Saturday, May 31, 2014

Green Home Design Q&A: What steps do I take before building an Eco home?

Question by Willow: What steps do I take before building an Eco home?
Hi guys,
hear recently, I’ve really been thinking about building my own eco-home. I’ve been working on designs, and what I would like to have in my house. As for the walls, I was thinking about maybe using compacted limestone or mud, I’m not sure yet.
There are few questions I do have because there’s a lot of information out there and I’m not entirely sure where to start.
So I guess I’ll start by saying, that I’m currently unemployed. I want to find work, preferably at home, because that minimizes the need to travel. Also, I’m not sure how much it would cost for land in the state of Georgia. On top of that, I would like to build my own home, so I have to calculate the expenses of the materials I need. I would like to have a 5,000 to 7,000 budget. Is this possible?

Highlights:
How much are acres in Georgia?
What’s the best material to use?
Is a 5,000-7,000 budget possible?
Is is possible to do all of this with little money?
What’s the best material to use?
* I prefer land that has a bit of trees, maybe a creek or stream*

Thank you guys. I have been researching some of these things myself, but I would like other’s opinions. It’s hard, my significant other works, and I have school full time as well as trying to find work.
Thanks! =)

Best answer:

Answer by Adam
Some information on green homes and adobe house design you may find useful

http://www.plan-and-build-a-house.com/green-house-plans.html

Hope this helps

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Green Jobs What in the world is a green job anyways?

Question by Bobbo: What in the world is a green job anyways?
can anyone give me some insight and let me know what a green job is?? sorry i can’t think of any off the top of my head….
creating more efficient cars is not green… they take more energy to make and dispose of than gas guzzlers..

solar and wind systems are not green because you must have the gas powered tools to construct them, the heavy machinery to put them together, and the gas guzzling 18 wheelers to transport the parts around..

Best answer:

Answer by subwm4bush
Design and manufacture of solar and wind turbine technology, more efficient automobiles, etc..

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Green Living RoofBackyard Boys Woodworking BBW20G Wren House with Green Roof

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Green Construction Q&A: How do you make a green screen for weather broadcasting?

Question by Andrew: How do you make a green screen for weather broadcasting?
I need to know

Best answer:

Answer by completely-awesome
Here you go!
1.Before you begin any construction, it’s a good idea to plan your studio layout and green screen size. There is nothing worse than building a green screen which ends up being not quite wide enough.
Set up your proposed studio area and camera(s). Go through every type of shot you could possibly want and measure the total required background area. Allow enough room to change your mind about framing or widen the shot more than you originally thought. Also, allow extra space to the sides of the screen to place lights.Ideally there should be some space between the foreground subjects and the green screen — this makes lighting easier.
2.There is some debate over which materials are acceptable for use as a green screen. Many professionals will tell you that the colour must be just the right shade of green, or that the screen must be made of certain material. It is certainly true that some materials and colours are better, but in reality you can make an effective green screen from just about any smooth, green surface.
If you really want the best possible screen you should do an Internet search for green screen material. There are numerous websites which sell specialist material and with a little research you can find something to suit your studio. Be aware that professional green screen material can be quite expensive.
In the more likely event that you would like a cheap option to get started with, you will be glad to hear that it’s not hard finding useable material. There are three main options:
A.Use a solid material such as cardboard or wood, painted green.
B.Use flexible or spongy material such as foam, spandex, etc. If you’re going this way, you are probably better off to buy professional material.
C.Use some sort of fabric. You can either buy green material or buy white material and paint/dye it green

3.In case you’re wondering, the green screen does require it’s own lighting. It’s highly unlikely that you would be able to use the screen with existing ambient light or the same light you use for the foreground subjects. As mentioned previously, you should plan your screen lights before you begin construction.The key to lighting a green screen is consistency. The whole point is to create a single, consistent shade of colour across the entire screen.You will need at least two lights, preferably more. The diagram below shows how you could light a green screen which is a few metres across, using a couple of 300-500w lights (one at each end) and a couple of 100-250w lights below pointing up.
4.Once you have recorded your green screen footage you will obviously need to remove the green parts of the image and replace it with your own background. This is done through a process called chroma keying, which means selecting a colour and removing every instance of that colour in the image. Any image placed “behind” this image then becomes visible.
There are two common ways to create a chroma key:

D.In real time, using a video switcher or special effects generator.
E.In post-production, using editing or compositing software.
We will assume that you are using the second method since this is by far the most common, especially for beginners. Exactly how you do a chroma key will depend on the editing software you use but the general process used by most applications goes like this:

F.Place the green screen footage on a layer in the timeline.
G.Place the footage or image to be used as the background on a layer below the green screen footage.
H.Add a green screen or chroma key effect to the top layer (the example shown is the effect supplied with Adobe Premiere).
I.Select green as the colour to use in the key. Most software provides a colour picker to help you do this.
J.After selecting the colour, parts of the image will become transparent and you should see the background appear in these parts. Adjust various parameters to get the best effect
Tips
Some software packages provide dedicated green and blue screen effects which may require the screen to be a very specific colour. If these effects don’t work, use the more general and forgiving chroma key effect. In most studios there will be some variation in the screen colour, no matter how hard you try to make it consistent. When selecting the key colour, try to select a part of the screen which best represents the overall colour.Key parameters to adjust include similarity and blending. Experiment with these to see how they work. You will almost always have to adjust these to get an acceptable effect.Make sure anyone appearing in your video is aware that they cannot wear green (or blue if you’re using a bluescreen). You also need to avoid green (or blue) props and other objects. Watch out for logos and symbols on people’s clothing — these may be small enough that nobody notices them while shooting, but after adding the key they become horribly obvious holes in the person’s body.As well as avoiding green or blue, you will probably notice th

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Green Living RoomsFANMATS NHL New York Rangers Nylon Face Putting Green Mat

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Officially licensed putting green runner. Realistic putting surface. 11 on the stimpmeter. Chromojet printed nylon surface with vinyl backing. Can be used as a runner when not practicing. Comes with plastic target and flag.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Green Building What is green architecture? How architecture and green building can be integrated?

Question by bharath_m_7: What is green architecture? How architecture and green building can be integrated?

Best answer:

Answer by Dwayne Johnson
“Green architecture is a broad term that refers to the creation or restructuring of buildings so they have a minimal impact on the environment. There are a number of different approaches to green construction, with many of the ideas involving the responsible recycling of existing resources along with the efficient use of environmentally friendly systems to provide water and power services to buildings that are created using a sustainable design.

Using products from manufacturers like Saint-Gobain Glass India makes a difference when it comes to getting a higher LEED rating.”

http://in.saint-gobain-glass.com/upload/files/glass-in-green-architecture.pdf

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Eco Products Q&A: Ever used Eco Mist products?

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Question by Imtheprez: Ever used Eco Mist products?
Has anyone used Eco Mist Solution prodcuts? Im about to try the Colloid A Concentrate on a tile floor to see if it will work.

Best answer:

Answer by lynn33
No I haven’t. Good luck!

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Green Modular Homes does this computer work?

Question by zach: does this computer work?
Sentey Arvina Extreme Division Tower Case 6x Fan LED/ 4 x USB / Multi Card Reader / 4 x Fan Control / E-SATA / 6 x Removable Aluminum Bays / Screwless

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

AMD FX-4350 Vishera 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4350FRHKBOX

2 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL

Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive

Asus VW226T-TAA 22″ WideScreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers

ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818AAT

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Best answer:

Answer by Arthur
By “working” if you mean that you will be able to use it than yes it should work if all components are hooked up together. Do the parts go together? Yep

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Green Construction Do leaves absorb or reflect green light?

Question by Jess0710: Do leaves absorb or reflect green light?

Best answer:

Answer by iLag
It’s reflected. It absorbs all color except green.

If, say, it was set in a room with just a red light, the leaves would appear black.

That’s what color is… what you see is what is reflected. That’s why black is ‘absence’ of color, and white is all colors combined.

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Green Living Blog Q&A: What's worse for the environment? Beer Production/Life Cycle or Red Meat Production/Life Cycle?

Question by thehegemonwc: What’s worse for the environment? Beer Production/Life Cycle or Red Meat Production/Life Cycle?

Best answer:

Answer by So what do you think?
I do not have the proof to back this up, this is just conjecture.
However I would have to say Red meat. For one they are animals where as Beer is produced from plants. Animals are there own special environmental problem, and plants benefit the environment.
You could get more accurate help from the link below.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Green ConstructioniContact IC-PB218 2600mAh Portable Backup Battery Charger USB Power Bank for Smart Phones and other Digital Devices - Retail Packaging - Green

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Green Architecture B.S. in Landscape Architecture and a Master's in??what?

