Saturday, March 31, 2012

Green And Brown Living Room Ideas Looking for pictures for living room decoration ideas?

Question by ashestodawn: Looking for pictures for living room decoration ideas?
Right now I’m thinking maybe earthy tones – green and brown… I’m living in an apartment with a guy friend so it needs to be gender neutral.. any ideas on where to find pics for ideas????

Best answer:

Answer by keshav.sakha
Hi,

Below are some link of helpful articles on living room decor and Living Room Picture Gallery:

http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Living-Room-1383/Add-Color-Accents-to-Your-Living-Room_0.aspx

http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Living-Room-1455/Living-Room-Color-Schemes_0.aspx

http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Living-Room-1610/Tips-Small-Space-Living_0.aspx

http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Living-Room-1752/Contemporary-Living-Room-Furniture_0.aspx

http://www.gharexpert.com/category/1463/Living-Room-0.aspx?PL=2&Estimator=

Picture Gallery:

http://www.gharexpert.com/Home/Show_Multiple_Images.aspx?ind=10&catid=1463

Thanx

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Tags:Brown, decoration, Green, ideas, Living, Looking, pictures, Room

Going Green Facts What are some good 'green' facts?

Question by I ♥ ?: What are some good ‘green’ facts?
I joined the Green Team at my school and my job is to find some good facts for going green that we could hang up around the school.

Best answer:

Answer by generation7
aluminum cans have no life span-they can be recycled & remade infinite times,& can be back on a store shelf w/in 6 months.

80% of energy used to wash clothes is used in heating the water-wash in cold.

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Tags:Facts, Going, Good, Green, some

Green Smart Living Liberals...what are some of the ways you are living 'green' everyday?

Question by Lyla: Liberals…what are some of the ways you are living ‘green’ everyday?
I hope your not eating meat, and got rid of your plasmas and big screen tvs…you dont keep your thermostats above 68 degrees do you? Are you driving a smart car? What about breathing too much…you do know its dangerous and is very very bad for the world…how are you controlling that? Give me some examples of your green living…hopefully its strictly ‘green’..you wouldnt dare contribute to the ‘climate change’…would you?

Best answer:

Answer by Stephanie says ur a windowlicker
Hmm yes the amount of oxygen I inhale daily is equal to the pollution of a massive corporation that spills cancer causing chemicals into groundwater.

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Tags:everyday, Green, Liberals...what, Living, Smart, some, ways

Friday, March 30, 2012

Living Green Expo Q&A: ANY REPTILE EXPOS IN LA?

Question by royerrr@ymail.com: ANY REPTILE EXPOS IN LA?
hi can any one tell when a reptile expo will be coming up? i live in CA is there any near LA i heard i could probably find someone selling baby green anacondas Cus i really want one and yes i have done my Research about them i know they can get to be almost 30ft

Best answer:

Answer by Ball Python
http://www.kingsnake.com/events.html
List of all upcoming expos.

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Tags:expo, EXPOS, Green, Living, REPTILE

Green Living Blog Which celebrities are truly interested in going green?

Question by : Which celebrities are truly interested in going green?
I saw an article about celebrities that are good examples of green living. I heard about Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. Do you know any other ones?

Source: http://blog.guffly.com/2009/07/five-celebrities-that-will-make-you-want-to-be-eco-friendly/

Best answer:

Answer by ♥ M.J.J ♥ AlWaYz & FoReVeR ♥
Ummmm

Brooke Hogans roommate
Ashley…?

♥ M.J.J ♥ AlWaYz & FoReVeR ♥

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Tags:Blog, celebrities, Going, Green, interested, Living, truly

Green Walls Living Walls I am painting my living room two different colors a light biege and a darker green? Which walls, which color?

Question by Jimmy S: I am painting my living room two different colors a light biege and a darker green? Which walls, which color?
There are 4 walls, one wall has a stone fireplace on it. Do you paint two adjacent to each other, or more like a horse shoe or what? I’m confused, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by homegirl
Pick one of the two colors as the accent color, paint the fireplace wall the accent color this will make the fireplace wall the focal point of the room.
I would be very careful about a light beige with a stone fireplace, if the stone is grey it is a very hard match to have a good effect.

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Tags:biege, color, colors, darker, different, Green, light, Living, painting, Room, Walls

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Green Living Forums Q&A: Where and How to best advertise for our Huge Residential Lot in Palawan, Philippines?

Question by fatbiguglytoad: Where and How to best advertise for our Huge Residential Lot in Palawan, Philippines?
I’ve been trying to sell our lots on the internet mostly using free classified ads and other websites where I can post for free, but all I got is SPAM in my inbox and no really really serious interested people.

Some consider it expensive, but if you consider neighbors prices and the going rate for the area.. we’re at the right level.

To see what I’m talking about.. see http://www.PalawanProperty.tk

I prefer using free internet services since I don’t have a way to pay with credit card etc. I’ve even joined expatriate forums to see what people think about Puerto Princesa City, Palawan but it seems they are more interested in Cebu or Boracay the “tourist places”

But PPC is the greenest and cleanest city in the philippines and a lot of retirees already live here and are loving it. I guess it still is a hidden paradise then since people have not discovered it yet..

Now.. what is the best way to advertise given these conditions?

Best answer:

Answer by 918
Maybe what you need is someone here in the United States or whatever respective countries you advertise in to serve as a representative.

They may know the customs or the country better depending on where you’re situated.

The other thing about free sites is that people tend to be of a different mentality, in my opinion. They’re not the types who are really likely to spend.

You may come across a small percentage, but for the amount of effort and time, is it really worth it? Word of mouth and someone actually sitting down with people to explain the benefits of such a property may be necessary.

If you want some help with that, I’d be willing to take a look and see what kind of Marketing Plan could be implemented.

I did take a look at your web site. It may be possible to clean it up a bit.

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Tags:advertise, best, Forums, Green, huge, Living, Palawan, Philippines, Residential

Green Building Products Am I the only one who cares about green building products?

Question by : Am I the only one who cares about green building products?
Every building store whether flooring, cabinets, and every one of my friends and family member could care less about this topic and why I am being so careful on what I remodel and put back into this house I bought. The flooring guy was so irritated that I dare ask about VOC’s and my fear of breathing in fumes from adhesives and formaldehyde and the stainmaster products made with dupont. Flor Guy says everything is approved by goverment. I did alot of research because of my health and my families. The cabinet guy too. They say the government wouldn’t let it be sold if it was bad for us. Which could sum up an entirely different arguement. I am not even overdoing it like I am sure some people do, I just don’t want bad fumes and irritants. Everything to build a house with is bad for us. And to find the healthy stuff local and affordable feom knowledgeable owners.. forget about it. I want to open a green building retailer but would anyone even care?

Best answer:

Answer by lets be happy
yes

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Tags:about, Building, cares, Green, ONLY, Products

Environmentally Friendly Products What environmentally friendly products work as well as bleach?

Question by Buck Cherry: What environmentally friendly products work as well as bleach?
I use bleach to clean almost everything, what products are there that are better for the environment but still clean as quickly and well as bleach?

Best answer:

Answer by GracieM
It depends on what you’re cleaning. For general household chores, use vinegar and water or baking soda. For laundry, lemon juice and salt works well, as does sunshine.

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Tags:Bleach, Environmentally, friendly, Products, well, Work

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Environmentally Friendly Products Are there any environmentally friendly products that contain toxic materials?

Question by PikaPika: Are there any environmentally friendly products that contain toxic materials?
Does anyone know of anything electronic that can be environmentally friendly yet it still contains toxic materials? For example, are there any electric cars that contain toxins within them which may or may not be hard to dispose of?

Best answer:

Answer by Irv S
Everything has a downside.
Any battery will contain some toxic material.
To get the materials to make solar panels,
or wind turbines, or the plastic insulation that
saves energy, toxins and pollution are created.

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Tags:contain, Environmentally, friendly, Materials, Products, there, toxic

Green Home Plans What are some websites that have Environmentally/"Green" Home plans?

