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Greenbuild 2011 - Part 2

Greenbuild 2011 – Part 2

With hundreds of vendors, spread across multiple buildings, as well as dozens of lectures to choose from, Greenbuild 2011 was a big place. In the first part of this series about my experience at Greenbuild 2011, I looked at the trip as a whole; in this post I'm going to touch on some of my favor

Posted byon10.20.2011inEnergy, Green Building, Sustainable Tech

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New geothermal study shows tar sands oil is unnecessary

New geothermal study shows tar sands oil is unnecessary

Canada's tar sands are an economic bounty to a select few, but an utter disaster for everyone else. The oil is difficult to extract and process, and is as dirty as is it is expensive.. and it's by no means cheap. However, a new report released by the Geological Survey of Canada has revealed that i

Posted byon09.15.2011inEnergy

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The Home of 2020 - Infographic

The Home of 2020 – Infographic

Design blog Unpluggd, well known for their articles on integrating new technology into our daily lives, has created an infographic titled the Home of 2020 which includes several sustainability-minded innovations. Very reminiscent of the "Smart Home" concept first described in the 90s, this image

Posted byon05.27.2011inEnergy, Society

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5 Things to do for Earth Day

5 Things to do for Earth Day

For over 40 years now, Earth Day has been a day for both celebration and learning, to raise awareness of the issues our planet is facing from pollution, climate change, deforestation and species loss. Recycling, driving less, etc have been classic Earth Day suggestions, but here are 5 new things

Posted byon04.22.2011in@ Green Geek, DIY Projects, Energy, Society

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