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students of Frank Lloyd Wright design eco prefab

Students and graduates of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, have created an energy efficient prefab home prototype they call Mod.Fab.  This great looking one-bedroom, 600 square foot prefab is designed for sustainable desert living.

The Mod.Fab can tap into the local power grid or function “unplugged” by relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, graywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use.



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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

EconoGreen Plastics – oxo-degradable trash bags

econogreenbox.jpgJig-A-Loo may have a funky name, but the makers of automotive and home improvement products new eco-friendly line of products, EconoGreen Plastics, appears to be a greener trash bag option.  The EconoGreen family of products include trash bags and drop cloths designed to help consumers reduce environmental waste. The heavy duty bags are 100 percent oxo-degradable, made from 100 percent recycled materials and are said to break down within two years after use, considerably quicker than traditional plastic bags.


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a mixed bag of green news


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nimli pop up @ 2 Great Jones St, nyc

an.jpgTimes are tough, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun.  Swing on down to nimli’s pop up store before it’s no more.  Add a touch of green or eco fashion your wardrobe head to toe with ecoSkin, Beau Soleil, Tees for Change, Ella Vickers, Cri de Coeur, try Sea Chi Organics, and don’t forget, Bring Your Own Bag.

Take a mini spring break, now through May 17, 11a-7p by popping in, or visit nimli online anytime.

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