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Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes

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Green Homes. Home Appliances. Best recycled furniture units for sustainable homes. Trash is becoming trendy nowadays, and designers and furniture makers from around the globe are using reclaimed materials to make beautiful and creative furniture designs for modern green homes. The simple yet extravagant Mulch Chair makes use of garden trash and a bonding material or glue made of latex, which is sustainable. Best of 2011: Sustainable homes.

A Sustainable Home Made from Shipping Containers?

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You will see that these homes made from shipping containers are not […]. green building recycling shipping container home You read that right. You can take used shipping containers and build a lot of things, up to and including living quarters. I reader of this blog gave me a heads-up on this concept, and I wanted to bring it to your attention.

Energy Saving, Sustainable Homes of the Future to be built at the Ideal Home Show 2011

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BRITAIN’S best loved consumer home event, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is set to build three full scale model homes within Earls Court London, showcasing a variety of sustainable building technologies, green home improvements and new concepts in self-build to be on show to the public for 17 days at this year’s event, running from the 11 th – 27 th March 2011, at London’s Earls Court. Source: Ideal Home Show

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Earthship Biotecture to introduce sustainable homes for urban cities

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Such a home was built by Michael Reynolds, a self-sustainable abode that aside from using natural and recycled materials, also has the ability to generate its own power, water and food.

Say Yes to Faux Wood: Chic Sustainable Home Decor

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Between deforestation, heavy machinery emissions, and the costs to transport wood for import and export, using wood throughout your home for decor can come at a hefty environmental price. green construction green remodeling sustainability faux wood sustainable home decor

Green Muslims Build Green Neighbourhoods

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Green Muslims in the DC area of Washington argue that they are not and state that the key to sustainable living is sharing facilities and working together to improve our sense of community. Lifestyle & Culture community Community activism sustainable homes

SmartPaint Senses Structural Damage, KNOxOUT Cleans Air

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SmartPaint is sustainable to boot, made from a recycled waste product known as fly ash and highly aligned carbon nanotubes. Cleantech, Science & Technology environment green home pollution Solar Energy sustainable homes

3 Easy Sustainable Home Improvement Measures

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If you’ve owned your home for more than a decade or so, you’re probably only now beginning to understand why there’s a loud clarion call for green building measures. Even so, it’s not too late to adopt green measures when you renovate or improve your home. Any sustainable home improvement measure should make less of an impact on the environment, make improvements that are lasting, and lower your energy consumption significantly.

Green Building Principles That Will Make Your Home More Sustainable

Living Green & Saving Energy

Creating a sustainable home, either by building it from scratch or by renovating your existing one, makes not only for a great investment into your future quality of living, but it also impacts our environment in a plethora of beneficial ways.

Ideas for Sustainable Flooring in the Home

Green Furniture Home Design

When it comes to decorating your home and finding a sustainable floor accent, you have to keep in mind that texture is one of the most important aspects. Wool floor accents are also very sustainable.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Green and Eco-friendly

Green Living Ideas

The paradigm is shifting for those of us who are looking to live a permanent eco-friendly lifestyle, especially when it comes to our homes. The post 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Green and Eco-friendly appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Friendly Home Maintenance Green Lifestyle energy-efficiency sustainable home toilet leaks water efficiency

Mattress Hunting? Why Natural Latex Beds Are the Way to Go

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HomeSoul bedroom ecofriendly ethical mattress health healthy home latex mattress natural mattress sleep sustainable homeI was thinking about the amount of time that I spend in my bed, and how little I knew about how it was made or how if might be affecting my body.

Homes of the Future. {Photos & Infographic}

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When it comes to our homes, new technologies and green incentives are only the tip of the iceberg. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Free Content to Partners Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today green green living homes infographic sustainable homes

Palestinian planned city Rawabi gets water link

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It’s a first for Palestinians in the West Bank – a planned city that from the ground up has been modelled to be a sustainable home for future generations of Palestinians in the West Bank, Palestinian Authority.

SHFT.com May Jump Into Retail

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The website, started in 2009 by the “Entourage” star and his business partner Peter Glatzer, features videos and articles on living green – but also incorporates a store with links to sustainable [.]. Home Lifestyle adrian grenier peter glatzerSome interesting news from the LA Times this morning regarding Adrian Grenier’s SHFT website and a potential dip of the toes into retail.

Go Green & Go Home—6 Tips for Sustainable Construction.

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Creating sustainable living spaces should be the main focus for individuals and families, as well as for communities who are planning large-scale housing developments. Here are the fundamental steps to building a sustainable home: Green Right Livelihood building construction eco-friendly green home Housing sustainable

Build your own sustainable WikiHouse for under $200!

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A new open source info system called WikiHouse allows you to download, adapt, “print” and assemble a home in a few days, with no construction skills and for less than $100! includes a number of innovations that moves the concept closer to a typical two-story home.

Brad Pitt And Make It Right Announce Partnership With Hyatt

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In that time, Make It Right , the organization founded by Brad Pitt to help sustainably rebuild the Lower 9th Ward, has been progressing towards their goal of 150 new homes.

Bridgette Meinhold Showcases Urgent Architecture Sustainably

Green Prophet

In Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World , author Bridgette Meinhold showcases 40 emergency and long-term housing projects built from conventional materials, but also from sandbags, straw bales, and re-purposed shipping containers.

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Review and Giveaway of Bambu Eco-friendly Coco Mini Coconut Bowls, ends 9/5

Hug a Tree with Me

Today I would like to introduce you to a sustainable home products company named Bambu. They are the perfect sustainable option for kitchens, offices, craft room and play areas.