Question by anc_xx: What are some websites that have Environmentally/”Green” Home plans?
Preferably 3,000-5,000 square feet, but whatever is easy.

Best answer:

Answer by Ronald P
Anc-xx look at Dream Green website.
Good Luck

http://www.dreamgreenhomes.com/

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Tags:Environmentally/Green, Green, home, Plans, some, Websites

Green And Brown Living Room Ideas Help with Decorating my Living room?

Question by : Help with Decorating my Living room?
My living room is carmel brown and attached and opens up to the kitchen..My kitchen is sage green and has hints of green, brown and black.. I want my living room to flow with the kitchen.. I am thinking of doing a paris theme in my living room and buying the stuff from hobby lobby but can’t decorate.. Can anyone suggest decor or ideas for the living room?

Best answer:

Answer by J.A.H.
Consider pulling sage green into the living room through the use of decorative pillows and artwork. Perhaps even with decor items you may find like candle pillars for instance. I’m not exactly sure how to handle the Paris theme other than unique Parisian artwork scenes. Perhaps black and white art prints or photos of Paris with plain, simple black frames. This would also tie in with the hints of black in the kitchen. I actually have a neat Parisian faux-canvas art print in my kitchen. Look for something along that order if you do not like the idea of black and white images. You can see a pic of it on this page

http://www.frugal-interior-design.com/hanging-art.html

Scroll down to the layout and placement section of the page and you will see a few Parisian art prints I have. I even have two images of the Eiffel Tower on the adjoining wall. If you find art with these color reds in, they would work well with all the colors you already have, including the sage. Hope that helps give you some ideas!

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Tags:Brown, Decorating, Green, Help, ideas, Living, Room

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Green Living Forums I ran a red light then it changed to green?

Question by : I ran a red light then it changed to green?
kay so im really freaked out right now. Yesterday coming back from work I think I ran a red light. I wasnt paying attention and when i looked up I saw a red light and jammed on the brakes, and I think i slid about 1-1 1/2 feeet past the white line. Right when i stopped i looked up and the light was green. They did not have red light cameras that flash bc i live in oeplousas louisiana its a small town. However they did have till white cameras mounted on the side of the post. from what I know I think they just regulate the traffic lights and what notso its jsut a traffic camera. Will i get a ticket in the mail? and how long will it tkae? below is a link to a pic of what the camera looks like but it was on the side of the pole way at the top..

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://escortradarforum.com/pics/traffic_camera.jpg&imgrefurl=http://escortradarforum.com/forums/showthread.php%3Fp%3D20992&usg=__G5lPYtUjenVMJybnZCJ-n4-Z3gs=&h=407&w=276&sz=17&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=IZ18GcxBWUzJiM:&tbnh=132&tbnw=86&ei=EPMYTuWLC4jY0QHGprGXBQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtraffic%2Bcamera%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D894%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=287&vpy=375&dur=82&hovh=273&hovw=185&tx=102&ty=119&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0

Best answer:

Answer by Beverley M
I don’t think you technically ran the light because you did stop . That distance is well within what’s accepted. I think the chances of getting a ticket are almost zero.

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Tags:changed, Forums, Green, light, Living

Tips For Green Living where can I find good tips for green living?

Question by lizzie c: where can I find good tips for green living?
where can I find good tips for green living?

I’m doing all the big things but I want to make sure I do the little things too.

suggestions? websites?

Best answer:

Answer by Jtro
http://www.totse.com/en/politics/green_planet/life12.html

http://www.uppergreenside.org/you-can/live-greener/

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Tags:find, Good, Green, Living, Tips

Monday, March 26, 2012

Eco Friendly Gifts I need name ideas for my gift shop which sells eco friendly gIfts.. any suggestions?

Question by : I need name ideas for my gift shop which sells eco friendly gIfts.. any suggestions?
I am looking for something which I can name my store as well as the website which is going to sell the same products

Best answer:

Answer by biker
Green gifts
Tag line of ‘ gifts that don’t cost the earth’

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Tags:friendly, gift, Gifts, ideas, name, need, sells, shop, suggestions

Green Living Furniture I painted my living room a sage-life shade of green. I have dark wood furniture. What color couch should I buy

Question by Mirvis: I painted my living room a sage-life shade of green. I have dark wood furniture. What color couch should I buy
The room is Kennebunkport Green with white trim. The existing furniture I have is dark brown – i need to buy a couch, coffee table, and media center. what color should my couch be? and where do i get one that’s contemporary yet comfortable?
Sage-like! Not sage-life!

Best answer:

Answer by Sheep Cloner
a lighter green or cream.

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Tags:color, couch, dark, Furniture, Green, Living, painted, Room, sagelife, shade, should, Wood

Simple Living What word describes the belief of superiority/inferiority of people living in simple societies?

Question by Jamar (the redcuber): What word describes the belief of superiority/inferiority of people living in simple societies?
I’m trying to describe the kind of discrimination that a person living in a simpler society/civilization may face by people from the developed world. When I say simpler society, I’m talking about the tribal peoples throughout Africa, Brazil, Australia and the Amish in the US.

Best answer:

Answer by A H
If you want to borrow a word the brits use more than us, haughty.

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Tags:belief, describes, Living, people, Simple, societies, superiority/inferiority, word

Live Green Live Green?

Question by sonnymoore_owns: Live Green?
i need a slogan.
something with LIVE GREEN at the end.
(:
please help.

Best answer:

Answer by alyssaaaa(:
Don’t be Mean…Live Green!
Be Clean, Live Green

lol thats all i can think of… that rhymes anyways (:

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Tags:Green, Live

Green Living Project video of ramdom stuff for a PSA on living green for a student project?

Question by elfman236: video of ramdom stuff for a PSA on living green for a student project?
I’m trying to find high quality videos of random stuff, like nature people traffic has to be creative commons or public domain.
the clips don’t have to be long just i need high quality clips.

Best answer:

Answer by Calchas
Try http://video.google.com/, it allows you to download videos.

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Tags:Green, Living, project, ramdom, student, stuff, Video

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Going Green Going green?

Question by HELLO my name is : BECKY: Going green?
So as we all know, many Americans are going green. They are conserving water, planting trees, and cutting back on a lot of pollutants, but my question is: What are people in OTHER countries doing in order to go green?

Best answer:

Answer by Kim R
Folks in Europe and Asia are turning from gasoline-powered cars to those that run on natural gas or other things. They’re ahead of us (the USA) in that respect. I have 2 cars that run on natural gas, and I love them! They’re sooo cheap to run, plus it’s better for the environment, and they’re made by Ford. Wish there were more of them.

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Ways To Go Green Is there a difference with the way green tea is prepared?

Question by : Is there a difference with the way green tea is prepared?
I went to the corner store for green tea and they only got the already prepared half gallon of it. Is it still just as affective as the green tea bags?

Best answer:

Answer by Oh, just EVOLVE!
Affective in what way? But yes, if they brew it themselves it will still have the same amount of healthy antioxidants as tea bags. This all depends on how concentrated it is, of course.

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Energy Efficient Homes Are there any major grants for building homes? Like maybe energy efficient homes?

Question by : Are there any major grants for building homes? Like maybe energy efficient homes?
I’m looking for grants or other things like them to help me build a house. Any suggestion would be helpful.

Best answer:

Answer by Frank Thosmas
I recommend you to check the Scholarship & Grant Guide (http://tinyurl.com/grantguide). This is the World’s only consumer-rating guide for online scholarship search sites. The Guide provides students, parents and educators with unbiased consumer reports on all the Top-Rated scholarship search sites. All the Top-Rated scholarship search sites are tested, reviewed, rated and ranked. Sites are tested for results, critically reviewed by their editors and ranked according to their exclusive 5-Star rating system. The Scholarship & Grant Guide (http://tinyurl.com/grantguide) will take you directly to all the Top-Rated scholarship search sites and, starting with the No. 1 ranked site, will walk you through the scholarship search process step-by-step. This guidance will simplify your life as the Guide helps you find the money you need to attend the college or enroll in the online degree program of your choice.
Another option is try to check for International Scholarship Reference Guide (http://tinyurl.com/grant-international).
Another Useful Information, you can read this article: Where to Apply For Free Scholarships Online here (http://information-onlinedegree.blogspot.com/search/label/Online%20College%20Scholarships%2FGrants)

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Tags:Building, Efficient, energy, grants, Homes, like, major, maybe, there

Going Green Ideas Q&A: Anyone have going green ideas ?