Question by Chido One: B.S. in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s in??what?
IM getting my bacherlor’s degree in landscape architecture and i want to go to grad school, but for a differnet field of study. I speak french and i was thinking of doing a master’s in french with an option for teaching at a university maybe [how does that work]

what are the best degrees that go well together with landscape architecture or architecture in general?
a professor advised me to do law or business, since this would be extremely useful in my future career as a landscape architect, but both options seem boring to me.

then i thought about history, or latin american studies, but those [as fun as they sound to me] would not be very helpful with landarch

what do you recomend?

Best answer:

Answer by ownpool
Consider an M.Arch. degree in general architecture.

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Alternative Energy Sources Q&A: Alternative energy?

alternative energy sources
by quapan

Question by Please help!!: Alternative energy?
Which is the best form Alternative energy for the environment and our future?

Best answer:

Answer by Gooch
Solar. It lasts up 35 years with little drop off in efficacy and pays for itself in 15 years, even sooner with govt rebates and taxcredits.

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Alternative Energy Sources How much money would I save with an alternative energy source?

Question by Jeff: How much money would I save with an alternative energy source?
I’m with PPL electric in Williamsport, PA and want to switch to Alt Energy. Anyone know how much I could save?

Best answer:

Answer by Ichbas
In general the payback on an alternative energy system is anywhere from 7 to 20 years.

It really depends on how much energy you currently use and what you can do to make your home more efficient. Before you even go abut pricing any solar or wind system, I highly recommend that you go about adding insulation, changing lightbulbs, replacing old inefficient appliances, taking steps to reduce phantom loads and seal up your house. These things are far more cost effective than alternative energy and can be done rather easily by most any do-it-yourself type person.

Every dollar you spend on energy efficiency, you will save five on alternative energy.

Then and only then, contact someone (like me) and have them give you a quote for a wind, solar or hybrid system.

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Green Living ConsultantThe Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night's Sleep

The Promise of Sleep: A Pioneer in Sleep Medicine Explores the Vital Connection Between Health, Happiness, and a Good Night’s Sleep

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Green Living Articles How to fix green screen on skype?

Question by Hailey: How to fix green screen on skype?
I can see and hear the other person…and they can hear me. But my video is just a solid green screen. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Best answer:

Answer by Bob
Hello, Microsoft answer desk is free and a great source of accurate information. And has helped a lot of computer users…
http://www.pcworld.com/article/245772/microsofts_answer_desk_offers_live_free_and_fee_tech_support.html Speak to Microsoft Certified Technicians Call 1-866-610-3132 Toll Free
microsoft-support.fixnow.us Here is the
old stand by http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/#tab0 This site is very good,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/category/hardware-test-utilities/

Good Luck…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Green Living Ideas Q&A: Can a Green Tree Python and a Ball Python live together?

Question by Zach: Can a Green Tree Python and a Ball Python live together?
I have a 2 foot male Ball Python and found a person selling a Green Tree Python and am curious to know if they can live together. I will have them in a 50 gallon tank with a heating pad for the Ball and a heat lamp for both. I mist the cage already once a day or more depending on the humidity.

Best answer:

Answer by Luke
no do not mix species. ball pythons live in the dessert of africa. gtp live in the canopy.

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Alternative Energy SourcesSolar Power: An Alternative Energy Source

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Environmentally Friendly ProductsMrs Meyers Clean Day 14116 Mrs Meyer's Clean Day All-Purpose Cleaner 32 Ounces

Mrs Meyers Clean Day 14116 Mrs Meyer’s Clean Day All-Purpose Cleaner 32 Ounces

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Green Energy Live How does fungi acquire energy?

Question by jkgirl123: How does fungi acquire energy?
metabolism & digestion of fungi?
god i hate bio.

Best answer:

Answer by Ronald
Fungi obtain their energy by the oxydation of organic compounds.

The cell walls of fungi contain chitin.

Nutrition is via absorption. Fungi absorbed nurtrients directly into the cell from the external environment.

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Green Companies Q&A: oil companies green initiative?

Question by drainitage2: oil companies green initiative?
As seen on TV.
Commercial from Oil Companies are they really for the
green initiative ? Or not.

Best answer:

Answer by Larry E
Yes they are. It’s green and has presidents pictures and numbers on it.

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Green Living Az I lost my passport but i have my green card. how can i get a new passport?

