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10 Ways to Use the Sun at Home

Here comes the sun As I looked outside my office window this morning and saw a light dusting of snow I was forced to squint and close the wood slat shades. The sun was beaming in, filling my entire work space with radiant sunlight....continue reading this post...

Samsung and Pattern Development Start Operations at 180 MW Armow Wind Power Facility in Ontario

Built by Ontario workers with Ontario-made products, Armow Wind is now creating clean power for up to 70,000 Ontario homes each year TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Armow Wind power facility in Ontario is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc....

Not Sexy: Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles (Watch Bobble Explain Why)

Here’s the thing about disposable plastic water bottles: They make you look smug and wasteful. It’s true. Just watch this satirical video by bobble which focuses on a fake water-bottle brand, Once. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuGvJUc0ZPI] Vanity aside,...

Environmental Impact of Buildings

Everyone wants to have a place that they can call home, which is why homeownership will never truly go out of style. As the global population grows, there will also be a continuous need for more and more housing units to cover the ever-expanding demand of the market....

Designer’s recycled salmon skin furniture highlights fish waste issue

Using a non-chemical process based on traditional techniques, these furniture pieces are created with fish skins that would have otherwise gone to...

UpUp Play Tower is a standing desk, jungle gym and play space all rolled into one

Passive house designer creates a very active play house.

This dude is making a difference

How far would you go to make a difference in the future of the planet? Rob Greenfield’s journey is a bit of an extreme one, but his example offers plenty of food for thought for the rest of us. Rob Greenfield’s adventures have been covered on the web many times...

Designer’s seamless metal furniture is frozen, not welded

Beginning with freezing metal with snow, this designer does away with welding completely by using liquid nitrogen in this series of dramatic metal furniture...

We Want Safer Flooring and Furniture

Over a year ago I joined thousands of others and wrote a letter to Macy’s letting them know that I was concerned about toxic chemicals that may be in products they were selling.  I was especially concerned about toxic flame retardants, which...continue reading this...

Top 10 Reasons You Need to See the Movie STINK!

Have you heard of STINK! yet? It’s the movie the chemical industry doesn’t want you to see. The Minneapolis premier of STINK! was last night and I had the honor of speaking on a panel afterwards. The viewing was sponsored by Beautycounter and hosted by Lindsay Dahl,...

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