Question by skywritter2006: Anyone have going green ideas ?
In my school we have this club called going green (duh) and he asked us what we should do 2 make our school more eco friendly and like almost no1 could think of any thing PLEASE HELP THE EARTH IS CALLING!!!??? LOL

Best answer:

Answer by whsgreenmom
Here are a few suggestions. There is also a climate challenge for schools to learn more about sustainability, I put the link.

Cafeteria:
Use recycled paper products, start with napkins
Reduce packaging, no individual condiment packages
Use reusable, recyclable or at least biodegradable serving dishes
See how they recycle their oil from the fryer. Get them to use it for Biodiesel
If they have to use plastic, try to find one that can be recycled

Office/Admin
Use recycled paper as much as possible.
Print on both sides
Turn off all computers, printers lights etc. in the evening.

Bathrooms/locker rooms
Use recycled toilet paper, paper towels and seat covers
Install low flow adapters on all sinks.
Use electric hand dryers
If the gym has a washing machine use ecofriendly laundry soap
Use vinegar in the rinse cycle as a natural antibacterial and fabric softener

Overall campus
Adjust thermostat by 1 degree up in the summer down in the winter
Unplug all appliances when not in use
Install motion sensors in class rooms so the lights go off when empty
Increase paper recycling
Recycle all ink cartridges
Put out recycle bins
Water lawns on alternate days
Try to get alternate energy installed when possible
Try to encourage students to walk, or bike to school instead of being dropped off
Institute an no idle zone in the parking lot, some parents park and run their a/c for 30 minutes while waiting for their student.
Make Students and Parents aware of green options for school supplies
Increase recycling, school saves money for garbage disposal
Organize an e-waste and/or hazardous waste drop off
Organize an ecofashion show or green transportation demo

Sports
Talk to teams about using organic cotton or wool for uniforms, avoid polyester.
Recycle polyester uniforms
Talk to Booster about using organic cotton or bamboo for spirit T-shirts.
Encourage concession stand to use reusable/recycled/biodegradable serving items
Encourage concession to reduce packaging and recycle cardboard

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Tags:Anyone, Going, Green, ideas

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Green Energy Live What are some ways to live green, organic and energy efficient?

Question by Jez: What are some ways to live green, organic and energy efficient?

Best answer:

Answer by megalomaniac
Ride a bike, eat local food, eat less meat, think about your total energy use throughout your pattern of life (at home, at work, at play) and adjust your decison making accordingly. There are a lot more ways of doing things than we think there are.

The biggest obstacle to living more ‘greenly’ is the weight of momentum of existing practices. (ie – we’re afraid of change and for example have been led to believe that a car based culture is necessary – it isn’t)

Fear of discomfort is the biggest reason why we don’t make positive changes in our lives. I got rid of my car and went to bike only 7 years ago and I don’t regret it for a second. Not only am I helping the environment for everybody but I am healthier myself, I have more energy, I can eat as much as I want without gaining weight and I have more disposable income while working LESS than I used to.

Furthermore I have evolved my diet to include much less meat and processed foods, again not only benefitting the whole world but making me more healthy at the same time. And it actually costs LESS to eat more healthy.

By the way, I’m NOT a big fan of recycling. I mean its OK but what it does is allow people to assuage their guilt while not really changing their over-consumptive lifestyels. (ie – in theory its fine but in practice its more like a giant guilt pill allowing people to rationalize an otherwise extremely wasteful lifestyle)

For me the real three Rs of environmentalism are Reduce, Reduce and Reduce (kinda like the three rules for real estate). I earn less, I spend less, I eat less and I have more money left over at the end of the day.

For me, environmentalism is more about what you DON’T do than what you do do. We always want to do things but in the end its really what we avoid doing that is the key. It doesn’t sound very exciting and its not going to sell many products but I believe that that is what is needed to make the world a better place for us all. We need to reform our ingrained habits of earn and spend just for the sake of it.

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Go Green Tips Q&A: Okay I want to make a documentary that will inspire my school to go green any tips?

Question by Brenda: Okay I want to make a documentary that will inspire my school to go green any tips?
I just need tips on how I should get this started so that I can make this believable, any internet software i can download or anything I want to keep it simple and free so yea thanx feel free to give your opinions and and recommendations

Best answer:

Answer by Ali M
sounds fun.. no one ever realizes the cleaners they use, the waste they produce in making the food, the electricity that the bulbs waste as well. You got a website? would be cool to follow you threw this production and also to see the outcome.. it may just start other kids looking at the things that are in their classroom. GOOD LUCK.

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Tags:documentary, Green, inspire, okay, School, Tips, want

Green Living Store Q&A: Can we still eat and live "green" without going to a health food store?

Question by Mz Tomato: Can we still eat and live “green” without going to a health food store?
Can we just go to a regular retail store? Can you give me some tips?

Best answer:

Answer by TAT
Of course, you can. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Proctor and Gamble and several other companies are now exploiting the need of those who think they need to be green by making cleaning products that are “environmentally friendly”

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Green Living Furniture what colors match with sage green furniture? Im looking for a color to paint my walls in my living room.?

Question by mustang87: what colors match with sage green furniture? Im looking for a color to paint my walls in my living room.?
here is the link to what the furniture looks like

http://www.roomstogo.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=showRoom&roo_id=6792

BTW my floors are light wood
sorry for the link problem, if you can make it to the website then go to llving room set and look for the name brand Keelan, they only have three

Best answer:

Answer by Tiffany
I think this color red would look good: http://www.frantzartglass.com/images/791436actual.jpg
or here are some that might look good: http://www.antiquerugco.com/rug_affaire/rug_images/hawaiian/large/hawaiian-fall-brown.jpg

this is a website for rugs but i think some of them would look good with sage: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.antiquerugco.com/rug_affaire/rug_images/hawaiian/large/hawaiian-fall-brown.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.therugaffair.com/collections/tropical.asp&usg=__xKtLeV6BBHioNiYWFHQkAWHcYLY=&h=450&w=418&sz=53&hl=en&start=2&sig2=Pu8FApxQcFfz6QgqO24-VA&tbnid=x9Kx7h-0hCDsqM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dfall%2Bbrown%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den&ei=foL7SpP2KJGuNufovbcF

hope this helps :)

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Tags:color, colors, Furniture, Green, Living, Looking, match, paint, Room, sage, Walls

Alternative Energy Alternative energy?

Question by fefe k: Alternative energy?
What do you think will happen once oil and natural gas start becoming really scarce? I read somewhere that the world could survive with 20/30% less energy because so much is wasted but then what? What if the supply decreases by 75%?

Judging by prices alone i would say that current supply is at best “tight” and will slowly decrease worldwide in the years to come.

Will alternative energies, even the ones that supposedly work (and they might not), be at least available when needed?

Best answer:

Answer by FunnyBear
We will both be dead, or close to death, when the oil runs out. I think that the big move will be towards electric cars and trams. I’m not sure what will happen to the planes, since they probably can not run on electricity.

We will probably end up using corn based cellulose for plastics and chemicals.

People will starve and abandon the cities. Humanity will re-ruralise.

Like a bunch of cockroaches, humanity will progress.

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Tags:Alternative, energy

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Green Living Solutions Green Credit Solutions located near Orange County, not a reputable company?

Question by jenypie: Green Credit Solutions located near Orange County, not a reputable company?
I have been trying to get in contact with them over the phone lines and now I found out they have filed for bankruptcy and closed down their live chat. I am so frustrated with this company. Have you guys heard of them?