Question by NASH: I lost my passport but i have my green card. how can i get a new passport?

Best answer:

Answer by pianojangee
Apply at the embassy of your citizenship country in US.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Green Living Project Good "Live Green" or "Go Green" sayings/ quotes?

Question by Niels K: Good “Live Green” or “Go Green” sayings/ quotes?
I need good “Live Green” or “Go Green” sayings or quotes to put on a T-shirt to support a local environmental project. Please help me out

Best answer:

Answer by YoungShyCareerGirl
Green used to be my favorite color, but it’s junk like this that make me think about jumping on the blue bandwagon.

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Green Living Show Which color will show less dirt?

Question by Twisted: Which color will show less dirt?
I am about to buy a Ninja 250R and I Live in Arizona. Anyway, I just became aware to the fact that certain colors might show more dirt. So of the two major options for me, I was wondering which bike I should get to show less dirt and scratches and such. Green or Black is the two colors I’m debating between so thanks for the advice. The sales person said the Black not only shows more dirt but shows more scratches and things like that.
REMEMBER the two colors are Green and Black, please read the entire question.
Thanks Brad, and yes I’ll clean it properly lol

Best answer:

Answer by Mike
brown is good,
usually white never shows scratches but dirt.

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Eco Friendly Gifts GIFT IDEA HELP! please!!!?

Question by moth: GIFT IDEA HELP! please!!!?
ok. my friend who’s 2 states away wants me to send him a fun box… which from how he described it, it’s like a gift basket, only in a box. so… i’m clue less as to what to send him.

he’s really into music, he’s a memphis boy and he likes blue grass and indie music and plays the piano.

so far, i have some christmas ornaments, since christmas is coming, and porcelain music box with a little grand piano and Schroeder and Lucy from Peanuts. i have candy and some origami cranes and apple hand sanitizer… but i really dont know what else to put in there… any ideas. please help.

Best answer:

Answer by Joe
Okay, I’ve got a really cool and inexpensive gift idea. Everybody is running around buying iphones and ipads like money grows on trees. All that electronic stuff will be out of date in just a few months, and will likely break even sooner. I got a Gobie H20 bottle as a gift and still use it to this day. It’s a really neat (BPA free) water bottle that filters your water as you drink it. It’s super cool looking and people are always asking questions about it and stuff. It also saves me money because one filter cleaner 100 gallons of water. That adds up to about 500 plastic bottles that are not being thrown into the ocean or landfill. The bottle cost about $ 40 and the filters are about $ 20. That does seem pretty steep for a water bottle but, since it filters so much water it ends up saving you about $ 1,300 bucks per filter. I thinks it’s really cool and unique. I buy my filters from Eco Life, their like an Eco Friendly specialty store. The website is www.ecolifecleaning.org/store. I hope this helps.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Eco Friendly Eco-friendly home project..?

Question by : Eco-friendly home project..?
I’m doing a project at school with 2 other people and we have to make a model of an eco-friendly home. What are the best eco-friendly products? And what is the best eco-friendly insulation, caulk, window panes, doors, fire/safety alarms, and radon detectors? Thanks a bunch! (please include websites if possible!)

Best answer:

Answer by Eric P
For the greatest Eco-friendliness, you want to select products that require the least energy and raw material to produce, systems that require the least energy to use and products and materials that preserve the air and water quality of the space.

Re-purposed materials are prime candidates for eco-building materials. For insulation, options include recycled cotton such as Ultra-touch http://www.ecohaus.com/C-121/ultra+touch. It is basically shredded blue jeans. Another option that is gaining in popularity is straw bale house construction. Straw bales are set onto wall foundations and are framed. Then the bales are covered with stucco or cement. The result is a structure made of renewable materials that has very good insulating properties. Here’s an informational site about straw-bale construction: http://www.strawbale.com/

For framing and walling, alternatives such as Wheatsheet is an eco-friendly alternative to virgin wood products. Wheatsheet is made of recycled wheat chaff instead of tree wood. It also does not off-gas (produce fumes) like some glued and treated wood construction materials, helping maintain clean indoor air.

http://www.ecoproducts.com/top/price%20sheets/wheatsheet.pdf

For decking, recycled composite products such as ChoiceDek are eco-friendly because they use recycled plastics and wood fiber instead of virgin tree wood and they last longer than most wood products. http://www.choicedek.com/

For floor-covering, hard surface floors are usually preferred to carpet because they are easier to clean and do not trap allergens and contaminants. Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly option because bamboo is a fast-growing and renewable wood source. Other options are cork flooring, recycled rubber flooring, natural linoleum and recycled glass tile. If you do decide on carpeting, use carpet made of recycled PET (pop bottles) or wool–they are renewable products and do not off-gas as much as new, conventional carpeting.

