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“Home” Documentary Really Hits Home

An eye-opening documentary entitled “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand was released in 2009. This 2 hour video, which can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube, emphasizes that if we, humanity, continue to live the way we have for the past 60 years, using finite resources at an astonishing rate, we will destroy the only “Home” that we have.

GUEST POST: Go Green Without Spending All Your Green

Currently, one of the biggest trends for homes is “going green.” Unfortunately, the biggest problem with going green is…green. Remodeling a room to be eco-friendly can really cost you a lot of money. That price tag is something that scares a lot of budget-conscious people away. It doesn’t have to be like that though. Going […]

April 30th

Warm Ocean Currents Cause Majority of Ice Loss from Antarctica [hd video]

Understanding what warm ocean currents on Antarctica “Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves are the dominant cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica. This animation shows the circulation of ocean currents around the western Antarctic ice shelves. The shelves are indicated by the rainbow color; red is thicker (greater than 550 meters), […]

April 26th

Altaeros Energies Airborne Wind Turbine = More Electricity

This was originally posted on Clean Technica. Airborne Wind Turbine Video from Altaeros Energies – Seeing Is Believing (via Clean Technica)   Tina Casey reported on a helium-based airborne wind turbine from Altaeros Energies capable of delivering electricity from elevations ranging from 350 feet to 1000 feet, The image used for her post was a donut, reflecting the shape of the […]

April 23rd

State of Georgia’s Only Dental School Gets New Home

The State of Georgia’s only dental school – the Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) – has a new $112 million home that features a warm, embracing, family-centric care environment, provides state-of-the-art equipment for both students and dental practices, and fulfills a need for the university to educate more dentists.

April 13th

Formaldehyde-Free Laminate from Columbia Forest Products

I have received a number of queries from homeowners and homebuilders who are concerned about formaldehyde that has been used in laminates like plywood, particle board, and MDF. It’s nice to recognize a company like Columbia Forest Products, which uses formaldehyde-free technology to manufacture PureBond hardwood plywood.

April 4th

Architecture, Not Toil: Labor & Philosophy for Winter Gardeners

Great Aunt Katherine used to tell me I’d meet people who succeeded at what they did only because of their contrary natures. The gardener’s the exception, called upon to bring to the table patience, tenacity, the daring of a scientist, and a very practical side that understands everything there is to know about the tincture of time.

March 14th

The Bamboo Garden

With the approach of springtime comes a cartload of ideas worth considering. Her we share some photos that might spark the imagination. Creative types will soon find bamboo offers as may design options as the painterly mind wishes to put on the garden easel.

March 12th

A Fundamental Understanding of Climate Issues & Solutions is Essential

The information that follows is critical to share. I received this report via Joe Romm’s Climate Progress, focusing on an important February 29 TED speech by James Hansen on the greenhouse effect as it impacts our planet, “Why I must speak out about climate change,” followed with a very smart “fee and dividend” solution. Hansen’s speech is then followed by what I feel is a “must-read” article from Dan Miller, founder of Climate Place.

March 8th