Best answer:

Answer by Janet P
Filing for bankruptcy does not mean they were not legitimate.

I have never heard of them, but their bankruptcy pretty much ends any complaint you have.

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Tags:company, County, Credit, Green, Living, located, near, Orange, reputable, Solutions

Sustainable Living What careers can I have with a bachelors in Sustainable Living?

Question by : What careers can I have with a bachelors in Sustainable Living?

http://sustainableliving.mum.edu/

This University looks so interesting… I wanted to major in Film, but they don’t really have that great of a film program xD However, the sustainable living program looks interesting. I just want to know if I’m also getting a degree in something that will help me in this economy! Especially compared to a BFA (fine arts) which is what I’ll get if I go to a different university.

Best answer:

Answer by V.T.V.RAM
Employment of environmental scientists{ with a bachelors in Sustainable Living} is expected to grow at a faster than average rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth is due in part to the increased impact that our growing population is having on the environment, combined with an awareness of the immediate need to provide sustainable living solutions. The median salary for environmental scientists was $ 59,750 in 2008 (www.bls.gov).
The career opportunities are
Natural resource specialist
Environmental compliance manager
Naturalist
Research ecologist
Science specialist
Natural resources project manager
Environmental hygienist

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Tags:bachelors, careers, Living, Sustainable

Green Living Nyc Q&A: Marrying my girlfriend and will be living in NYC, can I claim any benefits for being disabled?

Question by lagerbreath: Marrying my girlfriend and will be living in NYC, can I claim any benefits for being disabled?
Hi folks,

I’m british, marrying my fioncee and moving to NYC soon..once i’m there with a green card is there any benefits I can claim for being permanently disabled like I am in the UK?

Best answer:

Answer by smartypants909
Only if you have paid into the Social Security system.

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Tags:being, benefits, claim, disabled, girlfriend, Green, Living, Marrying

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Green Living Solutions Q&A: Solutions to peak oil?

Question by gumby08: Solutions to peak oil?
What is the USA doing about the oil crisis? Drilling wont be good forever..Is anyone planing on rebuilding railway systems? Who is in charge of that? All these ?’s come because I just watched the film”the end of suburbia”. Is green living solutions still a grass roots movement or is the USA taking action?

Best answer:

Answer by Tashkent T
Many of the problems of diminishing oil reserves can be made easier by common sense. Other difficulties can be partially solved by looking at ALTERNATIVE sources of hydrocarbons.

a) North Americans could drive smaller engine cars.
b) Make more use of ‘carshare’, using ONE CAR ONLY when two / three people each have to travel a long distance between two / three similar departure and arrival points.
c) Walk or cycle rather than make silly one mile car journeys.
d) Promote enthusiasm for electric, battery powered car technology.
e) Only heat the home or the office when it really needs heating – reduce the dail one or two degrees and you are unlikely to notice the difference except when you receive your invoice fromn the utility company.
f) We could rely on coal (which exists in almost infinite quantities) increasingly over oil deposits as the source of our hydrocarbon needs as Hitler did during the Second World War and South Africa has done more recently.
g) Exploit the Alberta Tar Sands to a greater degree.

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Green Living Products Living green on a budget?

green living products
by dave~

Question by shazbarcrumpet: Living green on a budget?
I’m a mother of 4 boys and want to make sure they have a healthy home. How can I live green when green products cost sometimes double the price of others? Isn’t there an easier way?
You’ve all got some great suggestions. ECOS has some great products:

http://www.deliciousorganics.com/Products/ecos.htm

I already freecyle. I stopped buying Bleach and use the 12lb bag from Sams..(I’m already a fan of BULK)..I pass down all my kids clothes.

ORGANICS are still insane in price. I will get reusable cloth grocery bags, water filters so no waste and I try not to buy things with too much packaging…

I live in Florida so turning the a/c to 80 would be bad since it’s so humid and that would bring the possibility for mold.

I’m trying….Wish me luck!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP!

Best answer:

Answer by beachloveric
Yes they cost a fortune. You could make your own by using baking soda, vinigar, lemon, toothpaste is good for cleaning the sink or pots and pans, use mexican block soap to help wash your clothes and they also make a bioderadeable washig powder called Foca, tea tree oil disinfects.

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Tags:budget, Green, Living, Products

Green Living Room Walls My living room walls are pepper mint green. What color should I paint an attached dinning room?

Question by : My living room walls are pepper mint green. What color should I paint an attached dinning room?
My kitchen is pumpkin orange leads out to the dinning room whilst the dinning room leads to the living room.

Best answer:

Answer by Allison Collins
yellow
maybe orange or tan

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Tags:attached, color, dinning, Green, Living, Mint, paint, pepper, Room, should, Walls

Green Living Show Q&A: Does anyone know the old nickelodeon show that is about a boy that has 2 green alien living with him?

Question by : Does anyone know the old nickelodeon show that is about a boy that has 2 green alien living with him?
Please can you help me? Its about this kid that is in high school and he has two green aliens living with him. And when anyone comes in his room while they are there they will turn into dolls…. Please put suggestions even if you are not sure!!

Best answer:

Answer by Fiiiiive
yeah blob heads

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Green Living Furniture I painted my living room a light gold color. I have sage green furniture. What color curtains would look best?

Question by lisa2775r: I painted my living room a light gold color. I have sage green furniture. What color curtains would look best?

Best answer:

Answer by juan hombre
Purple.

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Tags:best, color, curtains, Furniture, gold, Green, light, Living, look, painted, Room, sage, would

Green Living Blog What are some ways to promote my blog: TheTinyLife.com?

Question by Ryan: What are some ways to promote my blog: TheTinyLife.com?
I run a blog about Tiny Houses or Small Houses, Tiny Living, and cover other topics such as green living, eco friendly etc.

I am trying to reach more readers and share my passion about Tiny Houses, what are some ideas to get my website to more people?

Check it out, the site is at: TheTinyLife.com to get a better ideas what it is all about.

Best answer:

Answer by Terry B
Interesting niche, and blog! Love the log cabin 2.0!

My suggestion is to start off by making sure every human you know is aware that you are writing this blog, by putting the link at the end of every non-work email you write. Be sure to copy everyone you know at least once, and let them know you’re starting up this blog, and ask them to forward to anyone and everyone they know who might be interested.

I see you already have a Facebook link and a link to subscribe – excellent.

Next, is your own neighborhood full of tiny homes, or what about that beach town that’s nearly in your backyard? You could do flyers and hand them out door to door, or ask local retailers to let you hand them out to everyone who comes into their store. Or sponsor a local “best tiny house” contest and submit a press release to the local radio stations and newspapers about the contest. You’ll need a prize, which could be as simple as featuring the winner on your blog, or a TheTinyLife.com t-shirt or coffee mug… or maybe a miniature dollhouse… or as grand as throwing a The Tiny Life theme party for the owner and everyone on the owner’s city block.

If you know any local real estate agents, they might hand out your flyer to prospective clients in a “welcome to the neighborhood” type of package, or they may have other ideas how to market your blog in your local area.

Do you remember the Murphy bed? You could contact them and other vendors who help consumers save space (Ikea? Container Store?) once you have some readership statistics, and ask them to advertise on your site.

I hope that helps get you some momentum! Good luck to you!

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Green Living Forums MN green laser laws?

Question by DiScO DaNeE: MN green laser laws?
i want to order a green laser pointer online, i read the stores forums and heard people saying their lasers were taken from the customs as they were i guess illegal. i want to buy a 30mw green laser pen, and i dont want to spend my money and have the laser taken away from customs during shipping. i live in savage mn, and i cant find any laws against them, as i cant find anything to find the laws. im thinking about calling the city hall, and talking to them. i you know anything about laser pointer laws in MN please, tell me. thank you

Best answer:

Answer by Perdendosi
It looks like the FDA regulates laser products, including green lasers:

http://www.astrosystems.biz/grnlasr.htm

Here’s a link to a consumer advisory about laser products sold over the Internet. It looks like, so long as the lasers are not “medical” lasers (which can only be sold to doctors) the lasers can otherwise be sold if they have the proper labeling.