There are several alternative adhesives, paints and finishes, including solvent-free Titebond adhesives, Timbertek wood finishes, Osmo Color wood sealer.

Most of this information came from Eco-products. I have a binder of theirs. Although most of the material on their website is about plates and cups, you might be able to find construction-alternatives in their site or register in the “training” section. www.ecoproducts.com.

Also, try to make use of passive solar energy in your design. It is the simplest and least-resource intensive method of building. Strategies include using south-facing windows to heat rooms using the sun, brick or cement walls on the south side to absorb heat during the day and radiate it at night (called a Trombe wall) and properly-placed windows and skylights to provide natural lighting to every room of the house. Planting deciduous (leafy) trees around the house provides shade in the summer to keep the house cool but allows sunshine through in the winter when the leaves fall to help warm the house. The National Renewable Energy Lab has many strategies and suggestions for green building. Their visitors center employs many eco-friendly strategies: http://www.nrel.gov/visitors_center/eed_model.html

There is so much more to green building but hopefully that’s a helpful introduction. Have fun with the project!

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Green Living Az Help imigration legal question in Phoenix AZ?

Question by Esmeralda A: Help imigration legal question in Phoenix AZ?
I live in AZ my parents are mexican and when my dad came to USA he came illegally but then he got his Green card but did lots of things such as driving drunk and he was the right hand of a drug dealer. So he got caught in a drug deal with undercover cops this was like in the year 97 but since he was a resident he was out soon. And on the same year police arrested him again due to some law that was passed and he was gonna have to face sometime in jail and he did like 2years and was deported to mexico for life so now that I’m older I want to know if there is a way that I can fix this so he can come back to USA since he is older and has change? And as for my mom she was in process to get her papers but since this all happend and she was getting this legalized throught my dad and he just needed to signed for her is there something I can do? Or a trusted lawyer in phoenix AZ that could help me?

Best answer:

Answer by Segmented Mind
Jesus, Troll, I’ve seen 5 year old with a higher power of deception than, you, you really are from Mexico,LOL.

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Green Homes who sang green green grass of home? and when?

Question by tomdea11: who sang green green grass of home? and when?

Best answer:

Answer by §♫♪‹(•¿•)›☼»-(¯`v´¯)-»\
Almost everyone in country music.
It’s a “standard”.

“Green Green Grass of Home”, written by Claude “Curly” Putman Jr., is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1964 and Bobby Bare in 1965. Later by Tom Jones in 1966 when it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 1 December staying there for a total of seven weeks.[1] (It had been recorded earlier that year by Jerry Lee Lewis, without any great success). The Tom Jones record reached #11 pop, #12 easy listening on the Billboard US charts.

Since then it has been a popular cover song, recorded, for example, by Johnny Cash on his 1968 Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison album, by Joan Baez on her 1969 album David’s Album, by Stompin’ Tom Connors on his album Stompin’ Tom Connors, ‘LIVE’ at the Horseshoe in 1971, by Elvis Presley in 1975, and also by Kenny Rogers on his self-titled album, Kenny Rogers, in 1977.

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Green TechnologyReTrak Retractable AUX 3.5mm Audio Cable, Green (ETCABLE35GN)

ReTrak Retractable AUX 3.5mm Audio Cable, Green (ETCABLE35GN)

  • Retractable Green Auxiliary Cable
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The ReTrak Flavors retractable 3.5mm audio cables are the perfect way to connect your iPod or MP3 Player to your car stereo system. The retractable cable is great for travel yet easily expands to the desired length without the clutter of unwanted cab

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Green Energy Q&A: Why doesn't Obama focus on green energy?

Question by Mav521: Why doesn’t Obama focus on green energy?
It seems like he is ignoring it. If we developed renewable energy and shared it with Europe and eastern Asia the pro-Jihadis will have a more difficult time supporting and supplying terrorists. Just a thought.

Best answer:

Answer by Gladys
If Green Energy was cost effective we would already have it.

What do you think? Answer below!



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Green Energy Live Alternative energy?

