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Habitat For Humanity Builds LEED-, Energy Star-Certified Homes

Habitat For Humanity Builds LEED-, Energy Star-Certified Homes

This post comes to you courtesy of the “warm fuzzies” department. Habitat for Humanity, one of the more recognized philanthropic organizations in the world, has long been known for its ongoing contribution to the homebuilding industry and those in need. And as the country’s collective focus continues to shift to […]

The Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity Green Build Together

The Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity Green Build Together

The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity recently announced the national expansion of Partners in Sustainable Building (PSB), a five-year $30 million green building initiative that will help incorporate sustainable building practices in 5,000 green homes nationwide. More than 135 Habitat affiliates across 42 states will receive 3,000 for […]

Exploring the Salvage Stores in the Reuse District of New Orleans

Exploring the Salvage Stores in the Reuse District of New Orleans

While we were in New Orleans participating in the Fifty for Five event, we took an opportunity to explore the Reuse District in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. Scattered around abandoned shipyards and warehouses you’ll find numerous salvage stores dedicated to preserving and selling architectural artifacts and building supplies […]

Going Green While Saving Green

Going Green While Saving Green

One of the hardest things I’ve come across in my own home renovation is the struggle between “going green” as much as possible and staying within a reasonable budget. Much beyond buying green cleaners and recycling everything under the sun, it’s really hard to make the greenest choices without the […]

A Day with Habitat for Humanity – Recap

A Day with Habitat for Humanity – Recap

I’ve enjoyed the rainy week here in Los Angeles but I was hoping it would hold off on Friday so I could join Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program for the day. It stayed overcast but the weather held and we got the job done. I tweeted our […]

Spending the Day With Habitat for Humanity

Spending the Day With Habitat for Humanity

In an effort to give back a bit this year I’ll be spending today with Habitat for Humanity in Los Angeles. As part of their “A Brush with Kindness” program my tasks could range from painting, landscaping, cleaning or any other type of outdoor job. Unfortunately the forecast in LA […]

A Brush with Kindness in Los Angeles

A Brush with Kindness in Los Angeles

Helping others this time of year seems natural. Previously I’ve donated time to Americare’s but this year I’m volunteering with the Los Angeles chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I will be joining their “A Brush with Kindness” program on Friday, Dec. 11th. It’s a locally-operated program serving low-income homeowners who […]

Celebrate World Habitat Day – Monday, October 5th 2009

For those fortunate enough to be in the position to purchase a home we’re happy for you, but there are many others who struggle for shelter of any type regardless if it’s “green” or Modern or Mid-Century. The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat […]

5 Energy Saving Tips from the Home Depot Foundation & Habitat for Humanity

5 Energy Saving Tips from the Home Depot Foundation & Habitat for Humanity

The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity today announced the national expansion of Partners in Sustainable Building, a $30 million building program dedicated to greening more than 5,000 Habitat homes across the country. Below are five simple, inexpensive energy saving tips courtesy of The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat […]

Thank You Millard Fuller

Thank You Millard Fuller

The founder of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, has passed away at the age of 74 but his contributions to those in need will live on for generations. Mr. Fuller led Habitat from its founding in 1976 until his separation from the organization and his founding of the Fuller Center […]

Don’t Dump–Donate!

Don’t Dump–Donate!

Photo: courtesy of Habitat for Humanity-Kansas City As you begin a one-room or whole-house renovation, the thought of disposing of the excess of old furniture and building materials can be daunting. Yet there are options for smart disposal, and as a bonus, they’re environmentally friendly! As seen in the latest […]

Holiday Donations

Holiday Donations

During the holidays and throughout the year there are organizations that could use your time and money to help provide food and shelter for those in need. Find your local Habitat for Humanity center. Our’s is Habitat NYC. America’s Second Harvest Food Bank Donate to a toy drive at your […]