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/radhealth/products/internetlasers.html

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Tags:Forums, Green, laser, laws, Living

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sustainable What is the best company for sustainable snowboard outerwear?

Question by Jason W: What is the best company for sustainable snowboard outerwear?
My old jacket sucks, and Im getting a job at echo mountain as park staff, and I need a new one that is warm, and can handle some wear in the elements. Waterproofing stuff synthetic fabrics are notoriously bad for the environment, but I know there are sustainable methods out there. I am trying to only buy clothing that is sustainable for the environment, and prefer american or fair trade made products. Does anybody know any steezy fo sheezy outerwear products, that are warm and of good quality ?

Best answer:

Answer by roxy_girl98
burton :)

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Going Green Facts Need to write up or figure out something to put in a time capsel about going green?

Question by bri_roxz: Need to write up or figure out something to put in a time capsel about going green?
I have 5 hours to do this. Im on student counsil and I have to have this. Any going green facts statistics or information would be great and somethin really cheap I could put in there that has to do with going green.

Best answer:

Answer by nuckplukchukbuck62
Maybe things that’ll show people in the future how we lived… like dvds or cell phones (probably ones that dont work) or really super fancy spoons.

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Sustainable What is a sustainable replacement for synthetic leather (PU) which can be used to construct a ballerina flat?

Question by : What is a sustainable replacement for synthetic leather (PU) which can be used to construct a ballerina flat?
I would like to find a material which can be used to manufacture the upper of a ballerina flat that is sustainable (preferably biodegradable). This material should not be very porous, as the shoes should be water resistant, and attractive looking.

For the sole, I am considering using recycled car tire rubber, however if anyone has any other recommendations I would love to hear them as well!

Best answer:

Answer by Jason
Nylon leather would work

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Green Living Products Q&A: For those For those who are into Green Living, what do you think of Mary Kay products?

Question by jaysantos81: For those For those who are into Green Living, what do you think of Mary Kay products?
They say that they have a new slogan, “Pink is the new green” or something like that . . but does anyone have any information on how green they really are?

Best answer:

Answer by tina mitch
i think mary kay product are excellent i sell it and you shouldn’t have a problem

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Tags:Green, into, Living, Mary, Products, think, Those

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Green Living Technologies Any ideas for a Rhetoricla Criticism Project on Sustainability?

Question by whatiship100: Any ideas for a Rhetoricla Criticism Project on Sustainability?
I am taking a rhetorical criticism class in my communications grad program and I am working on finding a good topic (artifact/text) related to climate change, the environment, sustainability, green living, clean technology, etc. to analyze and critique. It could be an ad campaign, a speech, a film, a website. I am looking for ones that aren’t as obvious – Al Gore’s movie and Greenpeace are examples of options I am NOT looking to do.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help!

Best answer:

Answer by happyearthmother
Kate Evans a cartoonist has a great website and book on climate change maybe give you some ideas? Shes alternative. www.cartoonkate.com

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Tags:Criticism, Green, ideas, Living, project, Rhetoricla, Sustainability, Technologies

Green Living Ideas Q&A: What are some off the grid living ideas?

Question by : What are some off the grid living ideas?
Living off the grid ideas, living eco friendly? green living ect.

Best answer:

Answer by Joy
I have many ideas.. For example using solar energy to heat water or use wind energy, or geothermal energy. Here’s info about solar kits for homes… http://www.homes-energy-efficient.com/solar-kits.html Making your home energy efficient helps… There are lots of tips at this website about that…. http://www.homes-energy-efficient.com. Growing a garden of vegetable to eat.

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Green Living Consulting Im a green card holder and Macedonian by nationaly? Is 130$ fee for tourist viza for brazil applicable to me?

Question by basler: Im a green card holder and Macedonian by nationaly? Is 130$ fee for tourist viza for brazil applicable to me?
Usually teh visa fee for US citizens going in brazil is 130….but since im another nationality it shouldnt apply for me, although im a green card holder and living in US right? Can anyway consult me on this?

Best answer:

Answer by Charlie
Being a U.S. green card holder in no way affects your visa application to Brazil. If they require this fee of Mecedonians also, you need to pay it, if not then yu do not need to. The site below…a private company that gets visas for yu, indicates as a Mecedonian, you do not need to pay the $ 130 fee. 2nd site below givews contact info for the Brazillian embassy in the U.S., so you may call them wih your question.

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Tags:130$, applicable, brazil, Card, Consulting, Green, Holder, Living, Macedonian, nationaly, tourist, viza

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Austin Green Living I live in Austin, TX. How do I find out how much property the city owns?

Question by Shanna: I live in Austin, TX. How do I find out how much property the city owns?
I want to know how much undeveloped land the city own collectively– large tracts i.e. “green spaces” as well as small lots possibly used for storage of materials for the electric company, road contruction etc. Do cities keep data on this in one lump or will I have to call the utility company, the Park and Rec. dep. etc. individually?
Ah! Yes the tax rolls! Actually travisco.org leads to a site for Texas vacations. But traviscad.org works. And lo and behold a simple search by owner using the phrase “City of Austin” returns 2274 matches. Possibly City Hall will have a map of all the properties at a glance?

Best answer:

Answer by Jo Blo
ask at city hall,,

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Green Living Ideas What are some good "living green" or environmental ideas?

Question by Chrissy: What are some good “living green” or environmental ideas?
to teach to preschool age and toddlers?

Best answer:

Answer by You Aint Seen Nuthin’ Yet!
Kids love worms, make them a simple wormery to show them how to cycle nutrients.

http://www.wormfarmingtips.com/article.cfm/id/39408

http://www.thekidsgarden.co.uk/MakingAWormery.html

http://www.youngbuds.co.uk/Wormery.htm

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Tags:environmental, Good, Green, ideas, Living, some

Friday, March 16, 2012

Green Living Consultant Where, in Seattle, can I find an job as an environmental scientist?

Question by outdooreli: Where, in Seattle, can I find an job as an environmental scientist?
Hello! I Grad school is over, my lease is up soon, and my schedule is wide open. I am planning on moving to Seattle in July with my girlfriend (her company has another office there, so she can transfer) and I’m looking to work as a research biologist, environmental consultant, environmental advocate or some mix of those. I’m open to anything.

I just finished my MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins Univeristy and have a BS in Wildlife Bilogy from Ohio University.

I have worked in Alaska, Arizona, and Florida while in school (summers) and am a big backpacker/camper/hiker. I’ve stayed at least one night in all the states except Hawaii. For the sake of my sanity, I knew I had to live out West and I love the Pacific NW……

Anyway, I’ve searched for jobs through all the standard listings and websites and was wondering if anyone knew of “green” environmental companies who do conservation or policy work in the Seattle or Bellingham area? Thanks!!!

Best answer:

Answer by miss info society
EPA Region 10 should be your main target and they are hiring right now. Also, try EarthCorps. UW-Tacoma and UW-Bothell just had job fairs in early April. Seattle University too. Try their websites to see if the companies are still listed. If not, contact the school’s Career Development Office to get contact information. Also try Washington State Department of Ecology. Best wishes in your job search!

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Tags:Consultant, environmental, find, Green, Living, scientist, seattle

Green Living Books What are some of the best "green books" out there?

green living books
by nofi

Question by Desidarius: What are some of the best “green books” out there?
I want to order some green living books online but there are so many I want to make sure I get the most useful ones; so if anyone has read several, please make some suggestions on the ones you found to be most informative/useful

Best answer:

Answer by ethan p
An Inconvenient Truth, the book, not the documentary is really good.

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Eco Friendly Homes I need a copy of a Yahoo featured story about smaller luxury homes, eco-friendly, any help?