Question by sggia: Alternative energy?
Does anyone kow if Vanguard has or will have an alternative/green fund? I already have 2 funds with them and thought it would be easier to stay. Any suggestions if not?

Best answer:

Answer by reunionrowdies
Domini (http://www.domini.com) provides socially responsible investment funds. I highly recommend them.

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Tags:Alternative, energy, Green, Live

Why Go GreenPremium Sweet Leaf Tea Infuser with Silicone Handle and Stainless Steel Ball Strainer -- Great Full Leaf Steeper, Best for Loose Leaf Tea, Cute Tea Maker with Drip Tray, Brew in your own mug, Strainer Bag, Accessories - Lifetime Guarantee

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Environmentally Friendly Products Q&A: which is more environmentally friendly, an electric kettle or one heated on a gas hob?

Question by l1zzo: which is more environmentally friendly, an electric kettle or one heated on a gas hob?
This is presuming that the kettle is used to make hot drinks three times a day for three people, once a day for water for cooking, and only the amount of water needed is boiled. The electric kettle currently used is not designed to be particularly energy efficient.

Best answer:

Answer by idontknow
Depends on-the type of power your local power plant uses.

If your power comes from old Coal burins plants, it is likely your gas stove is clearer. If your power is from Wind, the electric kettle is undoubtedly clearer.

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How To Go Green Q&A: why is the grass green?

Question by HOT STUFF: why is the grass green?
i meen it is so green

Best answer:

Answer by wombat_13
chlorophyll

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Green Living Furniture living room decor help?

Question by hollister000899: living room decor help?
i want to do my living room a little different i have hunter green carpet and my furniture is brown and tan what color curtain should i put up i was thinking maroon and green plaid but idk please help

Best answer:

Answer by Lisa A
What color are your walls??? Start there first if you can. It is amazing what two coats of paint can do to change the atmosphere of a room.
My second advise is since you have two main colors: Hunter green and Brown, to stay on the conservative side you could use a nice neutral curtain. For example, beige’s, creams, light tans, anything that will coordinate with the tans in your furniture and the color of your walls. You could also use a natural rattan or bamboo shade underneath to add some texture and interest. You could use wrought iron curtain rods to add that touch of black which also adds weight and another type of texture. And think about changing pillows on the sofa and chairs. This helps with adding style and color. It is amazing how simple things can change the look of a room. Hope this helps.

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Tags:Decor, Furniture, Green, Help, Living, Room

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Green Living StoreMini Size 5*5*5cm TF card, FM radio Speaker Portable Speaker-Different Color Available, Green

Mini Size 5*5*5cm TF card, FM radio Speaker Portable Speaker-Different Color Available, Green

  • 52 PU-edge Antimagnetic Iron loudspeaker
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  • Eslatic USB&Audio Combined cable
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Mini TF card, FM radio Speaker / 5x5x5cm,100g Portable Speaker / 4colors Black Silver Pink Blue / factory cool quality! Phone Fashion Sound Box,super cool sound quality TF card speaker, with FM radio function Portable Speaker for MP3 MP4 Ipod PC Lap

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Green Living Communities what is a green community?

Question by Sashablake: what is a green community?
DON’T TELL ME CRAP LIKE …….”Green Community explores the origins of our precarious ecological situation and introduces communities large and small where citizens, blah blah I NEED EXAMPLES
SORRY BUT I’M DOING A BIOLOGY PROJECT ..AND I HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT A GREEN COMMUNITY IS AND KINDA CREATE ONE THROUGH SOMEWHAT SCIENCE LIKE EXPLANATIONS i’M NOT SURE WHERE TO START…?? :[ PLEASE HELP! BASICALLY I HAVE TO CREATE A COMMUNITY THAT DOSEN’T HAVE SUCH A LARGE CARBON FOOTPRINT IDEAS LIKE MUD WALLS, SOLAR POWERED….YOU KNOW THAT TYPE OF STUFF

Best answer:

Answer by Al.K
Hey there,

every citizen is required to recycle
make roads that that can absorob light so they can be used to power street lights and nearby buildings
Build more “Hydrogen/electric” stations(instead of gas stations), give owners tax breaks for building such htings
everyhome is required to have wind power to sustain a certain% of their power usage, then have solar power to sustain another % of power usage, while the rest using conventional(more practical and dependable in winter and cloudy weeks).
Planting trees
Replace all plastic bags with reusable bags
Promote usage of bicycles, and public transportation(give incentives to do so like tax breaks or whatever works).
If living near a body of water, use the energy of the waves
Make online classes more established, popular,(less driving, etc)
Every Single BUS must be running on some type of alternative fuel

