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Saving Leaves for Compost
s trees begin to change color and fall, Gardener Allen Smith has a way to turn those brown leaves into black gold.
Date: 2009-06-15 10:14:21 - Added by: greeniac04
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Solar Tech
Learn about a new way to harness solar power to create energy.
Date: 2009-06-15 10:12:22 - Added by: greeniac04
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How to buy organic produce - Organic foods
How to buy organic produce - Organic foods Looking for organic produce, but not sure you've got the real thing? Anna Lappe, organic food expert, tells you the simple ways to tell whether produce is organic or not. First, let's explain what organic produce is: Produce that is grown organically has not been produced with sewage sludge, it hasn't been irradiated, it doesn't include genetically modified foods, or most man-made chemicals. How can you tell whether a piece of produce is organic? If you're in a store that has an organic section, obviously head for it. But if there isn't an organic section, you have to do a little bit of extra work. * The first thing you should do is look for the USDA certified organic label. If they don't have that, look for the PLU number on most fruits and vegetables. You'll find this on a small label that's been stuck to the fruit. * If the PLU number is four digits long, it's not organic. * If it's 5 digits long and begins with the number 9, it is organic. * You can also look at the fruit. Unfortunately, nonorganic fruit tends to be shinier and more perfect looking than organic. Why buy organic produce? It's healthier for your body. It's healthier for the environment, since it doesn't require pesticides. It's healthier for the farm workers who handle the crops. Babies and small children are especially vulnerable to residues of toxic pesticides and other chemicals.
Date: 2009-06-15 10:10:26 - Added by: greeniac04
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Eco Rockumentary- The Giving Tree Band
The Giving Tree Band records the world's greenest album at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Wisconsin, July 2008.
Date: 2009-06-15 10:08:05 - Added by: greeniac04
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Buildings Are More Responsible For CO2 Emissions Than Cars
While most people think global warming is primarily caused by traffic, the fact is buildings- from skyscrapers to the family home are responsible for more CO2 emissions than automobiles. More than twice as much. Buildings need to power lights, power mechanical systems, even what we call "plug loads" for computers, and other various electronic devices. All of that power is being demanded by a power plant that emits Co2 into the atmosphere. In order to encourage better building design, the Green Building Council now rates construction and land management practices and hands out coveted gold certificates to those buildings that measure up to their global-friendly criteria. One of this year's winners is an automotive assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan. The 6-month old plant also preserves a 75 acre wildlife site across the street, has drought-resistant landscaping to eliminate the need for irrigation, and collects rainwater from its one-point-five million square-foot roof to flush the toilets. To learn more about green buildings to go Produced for General Motors
Date: 2009-06-15 09:47:39 - Added by: greeniac04
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Green a Roof, Cool a City
If there's nowhere else to put it, pile it right on top! That's the philosophy behind urban green roofs, which add much needed green space to otherwise uninviting city landscapes. This video takes us to two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, we talk to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality. And at the top of the Solaire in Manhattan, it's easy to feel cool while hanging out in their plush roof garden that adds beauty to functionality. These are some of the first green roofs in New York, and for the future the sky's the limit.
Date: 2009-06-15 09:45:38 - Added by: greeniac04
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Eco Tech: zero waste: restrooms
With very little water, foam can be used to flush the toilet
Date: 2009-06-15 09:40:00 - Added by: greeniac04
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EcoTech-RMI & Efficient Cars
Segment on Amory Lovins and RMI's approach to automotive efficiency. Design the car to use less fuel!
Date: 2009-06-15 09:38:19 - Added by: greeniac04
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Earth Hour 2009
Official Earth Hour 2009 video. Earth Hour is on March 28th, 2009 at 8:30pm. More at Support Earth Hour by making your own video and adding it to our Earth Hour Global group here: Earth Hour images can be downloaded and shared from our flickr photostream, including Shepard Fairey Vote Earth artwork:
Date: 2009-06-15 09:36:08 - Added by: greeniac04
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90 countries take part in Earth Hour
Mar 29 - Lights have been turned off at landmarks and homes across the globe to mark Earth Hour 2009 - a global event designed to highlight the threat from climate change. From New York's Times Square to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London's Houses of Parliament, lights were dimmed as part of a campaign to encourage people to cut energy use and curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Organisers said the action showed millions of people wanted governments to work out a strong new U.N. deal to fight global warming. Sonia Legg reports.
Date: 2009-06-15 09:34:03 - Added by: greeniac04
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