Question by isaacsprpl95: I need a copy of a Yahoo featured story about smaller luxury homes, eco-friendly, any help?
The story detailed how more people are buying these houses as second homes and vacation homes, they’re around 600 sq ft, the profiled one of the builders, the houses sell for about $ 150,000, usually one open room, integrate cabinets and storage capacity, customers seemed to be environementally focused. I ran across the story at wok one day and need it now for a reference and having the hardest time locating it, any help would be appreciated.
I’ve spent time searching for the story with no luck, I’ve convinced myself that it was a made up story or I was dreaming about it. But seriously, it’s out there somewhere, does Yahoo archive stories, news, etc??

Best answer:

Answer by tanjam5ji
well maybe you can visit some site about houses?

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Green Construction Q&A: When did the idea of green construction begin?

green construction
by caribb

Question by NevetSi: When did the idea of green construction begin?
What year did green construction talk and ideas begin? Did it begin with the formation of the USGBC or were there organizations that predated this?
I’m referring to organizations, government bodies, lobbyists or “outstanding citizens”…… from modern history.

Best answer:

Answer by Nata T
it started in 25,000 BC. Man found out that if you don’t keep things clean you get sick and die.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Energy Efficient Homes What government grants would be available to a small business that manufactures energy efficient homes?

Question by { jeanette }: What government grants would be available to a small business that manufactures energy efficient homes?
I’ve been researching this for a while now, and can’t find what I’m looking for.

Does anyone know anywhere I could find a list of available grants?

Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by PiggiePants
I don’t know where you can find such a list – did you check http://www.grants.gov yet?

Another resource that could help you is the U.S. Green Building Council – http://www.usgbc.org/ which migh tprovide some addition leads for your research.

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Tags:available, Business, Efficient, energy, government, grants, Homes, manufactures, small, would

Green Living Consultant Can a U.S. citizen college student work in Canada for the summer?

Question by : Can a U.S. citizen college student work in Canada for the summer?
My daughter may have an opportunity to intern in Canada this summer; they want to hire her as a consultant. She would be living there. Does she have to have anything akin to a U.S. green card? Anything else we should consider like taxes?

Best answer:

Answer by Doc
Yes, and yes she would pay taxes

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Tags:canada, citizen, college, Consultant, Green, Living, student, summer, U.S., Work

Green Living Show Q&A: What's a better live show Green Day or Kiss?

Question by : What’s a better live show Green Day or Kiss?
I recently saw Green Day one of my favorite bands. It was the best concert I have ever seen. Now I’m seeing Kiss in about a week. I was wondering if anyone has seen both live shows and tell me their opinion on them.

Best answer:

Answer by Hayden
KISS, definitly. Much more entertaining. Fire breathing, blood spitting, its all well worth whatever you paid for the ticket.

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Tags:better, Green, Kiss, Live, Living, show, whats

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Green Living Az What's the cheapest and quickest way to get my lawn going in AZ?

Question by Aric R: What’s the cheapest and quickest way to get my lawn going in AZ?
I just got a warning from the city for my wonderfully weedy front lawn. What’s my cheapest and most rapid way to get a nice looking green lawn being that I live in AZ and it’s averaging 95 degrees 24 hours a day now?

Best answer:

Answer by reynwater
Wow – the lawn police cited you?

My smart alec answer would be to throw down wild flower seeds, water daily (at night, maybe in arid AZ) and tell them you are Xeriscaping to conserve water.

Weed and feed.

Scatter grass seed, water.

Throw down Astroturf, no water, no maintenance, no mowing.

(still having trouble with the “warning” for your weeds…oh! no!)

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Tags:cheapest, Going, Green, lawn, Living, quickest, whats

Green Living Communities I am writing a paper/poll - When people live in green homes do they become more aware of environmental issues?

Question by C john: I am writing a paper/poll – When people live in green homes do they become more aware of environmental issues?
Any information would be great on people living in green certified communities also.

Best answer:

Answer by prettibella ♥
duh

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What Is Green Living what website is the best for tips on green living?

Question by AddieMom13: what website is the best for tips on green living?
What website would you recommend to a family getting more involved with green living? We already do basic things, like recycle, reuse, turn off lights when we don’t need them, keep the heat low, don’t run the water, etc..but it never occurred to me to wash clothes in cold water only. Where can I find more great ideas like that? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by kcguy6935
I have several and they are geared for different levels, also some of them have many links to other sites which I find valuable but if I had to settle on one for starting out and it had to stand on it’s own with no links I like this one. It is pretty straight forward. If you want the one that is linked to almost everything and has all the info you’d ever want on recycling nothing but earth 911 the 2nd link. If you want a list here’s a list 3rd site. If you want videos the 4th site

Sorry I cheated couldn’t do just one. (It was hard enough limiting it to just these)

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Tags:best, Green, Living, Tips, website

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Green Living Magazine I want to know more about the ridiculousness of green living?

Question by vuhoangnam1988: I want to know more about the ridiculousness of green living?
I recently read a very interesting article in GQ magazine on how overspending and inefficient some green living solutions are. I decided to choose this as my topic for my semester’s research paper. But I have not found any websites that focus on this. Anyone knows?
Updates: I am very surprised to see such amount of answers for a short period of time. All I can say is that I am very appreciate your contributions. But there is some misunderstanding (and accusations) that I think I have to come clean in here:
-First of all, did I conclude that all living green solutions is a complete waste of time? No, when I said “some” it means “some”.
-For the word “ridiculousness” I admit it’s a harsh one. But that’s exactly what GQ used in the article about global warming ( it’s the July 08 issues). I don’t absolutely agree with its claim that we cannot stop global warming. But I cannot resist some of its inspiring arguments. That’s why I chose it as my topic.
-Third, you have to agree with me that any solution always has some over-the-top ideas that we need to eliminate. I agree that the term “green” is being abused. That’s why I am trying to understand fully about it.
FYI, I am a liberal college student who still doesn’t want to own a car, rides a bike to school everyday, recycle as much as he can and takes care of his own garden. I am also an agnostic so your “hell” or “God” is not gonna work for me.

Best answer:

Answer by Yahzmin (US)
Try searching with the phrase “green too expensive” and you might find articles like these:

http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/how-to/departments/taking-issue/is-the-cost-of-green-building-too-expensive.aspx

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/02/28/business/EU-FIN-Greece-EU-Green-Energy.php

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2008/07/07/town-says-biodiesel-way-too-expensive-shelves-plan-for-green-fleet/

Now sure if it gives you what you need, but it might be a start. Bear in mind that ‘short term expensive’ may still be worth ‘long term solution’, even if people don’t see it right away.

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Alternative Energy Alternative Energy?

Question by Carolina P: Alternative Energy?
I’ve read reports that by 2030, 115 million barrels of oil need to be produced to the meet the increase needs of China and India.
This particular author advocated highly for alternative energies.
However, I read another source, where the argument was that alternative energies were just as harmful to the environment.
It is clear that the stifling need of fuels from over-populated India and China pose a large challenge, but is alternative energy the answer? Is there really enough oil to last us at least a century as some sources suggest? It’s difficult to get the truth from so many differing biases on our economy and fuel-usage.

Best answer:

Answer by Peter K
The oil is running out and there is no question about that. It won’t suddenly run out one day and that is the end of it. It will get more difficult to extract and so you will see the price rise steadily. No doubt there will be more wars about oil as it gets more scarce. Eventually people will have to switch to something renewable just because they can no longer afford oil.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Eco Friendly Gifts Q&A: What are the best 'eco-friendly' gifts to buy loved ones?

Question by Deborah: What are the best ‘eco-friendly’ gifts to buy loved ones?
I would like to buy something meaningful for my boyfriend and family for Christmas this year. What are some good ideas on what to give them that will be eco-friendly. That is to put the focus on being mindful of our environment (or animals!) Thanks!
FYI – although its a great idea, I would prefer not to go the homemade route :)

Best answer:

Answer by Alex T
some worms. they are really good at fertilizing your yard, and, they’re harmless

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Green And Brown Living Room Ideas With a blue sectional couch, what shade of green paint for living room should I choose?