Hope that is enough for you to start

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Tags:Communities, community, Green, Living

Eco FriendlyMobile Edge Ultrabook Eco-Friendly Messenger Bag, Olive (MEUME9)

Mobile Edge Ultrabook Eco-Friendly Messenger Bag, Olive (MEUME9)

  • All Natural Cotton Canvas Exterior
  • Dedicated Padded Computer Compartment
  • Integrated, dedicated iPad/Tablet Pocket
  • Removable ID Holder with Multiple Anchor Locations
  • Padded, Removable Shoulder Strap for Maximum Comfort
  • Custom Molded Fasteners Keep Your Gear Secure
  • Lifetime Warranty

Made of all-natural cotton canvas, these cases pack a lot of style, function and features into a minimal carbon footprint

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Sustainable Design Q&A: engineering practices are often conflict with sustainable development development- why and how?

Question by Biral: engineering practices are often conflict with sustainable development development- why and how?
how engineering edu goal?cation and practices respond to attain sustainable development

Best answer:

Answer by johnm
Engineers are often given the task of designing things in the course of development, ie. roads, bridges, appliances, electrical power, water, sewage systems. In the planning stages, they develop alternatives and estimate costs associated with each one. These alternatives are presented to management or politicians, who chose among the alternatives. Unfortunately, the lowest cost alternative is often chosen, impacting the public often years later. By then, the politicians are long gone, and there is no one to point the finger at.

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Tags:conflict, Design, development, Engineering, often, Practices, Sustainable

Friday, May 23, 2014

Green Living Communities How would you turn a small community of about 3000 people green?

Question by rangerrrr: How would you turn a small community of about 3000 people green?
Just needing ideas
How to save energy in such a small town..

Best answer:

Answer by cp_scipiom
Look at what comes in and out of the town

“in”- water, fuel, food, power, etc. See what can be limited (reduction in waste). One idea I liked was to stop using lawn movers on city land- instead graze some sheep on it. Reduce street lighting (I personally hate all the highlighted public buildings)

“out”- trash (sorting, composting) waste water (water purification facility) organic waste (composting, methane catchment)

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Green Living BlogVeggieDreamGirl.com

VeggieDreamGirl.com

A website containing hundreds of vegan and vegetarian recipes, restaurant reviews, wellness articles, and adventures in the veg world!

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Green Living Show Q&A: Where can you buy green lipstick in the UK?

Question by lucie: Where can you buy green lipstick in the UK?
I need some green lipstick to buy for my dance show next week. It needs to be a stand out shade but not a light green, more middle green. I live in England so if there are any stores I can go to that would be much appreciated, websites will be good too:)

Thankss!

Best answer:

Answer by Bambi ♥ Justin Bieber
I feel your vibe, I love vibrant color lipstick too! (: I dont know if they sell in the UK, because I live in the US, but I’m pretty sure they ship worldwide. Checkout the online store Lime Crime. The link is http://limecrime.com. You’ll fall in love with the colors and types of lipsticks and lip glosses. They can be costly, but worth it. Big fan! Love love love. They’re almost never in stock here, their products are popular, and I dont think many people know of Lime Crime. There’s a mint in the lipsticks. A dark glitter green in the lip glosses (Hollygram in the Carasoul Glosses) which I think is the green you’re talking, or it’s your best luck. Hope I helped.

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Tags:Green, Lipstick, Living, show

Going Green TipsTips To Going Green: Sustainable Living For Today

Tips To Going Green: Sustainable Living For Today

A fast, fun and essential guide to learning about going green and living sustainably. Lots of tips and ideas on how you can live more lightly on the planet no matter if you live in a rural, suburban or urban area. Find out how to not only do things

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Green Walls Living Walls Does moss cause structural damage to walls?

Question by Chaotika: Does moss cause structural damage to walls?
I know that climbing plants are bad for walls because root-like systems push and crumble the mortar, but what about moss? I don’t know if it would grow the same way. I recently read about deliberately growing moss on walls as an “green” alternative to graffiti. I kinda want to give it a try (on a wall I PERSONALLY OWN), but not if it’ll cause long-term problems.

Best answer:

Answer by Dan H
It can hold moisture against the wall, which in turn can cause structural damage.

