June 21, 2012
by Jessica Lass
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Living in style in Santa Monica’s first energy neutral home

Jessica Lass, Senior Press Secretary, Santa Monica
Earlier this week I toured what’s being dubbed the “greenest” home in Santa Monica. The energy-neutral, LEED platinum residence belongs to broadcast journalist Lisa Li… Continue reading

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October 20, 2011
by Reduce
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Millions of Golf Balls Ended Up Here

There’s nothing quite like a game of golf. Spend the afternoon soaking up the outdoors, getting some exercise and hoping for that one good hit. But as all golf-lovers know, the sport can get expensive. Enter Golf Ball Planet, an online retailer that collects recycled golf balls, refurbishes them and sells them for huge discounts. [...] Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
by Reduce
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Illinois Reusing Shingles to Repair Broken Roads

It is often said that cold-weather states have two seasons: winter and road construction. Salting and other snow-removal tactics take a heavy toll on roadways in cold-weather climates, and states that receive heavy snowfall often spend millions over the summer months to patch up potholes, cracks and other roadway damage. These projects are not only [...] Continue reading

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July 18, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Video week: a tribute to Buffalo

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC    
I’ve been thinking about Buffalo, New York lately.  Part of it is that the National Trust is holding (and promoting the heck out of) their next annual p… Continue reading

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July 11, 2011
by Reduce
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Austin Families Go Zero Waste on Reality TV

Reality TV shows already challenge contestants to lose weight in front of millions of viewers. But a different kind of reality show recently aired in Austin, where families competed to drop pounds from their household’s waste – not cut inches from their waists. Produced by the city of Austin’s waste management program, “Dare to Go [...] Continue reading

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September 13, 2010
by Reduce
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Upcycling in Urban Art

Ask Laura Bacon, collections assistant and art installer for public and museum displays in the Phoenix metropolitan area, about artists she knows with an eco-hue, and she will rattle off a list of standouts in the field, as recycling and reusing is a huge trend in the art world right now. “I’ve heard of some [...] Continue reading

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August 27, 2010
by Reduce
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GAO to Congress: Stronger Electronics Management Needed

August has been a big month in the realm of electronic waste and recycling, as the subject was both the focus of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study and a named an international priority by the EPA.
The GAO study was prepared for the House of Representative Committee on Science and Technology and released to the [...] Continue reading

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