Question by ☮MεlαniεƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ¸¸.•*´`☮♡☮♡☮☮♡☮: With a blue sectional couch, what shade of green paint for living room should I choose?
I have light brown wood floors and white trim, beige paint right now. The only furniture I have is a blue sectional couch by Lane, and I love green…any ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by asian_paladin
try blue and green broad stripes
the blue to match the couch and your favorite shade of green

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Austin Green Living Will Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green divorce?

Question by You’ll Never Know My Name: Will Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green divorce?
Will these two celebrities divorce shortly after marriage? It seems 99% of celebrities divorce each other after marriage.

Will they divorce or will they live happily forever after? Feel free to bet on it too.
Will Smith and….that lady are the only two celebrities I know that are still together. Aren’t they?
They’re engaged.

Best answer:

Answer by KJ Motorsports
They’re married? I thought she said she was to young to marry.

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Green Living Consultant Q&A: I have received a offer cum oppointment letter from sun oil consultant inc.uk is this company is fake one?

Question by kunal p: I have received a offer cum oppointment letter from sun oil consultant inc.uk is this company is fake one?
EMPLOYER: SUN OIL & GAS COMPANY LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM

RECRUITMENT AGENT: SUN OIL CONSULTANT – UK

JOB LOCATION: UNITED KINGDOM.
67 Hills Drive – Green Hemshpere
London – United Kingdom

JOB. ID. GTM/QW/SUN 05155-05 UK

ATTENTION: KUNAL P.PATIL,

Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!!

This is an Affirmation that your Experiences and Qualifications where found suitably qualified for the requirements of (SUN OIL & GAS COMPANY LIMITED – UNITED KINGDOM)

PROJECT IN (United Kingdom) . This document attached embodies the approved Terms for the purpose of this contract.

Now, you have to contact the (Dollarsgate Travel Agency Limited UK) here in (United Kingdom) for the procurement of your Valid Visa and work/residence permit papers as we are having a contract agreement with them for the easiest acquisition of employees necessary valid traveling document.

SEE TRAVELING AGENCYS CONTACT BELOW:

Dollarsgate Travel Agency Limited UK
78 Manchester Drive – Yorkshire
MR MARK AUSTINE JOE
Tel: + 44-(0)-702-404-3755
Fax: + 44 (0) 789 655 566
E-mail: dollarsgateagencyuk@googlemail.com OR dollargatetravelagencyuk@live.com

Update us with the process between you and the (Dollarsgate Travel Agency Limited UK) in case of advice where necessary also make sure you send your valid contact Mobile number to them for easy communication.

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London – United Kingdom
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Tel:+ 44 (0) 702 403 8006

Best answer:

Answer by sdn90036
Sounds like a scam. I guessing our friends in Nigeria are behind this.

Red flags: The wording of the letter. Also, this company doesn’t even have it’s own website. (These scammers are very lazy.)

Good luck.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sustainable Living Q&A: How to start sustainable urban living?

Question by : How to start sustainable urban living?
I’ve wanted to really get into sustainable living. I just moved into an apartment with a balcony and I’m overwhelmed with options… Where is the best place to start?
I am in a landscape horticulture program right now and taking ‘intro to sustainable landscaping’. This means I can do more stuff, but also have less focus. I have done little things such as buying mainly thrift and slowly making all my own toiletries.

Best answer:

Answer by Richard
First easy step container gardening, put a few pots on the balcony and grow food, tomatoes do very well lettuces, herbs, . There are whole web sites devoted to container gardening.

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/containergardening/

So that would be an easy first step with a nice pay off, you cut down on your food bill, and think how a nice really fresh salad would taste, with home grown spinach, lettuces, tomatoes, and a nice herb dressing. And it you have frost, you just move them inside. A plus plus, you get better food and you’re saving the transportation cost.

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Energy Efficient Homes Programs that build energy efficient homes in poverty stricken countries?

Question by smartypants242: Programs that build energy efficient homes in poverty stricken countries?
Are there any existing programs that build homes for the poor in developing countries, not just reconstruct the tiny shacks that the people live in, but replacing the homes with energy efficient homes so as to solve two problems at once. I really need to know if a program similar to this exists already. thanks
BugYA-
No, not really. I was wondering if there was a program in the UN that had volunteers and experts rebuilding homes and powering them using alternative sources- solar power, wind power, etc.

Best answer:

Answer by BugYA
You mean a program that build state of the art homes for people who can’t afford it in underdeveloped nations and are paid for by Americans who can’t afford them either.

Added:
Who funds most of the UN?

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Energy Efficient Homes How do energy efficient homes work?

Question by : How do energy efficient homes work?
I’m making an energy efficient house for a science project, and all I can think of is the fact that the house works by taking energy from the sun.

Best answer:

Answer by Stephen M
A super insulated home uses less energy to start with. Your home can have PV panels to general electricity. You can use a solar hot water heater. You can have energy efficient lighting and appliances.

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Green Living Magazine What is a good "GREEN" magazine?

Question by jaker0135: What is a good “GREEN” magazine?
I’m looking for a magazine that will tell about the future of electric cars, wind turbines, other future energy oriented stuff, green technology, engineering breakthroughs to help green the planet up some, information on biofuels, organic/natural/local foods, sustainable living, and whatever else you can think of that is “GREEN” oriented. I am preparing to go into engineering and would like a good source of education to help direct my future.

Best answer:

Answer by April
http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/

http://www.livinggreenmag.com/

http://www.greenlivingonline.com/

http://www.thegreenguide.com/

http://www.nature.org/

you may also want to search out scientific magazines on particular topics such as environmental science, conservation, engineering and so on

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Eco Friendly Homes Q&A: Would you pay more for an eco friendly home? foreclosed homes?

Question by Martin B: Would you pay more for an eco friendly home? foreclosed homes?
I want to purchase a foreclosed home, and then turn the home eco friendly by adding solar panels and what not? Do you think people would be interested in paying a bit more for that type of house?

Best answer:

Answer by Nicole S
It depends! I wouldnt, but you never know? Its probably a pretty big risk though!
I would just fix it up a little, and then sell it!

Good luck!

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Green Products What are some of your favorite organic or green products?

Question by SXCBtCh09: What are some of your favorite organic or green products?
I’m starting to get into going green and using organic products. So far, I use organic shampoo, makeup, lotions, soap, etc. I light soy candles (which smell better than regular candles, btw), and I just recently bought a recycled stainless steel waterbottle that is supposed to promote “going green”.

What are some of your organic or “green” favorites?

Best answer:

Answer by Jason L
green bell peppers i addict eating those right now.

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Green Walls Living Walls I have black living room furniture,I need to find out what color walls to do. I am thinking of an accent wall?

Question by Paula A: I have black living room furniture,I need to find out what color walls to do. I am thinking of an accent wall?
I am thinking of a brighter kiwi green wall as an accent. But the rest of the living room walls are all connected so I have to paint the upstairs hallway,living room and the front entrance way all the same color. White seems to be the only thing that matches…any other ideas,really not a white wall person?? The carpet is a light beige tan.

Best answer:

Answer by twinklestar
You can try something red paint if you don’t want cream and white.

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Going Green Facts Are their any none cliches going green facts?

Question by SimsBoi101: Are their any none cliches going green facts?
OK i have a project with going green and i need some facts about going green but i have already used all the facts that I know Can anyone help me.

Best answer:

Answer by Pharaoh
The Best Free Article Links.

Try typing a key word or 2 into the search box and see if it throws anything useful up:

http://www.eduseek.com/

http://www.timelines.info/

http://www.wisegeek.com/

http://scholar.google.com/

http://www.wisedude.com/

http://www.infoplease.com/

http://www.findarticles.com/

http://www.articlesbase.com/

http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp

http://www.ezinearticles.com/

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Green Technology Q&A: What is a green technology that you would like to see invented?

Question by P4BZ: What is a green technology that you would like to see invented?
It has to be green and can’t exist already. You can upgrade an existing technology though.

