Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Crash Course in Composting and Composting Q&A’s

While there are many variations on composting the basic approach is quite simple. All composting ingredients usually fall into the categories of “browns” or “greens”.   Browns are dry materials like wood chips, dried leaves, grass, and other plants.  Greens are … Continue reading

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Residential Energy Management Systems

With the rising costs of energy, some homeowners are installing energy monitoring and management systems in an effort to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.  These systems provide feedback that homeowners can use to maximize a house’s energy and resource efficiency, and … Continue reading

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Boulder’s Multimodal System

The city of Boulder, Colorado has long been known as one of the greenest cities in the United States.  One of the keys to Boulder’s eco-friendly status is its transportation system.  The city has successfully developed a multimodal transportation system … Continue reading

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On Shaky Ground

According to a recent article published in Nature Conservancy Magazine, federal budget cutbacks have placed a number of major Nature Conservancy conservation projects in jeopardy. Acreage that was slated for protection – including working ranches and farms, forests, and wetlands – … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Institute’s Built Environment Initiatives

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an organization that was founded in 1982 by Amory and Hunter Lovins that is “dedicated to research, publication, consulting, and lecturing in the general field of    sustainability, with a special focus on profitable innovations for energy … Continue reading

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North Texas Clean Air Coalition

The North Texas Clean Air Coalition is a non-profit organization in the D/FW area that is dedicated to “encouraging voluntary efforts to improve air quality in North Texas through educating, engaging and recognizing the business community.” The Clean Air Coalition … Continue reading

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Slow Food/Slow Money

Slow Food, a non profit organization, was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it … Continue reading

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