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Tags:cause, Damage, Green, Living, Moss, Structural, Walls

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Green Living Az Q&A: Help imigration legal question in Phoenix AZ?

Question by Esmeralda A: Help imigration legal question in Phoenix AZ?
I live in AZ my parents are mexican and when my dad came to USA he came illegally but then he got his Green card but did lots of things such as driving drunk and he was the right hand of a drug dealer. So he got caught in a drug deal with undercover cops this was like in the year 97 but since he was a resident he was out soon. And on the same year police arrested him again due to some law that was passed and he was gonna have to face sometime in jail and he did like 2years and was deported to mexico for life so now that I’m older I want to know if there is a way that I can fix this so he can come back to USA since he is older and has change? And as for my mom she was in process to get her papers but since this all happend and she was getting this legalized throught my dad and he just needed to signed for her is there something I can do? Or a trusted lawyer in phoenix AZ that could help me?

Best answer:

Answer by augusts.child
Your dad is a multiple offender, he is done. I don’t know how they are going to make your mom a citizen because she is married to your dad.

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Tags:Green, Help, imigration, Legal, Living, Phoenix, Question

Eco Friendly Which is more eco-friendly?

Question by francesca_designstyle: Which is more eco-friendly?
I live in Pennsylvania, USA. Would it be more eco-friendly to use local and organic grass-fed butter, or to have imported olive oil? I know raising dairy cows creates methane and all of that, but to process, package, and ship the olive oil all the way from Europe seems not too eco-friendly…What do you think? Informed answers, please- Thanks!
Let me be more specific- I’m not asking which one you think I should use, or if I should worry about it. I’m asking for facts based on environmental stressors. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Prime Cuts
I would use both and not worry much about it either way. For me it’s all about the food and buying local is always a good idea. But you are not going to get local olive oil where you are so that’s just how it goes.

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Green Living Room WallsRiver Cottage Gardens A03849/1-UPS Metal Construction Pink Flower with Butterfly Wall Plaque

River Cottage Gardens A03849/1-UPS Metal Construction Pink Flower with Butterfly Wall Plaque

  • Wall plaque
  • Butterfly and flower design
  • Great for decorating any room
  • Metal Construction
  • Color is pink

The River Cottage Gardens collection offers a wide selection of patio furniture and accessories in varying styles. From wood to fabric the collection is tasteful and contemporary with prices to accommodate any budget. Make your garden, deck or patio

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Green Living Technologies Green Card Jobs? UK to US?

Question by Owen: Green Card Jobs? UK to US?
Hello, I live in the UK, 19 and wanting to move to New York. I am willing to do anything for work over there… but wait, I need a Green Card!! Is there any jobs in New York that would accept you and help you get your Green Card? Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Summer
This is a U.S government websites that tells you all the info you will want to know!

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f1903a4107083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f1903a4107083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

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Tags:Card, Green, jobs, Living, Technologies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Live Green Won't green living make us all jealous people?

Question by Kenny: Won’t green living make us all jealous people?

Best answer:

Answer by Marney
YES.
Green living is earthy and green and all green things cause envy and division. If we go green we’re killing ourselves slowly.

What do you think? Answer below!



Tags:Green, Jealous, Live, Living, people, won't

Green Living Room Decorating Ideas3M Command Smart Phone Station, Clear, 1-Caddy, 2-Pack

3M Command Smart Phone Station, Clear, 1-Caddy, 2-Pack

  • Damage-Free Hanging
  • Clear caddy, clear strips
  • Holds strongly
  • Removes cleanly
  • Easy to apply

Command(TM) Clear Organization Products provide handy, stylish organization without wall-damaging nails, screws, tacks or permanent adhesives. Using the revolutionary Command(TM) Clear Adhesive Strips, they hold strongly on a variety of surfaces, inc

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Military Wall Decals – Rifle Mounted to Tripod – 12 inch Removable Graphic

  • Removable and will not leave a mark on your walls
  • Re-Usable up to 100 times
  • Lightweight and easy take with you when you move
  • Affordable prices available in all sizes
  • Durable Photo-Tex Material beats vinyl any day

These Rifle Mounted to Tripod Removable Wall Decals are not your standard vinyl wall stickers. Wallmonkeys uses premium Photo-Tex to produce decorative wall decals for the home, office space, or business. While Wallmonkeys has a wide selection of awe

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