Green Living

The ins and outs of green construction and natural building, with specifics on solar design, home insulation and more.

Meet the Mobile, Off-Grid Tiny Solar House Traveling Across America

By Michael Chance, Chance Marketing Group

What happens when a passion for solar energy gets combined with enthusiasm for traveling, facilitated by the small-house movement? Enter the Tiny Solar House, a mobile marketing campaign that gives people a first-hand example of the practicability of living in a home powered by solar.


Choosing an Eco-Friendly Artificial Tree

By Sommer Poquette, Home Depot

For some, allergy or other considerations preclude the purchase of a real Christmas tree. Although no artificial tree is 100 percent eco-friendly, there are definitely choices you can make that will lessen the environmental impact. Here are some things to consider.


The Importance of Insulation

By Anna Twitto

A few years ago, we rented a charming house on stilts that was situated on a hillside, with a large wraparound porch/balcony. We had a breathtaking view of the valley below, and the landlord boasted of the house being eco-friendly. We soon had the chance to test this last claim. A well-insulated home is an energy-efficient home: Learn from these lessons.


Small-House Kitchen Design Ideas

By Christopher James Marshall

Design ideas that compress a fully functional kitchen without compromising your culinary artistry.


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5 Ways to Help Your Smart Home Heat and Cool More Efficiently

By Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot

Energy efficiency and smart home technology go hand-in-hand. Here are a few energy-saving home automation options you can implement in your own home.


Harvesting Civic Culture in a Neglected Filbert Grove

By Jan Spencer

This blog describes how neighbors are helping to restore a neglected filbert filbert grove on public property. The benefits go way beyond harvesting filberts. Building civic culture addresses virtually all of todays environmental, social and economic challenges. And, its a lot of fun!


Pringle Creek: A New and Improved Green-Living Option

By Kurt Jacobson

Learn about this green living subdivision in Salem, Oregon. Buy a move-in ready home or buy a lot and build your own.


Women in Sustainability and Social-Impact Tech Companies

By Kari Klaus, Viva Green Homes

One significant way for women to enter the tech industry is by harnessing sustainability and social impact as the mission, while tech is the tool. Here are some tips on where to begin and how to enter the tech industry if you are a non-technical founder.



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