Best answer:

Answer by thor
More efficient engines are theoretically possible to build, it’s just that no one has yet.
If it doesn’t have to follow the laws of physics, how about a heat pump that takes in energy from the environment, concentrates it and runs it through a stirling engine to produce more power than it takes to run the heat pump in the first place?

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Green Living Products website that rates products on health/green living?

Question by Megan: website that rates products on health/green living?
Buying things that are natural or organic, good for me, good for the environment, effective, etc. are very important to me…I have found websites that rate the levels of toxins and such in beauty products, but none for home cleaning products and such…anyone know of any website like this?

Best answer:

Answer by Tink
http://www.amazon.com/Naturally-Clean-Generation-Non-toxic-Cleaning/dp/0865715483?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203713841&sr=1-1

That was a book I liked a lot on the topic….covers the various ingredients used by most cleaning products companies.

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Green Living Store Which major grocery store chains carry green curry paste?

Question by Rebekah: Which major grocery store chains carry green curry paste?
When I was living in a state in the midwest I found green curry paste easily at a regular grocery store chain nearby. For some reason now that I am on the eastcoast I am having a really hard time finding it. I already found green curry sauce, but I need the paste.

Best answer:

Answer by Ashtol
Whole foods.

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Green Apartment Living What are many "green" things that I could do for living in an apartment?

Question by Simpsfan: What are many “green” things that I could do for living in an apartment?
What I want to know..
1) How to save the heating/electric bills.
2) How to save water.
3) What are the products that are useful for lifetime use whether living in a house or apartment?
4) Tips about shopping.
5) Whatever else applies.

Best answer:

Answer by abbyful
1) How to save the heating/electric bills.
- Get energy saving bulbs. You can take them with you when you move, too. (Keep the old bulbs in a drawer to switch them out when you move.)
- Turn off the lights when not in a room.
- Turn off the “heated dry” option on your dishwasher. Open the door to air-dry or towel dry dishes instead.

2) How to save water.
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth.
- Only wash full loads of dishes and clothes.

3) What are the products that are useful for lifetime use whether living in a house or apartment?
- A *good* set of knives. Yes, they are pricey, but they’ll last for years.

4) Tips about shopping.
- Use reusable shopping bags.
- Only buy produce that you’ll eat before it goes bad.
- Buy in bulk on non-perishable things you use a lot, it saves on packaging.
- Shop your local farmer’s market. It’s cheaper and you can often find locally grown produce there. (Not all the produce there is locally grown, some of the merchants get produce from the same suppliers grocery stores do.)

5) Whatever else applies.
- For clothes, only buy things you love. People tend to wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. It’s better to have fewer clothes that you love and will wear than a bunch of so-so items that sit in the closet.
- Recycle.
.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Simple Living What area of Portland has more of a neighborhood, walk to get everywhere feel/simple living AND what is the?

Question by ontheroadagainwithoutyou: What area of Portland has more of a neighborhood, walk to get everywhere feel/simple living AND what is the?
best way to get from Portland to Seattle if you don’t have a car-bus? train? what/how/where-again the simplest way. thanks!
any of the areas within walking/biking distance to a Trader Joes?

Best answer:

Answer by Chris J
Probably the bests neighborhoods that have that “simple feel” and has a lot to do within walking distance are the Hollywood District and the area around 39th and Hawthorne. There are lots of restaurants, shops and bars, but both have decent sized grocery stores and things like that. Both have good access to mass transit, too.

Otherwise, I think the Alberta area is cool and there are sections of Belmont, Division and kind of close in — around 20th to 39th. Sellwood is nice, but a little bit trendy and more expensive. If you want a little cheaper, downtown St. John’s in North Portand can offer a lot, but the neighborhoods aren’t quite as nice and it’s farther from the center part of town.

Probably the easiest way to get from Portland to Seattle without a car is on Amtrak. I would say Greyhound would work, but I never really liked taking the bus. You can also rent a car pretty cheap these days.

The Portland train station is near downtown on the west side, near the Broadway Bridge. The Seattle station is near the big stadiums for the Seahawks and Mariners. I don’t know what other stops there are, I have only taken the train from Portland to see a Seahawks game before. We brought alcohol, so some details are a little fuzzy. :)

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Austin Green Living Q&A: Where do I find 'green tomatoes'?

Question by ash: Where do I find ‘green tomatoes’?
I have a recipe that calls for green tomatoes. It is a Mexican style dip. I am not sure if they are just unripened tomatoes or an actual green tomato. I live in Austin, Tx.
Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by PJ1990
I think they’re just unripe tomatoes for the most part. I could be wrong though.

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Green Living Communities I am intersted in a earth ship and going green but I am the working poor any suggestions?

Question by wyldkisses79: I am intersted in a earth ship and going green but I am the working poor any suggestions?
Hi, I am currently broke as a joke and renting a trailer in missouri. But I have big plans for my future, I want to go green. I already reuse reduce and recycle, and conserve anything that I can. I am looking into buying land in about 5 years when all my kids are in school and I can get a full time job to fund a earthship or another type of self sutainig green living. What I am looking for is suggestions on where to look for land, and ways I could build my own earth ship as cheaply as possible. When I envison a eco community or green living i see a bunch of rich people.. Is it possible for poor people to live this way?
Right now I am in st charles Mo. I was hoping to stay wiht in 50 miles of here.

Best answer:

Answer by Absence of Malice
Sure it’s possible. There are advantages too. Mother Earth is a good provider. They’ve been having a big land auction here, but I wouldn’t recommend Jackson County (because of the real estate taxes). In rural areas, you can often find farmland up for sale for the taxes, which are very low in some places. Roughly, what part of the State are you in?

I’ll research St. Charles. Pretty low on the flood plain, is it not? Seeing the wonderful responses, it occurred to me to share this link. I think it’s a necessary element of doing this successfully.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Austin Green Living Q&A: Crime on the Green belt -- Austin, TX?

Question by P D: Crime on the Green belt — Austin, TX?
Does anyone know of incidences of crime (e.g. rape, murder) on the Green belt in Austin, Texas? I’m a college age female, live in South Austin (my apartment has access to the Green Belt), and I wander through there a couple of times a week with my dog (a big dog, but definitely not a guard dog). I would go more often, but there’s something about being out there alone that’s kind of creepy. I’ve already looked online and couldn’t find anything, and yeah I know, safety in numbers, carry pepper spray, etc.. I just wanted to know if anything bad has every happened there or if I’m unnecessarily paranoid. Thanks guys!!!

Best answer:

Answer by janetll69
I have heard of things that have happened. You should be able to find statistics on APD’s website, but if you’re questioning wither or not you should use the paths, then I would recommend not. It sounds like you are taking the best precautions, but you may want to take someone else with you.

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Green Living Guide Green Living, Environmental, Energy Efficient, and Durable Home; Info/Education for planning to build one?

Question by Nohbdy Ahtall: Green Living, Environmental, Energy Efficient, and Durable Home; Info/Education for planning to build one?
If you watch the “Green Planet” channel, and have seen the show “World’s Greenest Homes”, well then you might get the idea.

I want to build an almost completely energy-efficient house, that is good, maybe even great, for the environment. Solar panels, wind turbines, and whatever else there could be that’d help. I don’t mind using recycled material for construction and furniture, and I definitely don’t mind if I have to have sturdy steel beams and etc. As long as it’s a very durable(in fact, I was hoping for: Durable enough to withstand natural and/or man made disasters), I don’t really mind style, but usually it seems the architecture of such houses ends up looking amazing anyway. If anyone knows of materials and furniture that can “really” last, that’d be nice.

I was hoping someone out there had some good ideas on how to learn all about this kind of stuff. Websites, books, E-books, guides. Prices to use on whatever you may know of don’t really matter since this is for my possible future.

I don’t need it to be too specific in all these areas, in fact, just respond to the title of this question if that’s okay!
Oh yeah brandon h, lol. I’ll have to update my picture, my hair “is” cut.

Best answer:

Answer by brandon h
if your worried about the earth then cut your hair for the sake of humanity

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