GreenDesignCollective

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The GDC is going to Greenbuild 2009!

I am pleased to annouce that I will be moderating a panel of “green bloggers” for a session at Greenbuild 2009 in Phoenix in November.  The panel was put together by my Archinect e-friend Barry Lehrman and my cohorts are as follows: Cameron Sinclair (Presenter/Panelist):  Architecture for Humanity / Open Architecture Network Jill Fehrenbacher (Presenter/Panelist):  […]

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Happy Earth Day 2009!

If I have one request, hope, or wish for you this Earth Day 2009, it is that you stop using plastic bags.  Entirely.  Forever.  And ever! My suggestion?  Get some reusable bags! Everyone sells them by now, from Ralph’s to IKEA to Trader Joe’s.  And like everything, you’ve got plenty of choices, from economy to […]

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Woe is me: A Packrat’s Dilemma

One of the things that I didn’t understand for a long time was that to lessen my impact on the Earth, I needed to consume a lot less stuff.  Part of my urge for consumption in the first place surely comes from being an American – as Americans, we are told that consumerism is, in […]

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Turn off your computer! (But read this first…)

Speaking of computers, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you about this.  Do you want to know a really simple way to save energy in your home or business?  Turn off your computers!  This article from TreeHugger last week discusses a report that says… 50% of US workers don’t power down their PCs at […]

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This can’t be right.

Exhibit A:  Looks like a normal battery for a 17″ MacBook Pro, right? Exhibit B:  Not so much.  This is the old battery from my roommate’s 17″ MacBook Pro.  One day it just … started expanding.  Then she left it in the sun and it … kept expanding. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all […]

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