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Urban + Relations: Neighborhoods Go Green: Scaling up Sustainability

Urban + Relations: Neighborhoods Go Green: Scaling up Sustainability eastlakeview: Today, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) “Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling up Sustainability” exhibit opened in Washington, DC. The exhibit uses LEED for Neighborhood Development as a framework to explore the key elements of a sustainable community. Co-curated by USGBC, the…

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‘Artificial leaf’ could power a home

‘Artificial leaf’ could power a home

smarterplanet: ‘Artificial leaf’ could power a home: MIT scientist Scientists today claimed one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy — development of the first practical “artificial leaf.” Speaking at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, they described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics photosynthesis. “A practical artificial leaf has been one of

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Cool Book-My Green City: Back to Nature With Attitude and Style

Picture courtesy of Treehugger. Editorial Review from Amazon: The last few decades were dominated by the urban, the digital, and the sleek as well as a notable esteem for speed and consumption. Today, a growing countermovement is advocating for a sustainable and more responsible way of dealing with our environment and bringing nature back to our cities. My Green City

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How to Read Your Electric Meter

How to Read Your Electric Meter

Your electric meter measures your use of electricity in units called kilowatt-hours or kWh. One kWh is 1,000 watts used for one hour; the equivalent of ten 100-watt bulbs left on for one hour. To read your meter: Stand directly in front of the meter — this will give you the best view of where the dials are pointing). The

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The eBay Box – eBay Green Team

The eBay Box – eBay Green Team

This reusable box is a great way to cut down on wasting resources. And it’s got a cool design too! According to Ebay: …if every box gets reused at least five times, we could protect nearly 4,000 trees, save 2.4 million gallons of water and conserve enough energy to power 49 homes for a year. We’ve also left plenty of space on

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