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Bottled Water – Why? Is it Better? Is it Green? Is it Safe?

19 Aug

Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.  — George Carlin Everyone needs water and most of us are concerned about where our water comes from, not to mention our addiction to the convenience factor, that’s why we Americans choose bottled water to […]

"Daddy‘s Pile": A Greenhorn‘s Composting Lesson

18 Jul

By Brett G. Varner For the five years we have lived in our house, I have thought about composting.  Our relatively small yard has 3 large and mature trees:  a fruit producing mulberry, an elm and a California Oak.  All three, combined with the lawns, are very prolific at producing green waste.  It is far […]

LEED vs New California Green Building Code

12 Jul

The new California Green Building Code (CALGreen) goes into effect January 1, 2011 and it has a lot people are wondering how this is going to effect the building industry in California. Another big question is now, with this new green code going into effect, do we really need other green building standard, such as […]

Why Plastic Pollution is Everywhere

27 Apr

Plastic Gets There First Plastic pollution is ubiquitous, you see it everywhere you go.  This video from the Plastic Pollution Coalition with surfing legends and filmmakers Chris and Keith Malloy shows how their travels around the world to the most remote spots on earth, no matter where they landed, even with no signs of human […]

How is the NCAA Tournament Green

19 Mar

NCAA Tournament Beneficial and Green The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament lost some of its green factor when Notre Dame was squeaked out in the first round, which makes most Americans either very happy or devastated.   That aside, and before I get to the green portion of this article,  it should also be noted that the […]

Simplicity in Challenging Times – Top Ten Simple Ways to Save & Be Green

3 Mar

Top ten simple ways to save money and be green.