Sustainable Refurbishment and Solar Heating for the Home

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Click the following links to join us on YouTube , Facebook and Twitter "Earthscan is performing a really valuable public service by enabling us all to listen to some the world's best sustainability consultants and to be able to ask them questions."

Prince’s Foundation Winning Design Unveiled for this year’s Ideal Home Show 2013

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The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community has announced the winning design concept for this year’s ‘Prince’s House’ to be built at the Ideal Home Show this March, following a unique competition aimed at showcasing young British talent in a modern and sustainable design.

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CIWEM: BEATING THE 10:10 TARGET

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And now CIWEM is leading by example, with the development of the Institution’s new head offices aiming to achieve high BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes ratings. CIWEM is delighted to report that the Institution has more than achieved its pledge to make significant carbon emission cuts as part of the 10:10 campaign.

Brit Liggett from New York is Electrolux’ new crew member

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The global initiative aims to bring attention to the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, and at the same time combat the scarcity of recycled plastics needed for making sustainable home appliances.

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Guilhem Eustache’s Magical Home is Made With Traditional Moroccan Materials

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Commissioned by a Belgian film producer to design a sustainable home on a massive plot just south of Marrakech, Eustache responded with simplicity, geometry, and locally-sourced natural materials that together ward off the hot summer sun. .

Ikea launches kitchen range made from recycled plastic bottles

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Ikea’s product developer Anna Granath said: “What we do at Ikea has a big impact on the environment due to the large quantities we produce so by using recycled materials, we can create products which are more environmentally-friendly and sustainable.” “Our

B&Q TO HELP GREEN UP CORONATION STREET

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DIY Retailer Teams Up with George Clarke, The Restoration Man and the Ideal Home Show to Retrofit Weatherfield Home B&Q, the UK’s largest home improvement retailer announces its sponsorship of the Ideal Home Show Refit designed by George Clarke. Over 250,000 visitors over 17 days will view the retrofit of the famed terrace house on the cobbles of Coronation Street to show visitors just how easy it is to create a sustainable home.

Wanted: Crew Member to Sea Expedition

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About Vac from the sea: To inspire people in solving the plastic paradox and bring awareness to the plastic environmental situation, one of the world’s largest home appliance makers, Electrolux, has with the help of organizations gathered plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea and turned the gathered plastic into five unique vacuum cleaners.

A Green Living Moss Grass Bath Mat

Green Furniture Home Design

This would be an absolutely beautiful idea in any sustainable home, and would be the perfect compliment to any bathroom. We love this high-concept bath mat, which was designed by Nguyen La Chanh. Partially made from an eco-friendly foam called plastazote (nitrogen- charged cross linked polyethylene foam that has increased tear strength while being lightweight,) the bath mat comes with gorgeous ball moss, luscious green island moss and lush forest moss.

Kevin McCloud has picked his eco-innovator champions of 2011

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Each item that is being showcased has been personally selected by Kevin, whose vast experience and passion for sustainable practices make him the touchstone for innovative ideas and inventive products in this arena. “I

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Engineering Unplugged 2011 Will Have Attendees Seeing Stars

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Woodley served as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources, and he convened the first Governor’s Conference on Sustainability in the Commonwealth. People may recognize Begley from TV, film, and the recent HGTV reality series on Begley’s sustainable home called “Living with Ed”.

Greenhouse Solar Shed

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From greenhouse to storage, to the ultimate project space, the Phoenix by Handy Home Products can be customized to meet any need. This kind of unit is great for creating a more sustainable home and garden. Solar Home solar greenhouse solar shedGreenhouse Solar Shed is a 10 x 8 unit for your yard. It is the most versatile Greenhouse Solar Shed of it’s kind.

IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.

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Green Homes. Home Appliances. IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab home. Famous home products maker IKEA and prefab housing design firm Ideabox have joined hands together to build a high tech prefabricated Swedish inspired house in Portland. Named the Aktiv (Swedish for active), the prefab house is a wide open, sustainable and no-wasted-space housing, which is directly aimed at the Pacific Northwest homeowners. Please login.

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Bathrooms

Green Furniture Home Design

Sustainable homes are all the rage. Now the trend of sustainability has gone one step further to one of the least eco-friendly rooms in the house: the bathroom. Sustainable bathrooms are quite the sight to behold.

Sierra Club Green Home

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Sierra Club Green Home is dedicated to helping you create a more sustainable home environment. [link] Welcome. Browse our site to learn more about all the things you can do. Your health, your wallet and the earth will thank you.

Green Beginnings – Book & Video Review

Green (Living) Review

This may be according to their wishes for a “green” and “sustainablehome but this is not a self-build home by any stretch of one's imagination. Green Building Council LEED Silver and Energy Star Qualified home as a venue to teach others about green homes. The book is based on the experience of the Topels of getting their green home built and goes through everything on a step-by-step basis while the 30-min video gives an overview of what was done and how.

EarthHack Tech Innovation Competition

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The EarthHack is an international, inter-disciplinary competition which asks entrants to re-imagine technology to create a more sustainable, low-carbon home. By re-purposing existing science and technology we can create and conserve energy within the home.

Sustainable paving from Interpave at EcoBuild

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The trade association Interpave’s stand at Ecobuild focuses on the wide ranging sustainability credentials of precast concrete paving products – particularly permeable paving for SuDS and the extensive information resource www.paving.org.uk.

The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011

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The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011 on the Opening Day by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For the first time since 1935 a ‘royal' house has been built at the Ideal Home Show, which runs from the 11th - 27th March at London's Earl's Court.

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New Green Homes Course and Educational Set Now Available For College Educators

Green (Living) Review

The Green Homes Educational Set consists of their award-winning book Green Beginnings: The Story of How We Built Our Green & Sustainable Home and their new eco-documentary video “The Green Beginnings Video”.