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World Toilet Day is Pretty Funny: Except for People Dying from Lack of Access to Toilets

World Toilet Day is Pretty Funny: Except for People Dying from Lack of Access to Toilets

This Friday November 19th is World Toilet Day, a time to celebrate the Toilet!

How Green is Your Bathroom?

How Green is Your Bathroom?

Turning your house into an eco-friendly space is a step-by-step process, but if you want to start out with a bang, hit the bathrooms first.

Green Glossary: "Locavore"

Green Glossary: "Locavore"

Carnivore, sure. Omnivore, OK. But locavore?

Why the U.S. Desperately needs a Vast High Speed Rail System

Why the U.S. Desperately needs a Vast High Speed Rail System

High-speed rail is one of the greenest ways to travel. It uses 1/3 the energy flying uses (per passenger) and 1/5 the energy driving uses (per passenger). It is also super cool, in my humble opinion.

Green Garage Lighting

Green Garage Lighting

Green Garage Associates recently started a joint venture with LED Saving Solutions (LSS) and Stouch Lighting called Green Garage Lighting.

5 Easy Ways to Green Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Green Your Home

As a couple, my husband and I were naturals to become part of the green movement: We already used mass transportation, spent considerable time camping in national parks and recycled obsessively (rinsing foil and all). But it was the birth of our daughter that deepened our commitment to making easy household changes -- the idea of leaving the world better for her and her generation.

Tips for Composting in Small Spaces

Tips for Composting in Small Spaces

Question: We live in a small apartment in the middle of the city with no balcony, so moving our compost to a larger outdoor bin is out of the question. I finally snagged a 3.5-liter ceramic compost bin with filter to hold the scraps... I'm just not sure what other steps need to take place. (If possible, I'd also like to avoid the use of any worms in my kitchen.)

Update: Zero Emissions Race

Update: Zero Emissions Race

We first posted about the Zero Emissions Race back in August when the race was just beginning in Europe. The race is just about halfway through and things are going well for most of the teams (unfortunately Team Powerplaza of South Korea had to drop out due to technical difficulties in Berlin).
Green Spotlight: Yinyango

Green Spotlight: Yinyango

New location-aware website, Yinyango, helps users find free stuff nearby, reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill.

Yinyango is a new location-aware website that promotes "local reusing" by creating a place for residents to list free, unwanted items Operating in most metropolitan areas in the US this website is helping Americans send less waste to the landfill by capitalizing on the idea 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' There are hundreds of thousand of well maintained, unwanted items – from furniture to kitchenware, plants, baby clothes, etc – listed for free around the country.

Green Your Kid: Halloween! (Last Minute Tips)

Green Your Kid: Halloween! (Last Minute Tips)

I love this time of year. Besides hustling for the school bus in the morning and the magic of birthdays for two of my kids, autumn in the Northeast brings the gorgeous spectrum of turning leaves and the appeal of crisp fresh apples. But most exciting of all is the big thrill of things that go bump in the night: Halloween!

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