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green

  • Marmoleum: The New Linoleum

    Before I moved into my current apartment, I took a tour of the building with the developer. During the renovation, he and his crew tried to use as many recycled materials…

  • Consider Recycled Glass Countertops

    Does your kitchen need a facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect and is possible even on a limited budget. If you haven’t…

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • 17 Uses for Sawdust

    Go green by using every last bit of that piece of lumber including the sawdust. 1. Mix it with white paint to make fake snow. 2. Use it for traction on…

  • Green Siding Options

    Calfinder brings us some green siding options any of which are a great alternative to vinyl but they all have drawbacks as well as positives. I think our favorite of the…

  • Customize Your Paint Job using Ochres and Oxides

    To achieve a textured and vibrant look similar to buildings found throughout Europe, our friend recommends using natural ochres and oxides and recommends their use with milk paint to achieve that…

  • Using Greywater Technology in Your Home

    In an effort to act locally and reuse the resources we have, some homeowners have turned to greywater technology to replenish the non-potable (not approved for drinking) water in their homes.…

  • Blog Action Day to Focus on the Environment

    Today we join Houseblogs.net and many others in Blog Action Day, to bring attention to our environment and what we can do to improve it. Check out our latest green building…

  • The Greenest Air-Filter on Earth

    The Live Building at Queens College in Kingston, Ontario is a green building lab that was built to show how sustainable practices can be incorporated into building design. Our favorite feature…

  • Room Color and Your Mood

    Are you feeling blue? It may be the color of your room that is contributing to your sour attitude or conversely the reason why you can’t relax or sleep. Room color…

  • Domino Celebrates the 2007 Green List

    Last night we attended our first “green” party in celebration of Domino’s Green March issue. It was a dreary evening in NYC but the turnout was great. The event was held…