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Announcing TakeMeImFree.com — Reuse Before You Recycle 2° (2 replies)

In an era that challenges everyone to be more financially, environmentally and socially responsible, http://www.takemeimFREE.com is a practical solution: A new online community, where members can post/donate items they no longer need, and take items they can use, for business or individual purposes — all for free. At the core ...

Started by Bruce K. in April 2009, about Recycling

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Make that old computer feel like a new one 1° (1 reply)

Apart from fashion goods, nothing in our society gets obsoleted faster than computers. Most computers don't die, they just get too bogged down by modern bloaty software to be as responsive as we'd like and this causes them to end up being dumped in favour of something a bit faster. ...

Started by Charles M. in March 2009, about Computing, Consumerism, Recycling

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 12° (12 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 1° (1 reply)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2° (2 replies)

Registration is Now Open for PIELC 2013! University of Oregon School of Law From an initial gathering of just fifteen speakers and seventy-five participants in 1983, we have grown to become one of the world’s most important environmental law conferences. The Conference is full of energy, innovation, and inspiration for ...

Started by Jesse H. in February 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Logging, Organic, Politics & Government, Pollution, Recycling, Water

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EcoArk Pavilion: Made From Recycled Plastic 1° (1 reply)

This is the pavilion I've been referring to that's been built for the International Floral Exposition (held in Taiwan this year). The EcoArk is built by Miniwiz and is constructed by 100% recycled plastic bottles. Full article here: http://taiwanreview.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=117673&ctNode=1342&mp=1 Your thoughts welcome! :)

Started by Yi Chen in November 2010, about Architecture, Design, Recycling

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What to do with old clothing? 17° (12 replies)

I have a bag full of old clothes that I no longer wear / fit me. They are all still in pretty good condition - wheres the best place to take them? I'm in Wellington NZ

Started by Kate I. in July 2008, about Consumerism, Recycling

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Do you think the Government should make recycling, reducing and reusing compulsory for their respective countries? 2° (2 replies)

Imposing fines on errant people who do not make an effort to recycle, reduce or re-use is an act that the Government can implement, but a rather strict one at that too. Any opinions on this?

Started by Green Grin F. in January 2011, about Recycling

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Did you know? – Biodegradable Electronics dissolve after use 3° (3 replies)

Along with the usual mix of teabags, banana skins and egg shells, compost bins of the future could contain biodegradable electronic circuits, The electronic components could also be made biocompatible, so they could be implanted into the body for a short period of time before being broken down and absorbed ...

Started by Ewaste R. in August 2013, about Recycling

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