper.  This 3D product is made from 100% bamboo pulp, is chemical-free, and 100% biodegradable.

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March 17, 2009

A Clever Eco-Office Accessory

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Recently, we mentioned reclaimed cardboard art, the kind of stuff that's perfect for your green boardroom, but here's another neat idea, this time from Studio Crank.  It's also a comically ironic idea: a waste paper basket made of 100% recycled cardboard.  It's called the "Chuck" Waste Paper Basket based on the notion that tons of reusable materials are typically chucked into landfills. 

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March 10, 2009

Santa Fe Sustainability with Solar

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Solarsmith, a green building firm out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently helped Betsy Armstrong and Richard Barr build an eco-friendly, traditional southwest-style home in the foothills of Santa Fe.  The residence's roof is filled with solar panels, which are tied into the grid, helping to heat water for the radiant floors, exercise pool and appliances.  Excess energy is fed to neighboring homes.

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February 13, 2009

Housefish Flatpack Green Storage

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Housefish Design, a firm specializing in furniture design, has produced a line of eco-friendly, modular storage furniture -- you can buy individual pieces and stack them practically anyway you like.  Why is it green?  Well, the furniture is flat-packed for shipping (you only need a hammer to assemble), the wood is sustainably harvested FSC maple plywood, and the pieces are finished with a zero-VOC finish.  Sounds good!

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February 03, 2009

St. Charles Super Modern Green Cabinets

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St. Charles Cabinetry began manufacturing and designing in 1935, and today, they're still doing the same thing right here in the United States.  Their cabinets are made from stainless steel and powder-coated in your choice of 23 colors (see below).  What makes them a green product?  They are 98% recyclable and are the perfect choice for a hypoallergenic interior.

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January 23, 2009

Adam Kalkin Maine Container House

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This Brooklin, Maine home, designed by architect Adam Kalkin, may not be brand new to the green scene (it was built in 2003), but its unique design still looks so fresh today that I had to write about it.  The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art.  It was created by stacking a dozen orange "reclaimed" shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay. 

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January 07, 2009

Old 1910 Warehouse Converted to Virginia's First LEED Condos

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The Cromley Lofts in Alexandria, Virginia have earned a Gold level certification making them the first condos in Virginia to become LEED certified.  These 8 beautiful units are located in The Old Town area of Alexandria in a vintage warehouse building circa 1910 -- a fitting example of the environmental benefits of adaptive reuse. 

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January 06, 2009

Green Hope Community: A Sustainable Community for Orphans

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I want to shout out to a project one of our contributors, Sarah Roe, is working on.  If you're interested in helping out, please make sure to get in touch with her as outlined below. 

Green Hope Community is a newly-formed non-profit organization whose goal is to establish an eco-friendly community for internationally orphaned children.   This community will be based in the United States; sites in North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico, Arizona and Oregon are currently being considered.  The goal of the Green Hope Community is to give orphaned children a chance not only to survive, but to thrive, and to give them the tools to become leaders in the fields of environmental progress and social justice.

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January 02, 2009

Tonbo Meadow Community to Offer Modern, Green Living

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Although Tonbo Meadow is situated on just 3 acres in Wilmington, North Carolina, this community has some big ideas.  With only 10 house lots, Tonbo has a lot to offer, including a one-acre preserved meadow, community recycling, composting, community gardens, drought tolerant landscaping, rainwater reclamation, rain gardens, a stormwater wetland, and tree protection / relocation plans. 

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December 24, 2008

Noble Home Provides Affordable, Green, Versatile House Kits

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The founders of Noble Home, based in West Somerville, Massachusetts, saw first-hand the manner with which homes were being constructed in the United States  -- big, cheap, toxic, and out of the price range of many families.  So, they set out to create a new way.  Their home kits are versatile, easy to put together, sustainable, affordable, and healthy.  They offer elements such as greenhouses, root cellars, water collection, solar, wind, and even human-powered energy! 

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